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I am a college student who was overwhelmed with having to present in front of a large class. I sought out help from Carl hoping he would help me with my public speaking skills. After only two one hour sessions, not only did I improve my delivery, but my confidence increased as well. Carl is a very outgoing tutor who is extremely passionate about helping his students. If there is anybody out there who is stressed out about upcoming school presentations, I would seek out Carl's help. He will teach you how to organize and deliver your presentation, no matter the subject.
I have worked with Lois for the past three month, and she is just AMAZING. I have learned so much from her about public speaking, interview techniques and accent reduction. I am now much more confident about my English and presentation stills. She did an absolutely fantastic job on editing my resume and personal statements. Unlike online editing services (which just correct grammar and punctuation mistakes and typos), she spent time to know my vision and what I really wanted to express. The end results were impressive pieces that were personal and really made me stand out. Lois is intelligent, delightful and inspirational, and I truly enjoy her teaching. I especially love her homemade iced tea in this hot summer. I strongly recommend Lois for her lessons and will definitely continue working with her!
I was very fortunate to have worked with Tracy. Public speaking does not come natural to me yet my work does require me to do presentations and product demos. And working with Tracy helped me tremendously. First off, she is incredibly friendly, patient, and empathetic. Her methods are simple but really effective. I used to be really rigid in my previous presentations, but after working with her, I am much more relaxed and I allow the presentation to flow much more naturally. The result is I keep my audience's attention much more. I would say that the improv exercises we did were the most effective. I think anyone, in particular those who are introverted like myself, and find it difficult to present will benefit from her insight and guidance. She is a great person to know and you should consider yourself lucky if you get the chance to work with her.
Vivian was very good at giving me exercises that challenged me to break out of my shyness. Through her encouragement and reassurance, I was able to break out of my comfort zone. Although public speaking is still a challenge I've gained more confidence from taking the CreativityMuse workshops.
I'm personally familiar with Mccall's speaking and work. He is an advocate and ally for women getting the results they want out of their lives - at work and at home. He helps release women's incredible creative power and contributions. So if you aim to own your power, succeed in the most uncomfortable crucial conversations, and turn inspiration into action, seek out Mccall Jones.
Going into my lessons with Paul, I had no idea what to expect. I'd never had voice lessons before and my voice had been an area of insecurity for me my whole life. Thankfully, Paul coaches in a way that put me,a novice, at great ease. Even after just two lessons with Paul, my acting coach noticed a difference in my vocal quality. I was able to realize how I had developed a habit of incorrect breathing and posture and how it was effecting my every day life. He not only provided me with greater skill as a performer, but with better overall habits for speaking and carrying myself in day to day life.
Brought most of my team to hear Mike speak and I am so glad I did! Mike delivered a presentation that was powerful, fun and full of great content. Our Company asked him to create a custom presentation for us and he took the time to talk to company leadership, learn about our company and the people who would be there. Mike created something that was so relevant, interesting and strong that we asked him if we could keep his outline and make it part of our regular team training! Loved every minute of dealing with him, a true professional! Steffan Alons, Akamai Innovations
I've had the pleasure of hearing Richard speak in two different venues. The first was a standing-room-only ballroom and the second was an intimate workshop for eight people. In both settings, Richard delivered a thought-provoking, actionable, and incredibly insightful experience. Richard is an amazing storyteller, whose heartwarming anecdotes and personal stories work together to convey an authentic and impactful message. He is adept at taking a participant's individual experience, no matter how narrowly focused, and connecting it to a larger insight that is transformative for everyone in the audience. I have had the opportunity to see numerous high profile speakers in my career, and Richard is truly a standout. I'd jump at the opportunity to hear him speak or participate in one of his workshops again.
I have always been interested in taking vocal lessons, and decided to try it out with Nicolette. I have been taking NIcolette's Vocal classes for the past 8 weeks, and it has tremendously improved my singing ability as well as my confidence in speaking in general. I have learned several different techniqes and new warm ups that have done wonders for the sound of my voice. Nicolette is an extremely talented vocalist and is very patient, making things fun and easy to learn. I am very happy that I am taking classes at Mesmerize Studio and have just enrolled for 4 more weeks. I highly recommend Nicolette and Mesmerize Studio
I have learned many tips to improve my ability of public speech. The training is worth my time.
Jerry Cassandro at 4AM is an excellent coach. His approach to public speaking is phenomenal. The skills he taught me are excellent, fast and worth it. I really enjoyed the exercises we did together on self-confidence, I can still see a difference in other areas of my life.
My daughter was in the Conejo Valley Youth's 'Midsummer Nights Dream'. I am in awe of the result: youth speaking Shakespeare's English as naturally as their own. Mary directs scenes from the play, and artfully casts the kids in several roles. After one scene is rehearsed, it is run again with a different cast. The youth build their character from the experience of seeing it performed as well as from their own interpretation. The masterful process is intuitive; all the kids know is that they are having fun with each other.
