CURRENT PROJECTS: November 2021
This is an exciting time, for not only am I back in the training room, but The Bliss Voicebox is now serving global learners remotely with the help of our brand new online and print learning resources.
This month I'm working in Stockholm with NEFAB (global hybrid sessions), KTH The Royal Institute of Technology (live) and continuing my collaboration with Anna Tobelius Bodin (thought leader on the brain) for a remote global audience of trainers at Atlas Copco.
We are proud to have welcomed the third cohort this year - on the International Management Program Stockholm School of Economics Executive Education - who are entirely self-learning through our online course; "Enhanced Communication Skills for the Leader".
This month sees the launch of our newly updated (illustrated / animated / filmed / recorded) online resource, Clear Spoken English; my swift, no fuss method delivered straight to your device.
WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO
We all have a voice and we all deserve to be heard
whether you’re a top banker or a disabled child in India.
It’s astonishing how what gets in the way of good communication is common to all humanity.
We invite you to take a little time to meet some of the inspirational people we met in Jodhpur last year.
At Atlas Copco Industrial Technique
With Martin Karlsson Ph.D.
Head of Tightening Technique
Phil & the Masters in Marketing & Sales Programme
at Atlas Copco, Industrial Air Division, Antwerp
Phil regularly teaches on
Stockholm School of Economics'
International Management Program
"Phil is the best."
"In my top two from the whole IMP program."
"One of the best presenters and sessions I have ever had. Fun, informative, moving and inspiring. Generally, I feel comfortable presenting to larger groups and I have had different sorts of training, so I did not have too high expectations on this day with Phil. I could not have been more wrong; what a guy and what a teacher."
"I don’t want to be like the other 50 year old men in the room, I want to be me, communicating me in a good way”
Frida was on the first ever
Connect, Communicate, Convince
programme in collaboration with
"Right after the training I unexpectedly had to do a presentation for the board, where I had very little time to prepare for both content and the actual presentation. The final material was finished just the afternoon before the big day. Keeping myself collected: I scrolled through all my notes from your training, reflected on everything I’ve learned with you, and went into the BlissVoicebox on the day of presentation. Then acted ‘by the book’ – did all the exercises to warm my voice, breathe, focus, as it was suggested in the exercise block before the big presentation and …it worked! It was magic! I was calm, relaxed, focused and was totally enjoying the moment.
I admire your knowledge and skills, also the ability to share it in such an engaging way!
From so many different courses that I have been attending, coaching sessions that I’ve head, my own studies; the two days with you have made the biggest impact and empowered me for the biggest step change. This jump was the highlight of my year, and I’m stepping into the new decade much more confident and eager to continue working using your methodology."
- Indre Bartulyte-Uzupe, Head and Process Owner Talent Management at SEB
Voice & Communication Skills Training
“Philip has given me the tools and a number of eye-opening insights which has increased my focus and presence in professional as well as personal life. As a leader this has created great value not only to myself but perhaps even more to my team and company.”
— Ted Nelson, Chief Commercial Officer Truecaller & Angel Investor
Customer Success Center Manager at Atlas Copco. Airpower. n.v.
“I am glad that I had the chance to work and to be coached by you Phil! I keep using your tips and will do that forever, they help me to be a better professional, a better individual and to enjoy life every time that I use them. I am looking forward to have my new team also coached by you. 🙌🏽”
“I work in an environment which previously relied on long, detailed and carefully crafted reports. This is no longer the case and clients do not have time to read such documents; they expect us to present findings to them. Therefore the voice is key.”
— David Dunckley, Partner, Grant Thornton
“It has been useful to learn the factors at play when I get stressed and how they impact my voice. Being given the tools to expand my vocal range has greatly increased my confidence when on the phone or giving presentations...”
— Simon Burbidge, Solicitor, CMS Cameron McKenna LLP
“10 OUT OF 10. Where do I begin? Knowledgeable, understood the issues and how to address them. Engaging, and comes across as genuinely interested in you and the issues. Enthusiastic. Knows his subject so well that he is comfortable with interactive delivery, and to fit the material around the needs of the participants as they come up.”
— Thomas Siggers, Senior Assocaite, CMS Cameron McKenna
Dr. Sina Forster
Global Product Manager at Leybold, Cologne
“A week after the training now and looking back on what we have done I again must say that it was a great training with lots of useful learnings. I've talked to some of my colleagues and we all agree that this was a very unique training, far ahead from all the academic trainings we usually join - in a very positive way!”
“Phil Bliss enables those he works with to get the best out of their voice and so give the speaker confidence. He carefully listens and observes so that he can work creatively with each individual.
He believes strongly, as I do, that to help people express themselves well and find their own voices, is vital to the ongoing growth and creativity of each person.”
— Cicely Berry CBE, Director of Voice,
The Royal Shakespeare Company
“Phil Bliss has an exceptional ability to grasp the groups he works with and guides them through an incredible transformation process. I’ve had the opportunity to work with Phil on several occasions and he never ceases to surprise me. No matter the situation, Phil is able to assess the participants and tailor the content to their specific needs. His work has been an essential part of developing many of my own cohorts, creating team spirit, openness, trust and an expert ability to actively listen and communicate.”
— Thiago Figueiredo, Product Manager. Atlas Copco. Airpower. n.v.
The London School of Musical Theatre
We have a long, ongoing relationship with this Top London Drama School. Watch our interview with Adrian Jeckells - Principal of the school and Susan Raasay - Head of Drama discussing why understanding the voice and breath is vital for these actors in training.
I worked in collaboration with Jan Jacobs at Stockholm School of Economics Executive Education, on training for the top management of Swedish agricultural co-operative, Lantmannen.
Here's the feedback from Jan:
"I'm delighted to share with you that your score for your training day with Lantmannen was a whopping 8.93 out of 10."
Here's some of their comments, verbatim:
"I think the session was very helpful to become a better presenter - also a better listener.."
"Great with the fundamental approach on breathing and what it does to the brain and the output"
"A very useful exercise under brilliant custodianship"
I worked in collaboration with Patrick Stahl of the MiL Institute, to create communication skills modules as part of a leadership training programme for IKANO - the banking wing of IKEA
"To what extent has this module contributed to the overall value of the program?"
"An awesome module when everything just seemed to come together. The communication training with the 5 streams (how to create, practise and deliver) was very, very useful."
"Phil Bliss' session was super; so useful and pushed us over the comfort zone to the learning zone."
Ian Collingwood, at Start-Up Bootcamp Barcelona, asked me to create and deliver training modules to help tech entrepreneurs pitch their business at the 4YFN event this spring.
This programme was delivered with collaborator; Alyssa Ciccarello
“It's official. You guys rock. Just got the post-programme feedback; and in terms of Pitch Training, you coming in for the first time this year has moved the module from the bottom of the league last year to the top this year. Thank you!”
— Ian Collingwood, COO & Programme Director. Startup Bootcamp Barcelona. IoT & Data.