brand essentials: THE PITCH
Nov
2
to Nov 16

brand essentials: THE PITCH

"It was a great experience for me to learn about the essential moments of the pitch. Moreover, [the class] helped me in terms of the organization of my own thoughts and how to get to the point without giving any unnecessary information." - Diana, urBin Storage

Tell me your story. I’ll wait...

Was it effortless? Clear? Captivating? Did you keep my attention?

Build your personal brand with activation by bridging concept-to-communication.

In this 3 part series we’ll create an impactful personal narrative through a distillation of your core values, the pillars for creating your all-important “elevator pitch,” and explore keys to effective presentation with an easy-to-access four step approach for enhancing your presence.

You will get personalized feedback on your pitch presentation content and technique to ensure you can transition from classroom to conversation with effortless impact.

*** Please ensure you are available for all three dates (11/2, 11/9, 11/16) BEFORE registering***

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Enhance Your Speech
Nov
8
6:30pm 6:30pm

Enhance Your Speech

"This class was exceptional! It helped me learn about breathing correctly and the basics of speech using vowels and consonants properly. It is a great class for anyone looking to speak clearer or correct accents." - Colleen C.

Do people always understand you? Are you frequently asked to repeat yourself or have a hard time formulating your thoughts on the fly?

In high-stakes professional or personal interactions, these can be costly impositions. Being heard and making an impression is fundamental to building and advancing relationships.

Speech is a combination of physical movements paired with strong breath and vocal production. That’s often easier said than done! Don’t let an accent or lazy articulation get in your way.

In this class you’ll learn the basics of Standard American Speech and the keys to enhance overall articulation. You’ll leave this experience with a strong foundation of how to empower clarity in communication, tools for greater articulation, and exercises to continue after the class is complete.

Now is the time to discover your full voice and unlock your full potential!

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Breath, Body, Brain: VOICE, YOGA, PUBLIC SPEAKING
Nov
18
1:00pm 1:00pm

Breath, Body, Brain: VOICE, YOGA, PUBLIC SPEAKING

"This workshop was honestly a one-of-a-kind experience. I have always been a very shy and insecure person when it comes to public speaking or even participating in group-class settings. I was even hesitant to sign up for this workshop based on my fears. I would wholeheartedly recommend this workshop to everyone with any type of social anxiety or fear of public speaking." - Maria L.

Public speaking is one of life’s great fear inducing activities. This fear manifests in myriad ways: shortness of breath, shaking hands, body, or voice, redness in the cheeks, sweating, loss of focus and mental clarity … I’ve heard it all and my answer is always this – Are you breathing?


"Breath, Body and Brain is a transformative learning experience for public speakers, educators, sales professionals and anyone who uses their voice as the main vehicle for their success. The exercises we did and the information Minna shared heightened my understanding of how my body impacts my voice and took all the information I knew about being an effective speaker to the next level." - Lawrese B.

Welcome to Breath Body Brain. An innovative approach to professional development.

A supple strong body promotes supple strong breath which creates availability for a supple strong brain.

In this training we will explore the concept of limiting beliefs that manifest in inhibited breath, bodily tension, and compromised cognition. We explore moving beyond those limitations into a space of possibility through the integration of three practices: yoga, an extensive voice/body practice, and practical exploration of public speaking fundamentals.

This workshop will provide an unshakable foundation on which you can layer all future success.

What you can expect from this training:

  • a meditation to identify limiting beliefs

  • a brief Ashtanga based yoga practice
  • an extended vocal practice
  • engagement exercises
  • constructing a narrative of possibility
  • presentation of narrative with personalized feedback
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SPARK: a better first impression
Nov
29
6:30pm 6:30pm

SPARK: a better first impression

“No bullshit: I’ve always considered myself a bad dater, and it wasn’t until I attended SPARK, that I realized why.” - Jen P. TimeOutNY
“Awesome session. That’s worth saying again, awesome. SPARK helped me see that overcoming the comfortable is a good way to start growing!” - Roger M.

”Why is no one else doing this? This workshop is exactly what I never knew I needed.” - Kira C.

”I credit SPARK for why I’m in a healthy relationship now with open communication and I’ve taken what I learned there and brought it to my business life too- speaking authentically is 10x easier.” - Helen C.

”Very well run! The organization and professionalism went a long way to making it very constructive.” - Brett A.

How do you perceive yourself? How do others perceive you? Are they the same? If not, what can we do to bridge the gap? You will learn about your first impression and what you're communicating that perhaps you're not aware that you're communicating. Learn the fundamentals of how to reveal your most authentic self. 

Welcome to SPARK, where you get constructive feedback from a group of your peers - your very own first impression focus group. Energize Your Voice founder, Minna Taylor, will facilitate a structured analysis to get to the root of what's holding you back.

Are you insecure, but read as arrogant? Do you smile with openness, but use a shy voice? Align your intention and your presentation. Empower yourself with knowledge on how to make a lasting impact.  #daretospark

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Brand Storytelling
Oct
11
6:30pm 6:30pm

Brand Storytelling

If I asked you to tell me about your business in under one minute...would you ROCK it or WRECK it?

In this 2 hour experiential workshop, we will explore the power of effective storytelling and communication skills in elevating your brand reputation.  If your brand ambassadors (a.k.a. anyone you chat with about your business!) feel empowered to share your brand story, then your market reach has just increased exponentially. 

