It’s time to redefine public speaking

Hi! I’m Shil. Contrary to what you see on this landing page, I’m an anxious introvert who needed to control my insecurities around speaking so I could communicate effectively, and create exciting opportunities in my career.

For the past two decades I have developed creative ways to speak and learnt how to connect with audiences – whether it’s presenting, pitching, networking, meetings, webinars, at conferences or a TEDx stage. 

With this experience and my creative methods, I can show you how to control your emotions and speak confidently so you can advance your career, build your reputation, feel empowered, and ensure your audience remembers exactly who you are.



In 2019, Perth film maker Scott Quayle approached me with a crazy idea – he wanted to make a short film documentary about me!

Scott wanted to reveal the personal reasons behind me leaving my full-time job to start Chatterbox, and an intimate look at what drives me every single day to support people in getting better at public speaking.

After 12 months of filming – including navigating through a global pandemic, SHIL was released in February 2021.

We hope anyone watching this film feels inspired to dig deep within themselves to face their fears and flourish in life.


Virtual Reality

A game changer in public speaking

Chatterbox Virtual Reality is just one of the tools we use at Chatterbox to unlock your ability to become a better presenter.

Invest in yourself.

Chatterbox VR, paired with guidance and systematic coaching from Shil Shanghavi, can transform even the most nervous public presenter into someone ready to step onto a TEDx stage.


Why book Shil?

Shil joined our L&D event with over 400 people and gave such an inspirational, emotional and impactful perspective on his journey. Thanks for being incredible Shil, a true inspiration!

Paola De Marchi
UK Director of Learning and Development Publicis Groupe

From the very beginning to the final round of applause, the room was totally silent listening to every word that Shil spoke. It felt like Shil had taken you on a journey on an emotional level and on an intellectual level.

Joseph Ohayon
Regional Director
CFO Centre

We engaged Shil to speak at our annual staff conference, to be a professional development opportunity to motivate and inspire the team to work together. The feedback I received was unanimous- he was incredible, moving and inspiring.

Lena Constantine
Associate Director
Chamber of Commerce and Industry, WA

Shil was an inspiration and provided me with a treasure trove of resources and insights on how to ensure I deliver a compelling and coherent presentation. I’d highly recommend if you have the opportunity!

Tim Greenhill
Associate Director of Urban Design

Shil not only helped me to overcome my fear of public speaking but he coached and guided me to deliver a 10- minute talk in front of 2,000 guests while remaining calm and focussed throughout the entire process. I couldn’t recommend him highly enough!

Paul Iskov
Head Chef & TEDxPerth Speaker

I asked Shil to be the guest speaker in what has been one of the most sought after, attended and spoken about events. I can’t recommend Shil enough to any organisation if you are after a change in your people, purpose and direction. He will inspire them in to action. He inspires me

Geoff Stewart APM
District Superintendent
WA Police Force

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We live in a world in constant connectivity, which can be overwhelming. Every piece of communication and content you will get from Shil and Chatterbox will always be curated to bring value to your journey to grow as a speaker, leader, business owner and as a human.

Consider it a “NO-SPAM” guarantee, none of us have time for that.