become a natural confident speaker

SpeakBox Groups: the place to learn, practice and develop your leadership skills

be employable,

promotable and investable

Hi, I'm Alexandra Bond Burnett, a speaking coach and founder of the SpeakBox.


I'm also an award winning business owner and speaker in finance and accounting. I've been teaching speaking confidence since 2011, and understand the challenges of making an impact at work. Having been an introvert myself, I went to drama school and learnt the skills of performance and how to use them in business.  I'm excited to share these skills with you. 

This is the place where you get things wrong. In fact, I encourage it. 

Build experience without risk - giving you the space to become an astounding communicator.

This is the place for individuals in tech & finance to practice speaking… whether you need to develop your skills to pitch for finance, present on stage or command a boardroom.

Each session gives you the chance to practice and develop your speaking skills. you might be working on a presentation, or want to practice those difficult conversations... each session gives you the chance to get it right, with guided feedback from your peers and a professional speaking coach. 

What if you had a supportive space to practice speaking skills?
Are you here because you want to:
> position yourself for leadership roles?
> feel confident delivering presentations?
> learn to be influential in meetings?
>practice your public speaking skills with support?
> understand the impact of body language?

How it works​

> sessions can run for 1 hour. You can attend as many or as little sessions as you need.

> I run the session and give you professional feedback

> Practice and develop a  1-2 minute presentation/pitch 

> Record and submit in the private FB group for further feedback

> Maximum of 15 people in a group 

> Content shared between members is confidential 

> Guest speakers and special events run quarterly

> Virtual Reality support for members (see more below!)

Alexandra is extremely enthusiastic about her work which is infectious. I certainly would recommend her for any training needed. I cannot wait to demonstrate some of the skills and tips that I learnt from Alex!

- Zoe 

Each session follows a theme from the  SpeakBox programme  


Elevator Pitch 

Constant Interruptions 

Speaking Confidence 

Crucial Conversations 

Storytelling data

Body Language 

Assert yourself 

Speaking Anxiety 

The art of Persuasion

Opening Presentations 

Closing presentations

Invest in your self

By taking time to practice in our group sessions you will be able to:

>Speak clearly and confidently 

> Manage difficult interruptions 

> Support and lead your team confidently 

> Discover your best speaking voice 

> Become more visible and influential


Group dates

Online groups run every month. All times are GMT and hosted on Zoom.


Places are limited to ensure the quality of the session, and is booked as first come first served. 

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Don't stop there

Did you ever learn to play a musical instrument?


I started piano  when I was at school and managed a miserly grade one. Because I didn't practice. There is one song I still remember, but that's because I worked at it until it became second nature. Yes, it might be the theme to Titanic... 

The only way to become a master is to keep practising and honing your skills, which is why I have partnered up with Virtual Speaking to provide you with your own virtual reality app so that you can practice in your own private space using a selection virtual rooms. 

Virtual reality training

Practice makes perfect - with our Virtual Reality app you can practice your skills in a virtual space in private with guided tuition.

All you need is a smart phone and a headset, which you can purchase online starting from £6

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