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Public speaking ability is essential if you want to be taken seriously. But many people are afraid to step out in front of an audience and talk.

It doesn’t matter how bright and capable you are, if you can’t present yourself eloquently and with confidence, you might not receive the recognition you deserve.

The good news is that the skills to speak in front of strangers can be learned.


Speaker bootcamp

When you attend one of my high-energy bootcamps, you’ll have loads of fun, and transform your speaking confidence.

Themes include:

  • Overcoming the fear of public speaking
  • Projecting a powerful image
  • Speaking competencies such as presenting, performing and platform mechanics
  • Developing your topic
  • Ensuring people listen
  • Loving the sound of your own voice (and getting others to love it too)

You will leave with the courage, knowledge and skill to be a better presenter than you ever imagined.

  1. Q. Who should attend? 
    A. My speaker boot camps are equally suitable for beginners, accomplished presenters, and seasoned professionals. You can book a private session or run the speaker bootcamp for a group within your organisation.
  2. Q. Why should we choose you? 
    A. As well as being qualified to train in presentation skills, I have hands-on experience as a professional speaker myself – so I know from personal experience what works, what doesn’t, and why. What’s more, I am a Director and Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association UK & Ireland. In 2014, I was co-President. 

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Captain Positive encouraged the audience to improve their presentation skills by using props, making their messages authentic, the power of three, and story-telling techniques. As soon as she took the stage, the audience was enthralled.

thumb Jackie Wooldridge,
Head of Health & Safety, 2 Sisters Food Group.

Eilidh has helped me develop my presentation skills, allowing me to confidently present. [She] has enabled me to use my enthusiasm as a strength, and use stories to make the experience more enjoyable and engaging for the audience.

thumb Stuart Dutton,
Associate Partner, Howard Worth Chartered Accountants.

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Does the thought of speaking in public leave you dry-mouthed and wobbly at the knees?
Do you dream of stepping onto that stage in full confidence?

About Eilidh Milnes, cited as Captain Positive

Eilidh Milnes, AKA Captain Cofidence

Eilidh Milnes


Wondering how to pronounce her fine Scottish name? It’s Ay-lee.

Eilidh Milnes provides a fresh perspective and commonsense solutions for everyday problems.

She inspires audiences to boost their confidence, productivity and resilience through her exuberance and storytelling. As soon as you hear Eilidh speak, you will realise why she’s known as ‘Captain Positive’

As a result of learning to collaborate using no-nonsense communication, dramatic improvements have occurred for her clients, which include: public sector; blue-chip corporates such as BAE Systems, Barclays, BT, Compass, Hochtief, Morgan Stanley and PwC, plus a wide range of SMEs and individuals.

An award-winning author, Eilidh has been an international speaker and coach since 1995. In 2014, she was National President of the Professional Speaking Association UK & Ireland.

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