Powerful Pitching Testimonials

When you book your place on the Powerful Pitching course, you do so with the reassurance of knowing that a host of organisations have already seen profound and lasting results from the small investment in Elaine’s Pitching course:


“Elaine delivered a 1 day workshop to a cohort of about 40 delegates from my business area. 

As well as being very organised, with excellent pre-course communications and first-rate materials, she brought a potent blend of professionalism, humility, energy and good humour to the event. 

Elaine showed a real passion for the subject and a genuine interest in the work that we do, and in the individuals on the course. These qualities came together not only to achieve the aims of our workshop but to genuinely inspire and energise our delegates along the way. 

I am confident that the learning from this event will be instantly practical in the workplace, with the added benefit that many of the learning points can be applied to a variety of situations. I would recommend Elaine unreservedly for any learning needs relating to presenting and pitching.” Andrew Smith, Head of Subject Access Request Unit, Home Office - UK Visas & Immigration 

"Excellent workshop. Elaine is a great trainer and offers constructive feedback which has given me the confidence to go out there and pitch my business." Yasmin Sheikh


"Public speaking can be challenging but Elaine helps you to get into the right mindset, refine your pitch and give you the confidence to become a great speaker that people want to listen to." Gil Kahana, Co-Founder of ChattyFeet

"The workshop was fantastic. I love the fact that we jumped straight into practising and perfecting our pitch. Not a moment was wasted and so much was effortlessly packed into the schedule. Great trainer and program. I gained skills that I will take with me for a lifetime." O. Jarike, Health Business Owner

"Very useful and I am glad my initial pitch was flipped to be much more effective! It is more about the listener than me!" Michael Murdoch, The House London


"Great delivery, energy and uplifting. Really nice engagement and interaction with Elaine and between the peers. I loved it!" Aminur Rahman

"Good workshop. Very good balance between practice and theory." Wilhelmina Bruce-Larbi

"Really well paced and really enjoyed working collaboratively with others in a situation where the pressure was minimal but effective." Debra Levy

"I participated in the workshop led by Elaine and the experience was delightful. I am a professional speaker, and I learned really useful new tactics to improve my performance. Elaine created such a great group dynamics, we all felt really safe and benefited a lot from Elaine's guidance and each other's feedback. A great investment of my time! Thanks, Elaine! " Thais Compoint, CEO Declic International

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  • About us

    The College of Public Speaking uses a tried and tested methodology that has proven effective with millions of budding speakers worldwide.

  • Testimonials

    Some of the testimonials we have received from people who have attended our courses

  • Find our Venues

    Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, London, N1 9JP

  • Vince Stevenson (The Fear Doctor)

    Vince Stevenson (The Fear Doctor) is a well known speaker/trainer and has won a number of awards for leadership, education and development. Vince is a National speech finalist in recent years.

  • Michael Ronayne

    Michael Ronayne - National Speaking Champion - 4 times in 7 years

  • Simon Maier

    Simon Maier is a communications expert with a thirty year background in global corporate communications, event content design and direction, working with corporations around the world.

  • Elaine Powell

    Elaine Powell is a specialist in presentation and pitching training who has trained over 25,000 people in public speaking and delivered 600 workshops.

  • Banu Abdurahman

    Banu Abdurahman is a specialist trainer in Management and Communication.

  • The Fear Doctor Book

    Get a free chapter of Vince Stevenson's forthcoming book, The Fear Doctor.

  • Public Speaking App

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