Public Speaking Coaching

“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


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A list of my past and current clients can be found here.


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