Specializing in: Public Speaking Anxiety | Interview Skills | Accent Reduction
Specializing in painless public speaking and overcoming performance anxiety
Public speaking can make us tense. Releasing unnecessary tension in your body helps to free your voice and give you more vocal power. I will help you identify the tension and give you the tools to release it.
Many of us do not breathe to our full capacity. Breathing deeply supports us to get through a speech, and calms us when we feel anxious. I will teach you how to drop your breath deep into your lungs and gain vocal power to sell your presentation.
”If you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right.” Your mind can be your greatest ally or you own worst enemy. I will give you techniques to change your mental approach and put you on a path to success.
Alyson worked with our teams over a 3 day period. The teams all had well scripted presentations, but no voice and public speaking training. She made an incredible impact on their presentations. All participants sounded more confident and professional. The ROI on this training will be immediate, and one that every sales organization should implement.
We engaged Alyson to provide a public speaking workshop for our lawyers. From our initial contact through to the end of the engagement, Alyson was enthusiastic, professional and proved to be very knowledgeable. We have no hesitation in recommending Alyson to those wanting to improve their public speaking skills.
Alyson is a professional coach who brings her acting experience to the table when it comes to public speaking. She will make you comfortable during her sessions. Since hiring Alyson, I have become more conscious of what I am saying and how I am saying it. And she's taught me to embrace my accent because it is unique.
Alyson is an amazing public speaking coach! Whether you're trying to be a public speaker or need to give a presentation or even simply speaking to another person, Alyson's workshop will give you the confidence to speak up and make you sound like a professional. You will learn proper breathing techniques that will improve your vocal delivery and speaking techniques that make your speech sound alive. Her sessions are fun, engaging, and insightful. Public speaking can make anyone self-conscious, but she is thoughtful and warm in making sure you can be your authentic self. I highly recommend her!
The anticipation of getting on stage often activated my inner critic, whispering fears of all that could go wrong. Having Alyson Connolly help me address those fears was an unexpectedly fun learning experience. She approaches the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of speaking, so you can understand why you do the things you do. Alyson was always willing to listen to my presentations and gave me feedback in a way that felt positive, that made me want to make the changes she suggested because they made sense. Because of her technique, now I step on stage with skills, confidence, and a robust appreciation for the most effective way to deliver my message to my audience. For anyone wanting to add a professional polish to their speaking, I recommend Alyson’s coaching without hesitation. I will continue to utilize her skill set to support me in my growth as a professional speaker.
Public speaking for Engineers is a scary thing but with Alyson’s workshop it gave our staff some tools and skills to help develop into better presenters and it has shown throughout client meetings and staff presentations that it definitely paid off. She had us laughing and doing things we normally wouldn’t do and it took us out of our comfort zone. More staff are now asking for similar training in the future