Public Speaking

The key to being a powerful speaker lies in uncovering your own unique style and authentic voice. Each program is tailored to address the needs of the individual. During the first session you will receive a thorough evaluation of your public speaking skills with special attention being paid to your current competencies while discovering areas you will need to improve to reach your goals. The average speaker attends four to ten private sessions to become a relaxed, polished and confident communicator.
In the sessions we work on the physicality of public speaking including posture, breath, vocal use, articulation, and body language. Once a stronger physical and vocal presence is established we focus on delivery. This includes how to structure a provocative speech or presentation, how to influence listeners with carefully placed pauses, word stress, and vocal modulation towards a delivery that is clear, articulate, invigorating and memorable.

Although I have lots of public and academic speaking experience, I sought out Lisa’s help for an important TEDxSF talk that I was preparing for. Lisa was amazing in her attention to detail and helped me in so many ways — presence, movement, vocal delivery, and timing. Her professionalism was rock solid and her ability to see my uniqueness translated into helping me deliver one of my best talks. Thank you Lisa and I would highly recommend her to anyone.
– Dr. Jess Ghannam, Director Behavioral Medicine/Health Psychology, UCSF