Success Stories: Before and After
Here are some of the fears experienced by participants before the 'Using your Voice for Confident Presentations' workshop and their achievements afterwards at Aspire Circles London, with Helen and her team.
I'll be gasping for air
My mouth will go dry
My voice is boring
Will they really listen to me?
Will they be able to hear me?
I'll make a fool of myself
I'll forget the words
My mind will go blank
Am I inspiring and impactful?
The audience might get distracted
All of it was excellent and I was pushed out of my comfort zone
I came away with some very useful hints and tips including power poses, relaxing my knees, the importance of posture, how to use my diaphragm...to name a few!
I loved your interactive session. It's exactly what I needed, being a speaker and a coach! It is really insightful
I learned lots; the techniques, tips and participation were a resounding success
The singing workshop was practical and interactive. It contained all the ingredients for learning something new, fun and fresh to our Aspire Circles session
Helen is very respectful, understanding and creates a sense of trust. She is the best we've ever had.
Simon Woodroffe, OBE
You provided our team with a highly rewarding experience. Everyone has been more joyous since. Your venue in central London was perfect.
This was a great team exercise combining gospel singing and movement. You helped get rid of so many inhibitions.
Your choral singing ice-breaker attracted a huge satisfaction rating. It was delivered in an excellent style.
Your singing workshop was 100% successful. Your team met all our objectives.
The musical theatre workshop was flawless and put us all in a great mood. It was an excellent activity for our annual away day.
Your down-to-earth approach helped get our mixed group singing and smiling. It was a great end to a long day of meetings.
Loved the way you flexed the singing workshop according to our needs.
Fantastic two developmental days away. It pushed us outside our comfort zones and was fun. You left us wanting more.
What was initially quite nerve wracking, quickly became enriching and fun. The singing workshop exceeded my expectations in every way.
Your down to earth approach got our team singing brilliantly. People needed to recognise their ability to contribute to something outside of their day to day work.
The singing workshop gave me access to tips and helped build my confidence by singing with others. It was great doing something so different without feeling exposed. Loved the instruments too!
We all felt we'd done something wonderful together which you'd planned with such sensitivity. The balance and pace were excellent and you were masterful at reading the mood of the room, taking us through songs that carried much emotion in the context of our fond farewell. You gave us a time together that will last in our team relationships, as well as being a poignant memory for our president.
I’m being challenged and motivated to move forwards. Helen’s approach is refreshingly different.
Wonderful and memorable experience that achieves so much more than other team-building exercises. An amazing time from start to finish that enabled us to develop as a group and individually.
Helen’s creative, charismatic and non-judgemental approach has encouraged me to overcome my inhibition at projecting my voice.
The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames’ Staff Choir have benefitted hugely from Helen’s professionalism, sense of humour and well planned sessions. In a short space of time she has brought the choir together, encouraging and supporting learning and bonding between colleagues in fun and accessible sessions.
Emma Cookson, Arts Festival Manager
Helen has emotional intelligence. I attended a workshop with her leading, and she managed to get a diverse group of people to work in union together to sing about a brand. Brilliant! I'd recommend her services to restore morale and team efficiency in your organisation.