Presentation & Voice Academy

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Event Pricing:
Effective Cost
Initial $1195.00

Location Information:
Lancaster Chamber
115 East King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
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Contact Information:
Paige Schober
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Phone: (717) 397-3531 x249
Fax: (717) 293-3159

Online registration for this event closed on 9/12/2017

"Voice & Presentation Academy"
Wednesday(s), September 13 through October 18

To learn more about this program, join us on September 7 for a drop-in from 4 to 5 p.m. at 115 East King Street to meet our presenters.

This interactive six-week program that will teach an awareness of self-limiting thoughts and behaviors and minimize the impact they can have on the ability to effectively present in a variety of personal and professional situations. Participants will be introduced to the sound of their voice and learn more about the impact the voice can have in presentation.

Each participant will present in front of the group at least once in every session and receive constructive feedback. The Facilitators are skilled at creating a supportive environment that allows participants to gain confidence through practice and participation. The key to becoming a more confident presenter is practicing within a safe space!

Participants will also receive individual voice coaching as well as follow up feedback throughout the Academy. Various exercises throughout the sessions will also be recorded and used as feedback.

In this highly-interactive Presentation and Voice Academy and the sessions in the curriculum will be tailored to the needs and goals of the participants. The exact outline of each program session will be determined once all participants have registered and completed a questionnaire indicating how they use their voices and in what particular situations as well as their personal goals.

Topics that will be covered in varying degrees of intensity depending on the requirements of the group:

  • Small and Large Group Presentations
  • Getting and keeping the attention of the group
  • Content flow
  • Audience engagement
  • Getting your message across
  • Visual aids
  • Introducing yourself and other people
  • Keys to networking situations
  • Phone and listening skills

A common thread that will be emphasized in each and every session is the voice and how it is perceived in any situation. In this regard posture, projection and enunciation will be heavily focused upon in all aspects of every session but specifically in individual voice coaching sessions.

What People Are Saying

“Diane and Joanne are a dynamic and highly effective team! Their Presentation and Voice Academy was wonderful and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking to improve upon or expand their presentation and communication skills. It is definitely worth the investment of time.”  Michelle M., Director of Business Services


“The Presentation and Voice Academy taught me how to focus and slow down when speaking. I feel more relaxed now when I'm talking with clients.”  Ann Marie K., Entertainment Consultant


“I really enjoyed the class, it really raised my awareness of the aspects I need to improve on. The feedback was excellent. It was a pleasure working with you.” Matt W., Investment Real Estate Advisor


“Diane and Joanne do a miraculous job of aiding you in becoming comfortable with your voice. Began the course with a timid voice; finished it confident and boisterous.” Anonymous


The Facilitators

Diane Dayton

Diane Dayton has over 30 years of communications experience that includes being a skilled radio and TV interviewer and on air personality both regionally and on the internet; a sought after event emcee and voice over talent for regional and national clients that have included Hershey, Rite Aid, and Pepsi; and a requested voice and presentation trainer for CEO's, sales and management persons, on air talent, professors, other trainers and more.  In all these areas concentrating on crafting an impactful message and delivery to an audience of one or many has been the focus. A powerful, persuasive oral presentation in business and personal relationships is a key to success on many levels; this is the foundation that Diane effectively uses in voice and presentation training.  Diane keys in on the individual’s unique qualities and inspires and motivates them to make their voice an asset and represent them well!

Joanne Bender
Joanne has had a varied work experience with cultures in the United States and South Africa and is excellent at working with people. Her facilitation and training experience started by doing computer software training and designing databases. Most recently she was the National Programs Manager for Junior Achievement South Africa where she oversaw the implementation of all JA programs in South Africa. Joanne also has a passion for food and wine and has done many live presentations and has created and co-hosts her own entertaining food experiences podcast.  Joanne is skilled as an interviewer, having done various TV segments that cover a wide range of products, services and people. As a stage manager for theatre productions for many years, she sees and understands the flow and essentials for a great performance. Joanne has a particular talent for making people feel comfortable and heard!



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