Voiceover Coaching for Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)
Often clients want to creat voiceovers for an eLearning course, or podcasts for employees to download, using one of the company’s executives or subject matter experts. But of course, most of these experts do not have strong public speaking skills, and have no idea what to do (and what not to do) when in front of an unforgiving microphone. Putting an unprepared person in front of a recording device does a disservice to both the speaker and the eventual listener. Think about some of the recordings you’ve doubtless heard over the years. They can be painful. And when that happens, the all-important message is lost.
Using my experience as a professional actor, voiceover artist, acting teacher, and coach, I work one-on-one to share simple skills and tips that enhance confidence and drastically improve results. You’ll hear better results in only 1-2 one-hour sessions.
Some people have a natural gift for public speaking, for standing up in front of a crowd and delivering an engaging prepared or impromptu speech. Most people, however, do not possess this gift. Regardless of whether you need to deliver important message to audiences in private board rooms, public auditoria, or on video, I can help you look and sound your best. After working with me, you’ll be able to drive home your message in a way that engages and motivates your listeners. And that’s what public speaking is all about. I can also teach you how to incorporate storytelling and storylines into your presentations, to heighten impact and make your message truly memorable.
In our one-on-one coaching sessions, I’ll assess your current strengths and identify improvement areas. I’ll work with you on exercises targeted specifically to your needs that you can practice with after our session. This is not a one-size-fits-all solution. This is all about you and your message. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a team member or a corporate leader. Together, we’ll explore how you can make optimal use of your voice, body, and eyes to bring your message to your listeners in a way that is both compelling and memorable. Sessions are typically one hour long, and you may only need 1-2 sessions to put you on the path to public speaking success. With my help, you can reach a whole new level in your career.
RATE: $125/hour plus expenses for one-on-one coaching; please inquire about group rates.
Feedback from a recent client:
“I gained an appreciation for the importance of bringing conviction and passion into presentations, including those that seem mundane (e.g. regular updates). Most times as a presenter, you know more about that particular topic than anyone in the room. Over the course of 60 minutes, Andrew reminded me of this point and helped me experience the impact of speaking from the heart with focus and energy. Despite the same slides and message, my presentation of the material at the end of the session was much more powerful (and literally felt better) than my handling of the same content at the start.” – TB (2012)