Why limit your brand potential because of ineffective story telling and clunky communication?

Bridge concept to communication and let your community get inspired to spread your words.

What you can expect...

  • exploration of storytelling through the lens of play and improvisation
  • improved audience engagement
  • enhanced presence and presentation skills
  • feedback from your peers on how your business communication is received
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Energize Your Presentation
Oct
4
6:30pm 6:30pm

Energize Your Presentation

Raise your hand if the following apply (be honest, it's only you here)

  • I have fear around public speaking

  • apprehension around appearing stupid, foolish, or lacking credibility in front of your peer and colleagues

  • anxiety around perceived judgment from others

  • a tendency to ramble and lose focus when communicating your thoughts or ideas

  • you experience challenge with listening and responding with confidence

  • you hate your voice when you speak in public

  • you experience sweaty palms, shortness of breath, tense body, loss of focus or blurry vision, memory lapse...

We will address all of these issues through playful and experiential exercises, rooted in a strong foundation of practical skill building for effective presentation skills. We got you. Let's do this.

Continue reading below for some Pro Tips then register to Energize Your Presentation!!

Myth #1 debunked: I will never be good at public speaking

False!!! Fear is our greatest adversary in finding confidence in public speaking AND, in this context, it's completely imaginary. This means we impose a false sense of consequence on ourselves, inherently limiting our full potential. You're awesome. You don't need to do that to yourself.

Myth #2 debunked: People aren't interested in what I have to say

Who cares?! That's their loss. It is your job as the speaker or presenter to be engaging and demand their participation. That is all that is within your control. If you do your bit to rock the house and people are still checking out, that's on them and could be a result of a million things that have nothing to do with you.

Myth #3 debunked: If I don't do well at presenting, then I fail as a person

Oh honey. Public speaking isn't about you! It's about sharing information with others and ensuring your message was heard. Period. How you perform is not a reflection of your personal value. You cannot equate professional accomplishment to personal validation. That's like friends and money...they just shouldn't mix 'cause it gets messy.

ALSOOOOOO...Failure is f**king awesome. It is the glorious gift of new information.

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Strategy for Authentic Negotiation: Promotion, Sales, and Leadership
Sep
30
10:00am10:00am

Strategy for Authentic Negotiation: Promotion, Sales, and Leadership

At this day-long experiential workshop, you'll explore... 

  • How to ask for what you’re worth using interest-based, or win-win strategies,
  • How to adapt to different conflict styles for maximum benefit and 
  • How to create agility around challenging conversations without giving in or giving up your power

Designed for women entrepreneurs and women professionals seeking career advancement or transformation

This will be a women-only, safe, playful and supportive environment to explore embodiment of powerful strategies

What you can expect from this training:

  • Build strategies for objective assessment of yourself and your negotiation partner for optimal negotiation preparation and outcome
  • Learn the range of negotiation styles so you can vary your tactical strategy depending on your negotiation partner's style
  • Deepen ownership of personal value to effectively promote yourself in the professional area, without coming across as aggressive or sleazy 
  • Develop confidence in your body and voice so that you can speak up and advocate for yourself with presence, poise and power

You Trainers:

Minna Taylor, Founder & CEO of Energize Your Voice, a NYC based communication coaching company

Her background as an actress and her specialization in speech, improv, and empowered vocalization, offer a unique skill set to energize her clients into discovering their full voice and unlocking their full potential. Minna believes strongly in balancing playful tactics with practical tools for effective communication. Energize Your Voice partners with a dynamic range of organizations who have a strong mind for innovation, from small community non-profits to large tech companies and creative agencies.

Minna was especially astute with knowing exactly the kind of coaching I needed. Whether it was pitching for new business or simply improving my everyday voice skills, she helped give me the confidence needed. 

− Diane Stefani, Executive Vice President at The Rosen Group

Jamie Lee, Consultant with She Negotiates

Jamie Lee is a coach and a pragmatic negotiation geek dedicated to helping ambitious women become bolder, braver and better paid. Earlier in her career, she negotiated on behalf of multi-million dollar enterprises and secured cost savings that directly impacted the bottom line. She has led negotiation workshops for Jefferies Bank, Penguin Random House, American College of Cardiologists, Athena Center for Leadership at Barnard College, Essence Digital, Girls Scouts Leadership Institute and more.

Things I never thought I’d say: “Oh, I’ll do it. I love negotiating.” Jamie is a miracle worker and her trainings are top-notch. After attending her workshop, I went into a salary negotiation and came out making $20K more than I was in my last position. -
-Caro Griffin, Director of Operations
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SPARK a better first impression
Sep
27
6:30pm 6:30pm

SPARK a better first impression

"No bullshit: I’ve always considered myself a bad dater, and it wasn’t until I attended SPARK, that I realized why." - Jen P. TimeOutNY
"Awesome session. That's worth saying again, awesome. SPARK helped me see that overcoming the comfortable is a good way to start growing!" - Roger M.
"Why is no one else doing this? This workshop is exactly what I never knew I needed." - Kira C.
"I credit SPARK for why I'm in a healthy relationship now with open communication and I've taken what I learned there and brought it to my business life too- speaking authentically is 10x easier." - Helen C.
"Very well run! The organization and professionalism went a long way to making it very constructive." - Brett A.

How do you perceive yourself? How do others perceive you? Are they the same? If not, what can we do to bridge the gap? You will learn about your first impression and what you're communicating that perhaps you're not aware that you're communicating. Learn the fundamentals of how to reveal your most authentic self. 

