Ready to developing some public speaking skills? I thank you for your interest in my Public Speaking & Presentation Coaching program. With a Bachelor’s in Theatre Arts & Liberal Arts, as well as my Speaking Engagements, Writing Skills & Presentation Coaching, my career has prepared me for YOU. Whether you are a seasoned professional who must address colleagues, staff, vendors, donors, investors, or peers; or high school student competing for the Public Speaking event at your school; I can help you craft the speech & choreography to make your presence ‘on stage’ a fun & powerful experience for everyone.
PUBLIC SPEAKING COACH – How I started
My mom noticed how I went into classrooms & played teacher while she was teachin in another room! I was just four years old! At age 7, I became a child actor for a couple TV shows. Speaking to the camera & letting people know what I wanted to say was so much fun. I was so passionate about it, I would beg my mother to read the bedtime stories with more “expression”! Ever since i can remember, I have loved storytelling, poetry, drama, plays, and prose, as well as oral interpretation of what I read. I began my speaking career in 8th grade & have been developing it & helping adults with it for decades.
As you know there are many ways to develop one’s ideas, theme or argument; using narrative, story, or characterization are the usual suspects. When being judged for your delivery, there are some basic concepts to remember:
KEY CRITERIA for PUBLIC SPEAKERS – Goal Development
– How you introduce & analyze your topic, ideas, & information
– How you reference your source(s)
– Using props without distracting your audience
– Poise, vocal quality, expression, inflection, enunciation
– Pronunciation, diction, character interpreation
– How effectively you conveny your premise or ideas
– Stage blocking, so you take command of your arena
– Design & organization of ideas, integrated with authors’ ideas
– Choice your themes or materials, whether technical, political, or poetic
I would love to help you!
Every client gets a tailored-curriculum. The question I have is, “Are you ‘coachable’?” Are you ready for this program? The first step for you might be to focus on your “mindset for success”. Slow down enough to clarify your concerns and together, we’ll get you there.
Or, perhaps you are ready, willing, and able to dive into the art of storytelling. We’ll take the time you need to focus on your precise needs. As a long-time consultant & motivational speaker, I’ve worked with over a dozen hi-tech start-ups in Silicon Valley, California, as well as senior executives with Fortune 500 companies, both here and abroad.
As mentioned, I’ve been standing up in front of people since I was a child actor & found to be quite articulate at a young age. But I credit my father with that. He taught me to think before I speak & cultivate a good vocabulary. My mom taught me diction. In grade school I studied public speaking. In college I had to make presentations. All of this prepared me for a business career with Fortune 500 companies.
Eventually as a business analyst for AT&T, I discovered my flair for presentations was in demand by executives and other professionals who desired to advance in their careers or feel more relaxed in social situations. Whether I’m coaching someone or speaking at a public events, I love sharing what I’ve learned about the secrets to successful presentations.
Here’s what clients say ~
“Thanks to your insightful program, I have reached my goals in spirituality and am enjoying a quality of life that I never thought I could. It has made a huge impact in my love relationship.” PS, Trouble shooter, Credit Suisse, Zurich, Switzerland
“After working with you for only two months, I’m now signing up my psychiatrist wife & two children who are doctors too! This is very good work. You are my guru.” RS, Physician, Washington, DC
“You articulated the problems we’re dealing with and gave insight into their solutions, yet we’d never met you before!” GR, Architect, San Francisco, CA
“Teresa, in one afternoon, you pulled me through a slump and got me back on top of my game! Thank you for your insight and support. You are impressive. I definitely recommend your professional services.” TL, CEO, XDeep, London, UK
“I was completely at a stand-still and you used interesting techniques that quickly shifted things for me. I was amazed at the results. As the weeks go by, I have a clearer picture of what I am really working on to achieve my goals.” MT, Pharmaceutical Researcher, Redwood City, CA
“I couldn’t believe after all these years that you were able to help me clear those blocks! It’s been months, and I still feel great.” MM, Homemaker, Sacramento, CA
HOW TO BEGIN ~
Coaching is available in-person, depending on my itinerary:
Carlsbad/San Diego, CA
Tiburon/San Franciso, CA (Marin County)
Towson/Washington, DC (Mid-Atlantic USA)
Once I hear from you and ascertain your goals and
how often you would like coaching, we can discuss pricing.
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I very much look forward to working with you.
Teresa Ann Foxworthy
Public Speaking Coach
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