Virtual Speech Coach
Virtual Speech Coach

Virtual Speech Coach

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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! Diane

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Serves Saint Paul, MN

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Timothy F.

I am the upper school principal at a private Christian school in the Twin Cities that has worked with Diane Windingland for nearly a decade. We use Virtual Speech Coach annually to train our students in public speaking in preparation for a significant capstone speech, and Diane works individually with every student to hone their speech writing and delivery. She also works in a similar capacity with our Val/Sal in preparation for their commencement speeches, as well as with our administrative team in developing marketing presentations. Virtual Speech Coach has provided our school with exceptional service in a variety of ways, and we plan to continue working with them indefinitely.
Mar 28, 2020
Charlie k.

Diane and I have worked together for about 6 years. She provided creative advice and solutions while I worked through and published a children's book, prepared for Toastmasters' presentations, and other speech related projects. There seems no end to her creative talents.
Mar 27, 2020
Neeti C.

I am forever grateful to Diane! I found Diane after my manager told me my use of "umm" is distracting when I give presentations. I'd tried to correct this on my own but had no luck. After just 5 sessions with Diane, I not only dramatically reduced the number of filler-words I used, but I also learned to get to the point much quicker. Diane is effective, honest and easy to build trust with. My new skills have helped my credibility and empower me to deliver my messages with more confidence.
Mar 25, 2020
John F.

Good work and easy to collaborate....
Mar 24, 2020
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Diane Windingland


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My fees: 1 hour: $125 4 hour value-package: $449 10 hour value-package: $997 Virtual Sessions can be as short as 30 minutes (I keep track of your time as you use your package). In-person sessions are a minimum of 90 minutes.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    In a phone or Zoom video call, we will discuss your needs and goals, I will propose an initial plan and then we will set up our first session.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    National Speakers Association Member since 2011 (several education programs) Toastmaster since 2003 Bob Pike Train the Trainer Boot Camp SpeakerBiz year long academy

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