By Cathy Sobocan, M.A. Let’s face it; most of us utter a few swear words now and again, even if it’s just under the breath. But did you know that having a good swear helps to open up your voice? Here’s how swearing can improve your voice…
"Cathy is an incredible speaker coach. She helped me prepare for my TEDxToronto talk with fabulous voice warm-ups, breathing exercises, and memorization work. She was fun and easy going, a breath of fresh air! I would recommend Cathy to anyone." - Talli Osborne, Inspirational Speaker
"Although I have considerable public speaking experience and prior training, with Cathy I had so many a-ha moments! Amazing voice and speaker coach, who gets great results, quick." - Brian Cugelman, PhD, Senior Scientist & Director, AlterSpark
"Cathy paid attention to every detail of my performance. Her observations and coaching are invaluable!" - Paul Nadeau – Author, TEDx Toronto speaker
"I've been making a living through public speaking for almost 40 years however I always felt I needed to slow my pacing. I wasn't sure how to do it without appearing contrived. In just three lessons, Cathy helped me slow my pacing to the point where it’s now my default style. Thank you Cathy." - Reverand Brent Hawkes, Member of the Order of Canada, TEDxToronto speaker
You are a GIFTED coach and a GIVING one to work with, to unleash those subtler potential contours and layers of feelings or thoughts clotting up conversations. I feel you are in an exceptional class all your own Cathy. - Greg Malszecki, Professor, York University
"As a corporate trainer, I appreciate your professional help in developing my public speaking skills. Our lessons were fun – I had a blast! I have noticed an improvement in my abilities, but more importantly, so did my manager and my trainees. Thank you, Cathy!" - Benjamin, Manager, Blanco Canada
"Cathy is a wonderfully intuitive and empathetic coach. She has a great range of tools for improving all aspects of performance. Cathy's coaching helped me deliver an authentic performance and create a rapport with the audience." - John Cruikshank, Publisher of the Toronto Star and President of Star Media Group.
"Cathy gave me feedback that enabled me to use my voice more effectively. Her input was accurate and allowed me to overcome flaws of which I wasn’t aware. I would recommend hiring Cathy and in fact have hired her again." - Molly S Shoichet, PhD, University Professor and Canada Research Chair.