Public Speaking & Confidence Building Coach
Hello and a very warm welcome to my website.
My name is Mark Spillane and I have been a life-skills coach for over ten years. I am a professional actor from London, trained at The New College of Speech & Drama and completed my Masters Degree in Acting at the University of East London. After attending University and mastering my craft I then put into practice what I had learnt.
I worked steadily for over twelve years on stage and then returned to university to train as an educator,
where I worked in further education for ten years as a drama specialist and public speaking coach. It was at this point, that I realized how transferable the performance skills and techniques that I had acquired at University could be adapted to support others from a non-performance background.
So when I was given the opportunity to run a short evening course for adults in Public Speaking and confidence building, I jumped at the chance and never looked back!
The following list below are the core life skills that I constantly adopt in my workshops to support people from various cultural backgrounds :
*Developing effective communication skills
*Build your self confidence
*Public speaking skills (lets face the fear and go for it)
*Accent training for clarity (Don't like your voice? lets change that feeling)
*Use vocal skills to convey a message effectively
*Adopt positive body language
*Create real presence in front of others
*How to deal with those horrid nerves
I provide workshop training to both large & small groups as well as private individual one to one support in the above mentioned areas (this can be done either remotely or in person).
I have worked with many people from various professions which has included: Nurses, Lawyers, Actors, Bankers, Educators and Media Professionals as well as those entering the competitive job market for the first time, as well as those who are switching careers altogether and require support in preparing for the transition.
My one day workshop is usually (6 hours) and my evening workshop (2 hours) that usually runs over four weeks, Both workshops are based in central London.
I am happy to tailor individual workshops to meet the needs and targets of clients. If you would benefit from any of the above or have questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch using the contact form.
I personally believe that it is never too late to learn new skills, so take a breath, step back, embrace a challenge and be a better you!
I look forward to working with you.
Mark Spillane has been a friendly, responsible and enthusiastic teacher who has helped to me in order to improve my communication skills. Mark not only taught me but also pushed me forward in my goals. He is an amazing instructor! "