- Public Speaking Course in Brussels for women
- Build self-confidence and learn to speak for a group using your own strengths
- Increase your status as an expert and as a leader; Get better in sales and pitching
- Small group (12), lots of interaction
- By Elizabeth Van Den Bergh, Head Speaker Coach TEDxFlanders
- Next edition: Tue, 5 May 2020
- Location: The Library Europe (Woluwe-St.-Pierre, Brussels)
- Price: just € 395.00 excl. VAT
Do you recognise this?
Do you sometimes speak to groups, but you have no idea how to prepare yourself?
Do you get overwhelmed with fear during a speech, or do you feel small?
Do you get the feedback that you should improve your public speaking skills?
You are far from the only one.
You know that authentic powerful speaking is crucial because not knowing how to speak before groups means leaving important career opportunities on the table:
- It takes longer to be seen as an expert
- You're not as good in sales and pitching
- You network less effectively
- You lack influence in your team and organisation
- You are not seen as a leader
There's another world waiting. Just imagine:
... that you can speak to groups with confidence, even without preparation.
... that you create fans every time you get on stage: people who come to you after your talk because they want to know more.
... that in team meetings you simply say what needs to be said, and that your team actually listens and acts on it.
... That an investor who sees you in action thinks: I need to talk to her.
"That's exactly what I want, but eh..."
Where do I learn to speak in public like a boss?
Who'd be the best coach because she is an ambitious woman herself?
And who teaches me to speak without using all sorts of superficial tricks?
Powerful Speaking For Women
A full-day intensive and interactive public speaking course in Brussels, exclusively for women who want to make a lot more impact.
Your Speaker Coach
Elizabeth Van Den Bergh, nice to meet you! I coach ambitious professionals to speak in public with maximum impact.
I have many years of experience as a speaker coach. What I am particularly proud of:
- I coached the CEO EMENA and the CEO Benelux of one of the largest food companies in the world.
- I am Head Speaker Coach At TEDxFlanders, Belgium's most successful TEDx event.
- Every year I work at the European Development Days, organised by the European Commission, where I prepare the Young Leaders for high-level panel talks.
It is my personal mission to make professional women more visible and successful.
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What is Powerful Public Speaking For Women?
PSFW is a full-day live training that fits into my personal mission to make ambitious women more visible. So your business grows or you get promoted at work.
After the course:
- You make more impact on your audience because you're less nervous.
- what you say, suddenly 'lands': when talking to colleagues, customers and listeners.
- You gain an important tool to take your personal branding to the next level.
We work hard, learn from each other and have fun.
You return home as a more powerful, authentic and more inspiring speaker.
What previous participants particularly appreciated: interaction & personal attention!
- I'll share my knowledge with you throughout the workshop and we'll apply it on the spot. The theory is kept to the strictly necessary; we'll focus on your opportunity to practice your insights and tips right away.
- Tell me in advance whether you'd like to work on a keynote, a presentation, workshop or training or lecture, and I'll take care of the custom teaching material.
- Those who want to, will receive an evaluation based on a video recording.
My experience with Elizabeth Is that she is a person with outstanding ability to coach and teach speakers, make them feel confident and engage in a professional way. She invests all her energy in the subject and transfers her knowledge and skill in a pleasant and friendly manner to make one feel at ease with being coached.
She is an excellent coach and comes highly recommended.
Zelda la Grange — Nelson Mandela’s personal aide for 19 years, author and speaker
Morning: Mindset, discovering your speaking style and mastering your opening
- After a pleasant voice and body warm-up, the participants present themselves to the group.
- Then we work on your leadership and mindset. You will learn where your nervousness comes from and how to get rid of it.
- You'll learn to bring a powerful speech opening before the group. That way you catch your listeners' attention from the start.
Afternoon: Storytelling, connection with your audience and rhetoric
- I'll teach you techniques to best prepare a powerful presentation. With these techniques, many participants cut their preparation time for speeches in half.
- I'll teach you how to connect with your audience so you actually inspire.
- We conclude the day with an informal moment when you can talk and network with the other participants.
Elizabeth took my presentation skills to the next level. Her training showed me my blind spots and gave me alternatives. (...) Not only did Elizabeth do an excellent coaching job, but she made recommendations regarding clothing and style. (...) I would definitely recommend her to colleagues and companies.
Prof. Dr. Elke Van Hoof — Professor at Université Libre de Bruxelles, guest lecturer Vlerick Business School, CEO Center of Resilience
What makes Powerful Speaking For Women different than any other public speaking course in Brussels?
I work with the raw material: you. Other courses focus on 'one-size-fits-all' speaker techniques and tricks. In this course, we first work on your self-confidence and leadership before we move on to specific preparation and speaking techniques.
The theory is kept to a minimum. Of course there are things you need to know. But we are going to practice, practice, practice as soon as possible! Speaking in public is learned mainly by doing it.
More relevant thanks to a sharp focus. This training is for women only. With common challenges to overcome, you'll learn a lot from the others and will expand your network with 11 other professional women.
The small group allows for a personal approach. You don't end up in a room with 100 others, but in an inspiring meeting space with 11 like-minded others. An intimate setting that focuses on your personal growth.
Despite the short workshop, I learned a great number of hacks that I have been using in my daily work since.
In addition to the speaking tricks of the trade, Elizabeth had framed all of the exercises in a context that gave a lot of food for thought – especially for women speakers preparing for panels and bigger presentations.
Anna-Kaisa Itkonen — Spokesperson, Gender Equality Campaigner
Video: What do previous participants say?
BONUS: Access to the private community
Participation in this workshop lets you join my online community Authentic, Bold and Powerful Public Speaking for Women.
