Why I’m passionate about public speaking
Public speaking training opens you up to a world of possibilities
Speak well to lead wellThink of someone you consider an extraordinary leader. Who comes up? What makes them different and more capable than other leaders? Chances are, they are great at public speaking.
A powerful career toolYour ability to speak effectively in front of people can do more to advance your career and your life than perhaps any other skill you can develop. Getting that promotion, leading a team, selling to customers — it all becomes easier.
You too can be a great speakerI firmly believe that anyone can become a great speaker. The key is first beating your nerves and building the foundation for real self-awareness and confidence. Only then should you apply speaking techniques.
Working with Elizabeth: Our training offering
Gathering info about speaking in public is a great first step. But the key to building a skill is working directly with a coach who provides you with feedback and personal advice.
Powerful Speaking for Women
Have little speaking experience and want to master the basics? Attend my Powerful Speaking for Women workshop.
Professional Speaker Program
You’re not a beginner but not a pro yet, either? My VIP Program will get you there. Improve your skills in a stimulating group setting.
Looking to make the move from good to great? Only 1-on-1 coaching will achieve that. Check out our Silver and Gold program.
What clients are saying
Marco Settembri – CEO EMENA Nestlé
I worked with Elizabeth for a one-on-one coaching on communication and public speaking. Because there are things about your own communication that you are not aware of.
Elizabeth brings solid theory and tips. Her advice was very much measure made.
I learned how to be and sound natural in an organised and prepared way. As a result of the coaching I will speak and engage better and I’ll be more comfortable. I recommend working with Elizabeth because she will truly challenge you.
Lucyna Gutman Grauer – Training Consultant, Interel
Elizabeth run a one day training on Impactful PPTs for consultants at Interel in the end of 2014. Her session was lively, practical with plenty of great illustrations and insightful ideas. the PPT she prepared was a model to use. All participants agreed in saying that Elizabeth delivered it in a most interesting and hands-on way. We’ll definitely continue working with Elizabeth on many other training topics.
Charlotte Brandsma – Foreign Policy Analyst German Marshall Fund of the US & BXL Binder
The (Powerful Speaking for Women) workshop gave lots of opportunity for interaction. I picked up plenty of tips and tricks for a more powerful presentation. It was eye-opening to see how simple sentences can change your message from weak to impactful. This is an interactive training with lots of good advice to take home.
The German Marshall Fund of the US
The German Marshall Fund of the US hired Elizabeth for a one day intensive training on Innovating Events and Better Speaking.
“Elizabeth is great at listening as well as conveying messages in a concise and effective way. She is also really good at highlighting positive aspects during her evaluation (of the participant’s speaking exercises) and giving advices without criticising.”
“Finding out about different confidence building techniques based on different personalities provided me with great insight.”
“Rich course, well structured.”
“Very interesting concepts & tips.”
Iva Petkovic – EU Panel Watch
Learning about all the manifestations of self-doubt (apologizing, weak voice, holding back) was a real eye-opener. The training gave me the tools to develop a new relationship with my nerves and my emotions. The small group size, interactive exercises and the sharing of stories make the day very valuable for me. I am now familiar with the key ingredients for a good public speaking performance.
Courtney Gehle – Executive Director of The Better Tomorrow Movement and EDD Young Leader 2017
Elizabeth is a very competent trainer who knows her subject material and who is able to help with broad challenges as well as specific concerns. I learned that how you say something is as important, if note more important that what you say. I learned that the most important aspect of any public speaking is to have a clear message that can be expressed as both a power phrase or as part of a long speech.
Director – European Institutions
I worked with Elizabeth to improve my overall communication and leadership skills. Elizabeth inspires by her positivity and sense of humor. She rapidly understood the issues that I raised and translated them into skills I needed.
She offers quite original frameworks that gave good guidance to the discussion. How she uses colors to indicate different speaking styles was extremely helpful.
Elizabeth made me think, made me aware and made sure I practiced the newly acquired skills.
I recommend working with Elizabeth for the depth she brings to the topics and her ability to meet your expectation and reach your goals.
Gareth Harding – writer, lecturer and media trainer at Clear Europe
I worked with Elizabeth on European Development Days in November 2013. My task was to conduct interviews with VIPs – presidents, prime ministers, European commissioners etc. That is usually a hopeless task – especially two days before an event. However, with Elizabeth acting as my producer/fixer we managed to interview everyone we wanted to. She is super-efficient, well-connected, scarily organised and an absolute pleasure to work with.