It's not that I don't like public speaking, or that I do like it, it's that I lack confidence in doing something that is not a constant, practiced part of my daily life. Enter Robin. Kind, supportive and forever positive. Robin has helped me with a few high-profile presentations to large annual conferences, and to smaller regional gatherings. We have worked on timing, tone, modulation, message~even tweaking the written word as it took on the spoken form. Robin's suggestions were specific, spot-on, and always presented as a generous invitation to step out of the habitual, and into the creative. Her enthusiasm for public speaking which she so obviously adores is contagious. In the end, I felt confident and relaxed~ still a bit nervous, but in a way that encourages, rather than thwarts. My presentations were a hit, and not just because I felt good about the outcome. Conference attendees came up to me afterward to tell me the presentation was all a presentation should be~passionate, articulate, concise, well-researched and inspiring. What is the point of public speaking if not to well share our passions and inspire others? I wholeheartedly recommend working with Robin as a way to improve your public speaking skills, while enjoying the process!
Chanti Niven and Desiree Luethy do not just teach how you can speak better, express yourself more effectively, use your voice correctly, affect people with your words, read and understand body language (just to name a few), but they teach you how to find your unique and individual voice in this world. Yes, you will definitely become a better speaker and be more comfortable in your own skin, but you will also discover an immense pool of inner strength that you might've not thought existed before. They will show you the way to discover your heart's purpose, that which is the most important and most fulfilling message you - as a human - can share with the world. I have personally NEVER seen people grow so fast as they do in these classes. When in the first class, a shy teenager mumbled her name in front of the group and moved her body in nervous ways, by the fourth class, that same teenager held a confident speech that not only inspired everyone in the room but held them completely captive with her presence and delivery. And that was not just a rare case. I have taken several classes already, and I always had the privilege to see this kind of growth in each and every one of the participants. Always. Chanti Niven and Desiree Luethy's classes are not just speaking classes, but growth classes. Personally, I am still in awe of what I was able to accomplish in just a few courses. I am indeed speaking and expressing myself on a higher level, but I have also come to fall in love with public speaking and it is now an active part of my life. And that my business improved since I have been taking their classes, is a welcome side effect, as well. If I would continue to list more wonderful things about Chanti Niven and Desiree Luethy, I would sit here all day, so, if you're still in doubt, I would like to tell you that if you have ever considered investing in yourself, these courses will bring you such a great return you can't even begin to imagine.
Natasha provided exceptional professional service that added great value to our company She was consistently responsive and a joy to work with
I am so glad I connected with Catherine for my public speaking concerns because she made all the difference in the world in helping me gain confidence, connect with the audience and the content of my speech. In fact, I originally needed help in speech content and my delivery in order to get a promotion I passed up awhile back, due to my lack of speaking skills. Because of Catherine’s insight to motivation, and her skill in determining a person's development of content suited to my specific topics, I made a huge impression on my colleagues and apparently my supervisor in the accounting office I work at. Many thanks, Catherine, to your patience and guidance to set me apart from all the others with my unique personality in speaking and presenting. And now, I have tremendous confidence! Kimberly W. (N.Y.)
I provide public speaking services and training, workshops, in-house speech courses, speech writing, proofing and editing, individual coaching, video conference and consulting. I can help you overcome the fear of public speaking; choose your words wisely and structure your thoughts clearly, and help you achieve and sustain credibility and confidence as a speaker. I am available for last minute help or regular coaching, company seminars and retreats, and will travel if schedule permits. All training is conducted, not by employees with scripts, but by me, a Los Angeles based tenured college professor and champion speech coach with over 10,000 hours of experience. - Professor Duane Smith
After receiving my masters from NYU Graduate Acting, I worked as an actor in television, film, and theater in NYC while also teaching scene study at the undergraduate and graduate level. Students of mine have gotten into the top acting programs (Yale School of Drama, Juilliard, NYU, etc.) as well as worked across the different mediums. Now in LA, I have turned my practice to private coaching. My main focus, whether working with an actor or someone who wants to get comfortable speaking in front of other people, is the breath. If you can breathe freely, you can speak freely. Then we can bring out you, the best you, the brightest you, and to tell your story. If we are working with you as an actor, we will bring your deeper breath to your work. And if we are working with you for public speaking, we bring your free breath to your voice and speech. Wherever you are in your process, we will bring you to the next level.
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Excellent customer service is highest priority. We have been in the business world for over 20 years and have gained the skills and education to provide our customers with outstanding tools for moving forward in their chosen career.
David Kagen, a public speaking and communications consultant in the entertainment industry for over 35 years, has worked with actors at the top of the profession (such as Alec Baldwin and Ted Danson) as well as the following: * CEOs * Clergy * Customer Service Personnel * Employees * Lawyers * Managers * Political Campaign Consultants * Professors * Public School Teachers * Top Studio and Television Producers * Quality Control Engineers Our training courses include the following: * All Forms of Public Speaking and Presentation Training * Conflict Resolution * Management Communication Skills * Manager and Leadership Training * Team Building We keep things simple! While other public speaking and management coaches advise their clients 20 things to fix, we advise our clients the one thing that fixes those 20 things. Each and every one of us can be a uniquely compelling communicator. It's very powerful, indeed, when we're able to use our unique qualities in voicing our ideas and the issues about which we're passionate. I help my clients unlock the power they have to speak up about who they are and what they stand for, enabling them to establish excellent business relationships while making the personal contribution they really want to make and obtaining the results they want.