Testimonials

“The difference in my level of confidence is unbelievable. I regularly have the opportunity to speak to hundreds of people and I actually look forward to it!”

Alma Jones
Alma Jones and Associates

 

“I am amazed at the confidence that I know seem to have and the compliments that I receive from people since your class. Thank you for helping me break through the barriers that were holding me back about speaking to a group. Maybe it was in me all along and I just didn’t realize it.”

Susan Heun

“[Now I understand] how to access my authentic voice. [It was] a safe and supportive environment. Don’t hesitate. Take the plunge, it’s time and money well-spent.”

Barbara Dwyer, former Director of Community Development
Benedictine University

“This class helped me to make breakthrough progress on reducing accent. Michelle’s class provided me [with] tools and methodology on where to focus to make the improvement. The willingness to perform better is one thing, to be able to perform better is another thing [and requires] a good coach and a lot of practice. Michelle is a very knowledgeable, encouraging coach.”

Fran Zhang
Sears, Roebuck and Company

[Video review] was most helpful to me. I am much more aware of the sounds I make.

Judi Bartik Wohead, former Communications Coordinator for Suburban Campuses
Depaul University

“This class exceeded my expectations! It was perfect! I learned the importance of pitch and tone modulation. I used to think my low pitched speaking voice was a weakness. I found out it is a strength.”

Patti Martin, Consultant

“[I learned about] factors affecting voice. Awareness of what is necessary to achieve desired result. A scientifically based unique, effective, practical learning experience which facilitates behavior modification to achieve a clearer, better sound.”

Ray Wyzguski, Consultant
Labor Regulation Assitance

“Thank you so much. I benefited greatly from your suggestions. I felt like a different person when I left! You are awesome!”

Maureen Radice
lifeworks associates

“[I gained a greater] awareness of tension, awareness of speech patterns that aren’t healthy (or tonal) and replacement with healthy sounds, open sounds.”

Janet Anderson, Music Teacher

“[I gained]: awareness of my breathing and muscle tension, tools to improve my speaking voice.”

L.R., Art Dealer/Consultant

“You did an excellent job. [I have learned the importance of] opening my mouth—learning how to do that without looking funny. You are a gifted enthusiastic teacher.”

Tom Francis, Consultant
Q2 Resources, Inc.

“The reading at the wedding went really well. Some close friends commented to me afterwards how well of a speaker I have become. It was nice to hear. I just recently had another wedding where I was the best man. Of course as the best man I gave a toast that I feel went really well. It was the biggest crowd I have ever spoken in front of for that period of time but I had so much confidence that it didn’t seem like it was that big of a deal during the toast. It was a good feeling…speaking has been a lot more enjoyable. Thanks for all the skills you’ve taught me.”

T.T.

“I am experiencing lasting benefit from the presentation skills training I took from you. I am [now] consciously aware of my breathing. I tend to have a lot to say in a short amount of time and I periodically have to make myself slow down and breathe to regroup. You have certainly made me more aware of what needs to be improved. As with any bad habit, it takes some time to get rid of it, but I am on my way.”

Maggie Strevell, President
Naper Solutions

“This training has really benefited me both in improving my vocal richness and accent. It has provided me with the awareness which has helped me in my day to day speech. With more practice I think I will get where I want to. The training was very well structured. Identifying where I need to improve and setting goals was very helpful. It stressed and progressed at a steady pace, each lesson focusing on specific areas, which helped. I am much more aware of how I speak and hence can make appropriate changes. Michelle is extremely patient and has made this training fun to go through. She is very flexible. I would recommend [this training to] others.”