Welcome to SPARK, where you get constructive feedback from a group of your peers - your very own first impression focus group. Energize Your Voice founder, Minna Taylor, will facilitate a structured analysis to get to the root of what's holding you back.

Are you insecure, but read as arrogant? Do you smile with openness, but use a shy voice? Align your intention and your presentation. Empower yourself with knowledge on how to make a lasting impact. #daretospark

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Breath, Body, Brain: VOICE, YOGA, PUBLIC SPEAKING
Sep
24
12:00pm12:00pm

Breath, Body, Brain: VOICE, YOGA, PUBLIC SPEAKING

"This workshop was honestly a one-of-a-kind experience. I have always been a very shy and insecure person when it comes to public speaking or even participating in group-class settings. I was even hesitant to sign up for this workshop based on my fears. I would wholeheartedly recommend this workshop to everyone with any type of social anxiety or fear of public speaking." - Maria L.

Public speaking is one of life’s great fear inducing activities. This fear manifests in myriad ways: shortness of breath, shaking hands, body, or voice, redness in the cheeks, sweating, loss of focus and mental clarity … I’ve heard it all and my answer is always this – Are you breathing?


"Breath, Body and Brain is a transformative learning experience for public speakers, educators, sales professionals and anyone who uses their voice as the main vehicle for their success. The exercises we did and the information Minna shared heightened my understanding of how my body impacts my voice and took all the information I knew about being an effective speaker to the next level." - Lawrese B.

Welcome to Breath Body Brain. An innovative approach to professional development.

A supple strong body promotes supple strong breath which creates availability for a supple strong brain.

In this training we will explore the concept of limiting beliefs that manifest in inhibited breath, bodily tension, and compromised cognition. We explore moving beyond those limitations into a space of possibility through the integration of three practices: yoga, an extensive voice/body practice, and practical exploration of public speaking fundamentals.

This workshop will provide an unshakable foundation on which you can layer all future success.

What you can expect from this training:

  • a meditation to identify limiting beliefs

  • a brief Ashtanga based yoga practice
  • an extended vocal practice
  • engagement exercises
  • constructing a narrative of possibility
  • presentation of narrative with personalized feedback
View Event →
Enhance Your Speech: AN INTRO TO ACCENT REDUCTION AND ARTICULATION
Sep
12
6:30pm 6:30pm

Enhance Your Speech: AN INTRO TO ACCENT REDUCTION AND ARTICULATION

"This class was exceptional! It helped me learn about breathing correctly and the basics of speech using vowels and consonants properly. It is a great class for anyone looking to speak clearer or correct accents." - Colleen C.

Do people always understand you? Are you frequently asked to repeat yourself or have a hard time formulating your thoughts on the fly?

In high-stakes professional or personal interactions, these can be costly impositions. Being heard and making an impression is fundamental to building and advancing relationships.

Speech is a combination of physical movements paired with strong breath and vocal production. That’s often easier said than done! Don’t let an accent or lazy articulation get in your way.

In this class you’ll learn the basics of Standard American Speech and the keys to enhance overall articulation. You’ll leave this experience with a strong foundation of how to empower clarity in communication, tools for greater articulation, and exercises to continue after the class is complete.

Now is the time to discover your full voice and unlock your full potential!

View Event →
brand essentials: THE PITCH
Sep
7
to Sep 21

brand essentials: THE PITCH

"It was a great experience for me to learn about the essential moments of the pitch. Moreover, [the class] helped me in terms of the organization of my own thoughts and how to get to the point without giving any unnecessary information." - Diana, urBin Storage

Tell me your story. I’ll wait...

Was it effortless? Clear? Captivating? Did you keep my attention?

Build your personal brand with activation by bridging concept-to-communication.

In this 3 part series we’ll create an impactful personal narrative through a distillation of your core values, the pillars for creating your all-important “elevator pitch,” and explore keys to effective presentation with an easy-to-access four step approach for enhancing your presence.

You will get personalized feedback on your pitch presentation content and technique to ensure you can transition from classroom to conversation with effortless impact.

*** Please ensure you are available for all three dates (9/7, 9/14, 9/21) BEFORE registering***

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SPARK: a better first impression
Jul
25
6:30pm 6:30pm

SPARK: a better first impression

"No bullshit: I’ve always considered myself a bad dater, and it wasn’t until I attended SPARK, that I realized why." - Jen P. TimeOutNY

Why are you still single? You have value. You are smart, funny, creative, thoughtful. Anyone would be lucky to know you, let alone date you. So ... What's missing? Why ARE you still single?

"Awesome session. That's worth saying again, awesome. SPARK helped me see that overcoming the comfortable is a good way to start growing!" - Roger M.
"Why is no one else doing this? This workshop is exactly what I never knew I needed." - Kira C.
"I credit SPARK for why I'm in a healthy relationship now with open communication and I've taken what I learned there and brought it to my business life too- speaking authentically is 10x easier." - Helen C.
"Very well run! The organization and professionalism went a long way to making it very constructive." - Brett A.

Welcome to SPARK: a dating workshop not for the faint of heart, where you get constructive feedback from a group of your peers - your very own singles focus group. Energizeyourvoice.net founder, Minna Taylor, will facilitate a structured analysis to get to the root of what's holding you back.

