I work with top experts on helping them define and express their thoughts effectively in keynotes, panels, pitches or blog posts.
Years of working 1-on-1 with a range of clients, from TEDx speakers to top experts for Fortune 500 companies, has given me a unique approach to coaching - whether it's a keynote, pitch or any kind of public speech, I can guide you from defining the deeper purpose of your message to honing the delivery until you are completely satisfied with the outcome.
Relja is intelligent and highly motivated person to work with. His coaching skills are brilliant, has deep experience in public speaking and communications. Great soft skills, very positive attitude towards work!
Do to my work in training and facilitation filed for more then five years, I consider learning a minor details whit in this area a solid gain. Relja managed not only to challenge me on conceptual side of my speech, but on details related to tone and body language as well.
I can say that Relja helped me a lot in my attempt to deliver a TED Talk with "wow effect" on TEDxYouth@Belgrade audience.
His attention to detail, persistence and ability to provide creative solutions impressed me with only a couple of sessions we had an opportunity to work on together.
I believe that working with Relja can help anyone in bringing presentations and public speaking to the new level, regardless of overall skill set you have.
My work requires a lot of public speaking, from presentations and meetings to media appearances. As I have spent a lot of time in the past two years doing various types of public speaking, I considered myself experienced enough in the art of public speaking and communication skills. I was thus quite surprised when I was contacted by the TEDx organizational board that I will have assistance from a TEDx speakers' coach in the preparation of my talk. I wasn't sure how much this would help me, but I accepted.
It turned out that I have naively underestimated the importance of training. In this particular case, the experience which I've had and my good knowledge of the subject matter about which I planned to talk about were in fact not nearly enough for a good enough talk for such an important conference as TEDx. After our first introduction, already at the second meeting with Relja I have realized the importance of training. He has understood very well the essence of what I wanted to talk about. Togther with lots of exercises and training for dealing with stage-fright, we have also worked a lot on the art of communicating with the audience. Relja knew how to guide me down the right road with precise questions and bits of advice; How to make my message more effective, clearer and leave a stronger impression on the audience - and that is the essence of each public speech.
Apart from a high level of professionalism, working with Relja was interesting, pleasant and very constructive. The entire experience has led me to the understanding that public speaking and communication skills are one of those skills that should always be practised and perfected.
I'm into Learning and Development for more than a decade already, haven spoken at numerous occasions, and it is not easy to impress me when it comes to presentation skills training or coaching. Relja did that. He helped me improve my TEDxYouth@Belgrade lecture in a smooth, however assertive way, and I was completely happy with both the process and the result in the end, which is almost never the case.
Thank you, Relja!
Relja did an exceptional job preparing all the speakers for TEDxBelgrade conference. I have to admit that I had no idea how is he gonna be able to help all the different speakers on different subjects, but he was "on top of the game".
With several previous speaker experiences I was quite confident in my speech, public appearance, presentation skills, but then came Relja in the spotlight. Relja is a detail oriented, innovative and careful perfectionist - his ideas, skills, creativity, empathy and personal understanding made the TEDx preparations a dream. I can subjectively say that his open-minded approach improved my speech for cca 100% and his impact on overall quality of TEDxBelgrade conference could not be underestimated.
He helped us "technically" to make true TED talks, and on the other hand he helped us with the support to really behave like true, passionate TED speakers.
Relja had a very high impact on quality of my TEDx Belgrade presentation. He helped me in structuring the speak, while giving me a great practical advises about my style on stage... Giving me insight on expectations of public... Great work.
He is very direct and learns quickly.
If you have a important speak to give, few lessons with Relja will be fantastic investment.