From nervous professionals and introverted leaders,
into charismatic, stage-ready speakers!
“Ed is a true coach. He gives you the confidence that you know you need but can’t readily access. He is astute and patient – never demonstrating boredom when I was going through a presentation for the 10th time.”
Director of Finance & Resources at MIF
“I cannot complement Ed enough, a fantastic public speaking coach, and a genuinely nice person. Ed really put me at ease straight away and rebuilt my confidence, after my allocated five 1:1 sessions, I’ve learned a lot of techniques and skills that I will put to practice when I next step up.”
Global Head of Procurement at Unit4
“When it comes to public speaking, there is no one that I could recommend more highly than my Speaking Coach, Ed Darling. Working with Ed has elevated my speaking to a level I never knew was possible.”
Founder, MK Career Solutions
“Working with Ed as my coach – he’s patient, encouraging, and I’ve gotten a lot more than I thought I would from the sessions. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to improve their public speaking skills!”
“Ed is an excellent public speaking coach. He made what can be a scary topic for many, very accessible. The workshop was professionally conducted, tailored to individual needs, and most enjoyable.
Having worked as an agent representing high-profile celebratory public speakers, and having delivered numerous paid keynotes myself, I have encountered and attended many training sessions over the last twenty years.
The training with Ed was every bit as good as the very best training I have witnessed. Ed is an asset to the university, and many professors and PGR students could benefit from this training.”
University of Manchester Business School
Public Speaking training at the
University of Manchester Business School.
“Thank you Ed. You have helped SkyParlour this year so much with confident presentations skills — It’s tremendous what you can bring out even in one wee small hour of one-2-one training. Our team absolutely love your work.”
Founder & MD at SkyParlour
“Ed visited our Litchfield office to help some of our senior leaders improve their public speaking. The session was relevant and engaging and everyone took something away from the day from both professional and personal perspectives. I’d highly recommend Project Charisma and we’re already looking at booking Ed again.”
Executive Director at The Marlborough Group
“Edward helped me improve my public speaking & prepare to speak on world leading podcasts about my journey in technology. I would certainly recommend Ed for giving you critical feedback on how you speak, even if you are a professional speaker like myself.”
Creative Director, AVimmerse
Keith speaking at the Manchester Tech Festival.
“Thank you again so much as I truly believe that without your training I would still be wondering if I should pitch to new clients and if I am good enough.”
Founder at Active Rainbow
“Firstly I would like to thank all of the team at Project Charisma for helping me find the confidence that I thought I had lost.
Since 2020 I have struggled with self-doubt and believing that I am good enough at what I do. As lockdown eased, I was approached to speak for the local stroke association and discuss the benefits of exercise and wellness. I would have been happy doing this and been very excited at the opportunity the previous year. Not now! The fear crept through me at the thought of standing up discussing my specialism in front of other practitioners and patients.
I realised I needed some extra training and to find techniques to help me overcome this newfound fear. I was not allowing fear to stop my progression. I researched public speaking and found that Project Charisma was offering a workshop not far from me. I knew I wouldn’t regret the decision, so I instantly booked the programm.
I woke up the morning of the workshop and felt hesitant. As I walked through the doors of the building, Edward, one of the trainers, greeted me. He was friendly and instantly made me feel at ease as he walked me to the main room, where people sat talking and getting to know each other.”
“At the beginning of the workshop, I was dreading delivering my final speech to the group as I didn’t really believe what I was saying. With the inspirational support from the trainers, wise words and digging deep within myself, I changed the whole speech last minute.
Thanks to Project Charisma, as the Managing Director of my business, I feel confident in delivering talks, inspirational talks and workshops of my own within my industry. I now pitch to commissioners such as public health England, the local councils and other businesses and organisations.
Within the past few months, I have been commissioned by two organisations. I believe this is all down to my experience and knowledge learned through the training with Project Charisma.
Thank you to Project Charisma, I have found my inner voice and skills to stand out. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and would recommend anyone with any doubt to book on and find their voice.”
– Sophie Chevolleau
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