personal training


Eloquence Studio offers fundamental training  in voice, speech, body language, content treatment and listening skills. We focus on interpersonal training such as diplomacy training, leadership training, negotiation, mediation and facilitation training. Our training enhances the people skills for every day interaction as well as ‘high stakes’ situations such as public speaking, presentation, interviewing and media training. For non-native speakers we offer speech clarity enhancement and accent reduction training.

our current offering



listening training

This is our most advanced course and offers our highest level of personalized service. This course teaches you how to listen to other people, how to listen/monitor yourself and how to speak in a way that incentivizes people to listen and consider what you say. Every aspect of the training is customized to you and begins with a comprehensive evaluation of your communication ability.  The evaluation outlines your natural ability (what you are good at and how training will leverage that) as well as the “skill up” areas that need work.  A training course is built for you based on the results of that evaluation.

Duration: 12 private sessions; 50 minutes each, conducted weekly.
Faculty: Fonta Hadley

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quiet leadership

This course supports people who have a quieter style of leadership who do not embody the traditional extroverted model.  It helps people with quieter dispositions lead groups of people without compromising integrity. It is designed to help people with a “listen first” style of communication address the nuances of interjecting and expressing their thoughts and ideas. It helps people who need a bit more time to think through their responses and have difficulty speaking extemporaneously, “ad-hock” or “off the cuff” speak more fluidly when unprepared. It offers strategies to manage nervousness, social anxiety and speaking pressure if relevant and helps them be more succinct and crisp under pressure. It offers strategies for navigating competitive or aggressive personalities and align groups on a course of action.  It addresses formal communication situations like presentation and public speaking as well as informal contexts like hall way banter, “chatting” and social niceties.

Duration: 10 private sessions; 50 minutes each, conducted weekly.
Faculty: Amy Johnson

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interpersonal communication training

This is a “skill up” course, designed to increase your overall level of polish at work.  It enhances your interpersonal ability (ability with people) as well as your intra personal (ability to know what you are doing/communicating real time).  It is designed to increase your credibility, your ability to deliver under pressure and enhance your EQ.  This course covers a wide breadth of communication skills including tools to help you speak up more often, express your ideas clearly and succinctly, speaking in a way that is consistently audible & intelligible as well as tools to help you present your ideas in an engaging and persuasive way. It covers all the communication fundamentals such as body language, vocal modulation, speech/pace/pause, content treatment, listening & responding and nervousness.

Duration: 8 private sessions; 50 minutes each, conducted weekly.
Faculty: Donnie Hill

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interpersonal communication training for esl

This soft skill-training program covers a broad range of communication skills but is tailored to meet the specific needs of bi-lingual speakers. The course offers accent reduction and increases speech clarity as well as addressing the nuance and cadence of speech. It also addresses pacing and pause and offers strategies to help “find the right word” or help word flow. It covers body language fundamentals such as open & closed body postures, stance and gestures for presentations or sharing your thoughts and ideas in a group. It teaches interjection skills and addresses how to voice your point of view and strategies for speaking up in groups. It offers pitch modulation and intonation, audibility and an introduction to listening training. It is a comprehensive introduction to best practices for people communicating with an accent.

Duration: 10 private sessions; 50 minutes each, conducted weekly.
Faculty: Bianca

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media training

This course offers public speaking, camera and microphone training.  It teaches body language, voice and speech fundamentals to improve your engagement and command in the media.  This course is designed for both people who are interested in skilling up for these opportunities as well as those who are currently on the speaking circuit or in the media.  It covers the nuanced cues that camera and microphones pick up that affect your credibility it increases your level of ease and polish and teaches the rules of engagement for speaking in front of groups.

Duration: 12 private sessions; 50 minutes each, conducted weekly.
Faculty: Fonta Hadley

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content & messaging

This is a subject specific course and is focused on the language, word choice, sequencing and structure of your content.  It includes succinct messaging, IQ & EQ language, storytelling for data, giving feedback, cooperative versus competitive language and emphasizes authentic messaging, which increases credibility and maintains integrity.

Duration: 6 private sessions; 50 minutes each, conducted weekly.
Faculty: Mollie Kittle

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vocal authority

This is a subject specific course focused on declarative speaking. It reduces traits commonly associated with “California English” such as reducing the use of upspeak (questioning tone), vocal fry (rough or inaudible vocal quality) and eliminating junk speech and verbal clutter (“like”, “you know”, “kinda” etc.).  This course will increase your ability to speak declaratively in a succinct and crisp manor.  It is not a gender specific course and is designed for both men and women.

Duration: 6 private sessions; 50 minutes each, conducted weekly.
Faculty: Bianca Havel

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presentation training

This subject specific short course is designed to help you bump your presentations up to the next level.  It works on strong beginnings and motivating endings, talking off your slides and slide transitions, storytelling for data, gestures & stance.

Duration: 4 private sessions; 50 minutes each, conducted weekly.
Faculty: Donnie Hill

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