Hi Laura, I have learned so much from you and
I really appreciate all your advice!
Seeing my video is definitely helpful. Although I still have a lot of weaknesses in public speaking, now I know where to start and what needs to be improved. Thanks for teaching me the wonderful tips. I will recommend this class to my peers. Xia
December 6-7, 2018
Laura- thanks for spending 2 days with us, I got a lot out of it!
Graham Sept 13 and 14, 2018
Laura, you are an amazing instructor! Thanks for the wonderful class and your example of what it looks like to give a “fearless presentation.” I learned a lot and gained more confidence because of yours and the groups encouragement. I don’t have to be perfect and neither does my presentation! I hope to work with you in the future. I’ll definitely leave a review.
Happy week! Kiko August 23 and 24 2018
Laura, thanks for today! It truly was an amazing event, lots of take-a ways, and ideas to share! You did a fantastic job putting together everything that we spoke about, while making learning fun, interactive, and not stressful. You love what you do and it shows to all that were there today! Many thanks again,
Stacy Skillin, Chair for Sandwich Chamber Event
Sandwich, IL 60548
Laura is creative and generates great ideas to support our needs. She is the go to person for public speaking courses.
Joann Reynolds, Schleifring Medical 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. Thank you for an amazing speech class.
Vice President of Marketing Apple Vacations
I really like the fact that this makes us put everyday situations into different ways of looking at them. The self-reflection and sharing of personal experiences brings new insights. Very helpful.
The classes are very informative, reflective and can be applied. Enjoyable!!
I love the ways Laura presents and her overall kindness. A great way to learn communication skills.
Video clips are helpful and well chosen and add a deeper dimension to the discussions.
I really appreciate the fact that Laura gives everyone the opportunity to be heard!
Notes from participants of 4 part EI program, Pingree Grove Charter School, delivered via Diane Schael
I found Laura to be a thoughtful and insightful emotional intelligence facilitator. She has a wonderful ability to tie seemingly dissimilar audience contributions into a cohesive presentation that benefits diverse participants. I would definitely attend another of her workshops.
Kathy Meisinger, MS, NCC, LP Career Development Specialist Elgin Community College
The Hampshire Area Chamber of Commerce was proud to have Laura Lewis-Barr speak to our chamber members. Not only was Laura willing to speak on a topic that we requested, she presented it with high enthusiasm. Her presentation helped members reinforce how to strenghten customer satisfaction and loyalty. We received many positive comments, and would recommend her to any organization.
Stacey Ekstrom Executive Director Hampshire Chamber of Commerce
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.
Jim Garrett Area Manager Colonial Cafes
Wow Laura!! What a great program!! I am getting such great feedback! I love the interaction in your program, I think it really made people truly evaluate the way they communicate!
Geri Benning, Executive Director, Sandwich Chamber of Commerce
Laura, I thoroughly enjoyed the session this morning - especially when we had to put ourselves on the spot! Nancy Baldwin VP, Human Resources/IR Nanophase Technologies Corporation
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Thank you so much for your presentation today. I found it very informative and eye opening. I shared the premise with our Facility Manager and would like to share it with my peers across the country.
Regards,Jaqi TerHAAR | HR Generalist | Menlo Worldwide
I liked a lot of aspects of the training. Laura gave background information about how the brain works and develops habits and how we can control our emotions.
Lindsay Steele Monsanto Company
Batavia Parent Academy would like to thank you for participating in our 2010 programming. There were many positive comments from parents, teachers and administrators. We wish you continued success.
Jan Wright, Associate Superintendent of Teaching and Learning
Evaluation comments from day-long emotional intelligence workshop for care-givers sent by
Tanya Sutton, CSW Director, Crown Point Village Assisted Living
Laura has done two training programs at Sargento this year. Both have been well presented and well received. She demonstrates a mastery of her topic, excellent facilitation skills, and the ability to be flexible with her material. She puts people at ease and relates to everyone in a very genuine manner.
David S. Newkirk Organizational Development Director Sargento Foods Inc.
“Laura Lewis-Barr is the complete package when it comes to training. She has the knowledge, enthusiasm and creativity to deliver the product while exuding a warmth and connection to participants that makes it delightful to learn and participate in her training sessions. She definitely leaves her "students" wanting more!”
Deb Keisler Director, Massage Therapy Program, Elgin Community College
Thanks so much for your inspiring and thought provoking presentation last night. It planted some seeds for me and clarified things in a way that strengthens my resolve to live out my truth. So your life is having ripples that affect my life. I appreciated the affirming message you gave last night on asking ourselves what we care about and then doing more of it. Also, I really liked your exercises and materials. Blessings on you and your work.
Bob Skrocki Men’s Group--DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church
As a new Program Director, I found myself in the position of trying to manage a staff that had had the same Director for many years. There was much distrust and fear of me and my management style. Laura’s Emotional Intelligence seminar helped me see that the deeply held beliefs of this staff could be managed with patience and understanding. Additionally, I was able to get a better handle on where some of my attitudes and reactions were coming from.
Kathleen Callahan Program Director Community Based Job Training Grant ECC
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