Jean-Letitia Saldanha – Senior Advisor CIDSE
The tools and tips ere very useful. And so were the exercises. Learning about different personality types in the audience was one of the most valuable parts in the training for me. A well prepared, methodical trainer with a lot of flexibility!
Alexander Von Maillot – CEO Nestlé Belgilux
Thanks to the one-on-one speaking coaching with Elizabeth I learned how to be a better speaker by just changing small things. The sessions were outstanding and already after the first session I was able to make big improvements. How to structure your presentation and the many easy to apply quick wins were the most valuable elements in the training for me. Within two half days I got all the needed tools and information to increase significantly the quality of my public speaking.
Veerle Seymus – Co-founder of QuidProJobs
Elizabeth’s intense 1-on-1 training provided an end-2-end solution for me: she drastically improved the text of the presentation, gave solid advice on the visuals (use of colors, white space, pictures, font, and figures, number of pages, etc), critically eyed my physical appearance and rehearsed how to use voice, intonation and overall body language. A 360° experience so to say. In her amiable style, Elizabeth upgraded me and gave me the confidence to speak in front of a public. I’ll probably always die a little beforehand, but at least now I know how to bring my message across and leave it lingering for a while. Thanks, Elizabeth!
Gina Lovett – Acting Director Communications Climate-KIC
Elizabeth is a pleasure to work with, engaged and curious. From the first meeting where we discussed the brief and the task at ahead, Elizabeth was fully engaged, curious and asked lots of helpful questions to focus on what was needed. Once Elizabeth was briefed and understood what needed to be done, I felt confident about letting her get on with building a rapport with the speakers and developing the panels for the day. She also showed good grace and professionalism in a pressured situation in rehearsals. Elizabeth’s presenting work was great – calm and thoughtful. Elizabeth was a really crucial part of the events team.
Nikoleta Arnaudova – Policy Advisor Third-I
The fact that the training took into account not only the external work, but also the internal work made it very valuable. Very calm, educative and supportive approach to a topic that makes a lot of people nervous and stressed.
Ilka Neumann – Project Consultant Pracsis
I would definitely recommend the training ‘Powerful Public Speaking for Women’. It was very interesting to test and analyse different presentation styles. And it is very helpful to have some techniques at hand to manage emotions before and during a presentation.
Olivera Medugorac – European Affairs Manager Nestlé
The Nestle Public Affairs team hired Elizabeth as a speaker coach for the high profile conference Food4Talk, featuring 4 outstanding speakers. Elizabeth’s task was to align their performance style, timing and messaging to create a coherent conference story.
I highly appreciated the simplicity and clarity of her instructions, her sharp eye for details and her approach to the content on all levels. Elizabeth showed how even very experienced speakers can make their talks more impactful.
I would definitely recommend Elizabeth because of the very smooth and pleasant guidance she provides and her ability to handle complex clients and projects.
I attended a public speaking coaching last week, which was organised for women. For anyone living in Belgium and interested in such coaching, I can warmly recommend Montis Public speaking, which is run by Elizabeth Van Den Bergh.
And for the record: I am not getting anything for this recommendation! I found Elizabeth really good and easy to approach. If you are a professional who maybe needs the extra boost for an important presentation, job interview etc, she’s your woman!
Full article: On the art of speaking out.
Richard Dzikunu – Advocate from Restless Development and Journalist
Elizabeth knows exactly what is needed for good public speaking regardless the occasion. The most important thing I learned in the training was how to be precise and be clear on your main points in your presentation. I really appreciated the cordiality of the trainer.
Ylva Nordstöm – Marketing Specialist in Retail Stores & Stories
I definitely recommend Elizabeth because she gave me top notch coaching according to my needs. The keynote coaching was very much to the point. Elizabeth made it about me and not about her. I will remember the importance of highlighting the key points of your presentation and to cut away all unnecessary information.
Amelia Yzaguirre – Researcher Mathematician
The training (Powerful Public Speaking for Women) was a great opportunity to meet women who share a common goal, to improve and grow. I’ve learned where my weaknesses are and ways that I can develop myself to grow stronger. I learned that there is a mutually shared reality that all of us are navigating together. I feel empowered by the tools and exercises we received. I will definitely use them to continue my growth.
Available for in-company public speaking training
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I've worked with organisations of different kinds and sizes, from small NGOs to business multinationals.
All in-company trainings are tailored to the team's specific needs.
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