How do you perceive yourself? How do others perceive you? Are they the same? If not, what can we do to bridge the gap? You will learn about your first impression and what you're communicating that perhaps you're not aware that you're communicating. Learn the fundamentals of how to reveal your essence so it is undeniable and magnetic. Let others discover how amazing you already are.

Are you insecure, but read as arrogant? Do you smile with openness, but use a shy voice? Align your intention and your presentation. Empower yourself with knowledge on how to be your most authentic self and finally land the one you love.

FIND THE SPARK YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR. #DARETOSPARK

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Breath, Body, Brain: VOICE, YOGA, PUBLIC SPEAKING
Jul
22
12:00pm12:00pm

Breath, Body, Brain: VOICE, YOGA, PUBLIC SPEAKING

"This workshop was honestly a one-of-a-kind experience. I have always been a very shy and insecure person when it comes to public speaking or even participating in group-class settings. I was even hesitant to sign up for this workshop based on my fears. I would wholeheartedly recommend this workshop to everyone with any type of social anxiety or fear of public speaking." - Maria L.

Public speaking is one of life’s great fear inducing activities. This fear manifests in myriad ways: shortness of breath, shaking hands, body, or voice, redness in the cheeks, sweating, loss of focus and mental clarity …

I’ve heard it all and my answer is always this – Are you breathing?

Welcome to Breath Body Brain. An innovative approach to professional development.

A supple strong body promotes supple strong breath which creates availability for a supple strong brain.

In this training we will explore the concept of limiting beliefs that manifest in inhibited breath, bodily tension, and compromised cognition. We explore moving beyond those limitations into a space of possibility through the integration of three practices: yoga, an extensive voice/body practice, and practical exploration of public speaking fundamentals.

THIS WORKSHOP WILL PROVIDE AN UNSHAKABLE FOUNDATION ON WHICH YOU CAN LAYER ALL FUTURE SUCCESS.

What you can expect from this training:

  • a meditation to identify limiting beliefs
  • a brief ashtanga based asana practice
  • an extended vocal practice
  • engagement exercises
  • constructing a narrative of possibility
  • presentation of narrative with personalized feedback
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brand essentials: THE PITCH
Jul
12
to Jul 26

brand essentials: THE PITCH

Can you describe your business? I’ll wait...

Was it effortless? Clumsy? Unclear? Boring? Did you lose my attention?

Build your brand with Activation by bridging concept-to-communication.

"It was a great experience for me to learn about the essential moments of the pitch. Moreover, [the class] helped me in terms of the organization of my own thoughts and how to get to the point without giving any unnecessary information." - Diana, urBin Storage

In this 3 week class we’ll create an impactful brand narrative through a distillation of brand vocabulary, creating the all-important “elevator pitch,” and exploring the keys to effective presentation with an easy-to-access four step approach to presence and intention in your personal or professional brand communication. You will get personalized feedback on your pitch presentation content and technique to ensure you can transition from classroom to boardroom with effortless impact.

View Event →
Enhance Your Speech: AN INTRODUCTION TO ACCENT REDUCTION AND ARTICULATION
Jul
6
6:30pm 6:30pm

Enhance Your Speech: AN INTRODUCTION TO ACCENT REDUCTION AND ARTICULATION

This class was exceptional! It helped me learn about breathing correctly and the basics of speech using vowels and consonants properly. It is a great class for anyone looking to speak clearer or correct accents. - Colleen C.

Do you struggle with being understood? Are you frequently asked to repeat yourself or have a hard time formulating your thoughts on the fly?

In high-stakes professional or personal interactions, these can be costly impositions. Being heard and making an impression is fundamental to building and advancing relationships.

Speech is a combination of physical movements paired with strong breath and vocal production. That’s often easier said than done! Don’t let an accent or lazy articulation get in your way.

In this class you’ll learn the basics of Standard American Speech and the keys to enhance overall articulation. You’ll leave this experience with a strong foundation of how to empower clarity in communication, tools for greater articulation, and exercises to continue after the class is complete.

NOW IS THE TIME TO DISCOVER YOUR FULL VOICE AND UNLOCK YOUR FULL POTENTIAL!

View Event →
Breath, Body, Brain: Voice, Yoga, Public Speaking
Jun
25
12:00pm12:00pm

Breath, Body, Brain: Voice, Yoga, Public Speaking

"This workshop was honestly a one-of-a-kind experience. I have always been a very shy and insecure person when it comes to public speaking or even participating in group-class settings. I was even hesitant to sign up for this workshop based on my fears. I would wholeheartedly recommend this workshop to everyone with any type of social anxiety or fear of public speaking." - Maria L.

Public speaking is one of life’s great fear inducing activities. This fear manifests in myriad ways: shortness of breath, shaking hands, body, or voice, redness in the cheeks, sweating, loss of focus and mental clarity …

I’ve heard it all and my answer is always this – Are you breathing?

Welcome to Breath Body Brain. An innovative approach to professional development.

A supple strong body promotes supple strong breath which creates availability for a supple strong brain.

In this training we will explore the concept of limiting beliefs that manifest in inhibited breath, bodily tension, and compromised cognition. We explore moving beyond those limitations into a space of possibility through the integration of three practices: yoga, an extensive voice/body practice, and practical exploration of public speaking fundamentals.

THIS WORKSHOP WILL PROVIDE AN UNSHAKABLE FOUNDATION ON WHICH YOU CAN LAYER ALL FUTURE SUCCESS.