There, you can discuss with like-minded women and ask questions about public speaking. Useful!
I definitely recommend Elizabeth because she gave me top notch coaching according to my needs. The keynote coaching was very much to the point. Elizabeth made it about me and not about her. I will remember the importance of highlighting the key points of your presentation and to cut away all unnecessary information.
Ylva Nordström – Marketing Specialist in Retail Stores & Stories
Lovely, inspiring location
The Library Europe is a unique space that combines offices, coworking, and meeting rooms.
Danish-born founder Anne-Sofie Van den Born Rehfeld grew up in a library, and decided to recreate that particular atmosphere that the Danish call hygge: a feeling of well-being, connection and warmth.
The result is one of the cosiest and most stylish places to work and meet in Brussels.
You might even be offered a home-made brownie during the break!
Practical details: at a glance
Powerful Speaking For Women: a public speaking course in Brussels
- Location: The Library Europe, Broquevillelaan 40, 1200 Woluwe-St.-Pierre (trains & trams stop nearby)
- Date: Tue, 5 May 2020
- Investment: € 395.00 excl. VAT
- 8.45 am - 9.00 am: Welcome
- 9.00 am - 5.00 pm: Training incl. breaks
We allow max. 12 participants.
Lunch, refreshments, workbook and membership of the online community are included in the price.
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Is this training conducted in English?
Yes. If you are looking for training in Dutch, please refer to our Dutch site for upcoming events.
I am not a native English speaker. Is that a problem?
Not at all. As a matter of fact, the majority of participants have been non-native speakers. It's enough to have professional working proficiency in English.
I am a (...) Is this training a good fit for me?
The training was designed for female executives, entrepreneurs and policy makers — ambitious women who want to make their mark, set things in motion. If that resonates with you, you're a good fit! Past participants work at the European Parliament or the Commission, in advocacy, or run their own business. If you want to make extra sure, get in touch.
My company/HR department will pay for my ticket and I can't order through the online store. Now what?
No worries. Just get in touch and we'll arrange a company invoice with the required details.
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Reviews for Powerful Speaking For Women
I liked most the part about empowerment to increase confidence, plus the small motivational and encouraging pieces of advice. Elizabeth is a warm professional with much expertise on the topic. She’s a natural at making you feel at ease during the workshop.
I liked the quotes and tips & tricks a lot, the interactions with the audience, and the informality of the whole day. Elizabeth is an inspiration on public speaking, body language and confidence. It is about more than public speaking – it’s about being aware of ourselves and our thought patterns.
Elizabeth, thank you for your authenticity, wholeness, humbleness and presence. You have a lot of experience and still you are able to create space for vulnerability and grow. So powerful! Thank you for a fantastic day!
The theory in the workshop is immediately put into practice. I’ll certainly remember the importance of being yourself, and reminding yourself that you are good/excellent. Elizabeth is a great coach with high expertise.
All you need to know about public speaking in one day: from confidence to tips and techniques to master your speech. A fantastic palette of insights and practice to become a confident and professional public speaker.
Very interactive and open. Practical tips and cases that matter. Professional and interactive training that gives useful tips.
We learned several tips to calm the nerves, structure presentations and delivery recommendations. I’ll certainly remember to pause more.
The training is a safe environment where no one is judged but accepted and constructively corrected. I’ll remember the tips to manage your nerves and to be gentle with the voice inside your head.
Everyone regardless of their background and work experience should take a public speaking course. Elizabeth is an amazing coach.
I’ll remember to practise, breath and pause during my speech. Definitely would recommend and look forward to a follow-up.
Very safe environment to learn. I’ll remember breathing/pause/don’t rush/simplicity. I increased my own confidence and awareness of my own strengths.
The training (Powerful Public Speaking for Women) was a great opportunity to meet women who share a common goal, to improve and grow. I’ve learned where my weaknesses are and ways that I can develop myself to grow stronger. I learned that there is a mutually shared reality that all of us are navigating together. I feel empowered by the tools and exercises we received. I will definitely use them to continue my growth.
The training was very hands-on and you can immediately put it into practice. I’ll remember how to craft killer openings and that practice makes perfect. Elizabeth is a warm and open person and an expert in her field. You feel she cares!
Elizabeth delivered a real hands-on training on public speaking. She really gives useful information and feedback. What I liked most? I can’t choose, everything was very useful. I’ll certainly remember to open strong and to define my intention for my audience.
The Powerful Speaking for Women workshop gave lots of opportunity for interaction. I picked up plenty of tips and tricks for a more powerful presentation. It was eye-opening to see how simple sentences can change your message from weak to impactful. This is an interactive training with lots of good advice to take home.
I would definitely recommend the training ‘Powerful Public Speaking for Women’. It was very interesting to test and analyse different presentation styles. And it is very helpful to have some techniques at hand to manage emotions before and during a presentation.
I attended a public speaking coaching last week, which was organised for women. For anyone living in Belgium and interested in such coaching, I can warmly recommend Montis Public Speaking, which is run by Elizabeth Van Den Bergh.
And for the record: I am not getting anything for this recommendation! I found Elizabeth really good and easy to approach. If you are a professional who maybe needs the extra boost for an important presentation, job interview etc, she’s your woman!
Full article: On the art of speaking out.
I liked most about PSFW the fact that I had a safe place to share my experience and concerns.
Elizabeth provides useful tips and realistic ways/small steps towards improvement.
The fact that the training took into account not only the external work, but also the internal work made it very valuable. Very calm, educative and supportive approach to a topic that makes a lot of people nervous and stressed.
Elizabeth is an excellent, open-minded trainer, who immediately puts you at ease. She’s professional, fun, kind and intelligent. The training is exactly what you would expect from the description.