About Sam Buckingham
SPEAKER | TRAINER
I am a soul-based public speaking expert, and professional speaker coach for thought leaders, executives, aspiring influencers and female entrepreneurs.
I help people speak with impact, leverage their influence and change lives with the magic and power of their voice. Let me explain …
From a little girl of about 7 yrs of age, I learned The Art of Speech. My next door neighbour happened to be a speech teacher, and, without having any say in it at all, I was made to take lessons! Move on 12 years and I graduated with honours.
Little did I know at the time that my speaking voice would come to frame my entire career and lead me from the stage, to television networks to voice over studio’s.
I am now a public speaking coach, voice expert and the Founder and Creator of Expert Speak, my signature online mastermind and The Confident Communicator, my online group coaching program.
I help people just like you, speak with confidence and impact on stage and screen. Whether you are presenting to the board, delivering a keynote speech or preparing for an exclusive live event, I can help you nail it!
You see, POWERFUL speaking is a learned skill, just like riding a bike or surviving in the wilderness. It’s the invisible toolkit of techniques and strategies that enable you to stand up to the task, make an impact and be memorable.
Whether you are delivering a presentation to the board, delivering a keynote or shooting a series of videos for your business, I can help you harness your power and make a bigger (and better) impact.
Let’s overcome your fear, find your truth and help you speak with confidence, power, grace and soul.
“We’re going to go deep into the heart of you to overcome your fear, find your truth and help you speak with confidence, power, grace and soul.”
– Sam Buckingham | Professional Speaking Coach, Public Speaker Trainer + Vocal Mentor
I know you have something to contribute and the way you do that is key.
You have a burning message inside of you that you know you need to share but you just don’t know how.
You have a high level of expertise, knowledge and skills that making sure your audience, colleagues, and staff understand the value of your knowledge is the most important asset to your career.
If only you could think with clarity, unpack the details and truth of the message and communicate powerfully without going into the masculine, and jeopardising your truth and elegant beautiful potential.
But you just can’t shake that old ‘performance’ paradigm that says you need to ‘dominate the stage like a badass boss!’. It doesn’t feel at all like you.
You know the deal, that old-school public speaking style.
But what if there is another way?
A way of speaking which allows you to be vulnerable and still.
Where you can take the space and time for your authentic story to unfold naturally and capture the hearts of your audience with the uniqueness and complexity it deserves.
No matter where you are in life, you have a voice. You have a story. And it matters.
Being cripplingly shy, overweight or waiting for academic letters to appear after your name to feel truly qualified shouldn’t stop you from believing in yourself and your great work in the world.
As Marianne Williamson once said, our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
“Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves: ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?”
Imagine if that feeling of fear and self doubt disappeared and you gave yourself permission to be truly seen and heard.
Wanna work with me?
What I can do for you:
FIND YOUR VOICE
Speak from your heart & soul
- Express who you truly are and what you believe
- Change your experience of public speaking forever
DELIVER YOUR MESSAGE
- Get crystal clear on your message
- Write (and nail) your TEDx-style talk or keynote speech
- Deliver it with inner confidence and pure passion
MAKE AN IMPACT
- Create the impact on your audience that you desire
- Become know for your ideas and persuasion
- Be memorable, remarkable and unstoppable!
“The ability to speak with absolute precision is one of life’s greatest freedoms.”
– Sam Buckingham | Professional Speaking Coach, Public Speaker Trainer + Vocal Mentor
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“I fell in love for the first time when I was seven years old. With the power and magic of words.”
From Shakespeare to Keats to George Bernard Shaw, prose, poetry and literature were my soul food.
I was swept up in the romance of the script, thrived on the dance of dramatic tension and swooned over the emotions of my favourite characters.
My speech and drama lessons were the place where my love affair with the spoken word took flight.
I trod the boards in theatre and then the bright lights of TV whisked me away for many years. But my loyalty to the raw power and energy that only live theatre can create remains. It’s the magic that happens on stage that takes your breath away. Nothing else matters. It’s only about the moment. It requires precision with emotion, exactness with intention and a delivery that is HOT.
But it goes deeper than that.
Public speaking is about the connection to self that allows others to connect with you and feel inspired. The deeper understanding of who you are and substance of your message, the richer the experience. Just as in yoga, where you need to get out of your head space to bring about a deeper philosophical practice, speaking is not about what you think but how you feel about what you think.
It’s an inner, heart-based journey.
Your breath or your pranayama is your anchor and your life force. With every breath, there is a fresh thought, a new posture, a deeper layer.
And your vibrational frequency is clear, unblocked and humming in the zen space of peace, joy and enlightenment. That’s what makes my approach to public speaking so unique and refreshing (and downright bold and sexy). It’s free from fear and full of flow.
Like a killer downward dog, I flip the approach to public speaking to push you to your edge in softness, support you to let go of your ego and reveal the true beauty within – no judgment!
We shine your little tailbone to the heavens, shake the noise and fear right out of your head and transform you into a sun-saluting warrior of words.
Just as yoga is more than a physical practice, speaking is more than just the words you say. It’s the voice that gives words their their shades of meaning and ultimate power. It’s about your breathing and your connection to your soul.
I love helping sassy and driven leaders find their voice, speak their truth, perform at their absolute best (and shoot their tailbone and hearts to the sky while they’re at it).
My clients come to me with raw ideas and concepts and I help convert them into powerful words that convey the heart of their message. I help you write your talk, land your speaking gig and blow them out of the park with your heartfelt delivery!
What I believe (and what I want for you):
I believe everyone’s story matters.
I believe the power of the spoken word can move hearts … and mountains.
I believe stories can change our world, shape our cultures and shift our consciousness.
I live my life in full colour. I lead from the trenches. I always make you feel supported and safe.
I want you to be the best version of yourself you can be, using your own authentic voice.
Let me help you step into your power and make your unique mark on the world.
ASSOCIATE DIPLOMA SPEECH AND DRAMA (TRINITY COLLEGE OF LONDON)
Sam Buckingham is a public speaking trainer, vocal coach and mentor for aspiring leaders, influencers, executives and women in business.
Having trained with Trinity College of London, Sam has enjoyed a diverse career in theatre and television as a professional public speaker, prime time TV presenter and voiceover artist.
Over the course of her career, Sam has coached and supported dozens of women, entrepreneurs and business executives to speak and present persuasively, enhance their online (and offline) impact, write their talks and harness the power of their speaking voice to deliver their true message to the world.
From the stage to the boardroom to live videos and TV, Sam has a passion and skill for helping her clients maximise their influence, stop playing small and bring their words (and story) to life.
A former ski instructor, nature lover and certified Vinyasa yoga instructor, Sam also believes that the zen philosophy and practice of yoga aligns beautifully with public speaking. Sam splits her time between the northern beaches of Sydney and the idyllic shores of South Pacific. She cites her greatest achievement in life as her two beautiful daughters.