Welcome

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Welcome to Boise SpeakWell

Being able to speak effectively is central to getting a job, keeping that job, and advancing in your field. But for most of us, public speaking doesn’t come naturally–we need training, support, and lots of practice to do it well.

Powerful speaking involves not just what you say, but how you say it. Studies have shown that when we speak, at most 25 percent of what we communicate comes from our words. This means that at least 75 percent of our communication is nonverbal, coming from body language, facial expression and the sound of our voices. That’s a lot to master!

This is where I come in. I work one on one, at your pace, on your specific speaking goals and challenges—whether it’s anxiety, what to say, or how to say it.

Speech coaching with me is private, confidential and fun. And when it comes to something as vital–yet as challenging–as public speaking, it’s one of the best investments you can make in your career and self-confidence.

Please contact me for a free initial consultation—you can look forward to speaking well!

I can help you with…

  • speaking anxiety
  • body language
  • breath and voice control
  • eye contact
  • gendered communication styles
  • conflict resolution
  • adapting to your audience, occasion, and venue
  • speech writing—messaging, content, organization, clarity, pacing
  • PowerPoint–slide layout, presenting with PPT and other slideware
  • script and slides editing
  • copy writing and editing

 

How I work

I offer a free initial consultation. Here we will make a plan together based on your needs, and follow up by either private consultations or group sessions held at your office or home. See my “services and fees” page for a full range of offerings.

I work differently with each individual and group, based on your strengths, goals, concerns, and comfort level. Activities may include:

  •     identifying your goals, concerns, and challenges
  •     mental or physical exercises tailored to your needs
  •     rehearsal, role playing and feedback
  •     video and audio taping
  •     tracking your progress over time