Testimonials2019-02-28T13:24:39+00:00

Ashley: Commodities and Derivatives Sales

Riffi Khan: Presenter, Director, Producer

Paul Harrison: Creative Director

Sally: Journalist and Author

Simone Gagliardi: Project Manager

 

I am not an English speaker, when I arrived in London I felt that improving my pronunciation could open up a range of opportunities for me. Throughout my sessions with Sylvia, we focused on improving my pronunciation, articulation and flow of speech, and we successfully improved my clarity of speech. We also worked on my body language, breath and voice this further enabled me to feel more comfortable when I speak and present in front of people.
Due to my sessions with Sylvia, I secured a position in a global consulting firm, and I use the skills I gained with Sylvia every day in the office, when I chat with my colleagues and clients or when I present professional content.
The sessions I had with Sylvia were critical to my success! The sessions were always enjoyable and empowering and fun.
Amit Tzur - Analyst - Technology Delivery, Deloitte UK
I thought that after all the public speaking, presentations and training sessions I had delivered in my career that there was nothing more to learn in terms of presentation style, preparation and delivery. After just one hour with Sylvia I was very wrong, there is much to learn about the body, breathing and voice preparation that I had never considered but after attending a number of sessions learning a technique I feel that my whole delivery style has been greatly improved. Sylvia has an excellent coaching style, is patient and leads by example making the experience fun to take part. I would recommend Sylvia’s coaching to anyone wanting to improve their presentation, public speaking and communication style.
Andrew Dow - Interim Risk & Resilience Manager, Barclays UK
When I moved to the UK to work, I was keenly aware that in order to work to my full potential my communication needed to be clear. I’m from Italy and didn’t want to entirely lose my accent but I was aware that sometimes my communication lacked clarity because of my accent. I worked with Sylvia on overall communication techniques, the body, the breath, the voice and certain key sounds that helped my clarity of speech. The sessions were always great fun and engaging. The work I’ve done with Sylvia has enabled me to deliver a clear message to anyone in any setting. This has hugely helped in the advance of my career as well as my general confidence and wellbeing. I would highly recommend working with Sylvia.
Simone Gagliardi – Drupal developer/ Project manager
Before working with Sylvia presenting anything on stage or in front of an audience I found incredibly difficult and stressful. The work I have done with Sylvia has enabled me to stay calm, grounded, focused and fully engage my audience. Now people often comment on my calm delivery and tell me how much they enjoy my readings and presentation. I am now much more confident and eager to accept any invitation that involves TV, Radio or public speaking. Thanks to Sylvia I now feel I’ve got a toolkit at my fingertips that enables me to get through and enjoy those experiences!
Sally Howard – Journalist and Author, The Telegraph Sunday Times
I’ve been working as a TV producer/Director for 15 years. Last year I made the decision to diversify into presenting. Initially, I found being in front of the camera terrifying. Working with Sylvia was incredible, she enabled me to talk about myself and things that were personal to me in front of camera in an engaging and authentic way. I now feel confident that wherever and whatever I am presenting I can remain calm, energised and perform to the best of my ability. For me to be able to do the kind of work I want to do, working with Sylvia has been absolutely key.
Riffi Khan – Presenter, Director, Producer , BBC, ITV & Discovery Channel
I deal with commodity price risk, meaning, my role involves educating clients about risks they do not understand and markets they have a difficult time following. Before working with Sylvia, I had the highly brutal feedback that my communication style was cramped. My communication was not concise, it was not practical, it was not efficient. I realised I didn’t have the technical knowledge or know how to turn this around by myself. This all changed when I started working with Sylvia, she was able to teach me everything I needed to become concise, calm and efficient in my communication. Since working with Sylvia, I can honestly say business has been better.
Ashley – Commodity Derivatives Sales
Before working with Sylvia, the feedback I was getting from my presentations was even though the work that I was presenting was really good, people often struggled to understand what I was saying. The impact of this feedback made me feel even more nervous! First I worked with Sylvia on her accelerator course, this gave me everything I needed to deliver my presentations in a calm and effective way. I now work with Sylvia on an ongoing basis. Since working with Sylvia I’m engaging clients better, the impact of this is that I’m selling concepts better and quicker, which makes saves me time and makes me more money
Paul Harrison – Creative Director
Having worked in a client-facing role for 12 years, core to my job is communicating ideas by engaging people. Always looking to improve on my ability to do this, the work I have done with Sylvia Cohen has been a key ingredient to my success in presenting to existing and prospective clients.
In addition to this, my confidence in the boardroom has grown and I feel I now have more of a command over my delivery.
I feel calm and in control even in the most high-pressure meetings
Clare Stephens - Vice President Business of a large international asset management company
Since working with Sylvia I have become more connected to my voice. She has taught me how to breathe so I use my voice to its best effect. This has revolutionized my public speaking and I can now really engage the audience using my voice. I have much stronger vocal stamina. I have found this really useful when recording. This work has increased my confidence in all areas where I need to be heard. I can highly recommend her services.
Jennie Francis - Hypnotherapist
Sylvia Cohen’s coaching has taken many of my clients to the next level of ease and confidence in their communication and presentation skills. I have witnessed first hand the positive impact this has had on the professional success of the individual as well the benefits it has reaped their company as a whole.
Dan Holt creative communication and behavior consultant , Tonic mobility

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