What you can expect from this training:

  • a meditation to identify limiting beliefs

  • a brief ashtanga based asana practice
  • an extended vocal practice
  • engagement exercises
  • constructing a narrative of possibility
  • presentation of narrative with personalized feedback
View Event →
SPARK: a dating workshop not for the faint of heart
Jun
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

SPARK: a dating workshop not for the faint of heart

"No bullshit: I’ve always considered myself a bad dater, and it wasn’t until I attended SPARK, that I realized why." - Jen P. TimeOutNY

Why are you still single? You have value. You are smart, funny, creative, thoughtful. Anyone would be lucky to know you, let alone date you. So ... What's missing? Why ARE you still single?

 

"Awesome session. That's worth saying again, awesome. SPARK helped me see that overcoming the comfortable is a good way to start growing!" - Roger M.
"Why is no one else doing this? This workshop is exactly what I never knew I needed." - Kira C.
"I credit SPARK for why I'm in a healthy relationship now with open communication and I've taken what I learned there and brought it to my business life too- speaking authentically is 10x easier." - Helen C.
"Very well run! The organization and professionalism went a long way to making it very constructive." - Brett A.

Welcome to SPARK: a dating workshop not for the faint of heart, where you get constructive feedback from a group of your peers - your very own singles focus group. Energizeyourvoice.net founder, Minna Taylor, will facilitate a structured analysis to get to the root of what's holding you back.

How do you perceive yourself? How do others perceive you? Are they the same? If not, what can we do to bridge the gap? You will learn about your first impression and what you're communicating that perhaps you're not aware that you're communicating. Learn the fundamentals of how to reveal your essence so it is undeniable and magnetic. Let others discover how amazing you already are.

Are you insecure, but read as arrogant? Do you smile with openness, but use a shy voice? Align your intention and your presentation. Empower yourself with knowledge on how to be your most authentic self and finally land the one you love.

FIND THE SPARK YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR. #DARETOSPARK

View Event →
brand essentials: THE PITCH
Jun
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

brand essentials: THE PITCH

Can you describe your business? I’ll wait...

Was it effortless? Clumsy? Unclear? Boring? Did you lose my attention?

Build your brand with Activation by bridging concept-to-communication.

"It was a great experience for me to learn about the essential moments of the pitch. Moreover, [the class] helped me in terms of the organization of my own thoughts and how to get to the point without giving any unnecessary information." - Diana, urBin Storage

In this class we’ll create an impactful brand narrative through a distillation of brand vocabulary, creating the all-important “elevator pitch,” and exploring the keys to effective presentation with an easy-to-access four step approach to presence and intention in your personal or professional brand communication. You will get personalized feedback on your pitch presentation content and technique to ensure you can transition from classroom to boardroom with effortless impact.

View Event →
Enhance Your Speech: AN INTRODUCTION TO ACCENT REDUCTION AND ARTICULATION
Jun
1
6:30pm 6:30pm

Enhance Your Speech: AN INTRODUCTION TO ACCENT REDUCTION AND ARTICULATION

Do you struggle with being understood? Are you frequently asked to repeat yourself or have a hard time formulating your thoughts on the fly?

In high-stakes professional or personal interactions, these can be costly impositions. Being heard and making an impression is fundamental to building and advancing relationships.

Speech is a combination of physical movements paired with strong breath and vocal production. That’s often easier said than done! Don’t let an accent or lazy articulation get in your way.

In this class you’ll learn the basics of Standard American Speech and the keys to enhance overall articulation. You’ll leave this experience with a strong foundation of how to empower clarity in communication, tools for greater articulation, and exercises to continue after the class is complete.

NOW IS THE TIME TO DISCOVER YOUR FULL VOICE AND UNLOCK YOUR FULL POTENTIAL!

View Event →
SPARK: a dating workshop not for the faint of heart
May
23
6:30pm 6:30pm

SPARK: a dating workshop not for the faint of heart

"No bullshit: I’ve always considered myself a bad dater, and it wasn’t until I attended SPARK, that I realized why." - Jen P. TimeOutNY

Why are you still single? You have value. You are smart, funny, creative, thoughtful. Anyone would be lucky to know you, let alone date you. So ... What's missing? Why ARE you still single?

"Awesome session. That's worth saying again, awesome. SPARK helped me see that overcoming the comfortable is a good way to start growing!" - Roger M.
"Why is no one else doing this? This workshop is exactly what I never knew I needed." - Kira C.
"I credit SPARK for why I'm in a healthy relationship now with open communication and I've taken what I learned there and brought it to my business life too- speaking authentically is 10x easier." - Helen C.
"Very well run! The organization and professionalism went a long way to making it very constructive." - Brett A.

Welcome to SPARK: a dating workshop not for the faint of heart, where you get constructive feedback from a group of your peers - your very own singles focus group. Energizeyourvoice.net founder, Minna Taylor, will facilitate a structured analysis to get to the root of what's holding you back.

How do you perceive yourself? How do others perceive you? Are they the same? If not, what can we do to bridge the gap? You will learn about your first impression and what you're communicating that perhaps you're not aware that you're communicating. Learn the fundamentals of how to reveal your essence so it is undeniable and magnetic. Let others discover how amazing you already are.

