The Vocal Presence Path

The Vocal Presence Path™


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The Vocal Presence Path is our unique method.  We use The Vocal Presence Path in all of our offerings to expand the range, resonance and impact of emerging leaders’ voices.   The Vocal Presence Path is a powerful practice, not a quick fix.  You will learn techniques and methods that will immediately help you become grounded and confident – even in the most nerve-wracking situations.  And, as with any practice, the more time you spend, the more you benefit.



The Vocal Presence Path …

Begins with Building a Strong Foundation

Most speaking & presentation work uses an “outside-in” approach – focusing on what the person says and wears, how they move and when they raise and lower their pitch. Using a construction metaphor, this is analogous to decorating the upstairs bathroom before building the foundation of the home. The Vocal Presence Path follows an “inside-out,” from the ground up path: connecting people with their “Why” and the impact that they want to have with their voice. We teach clients to fill any room in any situation as their most authentic, compelling, confident self. With The Vocal Presence Path, we might end with decorating the upstairs bathroom, if that is still necessary – saving you time and money overall.

Addresses How “Real People” Embody their Words

In the film industry the screenwriters create the content (what is said) and the actors embody that content physically, energetically and emotionally. When it comes to Leadership and Speaking, because one person often performs both functions, most training overlooks the embodiment or execution and emphasizes content only. The Vocal Presence Path focuses on how people show up.

Includes, But is not Limited To, Work on Speeches

The Pathways help people to find their voice in “on the spot” moments by working through and beyond the bodies’ flight or fight response. This helps people in all situations in which they have previously held back out of a lack of confidence or intimidation – from 1:1 meetings with their boss to heightened group meetings to speeches in front of crowds.

Combines Individual and Group Work (as opposed to one or the other)

We believe the combination of focused one-on-one attention with the empowering experience of small group work creates exponential learning.

Involves Working with People in the Moment

We stop and start, actively coaching clients while they’re in the process of speaking. This is often where the greatest improvement takes place because mentally understanding the concepts and being able to execute them are two different things.

Covers Emotional, Physical and Energetic Aspects of Speaking Powerfully

Working with the pathways rewires our neurological programming and undoes habitual patterns in the body, bringing back choice and enabling us to connect deeply and communicate passionately and effectively in any situation.

Incorporates Breathing and Presence Techniques from Proven, Age-Old Theatrical Voice Training

We help clients release habitual tensions in the body, enhance resonance and vocal expressivity, and deepen the connection between body, breath and impulse.

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