Oregon Public Broadcasting
She was hired by our HR Department to provide professional development for local production
I hoped to gain more confidence in my on-camera job as co-host of our weekly arts program, Oregon Art Beat.
Barbara helped me find ways to connect with the audience and communicate more clearly and authentically while on camera. Rather than teaching me to “perform”, she helped me relax and be myself on camera, while still using techniques that allow me to communicate well in this medium.
When I practice the strategies that Barbara gave me, I continue to improve over time. She gave me a framework, and I can then apply it to a range of different professional situations.
Yes, and every taping day as I begin my warm-up exercises, or use one of her communication techniques, I send her a mental note of gratitude!
I would definitely recommend Barbara Kite to colleagues who are hoping to improve their comfort level on camera, or communicating in almost any context. She takes your success very seriously, and will work with you and give you many opportunities to grow, change and improve.
Barbara helped me to gain confidence on-camera by teaching me clues and strategies for taking an almost overwhelming communication task (like speaking on camera, or in person to a large group) and breaking it down into manageable pieces. Then, she provides strategies and techniques for improving each of those pieces. As all the parts get better, overall performance improves. It’s like magic – and it works!
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."