Are you preparing for an upcoming pitch or presentation?

Want help with the right structure and content to engage your audience?

Need to learn how to manage your nerves and increase your confidence?

Working one to one with me offers you an opportunity to explore your communications challenges in a safe and supportive environment. Whether you are petrified of speaking in front of an audience or you’re already comfortable with public speaking but want to improve your content or delivery to give your pitch or presentation the edge, one to one sessions are a powerful way to get lasting results fast.

SCROLL DOWN FOR DETAILS ON one to one programmes:

  • TEDtastic - craft an impactful talk with a memorable message
  • Pitchtastic - develop a clear and compelling elevator pitch
  • Presentastic - learn techniques for powerful presence and engaging delivery
  • Weed Out Self Doubt - shatter limiting beliefs and cultivate your confidence

Need more info about my approach? CLICK HERE for Frequently Asked Questions

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Mel provided very personable and honest feedback - she used her wealth of experience to give not just mental tips but actual adjustments to the pitch which were essential and allowed me to confidently and successfully pitch. You’ll not find a stronger resource for pitching and achieving your goals.
— Gregor Hannah; Director, Hannah Whisky Merchants LTD

Got a speech, presentation or TEDx talk coming up? Need help getting clear on the message and developing a presentation that will engage your audience and create an impact?

In this half day session, we’ll clarify your objective, develop a compelling premise, outline a clear structure and craft an impactful talk with a memorable message.

**Available in person in Edinburgh, Scotland or online via zoom or skype

Need help to improve the way you deliver it? CLICK HERE for Presentastic

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Mel was our speaker coach for TEDx Portobello providing 1-2-1 support for 8 speakers and 2 comperes, in addition to running a masterclass to an audience of 30 people. I was blown away by her professionalism, experience, and real care for helping people tell their story in the best possible way. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with her again and fully recommend her to others.
— Johanna Holton; TEDx Portobello Curator

How do you answer the question “What do you do?” Do you struggle to define exactly what it is that you do in a way that engages and interests people and leads to further conversation?

In this half day session we’ll develop your conversational pitch (the short answer to the question “What do you do?”) as well as your longer ‘elevator’ pitch (one to three minutes depending on your requirements) so you can speak about what you do clearly, confidently and credibly.

Includes a free copy of Mel’s book "The Authority Guide to Pitching Your Business: How to make an impact and be remembered… in under a minute!"

**Available in person in Edinburgh, Scotland or online via zoom or skype

Need help to improve the way you deliver it? CLICK HERE for Presentastic

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Before meeting with Mel, I struggled to articulate what my businesses did within a few sentences. After our session, my one minute pitch was much more clear and focused. I cannot wait to go out and start using it at networking events!
— Sarah Stenhouse; CEO and Founder, Pixey

Do you need help with your pitch or presentation delivery? Want to improve your stage presence and effectively use your body and voice for more powerful influence and impact?

During this half day session, we will film you as you practice your pitch or presentation and review it together (don’t cringe – it’s a powerful learning tool!) I will provide you with constructive feedback on body language, vocal delivery and stagecraft and recommend techniques that will instantly improve your delivery.

**Available in person in Edinburgh, Scotland or online via zoom or skype

Need help to create your pitch or presentation? Click on these links for PITCHTASTIC or TEDTASTIC

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I attended a one-to-one coaching session with Mel to polish my 3-minute EDGE Award pitch. Mel not only offers guidance with delivery, but also crafting the content. Full spectrum high-quality presentation coaching.
— Jason Morenikeji; Founder and Creative Director, Urban Farming Design Company

Do you fear public speaking? Want to develop your confidence and learn how to manage your nerves? If you are interested in this programme, I will email you a questionnaire to complete so that we can agree how many sessions you will need to achieve your objectives. Then during our sessions we will gently explore your communications challenges and build your confidence and self-belief so that those butterflies fly in formation.

**Available in person in Edinburgh, Scotland or online via zoom or skype

Need help to create your pitch or presentation? Click on these links for PITCHTASTIC or TEDTASTIC

I continually avoided public speaking for almost 20 years due to lack of confidence, nervousness and feeling outwith my comfort zone. I didn’t realise there were coaches available but then I saw some quality presenters at an event and I realised that with the right coach I could do it too.

As a result of working with Mel I have significantly improved confidence, numerous tips and ideas and a lot less fear of the process. I also have more of a structure to my presentations and recognise the importance of eye contact, stance and what I do with my hands. Mel made it feel natural; I liked her friendly and constructive approach, and she really took the time to understand and listen at the start and throughout.

Recently I had to pitch to two investors on behalf of another company and both investors said they loved it and gave us an offer. I know I’m still far from an expert, but I hope this shows what a great job Mel did! I would not hesitate to recommend Mel and I look forward to working with her more in the future.
— Craig R; Company Director