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Welcome to AdVocality

Will your next presentation be your finest yet?

Or will you spend hours of time preparing only to have your voice or body language give away your nervousness?

When you are next presenting will you be secretly wishing you were anywhere else than in that room at that moment?

Then discover more about AdVocality and tap into your natural persuasive power.

You can learn strategies and techniques to make you feel confident and composed and positively wanting to present to your audience. AdVocality will teach you how to take on the challenges in your business or professional life and build on the natural talent you already have. The result will be a real sense of your renewed self-esteem and an increased vibrancy to your personal impact.

AdVocality provides tailored personal development workshops and coaching in voice and presentation skills, influencing skills, people management and Myers Briggs profiling.

What is AdVocality?


Peggy Forell (Director of Advocality) is a welcome addition to conference agendas. Here she is, giving a group of Trusts & Estates lawyers insights into the workings of the Myers Briggs profiling tool

AdVocality started as a simple approach to effective communication and presentation skills training, using a technique centred on breathing skills and voice production. This has now evolved into personal development areas such as influencing skills and psychometric testing.


Over the years, Peggy Forell has been studying and teaching many aspects that go to make effective communication. The voice is very important, a critical ingredient that forms part of the fully-rounded persuasive speaker. Peggy can teach you to use your voice much more engagingly by teaching you simple techniques in breathing, posture and vocal resonance.


presentation skills coaching session or workshop with AdVocality would include these techniques, as well as understanding the links between your verbal communication, your non-verbal communication, and stress (why you experience it and how you can harness it to your advantage). You would also learn vital preparation techniques and develop strategies to put the whole package together.  In a remarkably short time you will make real inroads into achieving what too few people do.  You will achieve a sensitively timed talk, which is delivered in a relaxed yet energised way.

Workshops and coaching

Here is a list of workshops Peggy delivers to her commercial clients and at teaching institutions:



Learn the easily-applicable techniques of voice production (breathing, posture, vocal modulation and expression, voice placement and projection)


Discover your value & learn to project it to others.
Learn how to differentiate yourself.
Networking techniques.
Personal impact: Project yourself so that people will experience you as you want them to


Understand how your communication styles are hardwired according to your gender and cultural background, and how you can borrow styles from others to broaden your communication options


Robert Cialdini meets Henry Fonda (explore Cialdini’s 6 Principles of Persuasion through watching this 1956 classic film)
Assertiveness: What it is, and what it is NOT!
Influencing skills: From the innate to the intentional


Design and delivery of workshops in discovering and applying the Myers Briggs Type Indicator personality profiling tool. I deliver a day-long workshop on a regular basis for BPP Professional Development


Verbal & non-verbal communication.
The role and benefits of nerves.
Dynamic preparation techniques.
Audience psychology.
Relationship between the speaker and the audio-visual (powerpoint).
Mini-voice workshop


I have designed sessions and helped design programmes, and facilitated teams and sessions on large international development programmes, the programmes being structured for lawyers at various stages of their careers

Some of these workshops are suited to small groups, and some are perfect for large groups.  Peggy also provides one-to-one coaching, covering all the skills and techniques described.

Case studies

  • Case study: Managing stutters

    Peggy was approached by a client – a partner in a very large global law firm – to help him manage his stutter. Although the stutter had troubled him throughout his

  • Case study: Developing confidence

    Another large international law firm uses Peggy’s particular brand of coaching to help some of the trainees who have been asked to develop more ‘confidence’ or

  • Case study: Vis Moot

    Over the last several years, Peggy has worked with teams as they prepare for the prestigious Vis Moot, an international arbitration competition held annually in Vienna.

Pro Bono Work

Peggy’s interests and skills have led her to work with non-profit organisations whose values reflects her own. Formerly, Peggy worked with One Voice Movement (now Darkenu in Israel and Zimam in Palestine) which is a peace group based in Israel/Palestine, and continues her work with these and other peace groups in the region. Her work with youth leaders is focused on communication and team work skills.  Currently, she works with Solutions not Sides, a provider of non-partisan education in the Israel/Palestine conflict.  She serves on their Advisory Board.

To discover more about One Voice, please visit www.onevoicemovement.org

Clients past and present

Often Peggy’s relationships with clients have strengthened over many years.  This has nurtured a mutual sense of trust and integrity.  Advocality clients include:

Law firms

  • Borris Hennecke Kneisel
  • Charles Russell
  • Dechert
  • Essex Court Chambers
  • Farrer & Co
  • Goodman Derrick
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Jones Day
  • Konrad and Partners
  • Landmark Chambers
  • Lawrence Graham
  • Linklaters
  • Mayer Brown International
  • Mandal Katz and Brosman
  • Mishcon de Reya
  • Nash and Co
  • Paul Hastings
  • Pinsent Masons
  • Ropes & Gray
  • Seyfarth Shaw
  • Sullivan & Cromwell
  • Walkers
  • Wickworth Sherwood
  • Withers Worldwide

Please note, there are a small number of law firms with whom I work and whose names I am contractually obliged not to disclose on this site.

Teaching institutions

  • BPP Professional Development
  • Central Law Training
  • The College of Law
  • Eishet
  • Europa-Institut
  • Jacobs University, Bremen
  • King’s College London
  • The National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) (UK)
  • Nottingham Law School
  • The School of Law, University of Oregon
  • St Gallen University, Switzerland
  • University of Lincolnshire and Humberside
  • University of Cologne
  • University of Ljubljana
  • University of Sao Paulo


  • Ashbury Labelling
  • BAE Systems Plc
  • Baringa Partners
  • DSC International Plc
  • First Movies International
  • ERM
  • Hewlett-Packard (USA)
  • KLA-Tencor (USA)
  • Keyfile Corporation
  • Marks and Spencer plc
  • Nortel Networks
  • PACE Partnership
  • SAP (UK) Limited
  • WorldLabs

Please also note:  There are several investment banks I have worked with, however I am contractually obliged not to disclose their names on this site.


“What makes these workshops so effective?”

It works for everyone. You have charisma, you are a skilled influencer, you can achieve your goals…when the conditions are right.

When the conditions are less favourable, i.e. when you feel vulnerable, unprepared, exposed, unsure…then you tend to believe that only other people have these skills.

You will learn to tap into your innate persuasive power.

“Do you only run workshops?”

Peggy is happy to give you one-to-one coaching, on whatever area you want to work on.  She is typically called in to work with an individual who has an important presentation to make, to a high-value audience.  Also, she is often approached to work with individuals on their ‘personal impact’.

You will work together for one, two or three sessions, until you – the client – are absolutely happy the presentation will get the results it was designed for.

“What will I learn?”

You will learn about yourself. You will move through the painful moment of self-consciousness and negativity, to self-awareness, from where you can draw positive information about yourself and the people around you. You already have the resources. You will learn to identify them, and so use them with intention.

“Does it cost a lot?”

AdVocality will adjust the fees according to whether you are a corporate client or a not-for-profit client. Individuals who are financing the coaching themselves will be able to negotiate a fee which is affordable.


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email: peggyforell @ advocality.co.uk
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