“We're all experienced facilitators, and we were all really impressed by how well you lead the session: you read the group, took control, and shared some really useful tools. It was just what I was hoping for. Thank you very much” - Michael Bungay Stainer, Senior Partner at Box of Crayons (fortune 500 corporate training organization) and author
“Donna has been able to finely pinpoint strategies to quickly improve my singing and speaking voice. She is able to communicate her wealth of knowledge on the human voice in a way that is fun, entertaining and memorable. Over the years, I have greatly enjoyed our sessions together. She is energizing, creative, and always encouraging. She cultivates a space where you can grow as an artist and public speaker. I look forward to our continued work together!”
Sonya Tomas MIR, BSc Psychology - Master's Degree Queen's University
“Donna is Amazing and Fun to Work With!! With her help and expertise my breathing capacity has been greatly enhanced. Now, when I facilitate seminars, I don’t run out of breath while speaking. Her knowledge in the field of voice and specialized techniques taught me how the diaphragm works and how to properly utilize it. By practicing these techniques I can control my breath while speaking for long intervals. I strongly recommend Donna to anyone who wants to improve their public speaking techniques.”
Anne Hurtubise, President, Emotional Intelligence Corporation – (Toronto)
”I went to Donna with the intent of improving my voice – not my singing voice but my speaking one. As an actress, I was finding that the pitch and tone of my voice was not working to my advantage. Donna took me through a series of exercises and right after the first lesson I started to see improvement. She was able to connect my voice with my brain and show me the difference that focus and breath control could make on my voice. Genius! She showed me how singing relates to speaking which in turn relates to character.
She helped me to see, what fifteen years of classical training could not – that the placement of breath and sound are key to a great result!”
Christine Wall - Stage and Television Actress
Voice and Performance Coach
Singing and Speaking Voice
PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
Achieve more by eliminating hurdles caused by a dis-engaged voice or awkward speaking patterns.
Speaking skills are learned skill. Learning how to strengthen and enhance your voice in a way that conveys a confident, genuine, and vibrant speaker, who is knowledgeable on the topic, is one of the most empowering and powerful tools of influence available to you at any time or place.
Non-verbal signals such as the tone quality of your voice and delivery of your message, both verbal and through body language can be enhanced through private voice training. A high pitch/squeaky voice, an artificial/insincere delivery, speaking too fast, feeling anxiety while speaking or experiencing stage fright will have a negative impact on the listener, regardless of how much preparation went in to the content. You do not need to be mis-understood because of vocal fry, a soft/lifeless sound, a monotone voice, or a heavy foreign accent that causes you to fumble over your words.
Improving Your Speaking Skills is as Easy as 1-2-3:
Step 1 - Voice Training:
Step 2 - Presentation Delivery:
Step 3 – Stress-Anxiety Management / Stage Fright:
ADDITIONAL TRAINING OPTIONS
Corporate Workshops Also Available! Sessions are fun and packed with everything needed to succeed. Call today to get started, 416-436-8063.
Call 416-436-8063 to get started.