Are you insecure, but read as arrogant? Do you smile with openness, but use a shy voice? Align your intention and your presentation. Empower yourself with knowledge on how to be your most authentic self and finally land the one you love.

Find the SPARK you've been waiting for. #daretospark

View Event →
Breath, Body, Brain: Voice, Yoga, Public Speaking
May
20
12:00pm12:00pm

Breath, Body, Brain: Voice, Yoga, Public Speaking

"This workshop was honestly a one-of-a-kind experience. I have always been a very shy and insecure person when it comes to public speaking or even participating in group-class settings. I was even hesitant to sign up for this workshop based on my fears. I would wholeheartedly recommend this workshop to everyone with any type of social anxiety or fear of public speaking." - Maria L.

Public speaking is one of life’s great fear inducing activities. This fear manifests in myriad ways: shortness of breath, shaking hands, body, or voice, redness in the cheeks, sweating, loss of focus and mental clarity …

I’ve heard it all and my answer is always this – Are you breathing?

Welcome to Breath Body Brain. An innovative approach to professional development.

A supple strong body promotes supple strong breath which creates availability for a supple strong brain.

In this training we will explore the concept of limiting beliefs that manifest in inhibited breath, bodily tension, and compromised cognition. We explore moving beyond those limitations into a space of possibility through the integration of three practices: yoga, an extensive voice/body practice, and practical exploration of public speaking fundamentals.

This workshop will provide an unshakable foundation on which you can layer all future success.

What you can expect from this training:

  • a meditation to identify limiting beliefs

  • a brief ashtanga based asana practice
  • an extended vocal practice
  • engagement exercises
  • constructing a narrative of possibility
  • presentation of narrative with personalized feedback
View Event →
brand essentials: THE PITCH
May
11
7:00pm 7:00pm

brand essentials: THE PITCH

Can you describe your business? I’ll wait...

Was it effortless? Clumsy? Unclear? Boring? Did you lose my attention?

Build your brand with Activation by bridging concept-to-communication.

"It was a great experience for me to learn about the essential moments of the pitch. Moreover, [the class] helped me in terms of the organization of my own thoughts and how to get to the point without giving any unnecessary information." - Diana, urBin Storage

In this class we’ll create an impactful brand narrative through a distillation of brand vocabulary, creating the all-important “elevator pitch,” and exploring the keys to effective presentation with an easy-to-access four step approach to presence and intention in your personal or professional brand communication. You will get personalized feedback on your pitch presentation content and technique to ensure you can transition from classroom to boardroom with effortless impact.

View Event →
Enhance Your Speech: AN INTRODUCTION TO ACCENT REDUCTION AND ARTICULATION
May
2
6:30pm 6:30pm

Enhance Your Speech: AN INTRODUCTION TO ACCENT REDUCTION AND ARTICULATION

Do you struggle with being understood? Are you frequently asked to repeat yourself or have a hard time formulating your thoughts on the fly?

In high-stakes professional or personal interactions, these can be costly impositions. Being heard and making an impression is fundamental to building and advancing relationships.

Speech is a combination of physical movements paired with strong breath and vocal production. That’s often easier said than done! Don’t let an accent or lazy articulation get in your way.

In this class you’ll learn the basics of Standard American Speech and the keys to enhance overall articulation. You’ll leave this experience with a strong foundation of how to empower clarity in communication, tools for greater articulation, and exercises to continue after the class is complete.

NOW IS THE TIME TO DISCOVER YOUR FULL VOICE AND UNLOCK YOUR FULL POTENTIAL!

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SPARK: a dating workshop not for the faint of heart
Apr
26
6:30pm 6:30pm

SPARK: a dating workshop not for the faint of heart

"No bullshit: I’ve always considered myself a bad dater, and it wasn’t until I attended SPARK, that I realized why." - Jen P. TimeOutNY

Why are you still single? You have value. You are smart, funny, creative, thoughtful. Anyone would be lucky to know you, let alone date you. So ... What's missing? Why ARE you still single?

"Awesome session. That's worth saying again, awesome. SPARK helped me see that overcoming the comfortable is a good way to start growing!" - Roger M.
"Why is no one else doing this? This workshop is exactly what I never knew I needed." - Kira C.
"I credit SPARK for why I'm in a healthy relationship now with open communication and I've taken what I learned there and brought it to my business life too- speaking authentically is 10x easier." - Helen C.
"Very well run! The organization and professionalism went a long way to making it very constructive." - Brett A.

Welcome to SPARK: a dating workshop not for the faint of heart, where you get constructive feedback from a group of your peers - your very own singles focus group. Energizeyourvoice.net founder, Minna Taylor, will facilitate a structured analysis to get to the root of what's holding you back.

How do you perceive yourself? How do others perceive you? Are they the same? If not, what can we do to bridge the gap? You will learn about your first impression and what you're communicating that perhaps you're not aware that you're communicating. Learn the fundamentals of how to reveal your essence so it is undeniable and magnetic. Let others discover how amazing you already are.

Are you insecure, but read as arrogant? Do you smile with openness, but use a shy voice? Align your intention and your presentation. Empower yourself with knowledge on how to be your most authentic self and finally land the one you love.

Find the SPARK you've been waiting for. #daretospark

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Breath, Body, Brain: Voice, Yoga, Public Speaking
Apr
23
11:00am11:00am

Breath, Body, Brain: Voice, Yoga, Public Speaking

"This workshop was honestly a one-of-a-kind experience. I have always been a very shy and insecure person when it comes to public speaking or even participating in group-class settings. I was even hesitant to sign up for this workshop based on my fears. I would wholeheartedly recommend this workshop to everyone with any type of social anxiety or fear of public speaking." - Maria L.

