Public Speaking for Women

The right speech coach can teach you how to command the room, Lead Meetings, and Deliver Presentations with Impact from the “Power Spot” in Your Voice

A Public Speaking Class Designed for Women

When women unknowingly demonstrate ineffective business communication and public speaking skills it can be difficult being taken seriously among management, colleagues and clients. Don’t let poor speech habits or a weak voice discredit your ideas or prevent you from advancing. We will teach you how to be great at public speaking. With our private public speaking training classes specifically designed for women, your ideas will have impact and you will be viewed as a leader. Our speech coaching will position you to articulate your point concisely, with confidence and from your stronger and more powerful voice.

Specifically Designed Public Speaking for Women

Online or Onsite in Denver

Our public speaking and voice training is specifically designed for women so they can always lead with confidence and be effective in every setting.

Could This Be You?

Some women unintentionally hurt their leadership persona through poor speech and voice habits such as:

  • Talking too fast
  • Upspeak behavior
  • Voicing that is too thin, soft, or high in pitch
  • Simply not crushing it
  • Not seen as a leader

Eliminate poor communication and voice habits that are ineffective, hurt leadership persona and comprise advancement. Schedule your complementary consultation to learn how public speaking coaching will position you to be a more powerful communicator.

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 Empowerment Class for Women

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

  • Speak with captivating melody speech patterns and from a stronger and more powerful voice known as intonation. Enjoy speaking with better fluency and at the right pace and speed.
  • Discontinue poor speech and voice habits such as: speaking too fast, monotone, up-speak behavior, use of filler words or speaking from a voice that is too thin, high in pitch, or has nasality.
  • Learn the Vocal Power Spot Placement
  • If time allows presentation coaching or role-play professional situations.

8-Sessions Women’s All Business Class

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

Everything from the 4-session classes plus:

  • Diaphragm Breathing. Speak from a full breath to coordinate speech and breathing for high-demand speaking situations.
  • Turning the three most important communication skills into a habit (intonation, voice, and diaphragm breathing).
  • Hands-on coaching for presentations or relevant business communication topics related to women and leadership.

12-Sessions Powerhouse Public Speaking Class for Powerful Women

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

Everything from the 4- and 8-session classes, plus:

  • Physical and cognitive strategies for managing speech anxiety.
  • Body language tips for looking confident.
  • Writing and organizing content.
  • Current slide design: Storytelling presenting. More visuals, fewer words.
  • Custom-designed presentation coaching.
LP 17

Other Public Speaking Training Options

Online Self-paced

Two-Day Public Speaking Seminar

Two-Day 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.

