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CHARLIE VERNON

Speaker Coach 

Live Events   Presentations   Pitches    Interviews

 
 

ABOUT

My Story

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Charlie Vernon is a leading speaker coach and presentation skills expert based in the U.K. Charlie works with a wide range of U.K based and international clients, including some of the world's leading financial institutions, global tech companies, top 50 U.K law firms, high profile private clients and many of the U.K’s leading business schools. 

 

Charlie offers face to face, virtual and blended training programmes, in the form of one to one coaching, group workshops and virtual lectures. During the Covid pandemic, Charlie has been able to support her client's business needs in the virtual space, including presenting and pitching to camera.  

Charlie truly understands the unique challenges that one is faced with when having to speak in front of a live audience, whether this is for a large-scale event, pitch, presentation or interview. 

Charlie believes in the ethos that you learn by doing. Her coaching sessions are always highly practical and interactive, allowing teams and individuals to make quick, impactful and most importantly, long lasting changes to their personal and professional development.  

An integral part of the coaching that Charlie delivers includes the technique of live filming. Delivering short introductions and presentations to camera and watching the footage back live, with constructive feedback and helpful pointers to enhance and refine your delivery style.  This is a really enjoyable and practical way of learning with instant benefits. 

 

This training method focuses on ‘The Speaker’. How, you, the speaker can make maximum impact and engage your audience, by specifically focusing on your delivery style. How to overcome your fear of public speaking, enabling you to deliver presentations and speeches with great success, even when you are under immense pressure. 

 

Charlie began her career in broadcasting, where she worked for ten years both in front and behind the camera. Clients included the BBC, Channel 5 and Sky Sports. 

 

Charlie has provided training for speakers ahead of global conferences, including Mendix World  and Alteryx Inspire Europe. In addition to this Charlie works with many of the worlds leading business schools, delivering one to one and group coaching at Cambridge University and is delighted this year to be a coach on the elite MBA programme at the University of Bath. 

TRAINING PROGRAMMES

Charlie provides face to face, virtual and blended training programmes in the form of group workshops, virtual lectures and 1:1 coaching sessions. All of the training delivered is highly practical and interactive, with bespoke exercises tailored to each clients specific needs.

Fully bespoke coaching programmes are available on request if you are looking to customise your learning content. 

Read on to learn more about what Charlie can do for you.

 
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LIVE EVENTS

Develop a strong and powerful delivery style, enabling you to capture the attention of a global audience when speaking at a live event. Explore the importance of both verbal and non-verbal communication, as well as how to use gestures, movement, pace and pauses to engage the live audience.  This training will enable you to be concise, but impactful with your content and you'll learn how to bring life and energy to your narrative. Learn how to deal with live questions from the audience and how to respond to any difficult questions that may arise during the live Q&A.

Charlie has most recently trained speakers ahead of global conferences Mendix World, Alteryx Inspire Europe and the Aktana Masterclass.

  • 1:1 sessions

  • Small groups (4-6 people)

  • Group workshops (10-12 people)

  • In person, online or webinar delivery available 

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PRESENTATION SKILLS 

Learn how to stand up and deliver your presentation with real skill and complete confidence. In this training you will learn different presentation styles and techniques that will allow you to maximise the impact you make in the room. Learn practical top tips for delivery style, best practices for preparation, how to deal with and overcome nerves, how to successfully interact with and engage your audience, present alongside visual aids and lead a positive and engaging live Q&A. This highly interactive and practical training will provide speakers with the opportunity to practice presentations to camera, where they will receive constructive feedback from the trainer on how to enhance their delivery. 

  • 1:1 sessions

  • Small groups (4-6 people)

  • Group workshops (10-12 people)

  • Larger group workshops are available 

PRESENTING VIRTUALLY

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In this digital era, the importance of being able to present and communicate across a multitude of online platforms is crucial. Learn how to present to camera with real confidence to make maximum professional impact, how to successfully engage and connect with your online audience, avoid distracting behaviours, as well as how to set up the virtual space effectively to enhance your delivery. This highly practical and interactive training is for any professional looking to develop their skill set for presenting to camera for the use of online events, webinars, meetings, pitches & presentations. The training will provide you with the opportunity to present a number of short presentations to camera and receive constructive feedback on how to enhance your delivery in a supportive and creative environment. 

