Hello, I’m Mel Sherwood; thanks for stopping by.
– Does your pitch or presentation leave your audience feeling flat and uninspired?
– Do you feel nervous about speaking in front of an audience?
– Do you or your team need help developing and delivering effective and engaging presentations?
Public speaking is a crucial skill in business and it is a skill that can and should be developed. With that in mind I founded Grow Your Potential to help entrepreneurs, business professionals and ambitious individuals whose inability to speak effectively in public is hurting their credibility, their career prospects and their income.
Speaking involves more than just words so I work on body, voice and mind to help you manage your nerves and explode your confidence ensuring you magnetise your audience and skilfully articulate your message. I offer 1-1 sessions and group workshops to individuals and organisations. My unique combination of stagecraft and coaching techniques help you to find your authentic voice and your ‘inner oomph’. Pitching, public speaking, presenting and promoting your business is easy when you know how to engage your audience and persuade with passion and power using your voice and body effectively.
My background includes over 20 years’ experience in public, private and not-for-profit organisations and I am a qualified trainer, mediator and NLP Practitioner. I have also worked as an actor, presenter and singer both in Australia and the United Kingdom and I’m a multi-award winning speaker.
Despite the fact that I have been on appearing stage in some way or another since the age of five, I have been a shy wallflower at times and know first-hand how nerves can completely shatter a person’s self-esteem. Through my own personal development and training I have learned valuable techniques to stay calm, confident and in control when in front of an audience. I am delighted to have the opportunity to share my knowledge, experience and passion with others and love nothing more than seeing people grow their potential through improved communication skills.
I trust that you find my blog posts useful. Please feel free to leave comments, follow me on Twitter for regular tips on confidence and public speaking, check out the Grow Your Potential website or get in touch directly if there is anything I can help you with.
Director: Mel Sherwood
Phone: +44 (0) 7919 982 999