Public Speaking Goddess Retreat

Goddess of Public Speaking

Public Speaking Goddess Retreat 2018

Free Your Inner Speaker!

4 Days/3 Nights, Byron Bay Australia

Being able to speak from the heart with ease any where and any time is your best promotional tool… and best life tool. So why not make 2018 the year to finally free your inner speaker at our Public Speaking Goddess Retreat?

All you have to do is press the “Pause Button” and let your inner speaker out to play at this delightful working-holiday. Be prepared to emerge radiant from your chrysalis, not shrinking, but seeking, public speaking opportunities. A whole new world is about to open up for you at our unique Public Speaking Goddess Retreat.

For 10 women only, our all inclusive retreat package includes public speaking workshops and coaching, ensuite accommodation, all meals, optional retreat activities such as massage, yoga and dance.

Carissa Thoughtfully Reflects On Her Public Speaking Goddess Retreat

Public Speaking Goddess Retreat Testimonials

  • Everything about the 4 Day Retreat was superb! I loved all the little touches that added to the fun factor. And the Retreat was so practical, I got a great amount of time to experience really being a speaker.

  • This was an excellent course for me. It covered exactly what I needed so I could overcome fear and learn some easy tools to calm myself, connect with my audience and also structure my message brilliantly.

  • I believe I have changed for the better as a result of this Retreat, not just as a public speaker but also within myself. I feel more authentic. The Retreat is a journey of self evaluation that enables you to unlock the speaker within and gives you the tools, practice and confidence to become what you want to be.

  • Geraldine's speaking retreat was the best personal development I've ever done...

  • I felt really safe within the Retreat group & this definitely helped me to experiment & take risks which I wouldn’t ordinarily do. Celebration final night was really special… I felt the content was intense, but to a perfect level. This gives me plenty to work from.

  • Geraldine’s facilitation is gentle, caring and completely without judgement so that you feel really “safe” to explore the public speaker within.

  • I really appreciated the aspect of spiritual connection & feminine power that was underlying the content of the course. I won’t forget that & am certain that it is totally unique. Geraldine’s modelling, energy, intelligence, experience & raw presence is an inspiration & purely enjoyable.

Frequently Asked Questions About The Retreat

The Public Speaking Goddess Retreat is ideal for professional women who need to address speaking issues that may be holding back their career or life, and giving them the tools to speak with ease and authenticity in public. This retreat is particularly suited for women who have been disappointed by other public speaking courses and frankly, are looking for so much more.

Do You Struggle With:

  • Trembling knees and a voice saying “You are not good enough”.
  • Standing your ground, saying “no” and speaking confidently off the cuff.
  • Hiding behind a stiff, polished exterior and desperately wanting real connection.
  • Being able to really enjoy and relax the experience. Shine, rather than shrink.
  • Having something to say… but lacking the skill, structure and confidence to say it well.
  • Know their career and life opportunities are suffering through avoidance and fear of public speaking.

If so and you are fully ready to change your relationship to “public speaking” and find your authentic voice and unique style, why not do it with comfort, style, beauty and chocolate at our Retreat?

+ The Program will likely be refined and change closer to Retreat start.

Includes 1 x 30 minute session for each participant of private coaching with Facilitator.

Day 1

Handling Speaking Nerves; Relaxing Into Calm & Clarity

12.30-2.30  Welcome Lunch, Check In & Explore
2.30 – 4pm    Session 1: Introduction and Vision
4.30 – 6pm    Session 2: Handling Speaking Nerves, Differently
6pm – 7.30  Dinner
8pm – 9pm    Optional Meditation/Relaxation

Day 2

Reclaiming Presence, Credibility & Connection

7.15 – 8am    Optional Stretch Class
8am – 9am   Breakfast
9am – 10.30   Session 3: Connection: 1 to 1 & 1 to Many
11am-12.30    Session 4: Power of Voice, Silence & Presence
12.30 – 2      Lunch
2pm – 4.30    Free Time – spa, retreat activities or rest
4.30 – 6pm    Session 5: Embracing Your Strengths & Stories
6pm – 7.30  Dinner
8pm – 9pm    Optional Guided evening Walk

