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Forging People Speaking Academy - November 2020

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Essentially in life, at home, in business - we all want to be heard & understood. Harness the power of Speaking in this powerful session!

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Essentially in life, in business - we all want to be heard & understood. Harness the power of Speaking in this powerful session!

Are you being heard- truly heard?

If not - you will not be living a life on your terms.

Your success - by your own definition - is defined by the ability to deliver any message with clarity, courage, power & emotion.

Hosted by Professional Speaker Nick Elston (www.nickelston.com) - a leading Inspirational Speaker on the Lived Experience of Mental Health - who has used Speaking as a therapy, his recovery, to build a tribe, to launch a passion & then on to launch Forging People (www.forgingpeople.com) - his business.

Forging People is a 'new breed of People Development' - taking a human centred, wellbeing focussed to personal & professional development.

Forging People Speaking Academy

Nick has been featured regularly on the BBC, through global media channels, writes for the world's leading industry magazines & is even the Agony Uncle for the UK's leading website for the Accounting industry!

His clients include the NHS, American Express, Lloyds Banking Group, Allianz, Deutsche Bank, NatWest, Government Organisations, Schools & Universities + many, many more.

Nick also delivers his talks globally including stage events & conferences such as Accountex, Now What Live, The Welsh Business Shows, Business Showcase, SITS Conference & ACX Summit North amongst many others.

Nick Elston - Speaker

All of this has come from a position of crippling high anxiety, mental illness & mental health conditions - so Nick truly gets where people are when it comes to Public Speaking - something which is considered a bigger fear than death - FACT!

Due to the current situation with COVID-19 - the lockdown & social distancing restrictions - all events are currently being run online via Zoom.

Nick's hugely successful Speaking career has stemmed from a point where he was crippled with fear to Speak - so he absolutely understands how people genuinely feel.

So who better to work with when starting your Speaking journey?

Nick uses vulnerability & authenticity as his Super Power - in this session, he will empower you to do exactly the same!

This is not about changing you - this is about stepping up, finding your voice & being YOU but AMPLIFIED! YOUR voice - YOUR style - YOUR character - just HEARD!

Described as "a BIG man, BIG heart, BIG story, BRUTALLY honest - 10/10 - a Speaking Masterclass" - Nick has used his voice to achieve more business, make new connections, find new opportunities, gain fantastic PR opportunities, work better with his teams & people - even to live a personal life on his terms.

This workshop will be fun, energetic, casual, supportive, non judgemental & varied - as everyone will be attending for their own reasons!

Nick will give you all of the tools you need to use your new found voice to achieve what you aspire to - including unique insights, anxiety mechanisms, confidence boosting techniques, marketing, personal brand, PR & advice on getting the right Speaking Engagements for you!

Nick is restricting numbers STRICTLY to 20 - to ensure everyone maximises their day with the Forging People Speaking Academy.

What you will learn:

  • The power of 'Emotional Storytelling'.
  • The secret to Speaking.
  • How to deliver, pitch & sell with POWER!
  • How to deliver emotion with clarity, power & conviction.
  • Confidence boosting techniques.
  • Anxiety busting mechanisms.
  • The true power-flow of a Keynote Talk.
  • How to market & brand yourself as a Speaker.
  • How to find your audience.
  • How Speaking opens up other (unplanned!) opportunities!
  • You will find a new tribe.

Forging People Speaking Academy - where Public Speaking meets Personal Development!

What the experts say...

"A BIG man, BIG story, BIG heart, BRUTAL honesty – a Speaking Masterclass!” - Brad Burton, Motivational Speaker & Bestselling Author

"Nick delivered a truly insightful, utterly engaging & exceptionally eye-opening presentation with immense heart, laser-sharp clarity, almost unlimited honesty & packed full of advice for those who are supporting people with anxiety, have been affected by the issues or had to deal with it themselves. 5 Stars, recommended, book him & listen!” - Jamie Breese, Entrepreneur & TV Celebrity


Zoe Thompson

We will have our Guest Wellbeing Guru - Zoe Thompson - to keep us all calm, relaxed & strong throughout the day!

Zoe is a professional Speaker & has spoken on many stages, boardrooms & organisations - as well as being an amazing Coach & Wellbeing specialist - running workshops, training & events all over the UK.

Guest Speakers

We will have 2 amazing Guest Speakers to impart their wisdom on you too - your chance to hear an ego-free, true account of the life of a Speaker.

Louise McMilan

Life Coach & Inspirational Speaker

Louise's keynote talk “The lesson that Stan taught me” takes her audiences on a personal journey of her challenges and lived experience with limiting self-belief and lack of self-confidence and the impact it had on her mental health, career and relationships.

"It took me having Breast Cancer to change how I viewed myself and that I was going to live my life differently! It's not easy and I will continue to live with my mental health."

By sharing her story to others, Louise inspires people to

• start believing in themselves

• find the positive in the most unusual circumstances

• beginning to make changes by sharing the learnings and tips that I have adopted.

Louise will be sharing now just what she talks about - but also HOW she delivers it - a unique insight!

Katy-Marie Tecks

'The Identity Unlocker'


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