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Friendly corrective suggestions about content or presentation are outside the bounds of a Speaking Circle. The “pure” environment we create is full of positive regard for the essence of the person. We are training people to grow from the inside out, from a place of personal strength.

This means we focus on the power of their presence. We give support and appreciation to that which already exists, even before the words. Our affirmative coaching model says that what is inside an individual is enough and we need to keep bringing the attention back to this vast reservoir of natural intelligence.

The Speaking Circle approach is not the conventional mode of speaking training where the goal is to put on a better performance. We value authentic expression and believe that practicing Relational Presence is where the true richness of speaking that inspires and impacts an audience will develop.

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