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James
« Robert has helped me with speaking for many years. When we had our... More »
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James
« Robert has helped me with speaking for many years. When we had our first meeting, I really struggled with getting my point across fluently and he gave me the ability to speak in public for work as well as for day-to-day life. I have recently started teaching English as a foreign language and Robert was the tutor who gave me the ability to speak in front of a class. »
£50/h
1st lesson free!
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Lessons offered by Robert
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Personal coaching
  • Personal development
  • Public Speaking
  • Elocution
Levels
  • All Levels

Help with all aspects of public speaking: speech-writing, elocution and delivery

Methodology

I base my classes on your needs. You might, for example, have been asked by your boss to attend a networking event and speak about your product or service, and need help in designing an effective presentation. I can help you write the content, and will work with you to develop the delivery style that best suits your personality. Or you might have to give a best man/woman's speech at a wedding. I've done a few of those, and heard many more; together, we can work up something that will amaze your friends and make the day extra special for the bride and groom. Or you might be going for a job interview, and need help in answering the sort of questions that you know will crop up. I have wide experience in all those areas, as well as many others. Whatever you need, I will give you the tools you need to succeed, and the self-confidence to do so.

Experience

I initially trained as a professional singer, but then joined the Army, rising to the rank of Brigadier. I then ran a charity in Cardiff until I retired in 2019. Today, I have an important, voluntary role in the local area which typically involves speaking in public 3 or 4 times a week. All these life experiences have taught me to overcome my natural shyness; so today, I have a wealth of experience in writing and delivering speeches and presentations of all sorts.

Rates

Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £200
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £400

Details

You can come to me, or I can come to you - I live in South Wales, but I'm happy to travel anywhere in the UK. I don't like remote training (eg by Skype), as I find it hard to establish the personal relationship that this subject requires. If I travel to you, I will expect you to cover my travel costs.

Lessons offered by Robert
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Personal coaching
  • Personal development
  • Public Speaking
  • Elocution
Levels
  • All Levels

Robert's CV

PROFILE

A sleeves-rolled-up, articulate and versatile senior leader with a record of success in the charity sector, music and the Army. Skills include strategic and operational planning, as well as routine administration and logistics. A persuasive communicator, comfortable operating at government level and with the media.

CAREER SUMMARY

2013-2019: Wales Director, Music in Hospitals & Care. Music in Hospitals & Care is a UK-wide charity delivering high-quality, therapeutic music concerts for sick people.

2011-2013: Operations Manager, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Responsible for operations in the Pre-College Department

1977-2011: Army Officer. Commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Wales; final rank Brigadier
 Postings included Germany, Northern Ireland, Hong Kong, Brunei, Nepal, Belize, Bosnia.
 Command appointments included Commander British Forces Bosnia and Commander of the Army in Wales.
 Staff appointments included provision of second party assurance to the Army Board for the effectiveness of military justice; author of the Army’s long-term intent for People, and its resourcing; and the articulation and implementation of the Army’s equality and diversity policies.

PRO BONO APPOINTMENTS (SELECTION)

A senior representative appointment in Gwent (2016-date)
Special Adviser, Welsh Select Affairs Committee (2012)
Director, Firing Line Ltd (Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier) (2012-14)
Chairman, Friends of Gwent and Powys Army Cadet Force (2006-2016)
Chairman, Regimental Benevolent and Welfare Trusts (2004-date)
Churchwarden and Lay Eucharistic Minister, Llandegfedd Parish Church (2014-date)

INTERESTS

Music, primarily singing (Oxford choral scholar) but also keyboards (playing piano in the pub and organ in church). Fishing. Cycling. Playing bridge. Gardening and (eventually) running a smallholding

SUMMARY OF PAID EMPLOYMENT

2013-2019 Director, Music in Hospitals & Care Cymru. Responsible for all aspects of delivery of charitable objectives in Wales.
Key Achievements:
 Turned £25k annual deficit into £20k surplus
 Increased output from under 300 concerts per year to over 500
 Won awards from Arts & Business Cymru, Bryn Terfel Foundation and WCVA

