Speak & Present - 1 Day Masterclass

Upcoming: Manchester

Where: WeWork, Dalton Place, Central Manchester
Date: Saturday 25th June, 2022 – 9.30am-5.30pm
Price: £400 per person, £750 for duo-tickets.

Limited to 7 places, please book early to secure your ticket.

Are you ready to become a powerful business communicator?

We’re looking for eight ambitious professionals, managers, consultants, or future thought leaders to join us for a one-day masterclass in Public Speaking and Leadership Communication.

Are you like any of our other clients?

  • You’re great at what you do, but you can’t seem to communicate your knowledge with confidence
  • You start sentences with “so”, end sentences with “yeah”, or fill your sentences with “um” or “ah”
  • You regularly speak on stage or in front of an audience, but people say you sound monotone or lack charisma
  • You’ve had opportunities to speak, but you don’t know what to say or how to express your ideas.

The BEST way for you to be noticed in your industry, your workplace, or even in the meeting room is to become a great public speaker.


Did a voice pop into your head and say “you can’t do it”?
Maybe you feel like an imposter when you step on stage in front of an audience?

These are the reasons why most people will never become great at public speaking, but we have helped hundreds of people to do precisely that.

Over the past five years, we have worked with:

  • Business owners, corporate leaders and entrepreneurs
  • TEDx speakers
  • Management consultants
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Sales professionals
  • Newly appointed managers
  • Senior Executives
  • Charity fundraisers
  • Actors and models.

And many more types of people to help them experience the joy of feeling powerful in challenging circumstances.

We won’t just show you how to speak better – we will turn you into a Powerful Business Communicator.

Powerful Business Communicators:

  • Have several elevator pitches ready to go for different purposes
  • Can stay calm under pressure
  • Sound conversational: whether on stage, in a meeting, or face to face
  • Seem charming and friendly while powerful at the same time
  • Use natural gestures and body language to emphasise key points
  • Are great storytellers and have a way of weaving words and phrases to ignite the imagination
  • Speak to themselves in an encouraging and compassionate way.


What you will learn in this course:

`As well as the fundamentals of public speaking and confident communication, this masterclass will also teach you:

  • The secret formula TEDx speakers use to set the standard for world-class presentations which millions of people can view.
  • The top ways to engage an audience within the first 30 seconds of starting a speech to keep them hanging on your every word.
  • The actors’ peak-performance technique for charismatic body-language, emotional regulation and stage-presence.

How different would your life and career be if you could:

  • Hook your audience in and keep them engaged while you deliver your message?
  • Stay on point and eliminate mumbling and rambling?
  • Come across as confident even when you feel the butterflies in your stomach?
  • Release your mind from worry and organise your thoughts?
  • Assertively deal with distractions?
  • Lead a room with only your ideas and your voice?
  • Rid yourself of ‘imposter syndrome’ and begin expressing yourself authentically.

Who you’ll be learning from:

Ed Darling is an award-winning actor, voice-over artist and public speaking coach. He has performed in theatres around the UK, Europe and the USA; regularly delivers talks professional talks and seminars, and as a professional speaking coach, has helped hundreds of individuals to overcome their fears, and build outstanding communication skills.

Ed teaching style fuses the very best techniques from the world of professional speaking and acting, to deliver training which is modern, practical and highly effective.

Remember you will get:

  • A full-day workshop in a modern and beautiful venue with all-day refreshments included
  • A dedicated expert trainer with a unqiue background in speaking and performance.
  • Personalised feedback on your speaking style and development (with a final recorded speech to take away)
  • Access to a network of similar individuals who want you to succeed as much as they do

So what are you waiting for? Come and join us for this one-day spectacular event and change your life forever.

Common Questions/Answers:

Q. How many people will be on the course?

Places are strictly limited and you’ll be learning within a small group of 5-8 people. Unlike other courses, we keep numbers low to ensure each attendee gets the maximum amount of stage-time, coaching and ultimate progress from the day.

Q. How will the course work?

The course is a mixture of group learning, practical training, and individual feedback. We believe in gaining confidence through competence and you’ll have the opportunity to speak, practise and present throughout the day. (Full schedule below).

Q. What if I’m REALLY nervous?

We have first-hand experienced working with severely anxious and phobic speakers. You’ll be learning in an encouraging, supportive and positive environment where it’s safe to practise. (We promise it won’t be as scary as you think!).

Q. What outcomes can I expect?

You will come away with a complete understanding of the fundamentals of public speaking. Your confidence will have improved dramatically. You’ll be ready to deliver outstanding speeches & presentations, and progress in your career.

Q. Will I get to speak on stage?

We don’t do “sit and take notes” workshops. Your improvement is our priority, and this is done through practical learning and experience. By the end of the day, you will have crafted, rehearsed and delivered your own speech that you can start using immediately.

As well as recieving personalized feedback on this, you’ll have your speech professionally recorded, edited, and sent to you afterwards.


Who Are Project Charisma?

Project Charisma was founded by three expert public speaking coaches, known for helping people in business to develop outstanding communication skills.

We’ve been running professional public speaking courses and coaching since 2014, and have helped hundreds of past students – including TEDx Speakers, Business Leaders and Academics.

How We Teach:

We believe you learn through doing.

This course will be dynamic and experiential. You’ll be learning, discussing, and then applying what you’ve learned.

We use systematic desensitisation (baby steps) to help you quickly build confidence, and embed new learning.

After years of experience delivering professional training, we combine the very best techniques to accelerate your progress, and provide results that last.

What You’ll Achieve:

  • Overcome anxiety, remove limiting beliefs, and build genuine self-confidence
  • Master your body-language and learn expert communication techniques to look, feel and sound more confident
  • Learn how to create, structure, and deliver a world-class speech or presentation that will captivate your audience and present you as an expert
  • Develop the authority and charisma needed to advance in your career.