Communication is Connection.
New York Speech Coaching's award-winning team of instructors bring a vast array of credentials and expertise across all business domains to their corporate speech coaching. Led by internationally-acclaimed speech coaching authority John West, our team provides seminars, workshops, and continuing group training to corporate clients in New York City and worldwide.
We create a custom program to help you achieve a voice you'll love to hear in person and on recordings. We'll help you improve the tone, resonance, expressiveness, and volume of your voice in order to achieve effortless, healthy projection.
We'll teach you how to produce a neutral, Standard American Dialect. You may feel that your ability to fully express yourself is limited by your accent. Don't think of this as replacing your natural accent; think of it as an additional skill to have in your communication toolbox.
We'll work with you to hone your public speaking skills, for presentations behind a podium, in a meeting, or alone on stage. We also can collaborate with you on the structure and content of your presentation, whether you're using software such as PowerPoint, an outline, or no notes at all.
Impromptu speaking doesn't mean unprepared speech. Impromptu speaking is a skill that can be acquired and improved. We'll provide exercises that get the “mind-to-mouth” synapses firing more efficiently, as well as give you mental tools to help you map your speech's path as you go — without a script.
We will help you project a professional and polished image of leadership in any situation. Executive presence includes work on communication skills and appearance with the goal of exuding credibility, authority, clarity, gravitas, and comfort.
Private instruction with a speech coach can improve the clarity and sound of your voice, give you the tools to feel less anxious and to present authentically in all environments, modify or reduce your accent, and much more.
About Our Corporate Services
We regularly receive calls from employers and executives indicating that they have great faith in an employee's ability, but their verbal communication skills are holding them back.
Companies increasingly feel their employees would benefit from speech coaching. We can help improve confidence, clarity, presentation skills, team building, storytelling dynamics, phone/video conferencing proficiency, and more. We have a number of services specifically tailored to businesses, generally dealing with 3 major areas:
- Public speaking / executive presence / presentation training
- Enhancement of the quality of the speaking voice
- Accent reduction / modification
Though these are the three major areas we teach most commonly, we are happy to discuss alternative options with you. We realize that every business is unique, and we tailor-make each workshop or seminar to your business’s specific needs and goals.
Co-Founder and Head Instructor of New York Speech Coaching
John West has trained top executives and employee groups at the world's largest financial institutions, technology companies, and law firms.
M.A., CCC-SLP, TSSLD / Head of Speech Pathology / Senior Instructor
Eric Van Tielen
M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD / Founder of Georgia Speech Coaching / Instructor
Our dynamic seminars are an opportunity for your employees to dramatically transform their communication skills in only a few hours. Seminars can be conducted for 3-100 individuals at once, and are usually performed in 3- or 6-hour increments.
These primarily take place at your corporate office but can be conducted at conventions or at offsite retreats. Our seminars involve company members’ participation, and we enhance their voices on the spot. Each seminar balances group exercises and individual attention. There is a mix of energizing, fun, and pragmatic hard work, getting employees out of their comfort zones in a supportive environment. We use concepts ranging from traditional presentation skills to long-form improvisational comedy in order to illuminate the relationship between mind and voice/body.
The seminars enable us to engage in what we call “high-altitude” training. Here we demonstrate exercises specially designed to make real-life presentations seem easy by comparison. Participants leave the course with an understanding of which behaviors may have unknowingly been contributing to their anxiety and lowered credibility, as well as a plan for replacing those with physical manifestations of confidence. The praise for these seminars has been universal, and we consistently receive comments that the experience has been completely unlike and superior to previous presentation skills seminars.
If you have a handful of employees you think might benefit from this type of training, we can travel to your office and design a program specifically for their needs over the course of a few weeks or months.
People learn a great deal from observing one another, and a group atmosphere creates a sense of encouragement and accountability. Group lessons are usually conducted with 3-8 people. These can be ongoing, 1.5 or 2 hour lessons, in which we are able to provide a great deal of individual attention to those who need it most.
If a member or your company wants one-on-one attention, we offer private training at our studio or your office.
How long are the seminars?
Seminars are commonly performed in three- or six-hour increments. We recommend six-hour seminars for the most impactful results; however, a three-hour session is sufficient to expose a group to the basics. If a topic requires additional attention, more time can be allotted. Some would prefer, for example, to do a two-hour session before lunch, and an additional two-hour session in the afternoon. We can absolutely tailor-make the length of the seminar(s) based on your needs.
What kind of companies do you work with?
All kinds! Improvements in communication can help every company operate their business more effectively, whether the improvements come in customer-facing or internal communication — or both. The most substantial part of our client base is comprised of groups from the financial industry: banks, hedge funds, wealth management firms, private equity, etc. We also do a significant amount of work with those in media, tech, business, and law. Any company that has meetings (client or internal), presentations, phone conferences, or interviews will find the training worthwhile.
Will you come to our office?
Yes. Our instructors travel to your office or location of your choosing for seminars and group classes.
What does it cost?
The rates will vary depending on length of seminar, number of attendees, and location. If interested, please contact email@example.com with a general outline of your interests and goals, and we will set up a phone consultation and quote.
There is a $500 nonrefundable deposit due upon booking to confirm the selected date. If the deposit is not received by two weeks prior, the date will be released. If given two weeks notice, the deposit can be transferred to a rescheduled date (within two months of the original date) one time. If within two weeks, the date may not be rescheduled. Rescheduling a seminar may only occur once before the deposit is forfeited.
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