Laura, I thoroughly enjoyed the session this morning - especially when we had to put ourselves on the spot!
VP, Human Resources/IR
Nanophase Technologies Corporation
I consider Laura Lewis-Barr's workshop, "Dynamic Presentations for Women" a day well spent. Although I am not a beginner, I had begun to have doubts about my speaking style and questioned other's perceptions of my presentations. I felt Laura challenged us with several exercises and I left with some good feedback and renewed confidence. I recommend this workshop whether you are new to public speaking or just need a refresher.
Vice President of Marketing
Being the facilitator of several large meetings each month with varying audience types and sizes I enrolled in Laura’s Dynamic Speaking class looking to enhance my speaking skills. My expectations for learning were low considering the frequency of my speaking and current skill. However I learned much that I could put in to practice to enhance my speaking skills and habits. I highly recommend this course to the novice as well as the semi-experienced speaker. Since taking this class I have sent several of my subordinates to enhance their speaking skills with similar results. It was great to take a class that was so immediately beneficial.
Things are going very well and, coincidentally, I just had my first speaking event last since taking your class and it went very well. I remembered to speak louder and I engaged my audience considerably better given the guidance that you provided. I'm very proud to say that your class has significantly contributed toward improving not only my self confidence in speaking events but in presenting in general. I should mention that both Kelly and I very much enjoyed the class and got a lot out of it and have recommended the course to friends one of which happens to be in sales who is looking toward improving their presentation skills.
I wanted to take this moment to share my gratitude with you. I enjoyed the Delivering Dynamic Presentations class very much and left the session illuminated. Your background and experience lent well toward providing me the necessary guidance and confidence toward taking the next step in delivering effective presentations.
As I shared with you previously my work as a consultant requires me to provide at times spur of the moment presentations which has proven to be a considerable challenge for me. Given the context of some of my technology heavy material that I must present, I believe one of the biggest hurdles in presenting this material was to make it interesting and engaging. After completing your course I now have the necessary tools and confidence toward bridging that gap and providing material to my clients that is now far more engaging and I have you to thank for it!
I thank you for providing the tools and guidance. I strongly believe that you have enabled me to take a much more confident role in any direction which I may take in the future.
Thank you again!
Security & Architecture Practice Manager