JUST DO IT
PRESENTING & STAGEPRESENCE
Working with Fre was an amazing experience. Fre has a great energy and focusses on finding your 'true self' while pitching. Which was a breath of fresh air compared to earlier pitch coaches that focus on content or 'don't move your hands so much'. Fre's workshops helped us create and give pitches that won us substantial grants from the EU and Booking.com and generally be more confident at stage; and use my natural tendencies to create a great positive experience for the audience.
Jasper Middendorp, CEO Reflow
WHEN YOU'RE IN YOUR HEAD
...and that is exactly the place where you often are when you are standing on a stage, isn't it?
The crucial challenge for a presenter is to become fully present and alive in the very moment; to be completely in touch with the audience and oneself.
Over the past 25 years I have trained thousand and thousands of presenters, people who had great stories to tell and were wanting to get a grip on physical, emotional and energetic challenges that pop up when working on 'stage'.
Yes, other things will come by: great slides, a funky storyline, the right set of gestures, mimics etc.
They are very much needed and all will add up to the magical momentum. But: only if they are steered from an authentic energy, which occurs when the presenter clicks him/herself right in the moment and therefor is able to connect from true presence with an audience. Because that is the moment when the MAGIC happens and great presenters are born: the presenters we all love to watch.
Sounds complicated? It is actually surprisingly simple.
So, when you are working with me; be ready for the real stuff. And great results.
'Confidence comes backwards'
working through STAGEFREIGHT
A special part of my heart goes out the sweaty part of our population, who feel that next to dying, being on stage is the most frightening thing that you can experience.
For you, I have developed a specific approach, in which we'll navigate through the dark nights of blushing faces, trembling legs, and out-of-body-experiences, only to come out in the morninglight, energised and full of life. Ready to show up,manifest and shine with confidence.
You can choose an individual trajectory, and in autumn 2021 (when it is possible again!) I also start with special weekends in which we tackle stagefreight together in a group-workshop with stage. It helps to work with stagefreight in a group! Contact me through the form below if you'd like to subscribe.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Fre is a gem. I first got in touch with her as a business coach for my start up and then I learned about her stage program. I was part of a pitch competition and super nervous about it. Couldn’t get my 90 second story straight. When we got together, not only did she help me write the speech but made me feel comfortable and have fun being on stage. I eventually won the pitch competition. Now, whenever I have an important presentation, I first reach out to Fre and I know I’ll be alright . Guess what, I really enjoy being on stage now!
— Marika van Santfoort, Cacao Entrepreneur
EVERYBODY CAN BE
A GOOD PRESENTER
No matter where you're coming from; whether you are highly talented and already a very skilled professional communicator, or somebody who already pies their pants only looking at a stage.
Because two things I have also learned through the years: even very good speakers and performers can still win tremendously in presence and effectivity, and: there is a stage for everyone.
My favorite quote on presenting (which I always use to round of my workshops) is by the late Luciano Pavarotti, and relates to a part of my recipe:
"I don't wait for the audience to love me; I just love the audience."
I work both with individuals as well as with (in company) groups & teams, with guaranteed results, and tailor made to your specific needs and schedule.
And be warned; this work will also benefit other areas of your life.