Testimonials & Success Stories

Nelson Ramos Ruballos
Nelson Ramos Ruballos
2024-01-02
I came to Liz with a heavy Hispanic accent and struggling to effectively communicate my ideas. By the second session, my friend who brought my accent to my attention recognized that I had drastically improved my speech!
Fiyin Aregbe
Fiyin Aregbe
2023-11-25
Elizabeth did a good job of explaining the technique behind voice intonation in order to speak clearer.
Dominika Kaminska
Dominika Kaminska
2023-11-07
I reached out to Liz for interpersonal coaching and I’m so happy with the results! I struggle to make connections and don’t know how to approach people or maintain conversations. Once I approach someone, I never know where to go from there. I have many gaps in knowing how to connect with people beyond a surface level. Liz has been helping me bridge those gaps and I’ve been able to make new friends and know how to communicate very quickly. I’ve also been learning so many new skills that I wasn’t aware of. She’s also so great to work with, I love her energy and I enjoy the conversations we have. She’s honest, fun and she’s got my best interests in mind. I’ve been getting so much insight about myself, and I’ve gained a larger awareness of the things that are holding me back. Every meeting we have I get actionable and specific assignments for me to use in the real world and they always pay off. I feel myself becoming so much better at my social interactions and I’m so happy. I’m so grateful to work with Liz, thank you so much for helping me be less socially awkward and misunderstood 😊
Max Liu
Max Liu
2023-11-07
When I started sessions with Liz, I wanted to get better at American intonation, and she delivered! Liz has been amazing to work with, she takes the time to custom-build a plan to help you speak and sound like a strong leader. Liz has a way of teaching that is easy to understand. Her method is clear and simple, which means I could follow along without any trouble. It's been amazing to see how much I've improved.
Kevin Schaal
Kevin Schaal
2023-11-06
Liz gave me many useful tips and techniques for improving the sound quality of my voice. She is understanding and caring. She's clearly an expert in the field and I would highly recommend her. Thanks, Liz!
Heather Hukari
Heather Hukari
2023-11-05
Elizabeth is a fantastic instructor in all areas or speech. I have seen her help people immensely with their public speaking and leadership skills, along with VASTLY reducing accents in people who aren't native English speakers. She literally knows everything about speech! I would highly recommend booking a call with her to see how she can help you specifically. You won't regret it. She's a true pro and gets people RESULTS.
Sumana Moole
Sumana Moole
2023-10-23
Liz Peterson is a true gem in the world of speech coaching and speech-language pathology. With a unique niche that focuses on the intricate connection between voice utilization, communication style, and leadership persona, Liz has become a beacon of guidance for those seeking to speak effectively and with unwavering confidence. Her passion for speech therapy is palpable, and it shines through in her work. Liz's dedication to helping individuals harness the power of their voice and communication skills is both inspiring and transformative. If you're looking to unlock your full potential as a communicator and leader, Liz Peterson is the professional to turn to. Her elegant approach to teaching and coaching will undoubtedly help you find your voice, both figuratively and literally, and propel you toward success in any endeavor. Liz is not just a speech coach; she's a catalyst for personal and professional growth through effective communication.
Tetiana Kholevan
Tetiana Kholevan
2023-03-29
Elizabeth was very helpful for my accent reduction and speech improvement. I worked was Elizabeth for over 5 months. We worked on exercises to improve my pronunciation of the most difficult sounds. I noticed a significant reduction in my accent and other people noticed it as well. Also, I worked on improving my presentation skills, which helped me make my speech more clear and have a better intonation when I speak. I am very grateful to Elizabeth for my progress. I would highly recommend Elizabeth to anyone who is looking to reduce their accent and improve their speech.
Yvelande Brice
Yvelande Brice
2023-03-13
I had great experience working with Liz. My speech was choppy, fast, and mumbled. Liz took time to help me reduce my accent, and speak better English in American Intonation. I saw good result after our first session.
Yanny
Yanny
2023-03-01
I have been working with Elizabeth for almost a month now. She is an amazing speech therapist. My intonation has improved so much with her help. She explains things clearly, and she knows people who have the same first languages sharing similar common “mistakes” or patterns as they speak American English. She is a true expert.

Corporate Clients

Membership Affiliations

asha logo

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (asha.org)

CSHA logo 457x128 1

Colorado Speech Hearing Association (csha.org)

 

download

National Speakers Association Colorado (nsacolorado.org)

Look What Former Clients Say about Working with Us!

“Working with Liz has helped me to feel confident that I am going to remember what I am presenting. She gave me tips on how to keep track of my information in my mind. She has helped me to slow down and speak in a lower and more powerful pitch. She is clearly an expert in her field. Her knowledge, expertise and energy are infectious. I own a business and this training made a big difference.”

- Joanne

“I am a vet with a lot of experience and education. What I didn’t have was the ability to speak with confidence. I would speak with a lot of up-tones and that made me sound uncertain. After working with Liz I am aware of how I come across to others. I sounded “cringeworthy” when I would listen to myself on recordings. My speech sounded immature. After working with Liz all of that has gone away. I sound confident. She is very good at what she does. She is able to hear what is off and very politely bring your attention to it. She will help you to sound great. I am going to have her train my staff. She is fun with great energy. She is an excellent coach.”

