Public Speaking training, from the heart of Manchester.

Ready to unleash your inner charisma?

Look no further than Project Charisma. We’re passionate about helping professionals like you develop powerful communication skills that exude authenticity and confidence.

For over seven years, we’ve helped countless individuals – from rainy Manchester and beyond – to hone their speaking abilities and become more dynamic presenters.

We’ve worked with TEDx speakers, business leaders, company teams, and professionals of all backgrounds.

Led by our head coach, Ed Darling, we’re dedicated to helping you unlock your full potential as a speaker.

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From crippling anxiety to speaking on stage.

Hello there, I’m Ed.

I’m the head coach and co-founder of Project Charisma.

In my 20s, I struggled with severe social anxiety that left me with zero self-confidence and a paralyzing fear of public speaking.

I tried to avoid my fears, but eventually realised that the only way to conquer them, was to face them head-on.

So, I committed to voluntarily confronting my fears until I found a solution. The journey led me to become a professional actor, speak on stage to hundreds of people, and ultimately to founding Project Charisma.

As a public speaking trainer, I’m passionate about helping others overcome their anxiety and develop authentic confidence. With our proven techniques and customized coaching, you too can become a charismatic and impactful speaker.

An innovative approach to public speaking training.

In 2014, we embarked on a mission to revolutionize public speaking training. We wanted to create a learning experience that accelerated the process, yielding results in mere hours instead of weeks or months.

Our approach has been highly successful, thanks to our emphasis on practical learning, detailed feedback, and the fusion of three powerful disciplines: acting, speaking, and therapeutic techniques.

Our mission at Project Charisma is to deliver the most innovative, effective, and enjoyable public speaking courses available anywhere in the world.

We strive to transform how people think and feel about public speaking, empowering you with the skills and confidence you need to succeed.

Join us on this journey and discover the power of public speaking in your own life.

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The Project Charisma Team

Ed Darling public speaking coach in Manchester

Ed Darling
Co-Founder & Head Coach

Edward is a dynamic professional speaker, actor, and trainer who’s taken his craft to stages around the world, including the UK, Italy, and NYC.

As the head coach at Project Charisma, and Past-President of Salford Speakers Toastmasters International, he’s an expert at helping professionals, business leaders, and entrepreneurs overcome lifelong fears, develop exceptional communication skills, and become confident public speakers.

Ed’s highly sought-after coaching methods fuse the best of professional public speaking and performance, allowing individuals to quickly transform their skills and confidence.

chris delaney public speaking coach at project charisma

Chris Delany

A Hypnotherapist, confidence coach and published author, Chris specializes in helping people to overcome phobias and negative emotions.
Chris produced his own version of phobia therapy called ‘fast therapy’, and now advises on our training material.
danny riley public speaking coach at project charisma

Danny Riley

Danny Riley is an award winning speaker, Chartered Manager, and Learning and Development Professional, and TEDx Speaker coach.

Danny’s expertise focuses on structure, storytelling and writing, and formed the unique ‘speech structure’ we teach in all our training courses.

Work with us to banish your anxiety, discover your confidence, and speak with charisma.

charismatic speaker scorecard

Discover Your Charisma Score!

The Charismatic Speaker Scorecard benchmarks your ability to speak in an engaging way, and identifies opportunities to improve based on three key areas:
  1. Confident Mindset
  2. Compelling Content
  3. Engaging Delivery
Take the scorecard to find out how ready you are to speak in public – and receive a report that’ll tell you exactly what to work on.