Tell your Story

Our stories hold power. Who we are. Where we have been. Struggles we have faced. Victories we have won. Each of our stories is different, each has its own purpose. Your story matters. Someone is waiting to hear it.

Overcome the fear

Speak up in spite of the fear
Don't allow your fear to steal your voice
Each time you step into that space of courage, you silence the voice of fear.

Present a Speech

The potency of a speech is not so much about its content, but about its presentation - the potential to inspire with powerful lessons, the pace, the posture, the pitch, the phrases, the painting of pictures into words and the prevailing pause.

Speak with intention

When you speak with intention and not for attention, your words convey truth and lead to action. Determine to speak with purpose. Purpose to connect. Purpose to inspire and be of service. Purpose to be in committed action.

Develop Confidence

Deep breath, Eye contact, Connect.
Remember you have a story worth sharing. Make them laugh or cry, gasp with surprise or be completely silenced. You are the master storyteller - your words, your space.

Control the stage

You have done the preparation; ignore the sweaty palms; most people get nervous on stage anyway. Match your tone with your message and project the image you want to convey. The stage is yours! Use it well!

About Us

'You don't have to be great to start but you have to start to be great.' - Zig Ziglar

Getting started is usually the hardest part. At iVerbalize, we encourage you to get started on your speaking journey because we understand that the ability to communicate effectively is perhaps the most important of all life skills.

We work with individuals, women's groups and networks and corporate teams to provide spaces to develop a diverse range of communication skills.

At iVerbalize, we are genuinely passionate about enabling women to take the steps from being spectators to courageous and confident speakers. Our methodology is simple, fun and creative and builds on your existing personality and strengths so that you remain true to your unique self as an authentic speaker. Our positive and supportive training uniquely combines highly interactive small group work with coaching for your individual needs in a safe and encouraging atmosphere.

Our Director

‘Ronke Kokoruwe LLM

‘Ronke Kokoruwe LLM

Director/Coach/Mentor

Our Chief Verbalizer is a lawyer by profession who now coaches and accelerates business executives to grow by becoming more self-aware resulting in greater influence and impact. She uses insight, humour and creativity to support her clients to communicate with greater ease and clarity, enhance their performance and gain a better understanding of their personality traits, strengths and weaknesses.
She mentors young women around the world to become future leaders. In her view, enabling women to celebrate the power of their voices and spoken words, is crucial and her desire is to develop their capabilities to express themselves with confidence, courage and clarity.
Running, laughing, singing and baking are part and parcel of her world.

Services

THE CONFIDENCE TO EXPRESS YOURSELF

We provide a range of services to boost self-confidence by developing public speaking and communication skills.  We do this through our training workshops and 1-2-1 and group coaching programmes, virtually and face to face.

 

Workshops

Our bespoke and highly interactive workshops enable and empower individuals and teams to verbalize with confidence and to appreciate and develop their unique voices and communication styles.
With the use of our powerful yet simple methodology, we explore what holds individuals back from speaking up. We believe that when the dots of speaking up can be connected to our potential impact, we are empowered to take those steps from spectator to speaker.

Coaching

We run private one to one and group coaching sessions for individuals seeking to further hone their communication and presentation skills by enabling them to discover their own unique style, voice and message and employ it. This service is available in face to face meetings, via Zoom and on the phone.
We incorporate methods which help to develop a more engaging and influential speaking manner, utilising the power of non-verbal communication and voice projection and simple techniques to deal with nerves and common fears. Our goal is to foster increased confidence and the capacity to communicate authentically with passion, poise and presence.

Speaking

Whether online or in person, ’Ronke brings energy, enthusiasm and expertise to every talk she presents. Her most popular sessions include ‘Speak Up with Confidence’ and ‘How to Find Your Voice and Tell your Story’.
She spent the first part of her career in the legal world and enjoyed using her voice to make a difference for clients. Today she uses her background, expertise and stories to inspire and motivate a variety of audiences and shows up with authenticity, joy and passion as a keynote speaker and MC at various events.

Programmes

VIPs of Public Speaking Masterclass

Workshops

This Masterclass will equip each participant with the public speaking fundamentals needed to speak up with greater confidence, connect with audiences and have a real impact.  The day will be practical and  interactive with opportunities to step out of your comfort zone in a fun and supportive environment.

The course aims to help each participant to learn the invaluable ‘VIPs of Public Speaking’ through a process of learning and practice, with each participant presenting a speech created on the day with constructive feedback provided in a safe and supportive environment.