- Brenda

Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation

After completing our custom-designed, public speaking and business communication skills training you will lead, communicate with confidence, and be heard.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do we offer public speaking and business communication skills training specific to women?

They deserve it. With more women rising in the workplace and political roles and becoming executives and business owners, there is a need for women to position themselves successfully. Women have unique features such as having a naturally thinner and higher vocal pitch placement compared to men. Voice placement for richer and pure vocal tones is a big part of our training plus other unique features specific to communication, leadership positioning, and body language.

 

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 the number one worst speech habit for women?

Upspeak, which sounds young, immature, and not confident. Upspeak is when speech ends on a higher note typically during the last word or few words of a sentence. Upspeak is distracting, interferes with clear messaging, and does not sound smart when compared to women who do not have that habit. For women who have this habit, we shape it out early in our speech and voice classes. Upspeak behavior cannot exist in communication when wanting to be perceived as smart and a leader.

How is talking too fast harmful to a women’s leadership positioning?

Fast speech is hard to understand and can become exhausting for listeners. Women lose their power when they speak too fast because the listener is forced to process fast speech instead of simply listening and getting the message comfortably. Fast speech also causes speech to be in a higher voice placement instead of a lower one. Lower vocal tones are more associated with leadership. Also, fast speech causes errors in pronunciation. Good communication should be fluid and easy to process for the listener.

Why do women have thinner and softer voices compared to men?

Physiology. As a result, many women have thinner vocal folds compared to men. Also, speech, voice, and personality are heavily correlated. It is easy for women to place their voices in a higher, thinner, and nasal placement. Voices that are too thin, high, or have a lot of nasality are not as commanding when compared to women who speak with strong and pure vocal tones.

Is leadership training included in the classes?

Of course! Communication through leadership is defined by those who speak with interesting melody patterns with sharp articulation and from a stronger and more powerful voice placement. These skills are addressed first in our programs. In addition, many signals about leadership are sent based on how voice and speech patterns are used. We will make sure you are sending your intended signals that radiate strength and confidence.

Public Speaking for Women

The right speech coach can teach you how to command the room, Lead Meetings, and Deliver Presentations with Impact from the “Power Spot” in Your Voice

A Public Speaking Class Designed for Women

When women unknowingly demonstrate ineffective business communication and public speaking skills it can be difficult being taken seriously among management, colleagues and clients. Don’t let poor speech habits or a weak voice discredit your ideas or prevent you from advancing. We will teach you how to be great at public speaking. With our private public speaking training classes specifically designed for women, your ideas will have impact and you will be viewed as a leader. Our speech coaching will position you to articulate your point concisely, with confidence and from your stronger and more powerful voice.

Specifically Designed Public Speaking for Women

Online or Onsite in Denver

Our public speaking and voice training is specifically designed for women so they can always lead with confidence and be effective in every setting.

Could This Be You?

Some women unintentionally hurt their leadership persona through poor speech and voice habits such as:

  • Talking too fast
  • Upspeak behavior
  • Voicing that is too thin, soft, or high in pitch
  • Simply not crushing it
  • Not seen as a leader

Eliminate poor communication and voice habits that are ineffective, hurt leadership persona and comprise advancement. Schedule your complementary consultation to learn how public speaking coaching will position you to be a more powerful communicator.

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 Empowerment Class for Women

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

  • Speak with captivating melody speech patterns and from a stronger and more powerful voice known as intonation. Enjoy speaking with better fluency and at the right pace and speed.
  • Discontinue poor speech and voice habits such as: speaking too fast, monotone, up-speak behavior, use of filler words or speaking from a voice that is too thin, high in pitch, or has nasality.
  • Learn the Vocal Power Spot Placement
  • If time allows presentation coaching or role-play professional situations.

8-Sessions Women’s All Business Class

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

Everything from the 4-session classes plus:

  • Diaphragm Breathing. Speak from a full breath to coordinate speech and breathing for high-demand speaking situations.
  • Turning the three most important communication skills into a habit (intonation, voice, and diaphragm breathing).
  • Hands-on coaching for presentations or relevant business communication topics related to women and leadership.

