A public speaking and communications expert Kolarele ‘Kola’ Sonaike is used to training people how to communicate with impact and give outstanding speeches. He is the founder of The Great Speech Consultancy and host of The Great Speech Podcast. Effective communication is essential for Kola as a practising barrister, also a speechwriter for executives and author of the public speaking guide How to Give a Great Speech.
With his vast experience, Kola is the ultimate conversation coach with plenty of tips for everyone to help improve their communication skills whether for public speaking to a room full of people or getting to know someone on that first date.
”What have you got to try and achieve with that first moment when you meet someone? Eye contact.Kolarele SonaikeCommunications Expert
ULTIMATE CONVERSATION COACH
How You Communicate
For The UpDaters Kola is a key team member proving in the first episode with 32 year old Hayley from London, that image-building is not just about how you look in terms of hair, makeup and clothing but also how you communicate, including body language.
As well as emphasising the importance of eye contact when you first meet, he also checks out Hayley’s best joke for breaking the ice on a date. In Episode 2, Kola suggests that 40 year old divorcee, Jason asks “Why or how questions to draw out personality and emotion”. Following his advice, Jason is able to converse with confidence and learn more about his date, definitely upping his ‘chat game’.
Meet the other Updaters
The team that will help you look and feel your best.
Celebrity makeup artist, Lisa Armstrong is at the top of the beauty game, favourite makeup artist of TV stars and winner of the Royal Television Society Award.
Top London Hair Stylist
The top London hairdresser, is well-known and respected throughout the world. Creative and charismatic, it’s no wonder that he has A-lister royalty and celebrity clients.
London fashion stylist, image consultant and style editor, Erica Matthews is an influential arbiter of style who ‘lives and breathes fashion’.
Top portrait and lifestyle photographer, Abby Cohen has a natural talent for photography and working with people – or animals.
Writer and Journalist
Matt knows words, and knows how to put them in some form of entertaining order. He has been a professional writer for over ten years and host of music and comedy podcast ‘Side 1/ Track 1’.