Introduction: Since 2012, I have worked with people of all ages (ages 11 -75) speak with confidence and clarity, whether it is in from a big stage, or from their computer screen (virtual presentations).
As an author (10+ books) and speaker on communication skills, I can coach you from a wide base of experience, whether you have a specific issue (such as saying too many ums) or you have an entire presentation to develop.
My clients tell me that I am personable and relatable. I still remember my first speech. I looked confident, but my knees were shaking behind the lectern. I blanked out for part of my speech. The best part of my speech was when I could finally sit down!
Enough about me. What about you? Do you want to communicate with good results? Do you want to look and feel confident when you speak? Do you want to engage your audience? Do you want to persuade others to accept your ideas, your products, your services? Do you want to be polished, yet authentic?
I hope you answered “yes” to all of the above. You don’t have to be a professional speaker to be engaging and get your point across, you just need to be intentional in developing your content and mindful of your delivery.
I want to help you do just that. How I help you depends on what you want and need. I can coach you in-person if you live near the Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota metro, or I can coach you via phone, Zoom video conferencing, Skype, email and more (I’ve even coached via iPhone FaceTime!). During the COVID-19 pandemic, my coaching is exclusively virtual (mostly Zoom).
My most popular program is a 30-minute coaching session for 8 weekly meetings (adjusted based on our mutual availability) in which you would incrementally develop your skills by working on one short speech (topic of your choice).
Here is how it works:
1. We would have 8 weekly 30 minute sessions via ZOOM in which you would present a short speech, get feedback, redo it, and as time allowed we would do either impromptu speaking practice (how to get good at answering questions) or tailored activites specific to your immediate needs (such as handling job interviews, or upcoming business communications). I will also provide a recording of part or all of the session for you to review.
2. The speech lessons and homeork assignments would come from one of my free online classes but having me coach you creates accountability, and gives you valuable feedback.
3. Your investment in this 8-session coaching is $549, which you can pay various ways (typically Paypal or Venmo).
I look forward to working with you!