Professional Presenter Support
Performance support sessions provide skills and techniques that enhance confidence, stage presence, and ease with any size group, from colleagues with coffee to breakout sessions and conference halls.
If you were one of those kids who had a trunk of costumes, a collection of recordings, and a troupe of friends to put on shows, you may wonder why so few meeting facilitators, academic presenters, and group leaders fail to understand the dynamics between an audience and the person at the dais or onstage. All too often, well-meaning professionals present as if the vaudeville boast, "we murdered 'em!" was about stupefying statistics and slow death by PowerPoint. Clowning, bad jokes, and pages of text on slides also undermine the effectiveness of presenters.
My experience with vocal and choral performance and direction, community theater production, as well as studio arts are the bases for my skills with one to one and group sessions coaching facilitators, presenters, and performers that improve "stage presence" and audience interaction and
Community/School Theater Support
Some of my happiest moments as an educator were mounting school and community theater productions. Applause students and volunteers receive is sweeter to me than any I receive as a performer. I bring a love of design, a practical approach to developing talent, and a keen awareness of available resources to work with emerging theater companies.
If you are
Please consider my experience when you need support
Let me offer you a playful, generative workshop or individual sessions that engage and expand your creativity as a performer, artist, or writer by
- developing audience awareness of body language, vocal inflection, and visual cues
- becoming comfortable in your space, moving to music, brightening your stage presence, and building your confidence
- learning to love your editors and editing for love of your audience
- sharing your passion for your work with presence and purpose