a pesentation…” he says.
High-end one-on-one coaching is what
he titles it.
Abdulrahman’s clients are worldwide,
come fom fie continents, and do include
the United Arab Emirates. But, due tothe sensitivity of the matter, he refrains
from naming who he works with, as they
appoach him in confidence.“I choose my people,” he says. “I do not[accept eey client].”
Abdulrahman has had many requests for public speaking coaching over the years.
Abdulrahman’s big focus is the Middle East, Asia and the Indian subcontinent.
themoment youturn uP
tospeak in public,
are you winning those moments?
dents, delegates, managing diectos, sales
managers and sales account executives,”
he says.He adds: “It is petty much acoss eey
single sector, and the reason is, every group,
business, association, or individual as a
pofession, has some sot of band alue.
“Their ability to speak with impact will
reflect on that brand value. So, if they
were representing, for example, a Fortune
500 company, they have spent manymillions of dollars on flyers, websites,
showreels, products, services, knowledge,
skill and ability.
“It is all there. There is a huge value for it,but when you go up to a conference, or when
you’re giving a presentation to 50, 500 or
Percentage of Kevin Abdulrahman’swork that is focused on corporatecoaching.
5,000 people, [the audience] is not looking
at the brand, they are looking at you, and
unfortunately, I have seen this many times,
within two or three minutes, you ruin all
the millions of dollars that you have spent,”
he says.Abdulahman caies out a lot of public
workshops, where anyone is welcome to pay
a fee, tun up and be coached. On a deepeangle, he woks piately and closely withcompanies o associations.
“They say: ‘Hey Kevin, Can you come and
work with our board members? Can you
come and wok with ou sales team? O, we
have an IPO to launch; can you come and
help us with ou pesentation?’”
Just over a month ago, Abdulrahman
woked on a public addess with a membe
of a local royal family by structuring his
speech, teaching him how to own the stage,
and woking on his deliey.
“I flew with him, I shadowed him. I
[even] critiqued him while he was giving
“Fo me, it is impotant my clients haethe desie to want to do it, and… the dedi-
cation to follow through because it is not justa one stop shop. I help you become great and
I can help anyone become geat.”
Not every ride is a smooth one; Abdul-
rahman has had his share of difficult clients— those that do not necessarily see the value
of his advice, and instead show a lack of
commitment to the at of public speaking.“My most challenging client was a CEO.
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