Day 3

Finding & Crafting Your Authentic Voice, Purpose & Message

7.15 – 8am    Optional Stretch Class
8am – 9am  Breakfast
9am – 11am    Free time – spa, retreat activities or rest
11am-12.30    Session 6: The Beauty Of The Modular Self Intro
12.30 – 2pm  Lunch
2pm – 3.30    Session 7: Crafting Memorable Short Presentations
4.30 – 6pm    Session 8: Handling Q & A, Interaction & Impromptu
6.30 – 7.30  Dinner
8pm – 9pm     Optional After-Dinner Silly Talks

Day 4

Your Inner Speaker Meets The Real World!

7.15 – 8am    Optional Stretch Class
8am – 9am  Breakfast
9am – 10.30    Session 9: Challenges, Trouble Shooting & Practical Plans
11am-12.30    Session 10: Putting It All Together, Closing Talks & Ritual
12.30 – 2pm  Grand Finale Lunch

Our next Retreat will be August 2018 in the Byron Bay hinterland.

If you’d like to stay in touch and make sure you learn about the 2018 Retreat, please click the purple button at the top of the page to “Register To Learn About Upcoming Retreats”.

As a professional, you are a role-model for your work. Being able to articulate with presence, ease and authenticity who you are and what you stand for, allows you to communicate with integrity, whether one on one or with a group.
At the Public Speaking Goddess Retreat, you’ll learn to speak with relaxed, mindful authenticity and without fear.  I invite you to see this Retreat as an opportunity to have a working-holiday, where you’ll come away refreshed, inspired and skilled-up in the nicest possible tax-deductible way.

The “Working” Part Of This Retreat Will Give You:

  • How to transform speaking fear into authentic ease and professional presence;
  • Deeper self awareness and inner confidence which permeates your whole life;
  • How to structure speeches and workshops that are seen, heard & remembered;
  • Life-long skills in relationship-building connection, trust and rapport with groups;
  • Your personal Speaker’s Bio Sheet and compelling 30 second Self Intro;
  • Legacy and Action Planning to ensure you move onward and upward;
  • Refinement of your authentic voice and unique core message;
  • Finding and refining your purpose, strengths and stories;
  • How to promote yourself effortlessly without “hard sell”;
  • Deeper listening and sensitive interpersonal awareness;
  • Working with groups and handling “difficult” people;
  • 9 workshop sessions and 1 private session.

The “Holiday” Part Of This Retreat Will Give You:

  • Peace and quiet in a private rural retreat with magnificent gardens;
  • Time for yourself –  regain perspective, space and inspiration;
  • Rest – sleep in to 8am if you like and wake to a gourmet breakfast;
  • Time to really talk, listen and learn from other professional women;
  • Opportunities for massage, yoga, reading, walks and nooks to curl up in…

Oh, And Did I Mention The Extras?

  • 1 hour of private coaching with the Facilitator;
  • Opportunity to watch yourself on film with constructive feedback;
  • Creative and playful learning methods to delight, energise and inspire…
  • Follow up group telecalls to assist with implementing skills in the real world;
  • Deliberately small numbers so there’s lots of time and safety for everyone;
  • Detailed “How-To” Workbook of Notes and Templates of the Retreat.

Clothes: Smart casual, exercise outfits, swimmers, pyjamas, “professional-speaking outfit”, walking shoes and something that makes you feel fabulous.

Other Stuff: Note pad and pen, any questions, scenarios and burning questions. Written stuff you might want to refer to. Business cards.

Public Speaking Goddess Retreat is facilitated by speaking coach, workshop leader and meditation teacher, Geraldine Barkworth. Geraldine is the director of Goddess Of Public Speaking, a coaching and training business specialising in creative techniques to overcome speaking fear and to find one’s authentic voice. Although based in Byron Bay in Northern NSW Australia, thanks to online technology she works with professional women from all over the English speaking world.

The Public Speaking Goddess Retreat usually costs around $1800 and includes all workshops, coaching from facilitator, meals, accommodation and retreat activities.. plus some surprising goodies.

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