FAQ's

Can I totally get rid of the fear of public speaking (and how long does it take)?

UniqueSpeak has patented techniques to help you overcome the fear of public speaking. This can take anywhere from 15 minutes to several months, depending on learning style, past history, etc. We have had clients permanently overcome their fears by doing 1 brief exercise, and we have had clients gradually diminish their fear over a period of 6 months. The good news is whether your fear disappears quickly or gradually, almost everyone begins to experience some degree of relief right away.

Can anyone be a good speaker / presenter?

Yes. There are many myths and misconceptions about what it takes to be an effective presenter. There is no particular personality type that lends itself to great speaking. There are great speakers who are gregarious and wonderful speakers who are shy. And ineffective speakers belonging to all personality types as well. Becoming a great speaker involves identifying your core strengths as a communicator and building on those. Most of our clients are surprised to find core strengths they had not previously discovered. This is the first step to a breakthrough in presenting.

Can coaching and training be done virtually by video conference or Skype?

Yes. We work with clients virtually around the world. Logistics permitting, we recommend that the first meeting be conducted in person. However many successful coaching programs have been conducted 100% by video conference or Skype with extraordinary results.

How far in advance do I need to book appointments?

While our team will do everything possible to accommodate last minute appointments, we are usually booked several weeks in advance. Therefore we recommend that you book appointments at least 2 - 4 weeks in advance whenever possible. Tentative appointments are fine and we request a minimum of 24 hours notice for cancellations.

Will my confidentiality / identity be fully protected?

Absolutely. yes. While some of our clients have given us full permission to use their names and have spoken publicly about the results they've achieved through working with UniqueSpeak, other clients prefer to have their identities kept confidential. We honor those requests fully and impeccably. UniqueSpeak's clients include public figures in a variety of spaces and we take pride in our ability to maintain full confidentiality in all aspects of our professional relationships and the coaching process.

What are the advantages / disadvantages to working individually or in groups?

While individual coaching allows for precisely targeted focus and produces fast results, group programs have a rich, vibrant dynamic of their own. Sometimes programs are constructed with individual sessions for the people involved, and culminates with a few group sessions for shared learning. If you have questions about the type of structure that would best fit your needs, we would be happy to discuss the advantages of each scenario and make recommendations based on your unique circumstances.