Coaching and Workshops for Public Speaking
Build Confidence, Presence, and Skill
Speak powerfully and persuasively in meetings, presentations, pitches, interviews, and more. Coaching is tailored to each person's learning style, time frame, and budget.
Workshops for Organizations
Some of your most talented and productive team members may be the least adept at speaking with clients, colleagues, and vendors — and that's a waste.
Barbara is an excellent leader and public speaker. I had the privilege of being under her leadership while she was the IT Chair at ITT Technical Institute. She masterfully led by providing professional mentoring with a personal touch to the largest group of instructors as the IT Chair in a resource and time constrained environment. During speaking engagements, she commanded the audience’s attention and delivered the information in a professional manner while skillfully blending in just the right amount of levity. I am grateful for having the opportunity to learn from such a great leader and speaker.
I am pleased to recommend Barbara Smith for any training position. I can attest to her fine qualifications as a professional trainer. As a teacher trainer myself I quickly recognized her ability to put her students at ease and create a warm and comfortable learning environment. She’s very patiently gave clear instructions and appropriate encouragement. If something didn’t work ,she quickly pulled another trick out of her bag without the slightest sense of frustration. With her help she has enabled an expansion in my skill knowledge, & increased my confidence level. Her approach and demeanor have lowered my stress level thus empowering me to venture above my current comfort level. I highly recommend Barbara Smith for any teaching training position. It is been my immense pleasure to know her, and it is my honor to recommend her for any training endeavor.
Ms. Smith is a hard-working self-starter who invariably understands exactly what a project is all about from the start to finish, and how to get it done quickly and effectively. During her time in the IT Department at Hampton Roads Transit and Bryant & Stratton College, I cannot remember an instance in which she missed a major deadline. She often completed training in a timely manner and was often requested repetitively. Her students have a deep love and respect for her and often request her for their coursework. Ms. Smith is a resourceful, creative, and solution-oriented person who was frequently able to come up with new and innovative approaches to her assigned projects. She functioned well as a leader and team member under the direction of other team leaders. On the interpersonal side, Ms. Smith has superior written and verbal communication skills. She gets along extremely well with staff under her supervision, as well as colleagues at her own level. She is highly respected, as both a person and a professional, by colleagues, employees, suppliers, and customers alike. In closing, as detailed above, based on my experience working with her, I can unreservedly recommend Barbara Holmes Smith to you for any training or coaching needs you might have. If you would like further elaboration, feel free to contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I recently spent time with Barbara H. Smith and her vast experience. As any qualified educator, she smoothly enacted the philosophy of "learning by doing". I began to restore my confidence as well as learn new skills. She is patient and excited about sharing her skills. Her polite manner and in depth preparation provides excellence.