About Speaking Ambition

Founded by Alexandra Bond Burnett, Speaking Ambition is a coaching and training organisation working on soft skill development with technical leaders 

About Alexandra

Alexandra is an ICF Certified Coach, Voice and Performance Specialist with experience of bringing excellence out of the most technical thinkers. 

Using her professional background as a voice and performance expert in London's top theatre shows, her corporate experience in finance, plus her knowledge from founding a digital accountancy practice, Alexandra has the tools, know-how and talent to get you at your very best. 

Our Mission

Right now our mission is to increase the EQ and confidence of 500 professionals globally by 2023 - and to monitor the impact they have in their careers and lives. 

Our Vision for the Future

We have a very clear vision of technology not only changing the way we work, but the way we engage with each other as humans. 

Technology gives us an opportunity to learn more about our capabilities; using emotional intelligence and full awareness of how we communicate we reduce fear, malicious behaviour and create a more balanced world with conscious humans that will make ethical and dynamic decisions for the future. 

Featured In 

Master Communicator

According to Alexandra Bond
Burnett, a speaking coach for
accountancy professionals, effective communication is about awareness of three key themes: intention,
interpretation and adaption. 

 

Expert opinion: 6 tips to become a master at presentations

AAT has produced a video with invaluable tips on delivering a presentation which follows Jay Wilson AATQB in his quest to improve his presentation skills.

Jay is mentored by Presentation Skills Trainer Alexandra Bond Burnett. So what are Alex’s top presentation tips for becoming a presentation master?

It's time to be human

Finance professionals must see automation and AI as a means to an end, not the end itself. With time freed up and valuable data at hand, accountants must learn to develop their communication skills and meet the rest of the business face-to-face.

Hidden opportunities for better communication

We were super excited to be joined by coach, speaker and all-around powerhouse; Alexandra Bond Burnett. Through Speaking Ambition, Alexandra has coached hundreds of people in the accounting world to improve their speaking skills. Alexandra believes that presence and influence are just as important as technical skills in the world of finance today (we’re inclined to agree!).

 PUBLIC SPEAKING SUCCESS TIPS FOR ACCOUNTANTS

  • it’s hard to make dry analytical data sexy, to it’s vital accountants can tell the story behind the numbers
  • The benefits for accountants of a ‘value to you’ vocabulary when speaking to clients
  • When accountants can connect raw information with what matters to clients, it makes their communication more meaningful
  • The emotions that drive human behaviour and how accountants can use them to drive business forward

Podcast: Cloud Stories 

In this episode, we talk about . . .

The importance of communication training for the accounting industry
Recognising how to surface your mojo, to improve your presence
The concept of taking clients on a journey through data storytelling
The Professional Presence Equation = Reveal, Resonate, Retell Represent and Reach
Amplifying your authenticity and the difference between reciting and speaking.