12-Sessions Powerhouse Public Speaking Class for Powerful Women

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

Everything from the 4- and 8-session classes, plus:

  • Physical and cognitive strategies for managing speech anxiety.
  • Body language tips for looking confident.
  • Writing and organizing content.
  • Current slide design: Storytelling presenting. More visuals, fewer words.
  • Custom-designed presentation coaching.
LP 17

Other Public Speaking Training Options

Online Self-paced

Two-Day Public Speaking Seminar

Two-Day 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.

Testimonials & Success Stories

Nelson Ramos Ruballos
Nelson Ramos Ruballos
2024-01-02
I came to Liz with a heavy Hispanic accent and struggling to effectively communicate my ideas. By the second session, my friend who brought my accent to my attention recognized that I had drastically improved my speech!
Fiyin Aregbe
Fiyin Aregbe
2023-11-25
Elizabeth did a good job of explaining the technique behind voice intonation in order to speak clearer.
Dominika Kaminska
Dominika Kaminska
2023-11-07
I reached out to Liz for interpersonal coaching and I’m so happy with the results! I struggle to make connections and don’t know how to approach people or maintain conversations. Once I approach someone, I never know where to go from there. I have many gaps in knowing how to connect with people beyond a surface level. Liz has been helping me bridge those gaps and I’ve been able to make new friends and know how to communicate very quickly. I’ve also been learning so many new skills that I wasn’t aware of. She’s also so great to work with, I love her energy and I enjoy the conversations we have. She’s honest, fun and she’s got my best interests in mind. I’ve been getting so much insight about myself, and I’ve gained a larger awareness of the things that are holding me back. Every meeting we have I get actionable and specific assignments for me to use in the real world and they always pay off. I feel myself becoming so much better at my social interactions and I’m so happy. I’m so grateful to work with Liz, thank you so much for helping me be less socially awkward and misunderstood 😊
Max Liu
Max Liu
2023-11-07
When I started sessions with Liz, I wanted to get better at American intonation, and she delivered! Liz has been amazing to work with, she takes the time to custom-build a plan to help you speak and sound like a strong leader. Liz has a way of teaching that is easy to understand. Her method is clear and simple, which means I could follow along without any trouble. It's been amazing to see how much I've improved.
Kevin Schaal
Kevin Schaal
2023-11-06
Liz gave me many useful tips and techniques for improving the sound quality of my voice. She is understanding and caring. She's clearly an expert in the field and I would highly recommend her. Thanks, Liz!
Heather Hukari
Heather Hukari
2023-11-05
Elizabeth is a fantastic instructor in all areas or speech. I have seen her help people immensely with their public speaking and leadership skills, along with VASTLY reducing accents in people who aren't native English speakers. She literally knows everything about speech! I would highly recommend booking a call with her to see how she can help you specifically. You won't regret it. She's a true pro and gets people RESULTS.
Sumana Moole
Sumana Moole
2023-10-23
Liz Peterson is a true gem in the world of speech coaching and speech-language pathology. With a unique niche that focuses on the intricate connection between voice utilization, communication style, and leadership persona, Liz has become a beacon of guidance for those seeking to speak effectively and with unwavering confidence. Her passion for speech therapy is palpable, and it shines through in her work. Liz's dedication to helping individuals harness the power of their voice and communication skills is both inspiring and transformative. If you're looking to unlock your full potential as a communicator and leader, Liz Peterson is the professional to turn to. Her elegant approach to teaching and coaching will undoubtedly help you find your voice, both figuratively and literally, and propel you toward success in any endeavor. Liz is not just a speech coach; she's a catalyst for personal and professional growth through effective communication.
Tetiana Kholevan
Tetiana Kholevan
2023-03-29
Elizabeth was very helpful for my accent reduction and speech improvement. I worked was Elizabeth for over 5 months. We worked on exercises to improve my pronunciation of the most difficult sounds. I noticed a significant reduction in my accent and other people noticed it as well. Also, I worked on improving my presentation skills, which helped me make my speech more clear and have a better intonation when I speak. I am very grateful to Elizabeth for my progress. I would highly recommend Elizabeth to anyone who is looking to reduce their accent and improve their speech.
Yvelande Brice
Yvelande Brice
2023-03-13
I had great experience working with Liz. My speech was choppy, fast, and mumbled. Liz took time to help me reduce my accent, and speak better English in American Intonation. I saw good result after our first session.
Yanny
Yanny
2023-03-01
I have been working with Elizabeth for almost a month now. She is an amazing speech therapist. My intonation has improved so much with her help. She explains things clearly, and she knows people who have the same first languages sharing similar common “mistakes” or patterns as they speak American English. She is a true expert.

