Over the last ten years we have trained three associates to deliver the ‘Performing in front of an audience’ workshop to the same standard:
Russell’s experience as a film producer brings a unique perspective to the world of business performance. Having worked with actors for 20 years, he is aware of what works for an audience. He uses this experience to optimal effect in the corporate world, where impact is so important in making a business presentation. He started working with The Talking Trade in 2004 and runs (with Lawrence) the ‘Performing in front of an audience’ workshop’.
Peter joined The Talking Trade in 2006 after a successful career with Merseyside Police. He runs the Simulation workshop ‘Controlling critical confrontations’ and brings to this his considerable experience of conflict and of managing extremely difficult people in often tense and volatile situations.
Chris de Souza
Chris de Souza read music at Bristol University and went on to graduate from the Director’s course at the Bristol Old Vic. He has worked as a teacher, stage director and music producer, and has presented programmes on BBC Radio 3, Radio 4 and World Service. Chris runs the voice conference workshop.
Jane van Hool
Jane van Hool is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. As an actress, she performed in national and international theatre productions and appeared in many of the UK's favourite TV programmes. Jane holds an MA in Voice and an MSc in Performance Psychology. She understands the importance of performance in all areas of professional and personal life and knows how to help clients look, sound and feel the part. Jane runs our voice coaching sessions and has helped individuals with voice projection and pitch issues, as well as helping delegates for whom English is a second language.