“At first blush, public speaking brings to mind a trembling collection of cue cards in a clammy hand, or an over energetic seminar sensationalist running about a stage with his sleeves rolled up shouting into a headset. Both make me anxious. Truly Great Speakers are artists! Whether they know it or not, they create experiences and lasting impressions using the same principles as actors and actresses.” –Barbara Kite
As an actress, coach, and keynote speaker, Barbara Kite is the Acting Coach for (great) Speakers. Whether you want to dial up the confidence or refine the pitch, using the acting tools she offers, you can become the speaker you want to be.
“…go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow… Tell stories… Write a poem to a friend… Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.” – Kurt Vonnegut
PAST SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS AND CLIENTS INCLUDED:
| Nike | adidas | G. Thornton & Associates, Inc. | Battleground Chamber of Commerce | NSA Oregon Fast Track Seminar | Oregon Public Broadcasting (Oregon Art Beat) | The Oregon Zoo | The Catholic Charities of Portland | The Maritime Museum in Astoria | Lara Media Services | Portland Bureau of Sustainability & Development |
A list of my past and current clients can be found here.
For Acting Classes and Coaching, Professional Public Speaking Coaching, or a Key Note Speaker in Portland, Oregon, check out these 5-Star Testimonials.
"Barbara Kite has vital enthusiasm for training actors and providing the tools for artistic, business, and personal growth. She has the knowledge, technique, and capabilities. I recommend her highly to anyone who wants to move to the next level of excellence in their work and life."
Professor, Acting/Directing; Resident Artist at Portland State University, founder and artistic director, Our Shoes are Red/The Performance Lab
"Barbara's workshop helped me focus my presentation and pace myself very effectively. Her attitude about public speaking as a natural extension of our own personality and genuineness is refreshing and enjoyable! With her encouragement, I was able to address a large professional group, and hold the audience's attention for a full-day training, feeling confident and relaxed. I heartily recommend work with Barbara for anyone who would like better skills and more fun out of speaking to groups."
Kate McNulty, LCSW
"Barbara delivered an amazing, inspirational address at a party that I hosted for 72 women where she shared with us her journey in living an authentic life. She kept it so real and said thoughts we all have but do not necessarily have the guts to say. It still stands out in my mind how many women stood up and shared themselves at this event. She so richly deserved the standing ovation that she received."