Make your ideas concise, clear and captivating

On this course you'll learn how to structure your written and spoken communication, to increase your personal impact and influence, as well as ensuring you are a compelling storyteller, able to engage every audience you speak to

  • Discover the PRO storyteling system that will enable you to structure every message and meeting more effectively

  • Learn the P.I.T.C.H. techniques - five advanced storytellling tools for business, that will help make your message 550% more memorable

  • Develop a more dynamic communication style, with the Speaker Spectrum, so that you can adapt to every situation and enhance the impact of your message

What's included?

Check out the course curriculum and learning journey

  • 1

    Getting started!

    • Welcome to your course!

    • Intro to your trainer

    • How this course works

    • How to use the website

    • Your Workbook

    • Let's get interactive

    • Pre-course survey

  • 2

    Section 1 - Storytelling and structure for business

    • The most important question for your content

    • The power of storytelling

    • The Hero's Journey

    • Workbook instructions

    • PRO system overview

    • Using PRO as a questioning tool

    • Who is the Hero?

    • Establish the Mentor

    • Pain and Pleasure

    • The Biggest Challenge

    • M.T.V.

    • "Ultimately"

    • Don't skip forwards to details!

    • "What if...?"

    • The Camel Test

    • Storytelling at Apple

    • Credibility and Benefits

    • PRO grid so far

    • Recap Quiz

    • The Announcement

    • Get into the details

    • Storytelling in 3s

    • Sign-posts

    • Finish with confidence

    • 9 x greater results

    • PRO grid complete

    • Your Personal Development Plan

  • 3

    Challenge 1

    • Create your pitch

    • Pitch options to choose from

  • 4

    The P.I.T.C.H. system

    • Introducing the PITCH system - making complex ideas compelling

    • Workbook instructions 2

    • Make numbers meaningful

    • 550% increase in how much your audience remember

    • The Power of 'Gap Theory'

    • Every news story needs a compelling...

    • PITCH Quiz

    • Personal Development - Part 2

  • 5

    Challenge 2

    • Add P.I.T.C.H. to your script

    • Assignment instructions

  • 6

    Dynamic Communication - The Speaker Spectrum

    • Why do you need to vary your communication style?

    • Workbook instructions 3

    • Inspire, Energise and Enthuse

    • Speak with authority

    • How to lighten the mood

    • Speak less, listen more

    • Which style do you need to practise?

    • Personal Development - Part 3

  • 7

    Final assignment

    • Assignment video

    • Assignment instructions

  • 8

    Next steps

    • And finally...

    • Your Top 2

    • Your Completion Certificate!

    • How to keep in touch

  • 9

    Free Bonus Audio Book!

    • Your bonus audio book

    • Audio book - You Were Born To Speak - Foreword

    • You Were Born To Speak - Introduction

    • You Were Born To Speak - Chapter 2 - You Were Born To Feel

    • You Were Born To Speak - Chapter 3 - The Science of Communication

    • You Were Born To Speak - Chapter 4 - You Were Born To Stand

    • You Were Born To Speak - Chapter 5 - You Were Born To Move

    • You Were Born To Speak - Chapter 6 - You Were Born To Use Your Voice

    • You Were Born To Speak - Chapter 7 - You Were Born To Adapt

    • You Were Born To Speak - Chapter 8 - You Were Born To Lead

    • You Were Born To Speak - Chapter 9 - You Were Born To Tell Stories

    • You Were Born To Speak - Chapter 10 - You Were Born Visual

    • You Were Born To Speak - Chapter 11 - You Were Born To Thrive

    • You Were Born To Speak - Chapter 12 - You Were Born To Collaborate

    • You Were Born To Speak - Final Thoughts - Become The Person You Were Born To Be

  • 10

    Bonus Podcasts

    • Your bonus podcasts

    • Storytelling with Robert McKee

    • Body language with Paul Ekman

Meet Your Instructors

CEO & Founder

Richard Newman

Richard has been working with advanced communication techniques since 1995, as a speaker, author and coach. His podcast has listeners in 93 countries. One of Richard’s clients won over $1.5 billion in new business in one year, by applying the techniques Richard’s team taught them, winning 100% of the bids they pitched for. In 2014 he won the Cicero Award Grand Prize for best writer, the most coveted award in speechwriting. Richard founded Body Talk in 2000. His team have since worked with 75,000 clients from 46 countries including events in Dubai, Sydney, Toronto, Delhi, Madrid, Singapore, Las Vegas, Moscow and Tokyo.

Lead Trainer

Carole Machin

Carole worked in Television for 15 years, as a Live Presenter on prime time shows such as The National Lottery and GMTV. She also hosted celebrity interviews on the red carpet at international film premieres. This experience allowed Carole to devise practical strategies for communicating effectively under pressure and connecting with a range of different audiences. Carole has been coaching clients since 2007, specialising in communication, media training and peak performance. Carole coaches all aspects of communication – from speaking to camera, to a live client pitch or for conference presentations. Her energy, work ethic and motivation are inspiring for our clients!

What do our clients think?

Nick Bonney

Former Head of Insights at Camelot and EE

“These strategies transformed the way our team communicate, accelerating our progress and increasing our success. Richard and the Body Talk team have a rare skill for teaching powerful techniques in a dynamic way and delivering real-world results.”

Di Macdonald

Former Head of Learning at Expedia, Apple and L'Oreal

“Richard is the rockstar of communication! Not only is he a master at teaching these skills, I have seen his strategies turn ordinary people into superstars. It’s remarkable!”

David Murray

Director of Professional Speechwriters Association

“One of the most thoughtful and incredibly creative teachers of communication I’ve come across in my career.”

Ait Voncke

Senior Vice President, Expedia

“The techniques Richard teaches are world class. He has electrified our team and boosted our results.”