Private Public Speaking Classes

Sound like the Smartest and Most Confident Person in The Room

Everyone can be great at public speaking with the right speech coach

People who lack public speaking skills may miss out on better opportunities and advancement. In many roles, public speaking is required. Don’t be in the same place a year from now because you haven’t improved your public speaking skills. We will teach you how to be great at public speaking. Public speaking is a teachable skill and everyone can learn it. With our private public speaking training classes and customized speech coaching, you can excel in business communication and sound more effective for every situation after a few classes.

Private Public Speaking and Coaching Classes – Online or Onsite Denver

We understand that speaking before a group can be a stressful experience. We offer several approaches for becoming more effective with public speaking, business communication, presentation delivery, and using your voice more powerfully. With skilled communication, you can lead, persuade, and gain respect in every situation.

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  Why Us

  • Be coached by Liz, a licensed speech-language pathologist with over 20 years of experience, clinically trained in speech and voice and with a cognitive behavioral specialty.
  • We customize your class to meet your unique needs. We can incorporate training from other areas such as leadership, accent reduction, interpersonal skills or networking strategies. Each client gets a program designed for them.
  • Together we develop measurable goals to be completed at the end of each class.
  • Liz is the author of, Speak like an Expert and Sound like a Leader 4th ed. 2024 with 8-hours of audio files included with listen and repeat type exercises with is included in every class package.
  • Liz has trained hundreds of individuals and companies nationwide with the goal of more effective business communication and improved public speaking and presentation delivery.

We offer three private public speaking and business communication coaching classes to support your needs and goals

Together we can determine which package is the best fit for you.

Training available onsite in Denver or online

4-Sessions Speech and Voice Clarity and Confidence Building Class

By completion of this class, the following should be achieved:

  • Speak with engaging melody patterns, with sharp articulation and have interesting vocal variety known as professional intonation. Enjoy speaking with better fluency and at the right pace and speed.
  • Eliminate bad speech habits such as speaking too fast, being monotone, mumbling, trailing off, or up-speak behavior.
  • Speak from your stronger and more powerful voice placement.
  • If time allows, presentation coaching or role-play professional situations.
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8-Sessions Presentation Ready Class

By completion of this class, the following should be achieved:

Everything from the 4-sessions classes, plus:

  • Diaphragm Breathing. Speak with a full breath for coordinating speech and breathing for high-demand speaking situations.
  • Blending the 3 most important skills for effective business communication into a natural habit (intonation, voice, and diaphragm breathing).
  • Hands-on coaching for presentations or relevant business communication topics.

12-Sessions Powerhouse Presenter Class

By completion of this class, the following should be achieved:

Everything from the 4- and 8-sessions classes plus:

  • Physical and cognitive strategies for controlling fear of public speaking.
  • Body language techniques for looking confident and reading the signals of others.
  • Clear messaging and content writing.
  • Current slide design: Fewer words and more visuals to become a storyteller.
  • Intensive presentation hands-on coaching.
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Other Public Speaking Training Options

Online Self-paced

6-Week Public Speaking Seminar

6-Week Leadership Development Seminar

Download Your Free E-book

Accent Reduction 101 Live-Recorded Training Seminar and Instructors Manual for Teachers of Accent Reduction

How to Speak like an Expert and Sound Like a Leader

Want to improve your public speaking skills? Download our free e-book, Speak Like an Expert and Sound Like a Leader (2023) 4th Ed. Learn the “Speech Stairs Strategy” for speaking in a melody pattern that sounds smart, engaging, and confident. Understand vocal pitch and how to strengthen it. Breathing for life is different from ideal communication. Learn how to breathe from the diaphragm for natural projection. Get tips on how to deliver presentations effectively and with confidence. Plus, more.

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Look What Former Clients Say about Working with Us!

“Her class has taught me to slow down. Liz’s teaching style is so different from what I have had before. She is about how to deliver that message clearly and with impact. She also focuses on how you sound. You know that when you sound good that you are confident. She knows that based on how you sound is how you will appear. Her training has helped me so much. I feel ready to deliver a presentation.”

- Preston

“My goal was to speak properly and have the confidence to back it up. She made me aware of what I was doing wrong. I have gained a lot of knowledge, skills and confidence. Liz has given me the tools to achieve my goals and sound really smart.”

- Lynn

Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation

There is no greater feeling than when you realize your communication sounds convincing, your voice is powerful, and you realize you are effective. We are excited to learn about your goals and together we will select a class that will best meet your needs. We can start the process today.

Frequently Asked Questions

How would speech or voice training benefit my career?

Improving your speech and voice quality can make a big difference in how you are perceived by others. Many individuals unintentionally have bad speech and voice habits such as speaking monotone, too fast, mumbling, trailing off at the end of sentences, or having upspeak behavior that can hurt clarity or leadership persona. In terms of voice, bad habits can include speaking in a pitch that is too high and sounds thin or nasal. Often individuals with these voice qualities are judged as sounding young, not confident, or competent enough for leadership positions. 


Regardless if you work in business or media, or want to land that interview, we will analyze your speech and voice skills and immediately offer strategies that will improve your voice quality and speaking styles, as well as your confidence and leadership status. We offer different classes that will meet your needs.

What is a typical public speaking or voice class like?

A typical voice and speech coaching session at Speech and Voice Enterprises is direct and geared toward your specific needs, goals, and interests. A new goal-directed lesson is presented in each class. We will incorporate your daily routine, professional obligations, and the typical things you say each day into your program, so it is functional and custom tailored to meet your speech and voice requirements. It makes more sense to work around your professional script and daily obligations than to do “general speech and voice activities”. We are experts at identifying what is essential to your goals and creating a plan around your lifestyle so you will quickly achieve those goals and move forward with your plans.

How do you work with people who get nervous speaking before others?

All our strategies are proven and supported with data. Fear of public speaking is as real as flight, fright, or freeze. We work with both physical strategies on how to burn out that nervous energy prior to and during speaking. We’ll give you proven cognitive strategies with visualization techniques for negative thought stopping and using affirmations successfully. We know the fear of public speaking is debilitating and clients have reached out to us after their training to report how helpful these strategies were for overcoming speech anxiety.

Do these classes teach how to deliver a presentation?

Absolutely! We will teach you modern ways to deliver information that positions you to be a storyteller who sounds interesting and memorable. People will want to hear from you. If you choose, we will look at how to write content that is clear and easy to follow. We also teach body language techniques on how to look confident and more powerful. Plus, what to do with those hands!

Will my company cover the cost for my public speaking training?

Many companies will cover the cost for business communication skills training. Often communication and public speaking is a goal in performance reviews. Check with your manager or HR representative if professional development funds are available.