With William Ayot
“All leaders are communicators and many are highly skilled but every leader can benefit from the insights and observations of an experienced and impartial communications coach”.
William Ayot’s highly intensive and focused form of personal impact coaching is specifically tailored for those leaders who are facing important challenges in communications, such as set-piece presentations, key-note speeches, conference appearances and crucial meetings. It is also particularly useful for those who are taking up new posts and/or stepping into greater, more public roles. As a poet, dramatist, speechwriter and broadly experienced key-note speaker, William has explored the subject of communications and performance from a unique and powerful perspective. His insight and pin-point focus have helped innumerable leaders, to increase their personal impact and maximize their effectiveness in communications of all kinds.
“Experienced leaders can feel as much doubt and uncertainty as anyone else. In my coaching sessions I aim to find the block and address it.
That way, working together, we can remove that niggling voice of doubt”.
Having worked intensively with the CEOs of global corporations, high ranking civil servants, senior clerics and entrepreneurs around the world, William has evolved an agreeable yet incisive way of dealing with client’s various needs. Sessions can take the form of rehearsals, run-through’s or one-on-one workshops. Techniques for relaxation are explored, and practical steps taken towards greater presence, authenticity, and specific audience connection.
“Sometimes it’s as simple as a slight change of emphasis or style in the moment. What we need is the ability to spot the moment and then move to the appropriate style with conscious ease. At that point we are talking about something close to mastery”.
Personal impact coaching is, by its nature, specific to the needs of the client but it can cover, for example, any of the following topics:
* Speech writing – including the content, order and weighting of speeches
* Developing narrative – story work and storytelling
* Overcoming and addressing blocks to personal effectiveness
* Voice work – including tone, pace and variety
* Relaxation, breathing, centring and self-soothing – overcoming anxieties.
* Meaningful body language – and movement in space
* Important meetings – weight, gravitas and power
* Interview technique – boards and similar competitive situations
Each session, or series of sessions is tailored to the individual leader’s (or team’s) needs. William also runs courses such as Maximum Impact: A Leadership Communication Masterclass; Maximum Impact in Everyday Presentations; the Power of Words: writing your speech; Poetry At Work; Passion and Compassion in the Workplace. Please contact Inter-action to discuss your specific requirements.