About SpeechMarks Coaching

SpeechMarks Coaching is a consultancy specialising in teaching women how to be heard in their workplace, businesses and lives.

SpeechMarks Coaching provides you with the tools and resources to turn your speaking dreams into reality. On the way you may discover your purpose, self confidence or a new career. Just like Diana did.

Using proven methods and tools SpeechMarks will coach you to be a great speaker.  Our goal is to nurture your confidence, to conquer your nerves. No one is a 'natural' when it comes to talking in front of groups – they work at it. It all comes from writing then practicing a good speech with some professional guidance. We'll show you a clear, step-by-step plan to structure your message, plan your speeches, practice your delivery and get up on stage to inspire your audience. 

About Diana Thomson

Diana Thomson started off in your shoes as a nervous public speaker, hands shaking, sweating and losing her place. She didn't want to "make a fool of herself" so practiced, listened to more experienced speakers, read books and sought out advice, then practiced more.  She had private coaching from Presentations Limited NZ and NBO Group Singapore. She gained her Toastmasters International Competent Communicator and Leadership qualification in 2013.  Within a year of starting this she had a job as a workshop presenter and took each workshop as a chance to improve her communication and audience engagement.  

Guiding others along their journey with public speaking, she observed most people don't know they have public speaking skills. She also found helping them improve beforehand after they spoke a thrill.  Speech Marks, brought together decades of her experience in business and six years as a public speaking mentor. It allows Diana to help other business women and entrepreneurs.

Diana is constantly reading, learning and developing new techniques for her clients.  She is a President of CBD Toastmaster Club, a Venus Network Academy Trainer and a member of the National Speakers Association of New Zealand.

The SpeechMarks Way

SpeechMarks Coaching views the public speaking journey as a stair case, with many landings. Some people only want to get half way up others to the top, and everyone at a different pace.  Regardless, with time and effort anyone can get to the top.

SpeechMarks caters for your unique needs by providing three training vehicles:
• Private coaching for fast tailored advice.
• Workshops for those seeking a group class approach that is collaborative and fun.
• A Woman's-Only speaking club for those who want to take a journey in public speaking with like minded women.

Contact SpeechMarks to express your interest and find out more.

Diana Thomson is a Master of Ceremonies and can be hired for events or train another person to MC a function with confidence. As an MC she can also provide coaching and guidance for the people she is introducing and spotlighting.   Diana  provides keynotes on her journey and Woman and Public speaking; their challenges and advantages.  She is keen to share her discoveries and reasons for providing an all women service.

The SpeechMarks Community

With the tools and resources you'll find here at SpeechMarks, you have everything you need to achieve your goals and successfully deliver your message. So take a minute to browse around the website, join our free community, and make it a habit to learn as much as you can.