Speech Revolution has helped business professionals, entrepreneurs, leaders and go-getters to connect, inspire, influence and succeed. Here are some success stories we'd like to share:
Being a German expat in my company’s US headquarter, I picked Kara as my accent modification coach.
What impressed me most was her attention to detail and her holistic approach to communication. She did not only work on my German accent but also on my intonation in general, in English and in my mother tongue, my breathing, my energy control and whole body posture while communicating. I took a lot out of this training that goes far beyond the initial scope of accent modification and I can wholeheartedly recommend Kara to anyone who wants to take his or her overall communication effectiveness to the next level.
Vice President, Hewlett-Packard
Kara has the innate ability to read people which gives her the amazing ability to provide the right coaching at the right time. I highly recommend this program to anyone that will be doing any type of public speaking. I wish I had found this program 20 years ago!
Corporate Accounts, 3DS Solidworks
I began working with Kara because I had a national speaking engagement that I wanted to prepare for and sharpen up my skills. In a few short months, I learned more about myself as it relates to speech from both a physical and mental standpoint than I did over my entire career. The results were not only a clearer more precise delivery but the renewed confidence I gained in that delivery. I recommend Kara to any professional whether they are preparing for a speaking engagement or simply interacting with their internal team!
Peter F Morris
Chief Financial & Operating Officer, Smart Management, Inc.
Kara was my speech coach in preparation for a startup demo day in front of dozens of investors. I've been coached in the past so I thought I was already pretty good, but I learned much more than I thought I would! Kara was great at catering to my level and put extra effort beyond what I had expected. She did a fantastic job coaching me on using vocal techniques to create emotion and a story in my presentation. Best of all, she made me get out of my comfort zone so that I could be effective and engaging!
Ryan R, CEO
Kara takes her work very seriously and is dedicated to providing high quality service to her clients. Her collaborative energy, flexible approach, persistence and patience resulted in a training module that fit our budget and needs. The feedback we received was extremely positive. In general, Kara brings an enthusiasm and passion to her work that makes her a pleasure to work with. She is highly creative in her ability to problem solve difficult training issues from a multi-faceted approach, and is an empathic and highly skilled trainer who demonstrates a commitment to excellence.
Principal Engineer, Affinity Group Leader, Johnson & Johnson
The program as a whole gave me a new approach to not only becoming more comfortable with presenting/public speaking, but also on how to help present myself as a professional, and have people respect and take me seriously….. Kara's program is something new and different from any speaking or presentation training that I've done in the past. While you are learning to manage your breathing and your body, the presentation seems to flow naturally while your focus is shifted. I find that the tools Kara taught us can be applied in many situations in work and in life; not just while on stage presenting. Kara gives you her full and undivided attention while working with you, and is genuinely dedicated to your progress. I would highly recommend this training, and feel very lucky to have been able to go through it myself. Thank you!
Corporate Accounts, 3DS Solidworks
I hired Kara to help me with a presentation that I gave at a community college to a Learning in Retirement group in the fall of 2011. I had been criticized in the past for my flat, lifeless delivery, and I was hoping that Kara could teach me to give a more dynamic presentation. I spent a couple of months working with her, and the results were outstanding. She taught me to be enthusiastic about my material and to transfer that enthusiasm to my audience. Her approach was very holistic and went beyond just my speech. She helped me connect with my audience with gestures, eye contact, posture, and demeanor. She added character and variety to my speech and taught me how to project into a large auditorium. She transformed my ability to present. I felt a real connection with the audience while I was giving the talk. The audience showed a real interest in what I was saying, they laughed at my jokes, and they asked a lot of questions at the end. Several people came up to me at the end of my talk to say how much they had enjoyed it.
I think Kara’s combination of experience in voice coaching and in teaching both acting and singing gave her a special insight into what I needed to do to improve my delivery, and the results were outstanding. I think she could help most people improve the strength of their delivery, be it for a presentation to a large audience or for a manager trying to motivate their employees.
Technical Writer, Simulia
Kara has a unique approach in helping students improve their spoken English. Additionally, her passion, patience and encouragement make all the difference. In the two-month accent reduction program I have benefited so much from her incredible training.
