VOICE AND SPEECH COACHING FOR REAL PEOPLE IN REAL SITUATIONS
Passion isn’t always appropriate. In fact, it’s rarely appropriate. What most people need is to speak with confidence, authority, conviction, and sound trustworthy. It’s a matter of sliding the dial to what’s needed for your audience and situation. However, if you are aspiring to be a game show host or used car salesman, we can teach you how to do that too.
YOUR VOICE IS WHO YOU ARE
Right or wrong, it’s human nature to judge people by the way they sound. Thanks to television, radio, and the movie industry, we associate certain voice types with personalities, even intelligence. Regardless of what’s been learned, it’s good to know that the voice is flexible and resilient, waiting for instructions. And by focusing your audience on what you're saying rather than how you're saying it, you’re more likely to steer your listener toward the buy-in you’re looking for.
HOLD THEIR ATTENTION AND VOICE YOUR VALUE
Do people talk over you in meetings, or, do you have trouble speaking up? Whether you’re a mouse or a lion, we’ll work to find a balance that is comfortable for you and right for your audience. Giving you the very option to influence.
PLAY THE ROOM
Your presentation may aim to inform and educate, to make a pitch, or fire up the whole crowd. There is no one-size-fits-all; no two speakers or audiences are exactly alike. By learning how to adapt to different groups and settings, you become more sensitive to the needs and interests of your listeners. Being mindful and receptive sends a strong message that you’re in the business of relationship-building.
A VOICE THAT GOES THE DISTANCE
Does your voice get tired and start to quit on you? Sometimes stress, misuse, weakness, and bad habits can alter the tone and quality of your voice, shifting attention away from your message. We’ll help you develop techniques to improve vocal strength and quality. You’ll learn how to boost the effectiveness of your voice so that your audience will stay tuned in and turned on. We’ll help you to manage vocal fatigue so that you can stay in the game.
GIVE LOVE TO GET LOVE
Do people misunderstand your meaning? Every voice is different but sometimes it just doesn’t come out right, and when the delivery is off, so is the message. You could come across as disinterested, impatient or annoyed, and that could spell trouble. We’ll help you discover a full range of skills that will help you drive your message at a speed and style that works for your listeners.
Through effective practice tools, we’ll help you to communicate with more strength, authority, stamina, and warmth, all while fostering greater credibility and trust.
LEAD WITH AUTHORITY. INSPIRE CONFIDENCE.
YOU’RE MORE THAN A TALKING HEAD.
R. R., CEO, Technology Company
“Kara was my speech coach in preparation for a startup demo day in front of dozens of investors. I've been coached in the past so I thought I was already pretty good, but I learned much more than I thought I would! Kara was great at catering to my level and put extra effort beyond what I had expected. She did a fantastic job coaching me on using vocal techniques to create emotion and a story in my presentation. Best of all, she made me get out of my comfort zone so that I could be effective and engaging!”
M. G., Technical Writer, Simulia
“I hired Kara to help me with a presentation that I gave at a community college... I had been criticized in the past for my flat, lifeless delivery, and I was hoping that Kara could teach me to give a more dynamic presentation. I spent a couple of months working with her, and the results were outstanding. She taught me to be enthusiastic about my material and to transfer that enthusiasm to my audience. Her approach was very holistic and went beyond just my speech. She helped me connect with my audience with gestures, eye contact, posture, and demeanor. She added character and variety to my speech and taught me how to project into a large auditorium. She transformed my ability to present. I felt a real connection with the audience while I was giving the talk. The audience showed a real interest in what I was saying, they laughed at my jokes, and they asked a lot of questions at the end. Several people came up to me at the end of my talk to say how much they had enjoyed it.
I think Kara’s combination of experience in voice coaching and in teaching both acting and singing gave her a special insight into what I needed to do to improve my delivery, and the results were outstanding. I think she could help most people improve the strength of their delivery, be it for a presentation to a large audience or for a manager trying to motivate their employees.”
Ted S, Vice President and Trust Officer
“Your support and posture cues have had a profound effect on how I now choose to use my voice. Breath control is no longer a nagging concern, and as the results from your training slide into place I hear a more animated, professional speaker - me!”