2011-2013 Operations Manager Pre-College Department, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Combining leadership skills developed in the Army with a passion for music and the provision of opportunities for young people, an administrative role extending music opportunities to the widest possible range of people in Wales and the South West
Key Achievements:
 Generation of >£200K in charitable funds for Pre-College Department
 Streamlining of administration of the Department
 Growth of community projects

2005-2008 Director of Army Personnel Strategy. Author of the Army’s long-term intent for People, and the programme for its resourcing
Key Achievements:
 Author of the Army Board-level Personnel Development Agenda, a rolling
programme of research-based analysis of future supply and demand
 Wrote The Aitken Report – an investigation into instances of abuse in Iraq
 Awarded CBE in New Year’s Honours List 2009

2001-2003 Commander of the Army in Wales.
Key Achievements:
 Successfully commanded Service assets during Firefighters’ strike and Foot and Mouth epidemic
 Introduced Army awareness events throughout Wales
 Awarded Officer of the Order of St John in Wales

MISCELLANEOUS QUALIFICATIONS

 Schoolboy French, Italian, German and Nepali. Basic Welsh
 Attended courses in Strategic Leadership; Equality and Diversity; Financial Management; Risk Management; the Systems Approach to Training; Effective Communication; Dealing with the Media; Civil Service Interview & Selection Techniques; Duties of Charitable Trustees; Safeguarding.
 DBS (enhanced)
 Graduate, Army Staff College and Royal College of Defence Studies
 Formerly Fellow, Chartered Management Institute
 Clean Driver’s Licence

9 reviews on Robert
  • 5/5

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9 recommendations

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James

Robert has helped me with speaking for many years. When we had our first meeting, I really struggled with getting my point across fluently and he gave me the ability to speak in public for work as well as for day-to-day life. I have recently started teaching English as a foreign language and Robert was the tutor who gave me the ability to speak in front of a class.

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Arnold

Very passionate and dedicated tutor. Learned some invaluable tips and tricks for boosting confidence and presence in public speaking. 10/10!

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Clarissa

Being Roberts sister, I have known him all my life. He is articulate, funny, intelligent, totally trustworthy, sympathetic and has a great way with people. Through his work he has had a lifetime of experience of public speaking to many different audiences. I would highly recommend him as a tutor for anything but particularly public speaking.





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Richard

I have known Robert for over 45 years and have heard him speaking publicly and at private functions many times. Always articulate, amusing, erudite and to the point, any candidate should find his tutelage and guidance well worthwhile.

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Jenny

Over a period of many years, I have watched Robert command many public speaking moments.
To learn from him would teach you how to inject the right balance of fact, timing and structure, interjected with an appropriate but essential amount of humour.
To keep an audience gripped and interested is an art, and Robert would instil in you the confidence to deliver your message at the highest level.

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David

I have known Robert for over 50 years, and have no hesitation in recommending him as a friend and totally trustworthy colleague. His public speaking - formal or informal, prepared or off the cuff - is always witty, to the point, and well-informed. I am quite sure he will be a hugely entertaining and interesting tutor.

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Pye

Robert is an awesome teacher with many years experience in public speaking. I’ve heard him talk many times and always thoroughly enjoyed the experience. He will give you confidence and teach you the skills to connect with your audience in an entertaining and enjoyable fashion. You will never regret having public speaking lessons from Robert.

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Victoria

Having worked with and known Robert for a number of years I can thoroughly recommend him as a personal tutor for public speaking. He delivers with professionalism and enthusiasm and is inspiring to a wide range of audiences. He has the key attribute of humility and humour and is very aware of the need to tailor presentations to the requirements of particular groups.He is an ideal tutor for those who need more confidence in this key area of professional and personal development.

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Julie

Having known Robert for a number of years both professionally and personally and as someone who works in the performing arts, I cannot recommend him highly enough. Totally loyal, committed, enthusiastic, urbane, witty, a loving and wonderful husband and father. Being tutored by Robert would be a rewarding and enriching experience.

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