PhD student, Supply Chain Management
The ability to transform a group of computer nerds and business workaholics into polished presenters is a testament to Kara’s adaptive skill.
CEO, Building Layer
Attending this workshop today taught me tools that I can use to further my public speaking delivery and hopefully help me in my career.
Snr. Project Q.A.E., Johnson and Johnson
I've had voice and accent training at a call center in India. Not understanding the sounds of the language lead to unsuccessfully faking an American accent.
The Working Accents training module is very unique. It not only gives an in depth knowledge of sounds and voice but also helps one identify and rectify the native tongue influence while speaking English. Working Accents provided in depth knowledge of phonetics and manner of articulation making it both unique and effective. I understood the logic behind pronunciation and how the sounds are formed. The training made me conscious of the way I pronounce words and I’m more aware of how I sound now when I say a word. Working Accents allowed me to feel more empowered and I see a dramatic change in the efforts I make to pronounce the words correctly and emphatically. I also see that my pronunciation has changed tremendously and with constant effort, I believe that it’s going to get better and better.
M.B.A. Finance, Global Business Leadership Johnson & Wales University
I have never experienced such a lesson. This system is so systematic… For Japanese, ‘L’, ‘R’, and ‘Th’ is so difficult, but I feel I get better after today’s lesson.
Marketing, Johnson and Johnson
This is an excellent workshop. It helped me identify (what) I need to work on to improve my English pronunciation and reduce my accent.
Project Engineer, Johnson and Johnson
Attending this program has opened up the world of phonemes for me. Though I had attended voice modification programs in the past, nobody approached explaining the mechanics of voice production as Kara did. I am now equipped with the tools and techniques needed to further my accent learning for life, thanks to Working Accents! If English is a foreign language for you and if you are interested in the way America speaks it, then I highly recommend that you attend the Working Accents program. It helped me and I believe it can help you too.
Ramam K. Garapati
Senior Software Engineer, Gaming Solutions, GTECH
Your support and posture cues have had a profound effect on how I now choose to use my voice. Breath control is no longer a nagging concern, and as the results from your training slide into place I hear a more animated, professional speaker.
Vice President and Trust Officer
Kara's training made real difference in my speech pattern. She helped me to remove my Korean accent and to obtain the true native accent. The discussion with my academic advisors became different. I have got a real confidence in front of the audience. Meeting Kara was a blessing in my academic career development. I would not forget this special experience with Kara in my PhD study at Brown University.
Young Chul Kim
Economics PhD, Brown University & Research Fellow, Korea Development Institute
Kara had a tremendous impact on students and they always showed enthusiasm when working with her. Her work definitely produced positive results in class.
Working with Kara has been one of the best learning experiences of my life and has taught me so much about proper speech placement. I am now much more aware of how I am using my voice as well as paying closer attention to how those around me speak (which has made listening to the radio almost unbearable;). Classes with Kara have been truly effective, eye-opening and highly enjoyable.
Speech Revolution's clients also include: Sanofi Genzyme, Schneider Electric, Reed Smith, FM Global, Boston Consulting, Textron
- Thanks! This was 100% needed for my personal "pitch". Wish we had more time.
- I thought the program was great. I feel more confident in the delivery of my pitch and I will put our presenters suggestions to use immediately.
- Kara was a living example of her teaching.
- Not only did I learn a lot about speaking in general, but we also got great actionable feedback to work on right away.
- Kara does not give advice on improving your pitch, she actually makes you “SEE”, and understand and “facilitate” the transformation. Hope to see you again Kara!!!
- Thanks a gazillion for a wonderful workshop Kara! For an introverted CEO, this was a great exercise!
- I thought it was very helpful. I am feeling more confident already.
- I feel like I just had a really good yoga session.
- This workshop really helped me to feel more confident while speaking in front of a bigger audience. It helped me to raise my energy level and connect my emotions to my speech. I would highly recommend this workshop to any startup founder to get their pitch perfect.
- It was really pretty awesome. Thank you.
- This was an awesome workshop. I really appreciate you coming in to help us. The one-on-one attention in a group setting was great.
- Kara was great and helped me work on presentation skills. I feel more confident going into presentations.
- The workshop was great.
- It was all wonderful.