Engaging Speaking & Presenting (ESP) Fundamentals

What You’ll Get Out Of This Course

Ever been in a Zoom meeting & felt like no one is listening to you? Or presented in a boardroom & noticed that your audience has started to fiddle with their phones? It’s our belief at Jabba that anyone can be interesting & compelling – all it takes is the right voice & performance training. In this personal coaching session, we teach you how to combine dynamic vocals with a powerful physical performance so your audience will feel engaged with you & your message – whether online or face to face.

During the one-hour training session, we’ll assess your sound, your energy levels & how you come across when discussing a topic you’re passionate about. The idea is to learn to harness that same energy & vocal variety no matter what topic you’re presenting on. That’s how you capture your audience’s attention.

In short, you deliver your passion speech & we’ll work through it iteratively to polish your delivery & eliminate vocal fillers. Each session is recorded so you will be able to see & hear the improvement between your first delivery & your final performance!

We Teach The Engaging Communication Trifecta

  1. Body: When you combine powerful speaking with assertive facial expressions & dominant body language, you’ll be able to move & motivate your audience. In fact, 55% of meaning is conveyed through body language alone.
  2. Voice: Did you know that 38% of communication relies on vocal tone? So it’s not just what you say, but how you say it. With the rise of remote work & digital meeting platforms, nailing your vocal tone is more important than ever.
  3. Production: Whether you’re presenting in person or digitally, don’t allow your setup to let you down.

How The Process Works

  1. Once you have completed your purchase you will receive an email with a link to book the date & time for your personal coaching session. You can review our payment & cancellation terms here: Terms & Conditions.
  2. You will fill out a pre-coaching questionnaire so we know exactly what you would like to work on.
  3. During the coaching session, we look at 15 different aspects of your performance & setup (Jabba’s Engaging Speaking & Performance 15 scoring methodology or ESP15).
  4. After the session, we will give you qualitative as well as quantitative feedback on each point with corrections & exercises.
  5. For best results, we recommend at least 2 coaching sessions, a week apart.

Session Includes

  1. Baseline vocal measurement & recording of your passion speech (the “before”) 
  2. Feedback on your production in terms of lights, camera, sound, framing, background & clothing
  3. Understanding vocal & physical performance theory & how this impacts your performance
  4. Understanding non-verbal communication theory
  5. Jabba’s 1B1T (“one breath, one thought”) pacing technique
  6. Elimination of filler words & practise
  7. Introduction to vocal melody & practise
  8. The Passion Speech (the “after”)
  9. Iterative performance & feedback of your presentation, talk or pitch
  10. ESP15 Scoring & Coach Feedback (emailed to you post session)

Session Duration

60 minutes (or as many sessions as required)

Customer Review

“Wow! I had a hugely impactful one-hour session with Alistair to help me improve my online conference presence & connection. He helped me with the basics – technology, light, sound. He gave me useful tips for pitch & melody to show my passion & to keep people engaged. I learnt to use my strengths to be more confident & powerful in my speech.”

– Eva Heffernan (Technology & Sales Leader, Salesforce)




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