A pre-training questionnaire would be sent out prior to the training to highlight the specific needs and goals of the participants.

Ultimately this Masterclass will equip you to:

  • Present to an audience with greater confidence, courage & clarity
  • Connect with your audience effectively using body language to emphasise your message
  • Become more authentic in your presentations
  • Be more prepared and present in impromptu speaking situations
  • Learn to open and close presentations in an outstanding way
  • Confidently use storytelling to bring your message to life and make your ideas more meaningful and memorable.

The Art of Conversation

What makes us effective as communicators in one to one situations?

What tools and techniques can we put in our pockets that we can easily reach out to when we find ourselves in tricky or uncomfortable conversations?

We can help you to hone the skills to enable you to courageously step into those spaces that make you feel conversationally confident.


Virtual Communication

Communicating effectively online has never been more important. The ability to do so and do so well, is no longer optional.

So how do you make the shift from face-to-face conversations to the virtual platforms and stages in a way that you engage, impact and influence your audience?

We offer a range of courses that are delivered online via Zoom or your preferred platform to groups or individuals which are specifically tailored to you/your team’s specific needs.

We show you how to verbalize vibrantly and virtually !


Testimonials

  • Best training session I have been involved in for a long time. Very interactive and Ronke you were inspirational

    Kevin, Director at Walkers
  • ‘I could not recommend ‘Ronke enough! She presented an outstanding course on public speaking to our Directors and Senior Management team. Her ability to motivate and inspire is infectious. She took the time to understand the individuals in the room and the values of our business as a whole, putting us all at ease immediately. The day not only taught us invaluable lessons on communication and presentation, but also bonded us as a team. The results have been exceptional, our team now have the confidence and skills to make engaging and thought-provoking speeches. We are all looking forward to our next course with ‘Ronke!’

    – Business Development Manager, Walker’s Construction Ltd
  • You’re amazing, helped me to engage & focus – I didn’t want the training to end!

    Participant – ‘Power of Communication’ workshop
  • I loved everything about the session and felt a sense of empowerment afterwards - like I could do anything! Great interactive stuff and really different activities.

    - Women's Speak Up session

    Ms Tabraham
  • ‘Ronke provided us lively engaging training sessions which created positive attitudes from staff attending, who couldn’t quite believe they had the ability to talk to others with confidence and personal understanding.’

    – June O’Sullivan MBE at Member, Mayor of London Skills Partners
  • This is an invaluable experience for all kids with many positive outcomes.

    – Ms Spiby
  • I loved your talk last Friday at the EPAA Conference. You inspired me to SPEAK UP & stop whispering under my breath– Thank you

    Charlotte Barnes – PA to Group CEO @ Pelsis
  • Your enthusiasm and beliefs make me want to work for you. You are a gifted speaker with great motivational skills.

    Ms Edwardes
  • You are an amazing speaker - inspiring, confident & engaging.

    Ms F-Davies
  • It is clear that you are passionate about empowering everyone to speak up and speak out. Your style is full of such enthusiasm that we too were all in turn enthused. Thank you for your empathy and for the kindness you showed to those of us who were incredibly nervous and even fearful. The humour really helped to bond this group of practical strangers together. I was excited and apprehensive beforehand and now can not wait to sign up for a future course or workshop and have highly recommended you to others!

    - Women's Speak Up session

    Ms Huyt
  • Provides a very professional and engaging service and is excellent at her craft.

    Ms David
  • It was such a fun, confidence -building experience and I think we all surprised ourseves with the power of our voices in just an hour-long session. You set an excellent example of being able to hold attention yet make everyone feel like they're the only one in the room. Working with you is a must for anyone who would like to get better at speaking in public.

    - Women's Speak Up session

    Ms Ffrancon-Davies
  • I spent over 2 hours trying to customize another theme and had to scrap it. I spent less than 30 minutes on this theme and it was fun. And the customer service has been fantastic!

    Priscilla Nunn, CEO – Your Training Partners
  • Come a day there won't be room for naughty men like us to slip about at all. This job goes south, there well may not be another. So here is us, on the raggedy edge. Don't push me, and I won't push you.

    Malcolm Reynolds, Captain – The Serenity
  • People don't like to be meddled with. We tell that to do, what to think. Don't run, don't walk. We're in their homes and in their heads and we haven't the right. We're meddlesome.

    River Tam, Sister – The Serenity

Contact

Contact

info@iverbalize.co.uk