Corporate Clients

Membership Affiliations

asha logo

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (asha.org)

CSHA logo 457x128 1

Colorado Speech Hearing Association (csha.org)

 

download

National Speakers Association Colorado (nsacolorado.org)

Look What Former Clients Say about Working with Us!

“Working with Liz has helped me to feel confident that I am going to remember what I am presenting. She gave me tips on how to keep track of my information in my mind. She has helped me to slow down and speak in a lower and more powerful pitch. She is clearly an expert in her field. Her knowledge, expertise and energy are infectious. I own a business and this training made a big difference.”

- Joanne

“I am a vet with a lot of experience and education. What I didn’t have was the ability to speak with confidence. I would speak with a lot of up-tones and that made me sound uncertain. After working with Liz I am aware of how I come across to others. I sounded “cringeworthy” when I would listen to myself on recordings. My speech sounded immature. After working with Liz all of that has gone away. I sound confident. She is very good at what she does. She is able to hear what is off and very politely bring your attention to it. She will help you to sound great. I am going to have her train my staff. She is fun with great energy. She is an excellent coach.”

- Brenda

Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation

After completing our custom-designed, public speaking and business communication skills training you will lead, communicate with confidence, and be heard.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do we offer public speaking and business communication skills training specific to women?

They deserve it. With more women rising in the workplace and political roles and becoming executives and business owners, there is a need for women to position themselves successfully. Women have unique features such as having a naturally thinner and higher vocal pitch placement compared to men. Voice placement for richer and pure vocal tones is a big part of our training plus other unique features specific to communication, leadership positioning, and body language.

 

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 the number one worst speech habit for women?

Upspeak, which sounds young, immature, and not confident. Upspeak is when speech ends on a higher note typically during the last word or few words of a sentence. Upspeak is distracting, interferes with clear messaging, and does not sound smart when compared to women who do not have that habit. For women who have this habit, we shape it out early in our speech and voice classes. Upspeak behavior cannot exist in communication when wanting to be perceived as smart and a leader.

How is talking too fast harmful to a women’s leadership positioning?

Fast speech is hard to understand and can become exhausting for listeners. Women lose their power when they speak too fast because the listener is forced to process fast speech instead of simply listening and getting the message comfortably. Fast speech also causes speech to be in a higher voice placement instead of a lower one. Lower vocal tones are more associated with leadership. Also, fast speech causes errors in pronunciation. Good communication should be fluid and easy to process for the listener.

Why do women have thinner and softer voices compared to men?

Physiology. As a result, many women have thinner vocal folds compared to men. Also, speech, voice, and personality are heavily correlated. It is easy for women to place their voices in a higher, thinner, and nasal placement. Voices that are too thin, high, or have a lot of nasality are not as commanding when compared to women who speak with strong and pure vocal tones.

Is leadership training included in the classes?

Of course! Communication through leadership is defined by those who speak with interesting melody patterns with sharp articulation and from a stronger and more powerful voice placement. These skills are addressed first in our programs. In addition, many signals about leadership are sent based on how voice and speech patterns are used. We will make sure you are sending your intended signals that radiate strength and confidence.