Public speaking is one of life’s great fear inducing activities. This fear manifests in myriad ways: shortness of breath, shaking hands, body, or voice, redness in the cheeks, sweating, loss of focus and mental clarity … I’ve heard it all and my answer is always this – Are you breathing?

Welcome to Breath Body Brain. An innovative approach to professional development.

A supple strong body promotes supple strong breath which creates availability for a supple strong brain.

In this training we will explore the concept of limiting beliefs that manifest in inhibited breath, bodily tension, and compromised cognition. We explore moving beyond those limitations into a space of possibility through the integration of three practices: yoga, an extensive voice/body practice, and practical exploration of public speaking fundamentals.

This workshop will provide an unshakable foundation on which you can layer all future success.

What you can expect from this training:

  • a meditation to identify limiting beliefs
  • a brief ashtanga based asana practice
  • an extended vocal practice
  • engagement exercises
  • constructing a narrative of possibility
  • presentation of narrative with personalized feedback
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brand essentials: THE PITCH
Apr
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

brand essentials: THE PITCH

Can you describe your business? I’ll wait...

Was it effortless? Clumsy? Unclear? Boring? Did you lose my attention?

Build your brand with Activation by bridging concept-to-communication.

"It was a great experience for me to learn about the essential moments of the pitch. Moreover, [the class] helped me in terms of the organization of my own thoughts and how to get to the point without giving any unnecessary information." - Diana, urBin Storage

In this class we’ll create an impactful brand narrative through a distillation of brand vocabulary, creating the all-important “elevator pitch,” and exploring the keys to effective presentation with an easy-to-access four step approach to presence and intention in your personal or professional brand communication. You will get personalized feedback on your pitch presentation content and technique to ensure you can transition from classroom to boardroom with effortless impact.

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Enhance Your Speech: AN INTRODUCTION TO ACCENT REDUCTION AND ARTICULATION
Apr
6
6:30pm 6:30pm

Enhance Your Speech: AN INTRODUCTION TO ACCENT REDUCTION AND ARTICULATION

Do you struggle with being understood? Are you frequently asked to repeat yourself or have a hard time formulating your thoughts on the fly?

In high-stakes professional or personal interactions, these can be costly impositions. Being heard and making an impression is fundamental to building and advancing relationships.

Speech is a combination of physical movements paired with strong breath and vocal production. That’s often easier said than done! Don’t let an accent or lazy articulation get in your way.

In this class you’ll learn the basics of Standard American Speech and the keys to enhance overall articulation. You’ll leave this experience with a strong foundation of how to empower clarity in communication, tools for greater articulation, and exercises to continue after the class is complete.

Now is the time to discover your full voice and unlock your full potential!

View Event →
SPARK: a dating workshop not for the faint of heart
Mar
22
6:30pm 6:30pm

SPARK: a dating workshop not for the faint of heart

Why are you still single? You have value. You are smart, funny, creative, thoughtful. Anyone would be lucky to know you, let alone date you. So ... What's missing? Why ARE you still single?

"No bullshit: I’ve always considered myself a bad dater, and it wasn’t until I attended SPARK, that I realized why." - Jen P. TimeOutNY
"Awesome session. That's worth saying again, awesome. SPARK helped me see that overcoming the comfortable is a good way to start growing!" - Roger M.
"Why is no one else doing this? This workshop is exactly what I never knew I needed." - Kira C.
"I credit SPARK for why I'm in a healthy relationship now with open communication and I've taken what I learned there and brought it to my business life too- speaking authentically is 10x easier." - Helen C.
"Very well run! The organization and professionalism went a long way to making it very constructive." - Brett A.

Welcome to SPARK: a dating workshop not for the faint of heart, where you get constructive feedback from a group of your peers - your very own singles focus group. Energizeyourvoice.net founder, Minna Taylor, will facilitate a structured analysis to get to the root of what's holding you back.

How do you perceive yourself? How do others perceive you? Are they the same? If not, what can we do to bridge the gap? You will learn about your first impression and what you're communicating that perhaps you're not aware that you're communicating. Learn the fundamentals of how to reveal your essence so it is undeniable and magnetic. Let others discover how amazing you already are.

Are you insecure, but read as arrogant? Do you smile with openness, but use a shy voice? Align your intention and your presentation. Empower yourself with knowledge on how to be your most authentic self and finally land the one you love. Find the SPARK you've been waiting for. #daretospark

View Event →
Breath, Body, Brain: Voice, Yoga, and Public Speaking
Mar
11
12:00pm12:00pm

Breath, Body, Brain: Voice, Yoga, and Public Speaking

Welcome to Breath Body Brain. An innovative approach to professional development.

 

This workshop will provide an unshakable foundation on which you can layer all future success.

 

Public speaking is one of life’s great fear inducing activities. This fear manifests in myriad ways: shortness of breath, shaking hands, body, or voice, redness in the cheeks, sweating, loss of focus and mental clarity … I’ve heard it all and my answer is always this – Are you breathing?

A supple strong body promotes supple strong breath which creates availability for a supple strong brain.