  • 1:1 sessions

  • Small groups (4-6 people)

  • Group workshops (10-12 people)

  • Online delivery 

  • Courses on hybrid presenting are now available 

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VIDEO INTERVIEW TRAINING

Companies world wide are now using video interviews as a means of recruiting new employees. Knowing how to deliver a well polished video interview is vitally important, particularly in today's highly competitive job market. Frequently utilised by many of the U.K's leading business schools and universities, this training will provide you with all the necessary skills to approach a video interview with absolute confidence. In this training you will learn how to confidently talk about your skills and attributes, how best to prepare for up coming interviews, how to effectively deliver your answers to camera and the importance of leading with your headline. This interactive training will include a number of practical exercises, including live interview questions to camera, where you will receive helpful feedback on how to enhance your interview style. 

  • 1:1 sessions

  • Small group ( 2-6 people)

  • Group workshop (Maximum of 10 people) 

  • Online delivery 

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MEDIA INTERVIEW TRAINING

For many of us, giving a live media interview can be a daunting and sometimes highly stressful task, however it doesn't need to be. In this training,  you will learn how to successfully communicate to camera and different media outlets to deliver your answers with true confidence. This media training will provide you with the important tools you will need to deliver a professional and well polished interview and importantly showcase your expertise correctly.  You'll learn how to talk to camera and radio in a confident and engaging manner, how best to prepare in a short amount of time, as well as learn strategies for dealing with difficult questions and how to deal with and overcome nerves during a live, or pre-recorded interview. The training will include live interviews to camera where you will receive in-depth feedback to enhance your interview style. 

  • 1:1 sessions

  • Small group (4-6 people)

  • In person or online delivery

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COACHING

One to one coaching, supporting you in achieving a specific personal or professional goal. Working to unlock obstacles and empower you to find your own answers, perhaps during a time of change, or transition. The coaching process provides guidance and support, reflection and growth, allowing you to identify strengths, raise awareness, drive change, and maximise your own performance and well-being. 

  • 1:1 sessions of 60-minutes each

  • In person or online delivery

CLIENTS

Valued Partnerships

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TESTIMONIALS

We worked with Charlie to prepare our team for our first virtual event, which turned out to be a great success. Charismatic, informative and patient are some of the words that come to mind when I think of Charlie's coaching style. The session was dynamic and educational, it kept our team engaged the whole time. The coaching session was 90-minutes, but felt like 30, thats how engaging it was. We cant wait to work on future events with Charlie. 

Shakeh Asminian, Aktana

What a burst energy our group got from working with Charlie to improve our public speaking skills for the Mendix World in April. We were all put out of our comfort zone, recorded on camera and analysed. Some feedback was rather 'to the point' and very true. She gave us very practical pointers, do's and more important the absolute dont's. The way she involved all of us was contagious and we left our 4 hour-training very upbeat and confident that we would be able to deliver what we have in mind for #MendixWorld. Would recommend this for everybody who has to do powerpoint presentations to larger groups. Would do it again tomorrow if the opportunity would 'present' itself.

Mark Roemers, Founder, AntTail.com

With the help of Charlie's professional advice, I landed a summer internship in a hedge fund. Charlie is one of the most engaging and enthusiastic speakers I have ever encountered. She provided me with personalised and practical feedback in both the video interview skills and presentation skills sessions. Charlie was able to push my interview skills to another level with each mock interview practice. 

Justin Chan, Master of Finance Candidate 2020, University of Cambridge

 

 Charlie transformed me from an extremely camera shy, stilted and hesitant presenter to an animated, confident and relaxed communicator. I am no longer daunted by the prospect of presenting on camera and am even looking for further ways I can use video to help my business grow. It’s all down to Charlie, her knowledge of her subject, her ability to break it all down into small steps that make a big difference, and the way she keeps everything light-hearted and, dare I say it, fun. 

Ian Willis, CEO, Abney & Baker

As a senior leader in my industry I was already confident in my communication and presentation skills although they were always accompanied by a low level of nerves which sometimes played through. I was seeking a way to help settle these nerves as well as move from competence to excellence. Charlie worked with me on a private basis where she covered core skills, gave feedback on my approach and style and also helped with strategies to create and execute a presentation to members of our c-suite. Across just a handful of sessions the skills learned and coaching given was game-changing. If you want to take yourself to the next level in presenting, or have a specific project you are working on, I recommend Charlie. 

Amanda, Commercial Director, Financial Services 

 

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T: +44(0)7879 335 356

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