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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!
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.
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.
Sessions gave me a greater sense of peace and confidence. Was able to deliver a great speaking presentation after a few sessions with Dr John.
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.
Dr. Alex Karimi spoke at a workshop that my company attended last month. I've been to various speaking engagements, and listened to many motivational speeches in my life, but Dr. K really presented us with great techniques and tools for managing and attaining goals. Many of my colleges and myself continue to talk about what we learned from Dr. K's speech. Thank you Dr. Karimi for bringing your wisdom into our lives.
It was a true pleasure working with Tracy. She's extremely talented and very dedicated to her clients. By showing me how I was pronouncing sentences differently from Americans and practicing with me, she really helped me reduce my (French/Belgian) accent. Now I realize when I am speaking with an accent, even in regular conversations, and it allows me to purposefully work on it. Thank you Tracy!
First phone contact AND subsequent, in-person, one-hour session with Michelle Hannah was outstanding. She is polite, courteous, promptly responsive to your queries, professional, yet friendly, warm, inspiring, and NATURALLY vibrant, positive, and energetic. She is also sincere and authentic - what I truly respect. And she demonstrated her expertise immediately. I was thoroughly impressed. She is excellent at honing in right on my target desires and goals (be these implicit or explicit), and mirrors and articulates well my objectives. She also is very good at obtaining clarity from me on any issues or points that are relevant to my objectives. This indicates to me that she is listening very well, and accurately, and is responsible to not misunderstand or assume/presume what I feel, think, or mean to say. In doing so, I feel that I am clearly heard by her. As such, she recognizes nuances that may either hinder or help me as I proceed forward. Terrific communication skills, and which do not feel forced or mechanical. She's fluid AND precise in how she communicates. In her emphasis on the pragmatic, she quickly, effectively, and clearly breaks down my larger goals into realistic, do-able, non-intimidating chunks. This so that I will have a better chance at experiencing the positive re-inforcement of my having actually completed my step-by-step goals. Instead of feeling bogged down and discouraged, this gets me moving out of 'stuckness' and stagnation. (Getting unstuck is difficult to do on one's own, when it comes to particularly sticky or stubborn issues. Including counter-productive ones that I've been tolerating for too long and to my detriment. So, Ms. Hannah's positive 'shake-up' activates me in the best ways, and in alignment with what is best in me.) In her non-judgmental and compassionate way, Ms. Hannah affected my energy, my outlook, and my confidence immediately and for the better. And she did this without hype or false or artificial means, but in substantive and real ways (and matching what I feel about my true core self). I feel that, with Ms. Hannah, my life situation and desired goals are genuinely validated. Terrific to feel that I have someone in my corner, in a healthy, productive way. Just invaluable. She is also well organized. I was impressed with the introductory worksheets she asked me to fill out, before our first session, and the realistic, do-able homework she gave me to complete before our next session. She understands the importance of positive momentum, as do I. Accordingly, I appreciated her recommendation that I schedule my next session not more than 9-10 days after the first one. I told her ahead of time that that's the kind of accountability I want and need, to keep me on track with my goals at this early stage. In my estimation, Ms. Hannah went above and beyond for my first session. That said, I will not take her generosity of investment for granted. In fact, it's part of what motivates me to meet my goals: valuing her time and my time, and what we put into the work together, as client and coach. As I see it, this is not unlike an athlete who's inspired to do well, not just for herself but in appreciation of her coach's efforts as well. She also works with a partner-coach whose business/finance background will be very helpful to some of my goals as well. But the partner-coach is not involved with my private sessions with Ms. Hannah. Those, I presume, would be separate sessions on an as-needed basis. A great complementary choice for a client to have. The only area of improvement I would suggest, thus far, is that Ms. Hannah provide her office address on her initial intake material, once a client hires her. A simple, practical item of information.
I had an excellent experience with Carolyn! I asked her for help in working on a few monologues before I auditioned for post-graduate programs, and she was remarkably helpful in helping me realize what programs may be best for me (I wasn't particularly interested in grad school just yet). Thanks to Carolyn's help, I am now a member of the 2017-2018 Professional Training Company at the Actors Theatre of Louisville. I can't recommend her strong database of both performance and business knowledge, as well as her positive outlook enough!
Really helped refine my speaking skills. Definitely worth every penny.
Natasha provided exceptional professional service that added great value to our company She was consistently responsive and a joy to work with
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I use a unique method called the Creative Ability System that uses an action verb in connecting two tangible items to make powerful associations. The method stimulates the brain and causes "neural sprouting" which increases the neural branches in the brain thus improving mind and memory. It is a fun, easy method that you can learn and then use for the rest of your life.
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I am a native Spanish and English speaker. Why? I grew up and received my education in both, the US and Mexico.
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As an Award Winning Speaker, Author, and Trainer, Leslie has shared her interactive and transformative five-step process that uncovers a genuineness that allows individuals to become extraordinary, and leaders to become phenomenal! Her personal journey through Anxiety, Panic Disorder with Depression inspires people to share their own challenges and shows them how to succeed even on the dark days without medication. Through soft skills workshops, personal coaching, and keynotes, Leslie has helped people and organizations speak honestly about their goals by embracing generational communication, improving communication by listening, and of course her signature program, The Habit of H.A.P.P.Y.! With her experience in various industries and companies YOU GET “out of the box” solutions to many issues facing leaders today. In addition to training individuals and organizations globally, she is a contributing columnist to E Magazine, Host of the YouTube Show The Positive Side of the Bad Stuff, and author of 28 Days to Happy and The Positive Side of the Bad Stuff both available on Amazon. Leslie’s presentations promise to be both thought provoking and fun.
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.)