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Speak with impact

I provide strong foundations and advanced techniques in public speaking to immediately reduce stage fright, boost your presence, and give clarity to your presentations.

About

THE TRAINER

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Damien Gauthier taps into his career in acting, facilitating, and leadership to bring you to the next level.

I combine my daily work as a facilitator, UX lead, and team manager with my professional background as an actor, director, and TEDx speaker coach to empower you with bulletproof techniques, ready to be used in your next meeting.


My holistic and constructive approach to speaking will help you master the fundamentals before building up highly advanced skills.

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A clear pathway to becoming a speaker

As in sports, there is little value in learning advanced techniques without strong fundamentals.

Unfortunately, 90% of trainings are focusing on tips and tricks ("don't point your finger", "don't pace", "don't say humm"...), ending up being more a distraction than an asset.


My focus on foundations paired with concrete frameworks and templates gives you a direct edge over 95% of presenters.

 

You build your own style, keeping authenticity while boosting your presence and impact 10x.

Founding principles

​Speaking with impact requires

  1. Enunciating with presence (physical)

  2. Structuring a clear argument (intellectual)

  3. Being relaxed and aware (connection)

 

Usual tips and tricks won't cut it if you don't have a strong foundation on these three dimensions.

Outcomes

Eliminate anxiety and stage fright

Speak with impact and be heard

Boost your presence and charisma

Build convincing arguments and bring your point across

Develop reflexes useful in every situation, for instance, closing a sale or negotiating a raise

“I did a lot of public speaking courses, that's the first time I actually can take away something."

Jean-Raphael G. / Senior Project Manager

"I've seen my team use the techniques weeks after the course, I am proud of them."

Alexandre J. / Business Unit Manager

“Damien's training is loaded with concrete, easy to learn tools. His benevolence throughout the process builds up our confidence."

Frédéric L. / Senior Project Manager

"I really love how Damien creates a safe space where we can be vulnerable in front of others."

Chrystel M. / Designer

A peek at the  Kick-Start Masterclass

Duration: 1h, 2h, or 3h + breaks

Max participants: 100

The perfect way to start your speaker's journey

Learn the foundations of effective presentations and engaging storytelling in a concrete and practical way.

Step 1 / Get ready

- what should be your sole goal as a speaker
- links between speaking and physical presence
- warm-up exercises from a professional actor
- group exercise: how not to fade away when presenting

Step 2 / Tell the story

- the 3 phases of storytelling, including Hollywood's secret sauce
- presenting to the board: introduction to the pyramid and MECE methods
- group exercise on real cases using situation-tension-resolution

Step 3 / Guide the audience

- befriending gestures
- how to punctuate the speech, guiding the audience with gestures, rhythm, and voice
- group practice exercise
- how to start a presentation, how to end it

A peek at the
Core Skills Training

Duration: 2 days spread over two weeks, followed by 4 coaching calls of 2 hours (optional)

Max participants: 8

An immersive, hands-on training in small groups with personal & individual coaching

You will learn concrete fundamental techniques useful in any situation, as well as frameworks and templates to immediately boost your impact.

Practice is at the center, with individual coaching throughout the training.

Day 1 am / Warming-up and fundamentals

- your main goal as a speaker

- the theory of conveying a message

- warm-up from a professional actor

- boost your physical presence and confidence

- physical techniques to reduce stage anxiety

Day 1 pm / Building and telling the story

- how to pitch anything, return on experience

- the 3 phases of discourse, Hollywood's secret sauce

- presenting to the board: the pyramid and MECE methods

- advanced structures: the 3 acts and the hero's journey

- most useful frameworks and recipes

Day 2 am / Guiding the audience

- befriending gestures, voice, and silence
- how to punctuate the speech, guiding the audience with gestures, rhythm, and voice
- how to start a presentation, how to end it

- improvise on a bullet point structure

- how to recover when thrown off

Day 2 pm / Tactical Storytelling

- how to present an example or case study

- the basis of compelling storytelling

- group exercise: build a story

- how and when to use storytelling, and when not to

- individual capstone presentation exercise

4x 2h Follow-up coaching calls

Online coaching calls every two weeks after the training for eight weeks.

- Optional attendance to cater to availabilities

- Anchor skills through practice after the training

- Peer exercises to review key skills

- Answer questions and return on experience

- Coaching for upcoming presentations

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Sample of 
Advanced Masterclasses

Duration: 2 to 4 half-days depending on the topic

Max participants: 8

Add advanced topics to your training and master professional-level techniques

Possible training include amongst others

Advanced storytelling and inspirational speeches

Slides construction and digital presentations over visio

Presentation to the board and result-sharing

Non violent communication & feedback culture

Workshop & meeting facilitation

User research: interviews, focus groups, user tests

Pitching (startups or commercial proposals)

More on 
individual coachings

Duration: ad hoc, usually per 2 hours sessions

Max participants: 1 or 2, can be extended

I provide customized, specific, individual coaching tailored to your needs and follow you from A to Z.

Services include coaching for inspirational, TED-like talks, from the creation of the structure, review of the draft, coaching for the delivery and last-minute warm-ups.  

Do you have a specific presentation, talk, or pitch to prepare?

Do you want to get to the top 1% of presenters? 

Get in Touch

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