Public Speaking Coaching

Do you have an important upcoming presentation? Are you a leader who wants to reinforce your organization’s mission and culture in a meaningful way? Do you have a message that the world needs to hear? Would you like to improve your public speaking skills and use the opportunities you have in front of others to further your goals and bring about change? Do you want your business to grow?

All of these are great reasons for working one on one with a public speaking coach. Through public speaking coaching, you will learn to take a strategic approach to your message. You will also learn the importance of understanding your audience, and establishing a measurable outcome. These three elements are the critical foundation for public speaking in a way that will be captivating for your audience and enable you to bring about lasting change in thought and behavior.

Our work together will be customized to your needs. In some cases my clients are preparing a specific presentation. In others it’s more about building the skills, confidence and presence for your many future presentations. I am flexible and design programs tailored to what you need most. Fees charged can be hourly or project-based.

If our work together involves a specific presentation we would typically meet four to five times. At the beginning we will work to understand who you’re speaking to, what they need to know and define the outcomes you want. Once you’ve finalized your presentation we will rehearse with the goal of refining your delivery technique.  The goal is for you to feel comfortable with the material and excited about being on stage.

Following your presentation we will have a brief check in to reflect on your success and determine next steps.

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Are you contemplating a TED talk?

Joanne was masterful in her ability to work with staff to refine and enhance the focus and purpose of our presentations, and not get mired in past failings. The final result was a dynamite presentation that was on message, on time, and highly effective in communicating our goals.  Perhaps best of all, our leader felt a new sense of empowerment and pride in being able to deliver what to him seemed like static information, in a refreshed, vibrant and purposeful way.

– Zak Boone
Fundraising Professional

Joanne Mathews helped us elevate our annual fundraising event to reach our guests’ highest expectations. Her coaching was incredibly professional, creative, effective, efficient, and even fun! Thanks to her thoughtful guidance and expertise, we were able to refine our outreach message and craft our fundraising appeal to connect with our event attendees more effectively than ever before.

Kolleen Yake
– Education Director, Upper Deschutes Watershed Council