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The F.O.U.N.D.A.T.I.O.N. Method

Creating a foundation is essential for any profession, any business. Could you imagine being operated on by a surgeon who lacks fundamental anatomy knowledge? Or having your finances taken care of by someone who never learned tax law? Still, the speaking industry often ignores the need for a basis in speaking. The F.O.U.N.D.A.T.I.O.N. method was created to fill that gap. Learn how to develop long-lasting, crucial skills to deliver professional and memorable speeches.

What is it for?

Delivering talks, presentations, live-streams, and even interviews in a professional, cohesive, and yet authentic, unique, and engaging way is hard work. Most speakers either sound very robotic, “made,” scared or too casual – and not always in the right way. It is easy to point out what’s missing in delivery and rehearse intellectually, but talking from a professional performance background that is not enough.

Think about your presentations; things go wrong, don’t they? The microphone stops working; the beamer has a broken bulb, you blackout, sweat; you see you are losing the audience, you forget what you wanted to say, you cannot get back on track. It doesn’t matter how good of an expert you are, the audience seems to be bored and never truly get the value you share.

Does this sound familiar to you? Or maybe your best manager has this problem? If you see yourself or your employees going through similar situations over and over again, then this is the program you have been searching for. The F.O.U.N.D.A.T.I.O.N. method was created, so you will never have to worry about things going wrong on stage, videos, or live-streams anymore. Because they will.

The Method

The F.O.U.N.D.A.T.I.O.N. Method is made of ten pain points that, when trained properly, will build the basis for speaking anything, anywhere, anytime.

F is for Focus: Concentration skills are essential when it comes to speaking publicly. You need to find back on track, you need to keep your eye on the audience, on your content, on your delivery, on the staff, and so much more.

O is for Observation: “Observation is by far the most important skill of a storyteller” – Ariane de Melo. And probably the most underestimated one.

Not only will you have a lot more to tell if you learn how to observe, but you will also gain awareness about how you do the things that you do. Observation will help you pick up details on situations that will make your storytelling richer for the listener; it will teach you how to repeat gestures consciously so that you can re-create them during a demonstrating, among other things.

U is for Uniqueness: Uniqueness is the basis of everything that we do regarding this School & Coaching. Getting people to understand, accept, and use their uniqueness is not only rewarding; it is also what sets you free to become an audience magnet.

D is for Dare: Exercising doing things that go outside of your comfort zone will teach you about your own limitations. We help you gain the courage to do what you genuinely want to do and still be taken seriously for it. Because also daring must come from deep within your personality.

A is for Add Creativity: Music, images, videos. Interviews, props, costumes. What is it the one creative thing that you can add to your presentations that would make you stand out? Not sure? We help you find that out.

T is for Technique: Because it matters. The stage has rules, and to break them, we must learn them. Knowing how to move, stand, breathe correctly, get a lower voice, project your voice, and how to use the right timing will differ you from amateurs. And, believe us, the audience knows.

I is for Impact: And that happens by using emotions, structure, and storytelling.

O is for Originality: Being original can be tough, but doesn’t the audience deserve to see something new? Going through this process of foundation will help you understand how you can be the original that you are.

N is for Nakedness: Vulnerability is a big word in speaking; if you can’t show your feelings, your weaknesses you are missing the chance to connect with the audience in deeper levels. And even if we are talking about professional presentations, at the end of the day people still buy from people.

How does it work?

The F.O.U.N.D.A.T.I.O.N. Method is part of our online school; you will get access to the exercises to implement them every week. The training is designed to save time and for maximum efficiency. We cannot promise results for people who do not put it on the work, but we guarantee the improvement of your skills if you do.

You get quarterly or annually access to the material and our team. We answer your questions, evaluate your improvement, and keep you motivated for less than one hour of your week, via e-mail or 1:1, depending on the package of choice.

Ariane worked with me on my delivery during my rehearsal practice and I’ll never forget her advice. She coached me in not being small or shrinking on stage but to instead claim my space and be big. That was huge for me as it was something I didn’t even realize others could see and yet one of the most impacting parts of delivering my message.

Nyasha Bralock
Head of Assets at "World Association of Girl Guides and Scouts", TEDx Speaker

Our Packages

Package I:

Access to Online School for a period of 3 months
Track of your progress
Q&A answered biweekly by one of our coaches
e-mail reminders to keep you on track

Package II:

Access to Online School for a period of 6 months
Track of your progress
Q&A answered weekly by one of our coaches
Feedback on your videos via e-mail
e-mail reminders to keep you on track

Package III:

Access to Online School for a period of 12 months
Track of your progress
Q&A answered weekly by one of our coaches
Access to coach via Skype (on business days and during business hours)
Feedback on your videos via e-mail
1 monthly 1:1 call with one of our coaches
e-mail reminders to keep you on track

Are you interested in knowing more about the method, package variations and how we can apply it to your particular needs?

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