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Presentation Skills

“Sylvia has been a positive change agent in our organisation.  She has trained more than 100 people (executives, program managers, researchers and scientists) in effective presentation skills.

In post training surveys, participants have said they truly appreciated the constructive feedback received after presenting and the practical aspects of the session.

Overall, Sylvia’s coaching skills have received rave review and we encourage you to take her presentation skills training.”

Project ManagerNational Research Council (NRC)

Voice

“I remember being deeply conscious of the projection that you taught me through my rehearsals and, on stage, I was in full auto-pilot. A tray of dishes could have broken there and I wouldn’t have noticed.”

David GrahamMember of Parliament, Laurentides-Labelle

“I just wanted to let  you know that we just received the results of our attendee survey for the HCTC conference.  Our scores for presentations and presenters were substantially higher than last year.

I want to thank you for your contribution to that improvement.”

Steve MorrisVP Sales and Marketing NorthStar Utilities Group

“Sylvia is gifted at what she does … she has been an extraordinary ally in working with me to perfect my presentation skills. Her coaching is savvy, highly personalized and extremely practical. In a very short period of time she is able to zoom into a particular trouble spot, find a solution and teach you to integrate a new approach naturally into your presentation style – I can’t recommend her highly enough!”

Caroline KealeyPrincipal and Founder Ingenium Communications

“The presentations on Tuesday were superb. Everyone did an excellent job. You truly helped us to get organized, fine tune our message and cater to our audience. We appreciate everything you did to help make the event a success for us!”

Sandra CatanaVP Marketing, TITUS

“After some searching in this specialist area we came in contact with Sylvia Larrass, and employed her on a variety of levels, providing an intensive and ongoing support for those that needed it most on a more individual basis, while providing a larger group with several days of theory combined with many practical tools.

The result in most cases has been more confident, and professional presentations, an ability to engage the audience, and a level of presentations not previously possible. ITTF highly recommend Sylvia Larrass.”

Glenn TepperCEO, ITTF

“As the frequency and duration of my speaking engagements increased, my voice began to show signs of strain and fatigue. Thankfully, I was referred to Sylvia Larrass who was able to detect the causes immediately.

She then proceeded to teach me techniques and exercises which corrected the problems and resulted in my voice having more power and stamina with less effort. The last few presentations went very well and some people who had heard me speak the year before said there was a marked improvement in both the content and the delivery.

Much of this improvement is due to the coaching and feedback I received from Sylvia.”

Senior Government Executive

“On behalf of my colleagues I would like to thank you for the amazing Voice Training course, organized for Interpreters at ICAO. Your explanations, practical tips and exercises were very relevant to our work. Personally, I am definitely better equipped to face our day-to-day challenges than I was 3 days ago.”

Artëm PonomarevInterpreter, ICAO Montreal

“Moving to ITTF Headquarters in Lausanne as Director of Operations and Olympic Games meant greater international exposure. Improving my accent and the clarity of my speech, therefore, became a necessity.
Communication is essential in my job, and I’m thankful for Ms. Larrass’ attention on some of the basic pronunciation mistakes I made. She helped me understand the importance of slowing down my speech, and expressing myself more clearly, especially when dealing with an international audience.”

Raul CalinDirector of Operations and Olympic Games, ITTF, Lausanne, Switzerland

“I am a writer, university professor, performance enhancement consultant and motivational speaker who addresses large groups of people on a regular basis.
This past year I engaged the services of Sylvia Larrass to help me move to a higher level with my public speaking skills.
I can say without hesitation that Sylvia Larrass did an exceptional job at quickly accessing where I could improve and how I could improve.

The practical suggestions she provided helped me to project better (to the back of the room), to use my body language more effectively, and to use my voice intonation to drive home important points in more emphatic ways.

I highly recommend Sylvia Larrass to anyone interested in improving their power to deliver their content in a most effective way.”

Dr. Terry OrlickPresident, Zone of Excellence