In this training we will explore the concept of limiting beliefs that manifest in inhibited breath, bodily tension, and compromised cognition. We explore moving beyond those limitations into a space of possibility through the integration of three practices: yoga, an extensive voice/body practice, and practical exploration of public speaking fundamentals.

What you can expect from this training:

  • a meditation to identify limiting beliefs
  • a brief ashtanga based asana practice
  • an extended vocal practice
  • engagement exercises
  • constructing a narrative of possibility
  • presentation of narrative with personalized feedback
View Event →
brand essentials: THE PITCH
Mar
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

brand essentials: THE PITCH

Can you describe your business? I’ll wait...

Was it effortless? Clumsy? Unclear? Boring? Did you lose my attention?

Build your brand with Activation by bridging concept-to-communication.

In this class we’ll create an impactful brand narrative through a distillation of brand vocabulary, creating the all-important “elevator pitch,” and exploring the keys to effective presentation with an easy-to-access four step approach to presence and intention in your personal or professional brand communication. You will get personalized feedback on your pitch presentation content and technique to ensure you can transition from classroom to boardroom with effortless impact.

 

View Event →
Enhance Your Speech: AN INTRODUCTION TO ACCENT REDUCTION AND ARTICULATION
Mar
2
6:30pm 6:30pm

Enhance Your Speech: AN INTRODUCTION TO ACCENT REDUCTION AND ARTICULATION

Do you struggle with being understood? Are you frequently asked to repeat yourself or have a hard time formulating your thoughts on the fly?

In high-stakes professional or personal interactions, these can be costly impositions. Being heard and making an impression is fundamental to building and advancing relationships.

Speech is a combination of physical movements paired with strong breath and vocal production. That’s often easier said than done!

Don’t let an accent or lazy articulation get in your way.

In this class you’ll learn the basics of Standard American Speech and the keys to enhance overall articulation. You’ll leave this experience with a strong foundation of how to empower clarity in communication, tools for greater articulation, and exercises to continue after the class is complete.

Now is the time to discover your full voice and unlock your full potential!

View Event →
SPARK: a dating workshop not for the faint of heart
Feb
22
6:30pm 6:30pm

SPARK: a dating workshop not for the faint of heart

―  "No bullshit: I’ve always considered myself a bad dater, and it wasn’t until I attended SPARK, that I realized why." - Jen P. TimeOutNY

― "Awesome session. That's worth saying again, awesome. SPARK helped me see that overcoming the comfortable is a good way to start growing!" - Roger M.

― "Why is no one else doing this? This workshop is exactly what I never knew I needed." - Kira C.

― "I credit SPARK for why I'm in a healthy relationship now with open communication and I've taken what I learned there and brought it to my business life too- speaking authentically is 10x easier." - Helen C.

― "Very well run! The organization and professionalism went a long way to making it very constructive." - Brett A.

Why are you still single? You have value. You are smart, funny, creative, thoughtful. Anyone would be lucky to know you, let alone date you. So ... What's missing? Why ARE you still single?

Welcome to SPARK: a dating workshop not for the faint of heart, where you get constructive feedback from a group of your peers - your very own singles focus group. Energizeyourvoice.net founder, Minna Taylor, will facilitate a structured analysis to get to the root of what's holding you back.

How do you perceive yourself? How do others perceive you? Are they the same? If not, what can we do to bridge the gap? You will learn about your first impression and what you're communicating that perhaps you're not aware that you're communicating. Learn the fundamentals of how to reveal your essence so it is undeniable and magnetic. Let others discover how amazing you already are.

Are you insecure, but read as arrogant? Do you smile with openness, but use a shy voice? Align your intention and your presentation. Empower yourself with knowledge on how to be your most authentic self and finally land the one you love. Find the SPARK you've been waiting for. #daretospark

View Event →
Breath, Body, Brain: Voice, Yoga, and Public Speaking
Feb
18
12:00pm12:00pm

Breath, Body, Brain: Voice, Yoga, and Public Speaking

This workshop will provide an unshakable foundation on which you can layer all future success.

Welcome to Breath Body Brain. An innovative approach to professional development.

Public speaking is one of life’s great fear inducing activities. This fear manifests in myriad ways: shortness of breath, shaking hands, body, or voice, redness in the cheeks, sweating, loss of focus and mental clarity … I’ve heard it all and my answer is always this – Are you breathing?

A supple strong body promotes supple strong breath which creates availability for a supple strong brain.

In this training we will explore the concept of limiting beliefs that manifest in inhibited breath, bodily tension, and compromised cognition. We explore moving beyond those limitations into a space of possibility through the integration of three practices: yoga, an extensive voice/body practice, and practical exploration of public speaking fundamentals.

What you can expect from this training:

  • a meditation to identify limiting beliefs
  • a brief ashtanga based asana practice
  • an extended vocal practice
  • engagement exercises
  • constructing a narrative of possibility
  • presentation of narrative with personalized feedback
View Event →
Women Leaders Ignite Your Performance
Feb
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

Women Leaders Ignite Your Performance

Dynamic duo, Minna Taylor and Simone Sloan have teamed up to present a Leadership Workshop for women that you do not want to miss.

Our hands-on workshop will introduce strategies and tools to help emerging leaders gain insights to their leadership and communication style, identify gaps, and create actions to move their career and personal branding forward.

 

This workshop will help you:

 

  • Define your personal brand

  • Shatter limiting beliefs

  • Optimize your communication strategy

  • Execute with confidence

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