when you SPEAK UP

With effective Communication, you will learn to hook your audience, keep them engaged during the body of your speech, so as they will be receptive to your ‘call to action’.


Learn how to present with confidence.

Join Karen O’Donnell for this fun and interactive workshop in which you will learn how to communicate with confidence, to speak with clarity and to inspire any audience with what you say and how you say it. Since Karen O’Donnell began working as The Speaker Coach, she has helped hundreds of people to gain confidence and clarity to communicate effectively.  With this STAND OUT when you SPEAK OUT program, you gain the skills to present with impact and you also get to enjoy it.

“If you can’t communicate and talk to people and get across your ideas, you’re giving up your potential.”
-Warren Buffett


My Approach

With our STAND OUT when you SPEAK UP program, you will pick up techniques to hook your audience and learn how to keep them engaged during the body of your speech, so as they will be receptive to your ‘call to action’.

What you will experience at this workshop:

  • Speaking is FUN
  • Key Ingredients to a Successful Speech
  • Exploring strong opening techniques
  • Developing great body language
  • Facilitated speech writing
  • Identifying your audience
  • Developing credibility

Group size is kept small to ensure optimum learning.

Program Components


In order to get the maximum benefit from this program, an initial call will be scheduled so as you can tell me exactly what you or your team are looking to achieve with presentations and I can explain how storytelling can enhance this for you. All participants will complete a questionnaire so as the workshop can be tailored to meet specific needs. In this way, optimum learning will be achieved during the workshop. Prep forms and resources will be emailed along with Zoom login details, prior to the workshop.


During this 2hr interactive workshop, you will work through proven processes which will enhance how you make those first connections.

This program is highly interactive, fast-moving and will have each person in the group speaking up at various times throughout the session. While there is an overall atmosphere of fun there is also a serious amount of learning taking place.


Further support for you! A specific ‘client only area’ will be available on The Speaker Coach website once you have completed this program. This will contain slides from the workshop, a storytelling template, and other resources to support you in constructing business stories. Should you or any of your team require further coaching, for a particular speaking event, you can benefit from a special 10% discount on our other programs.


I've known Karen since December 2015 when I reached out to her with a request for support to help me in my goal of improving the communication skills of my team in work. From day 1 Karen has shown herself to be an extremely positive and supportive person with excellent communication and leadership skills. She exudes energy and has demonstrated that she has vast expertise in the areas of communication and team leadership. As a result, my team has gone from strength to strength. We owe a lot to Karen for all the work that she has done with us.

Paul ThompsonGoogle

I had the pleasure of attending one of Karen's Masterclasses recently. Karen delivered a results-orientated workshop where I discovered a formula to quickly and effectively prepare an engaging presentation. We gave our presentation to the group, so even got a bit of practice in too. I'd highly recommend Karen to anyone seeking to up their 'presentation' game. I cannot wait to put these new found skills into practice!

Fiona WalshPowerPoint Coach

I attended one of Karen’s recent workshops and really enjoyed it. Karen is a master at her craft. She breaks down her training into simple steps and by the end of you ready to address the nation. Her training is fun & you walk away with new & improved skills.

Linda MonahanFounder of Pilates with Linda

Everyone enjoyed the workshop which was both theoretical and practical to ensure we all engaged. With our latest event that is currently being organised, the once petrified presenters are now implementing the techniques that they have been thought by you and actually looking forward to presenting at the event. For any organisations that are looking to give their employees the confidence to present, Karen’s can do attitude and motivational approach will have you speaking in front of an audience in no time at all.

Declan GrantMarketing and Brand Manager

Your Platform Partner

Being part of a world-wide team of coaches ensures that I keep up to date with cutting edge tools and techniques,  so as my clients can to leaders, speakers and business owners.

I assist leaders, executives and organisations to create, refine and deliver powerful presentations with compelling business stories.  With The Speaker Coach programs, you can transform your communication.

My initial training was with Toastmasters International where I achieved the award of Distinguished Toastmaster.  I also worked on the district leadership team where I trained the leadership teams in Ireland and the UK.  I took advanced training and became a certified World Class Speaker Coach.  The mindset strategies which I share with clients are outlined in ‘Discover your Inner GPS’ .

Karen O'Donnell

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