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Lisa Lockland-Bell made an impact at our Toastmasters District 69 – 45th Annual Conference – delivering both an inspirational and educational keynote session rolled into one. Lisa not only left our delegates with goose bumps, she also left them with expanded knowledge on how to improve the power of their voice. Further to this Lisa imparted practical techniques to apply – with more than 200 delegates up on their feet several times applying the learnings. Our delegates further enjoyed the advanced technology that Lisa incorporated in the session, and which delegates could interact within the room. Conference Evaluation forms submitted on the 3-day event, consistently regarded Lisa a highlight, and further complimented the personal time she gave during breaks to speak with many one-on-one. Lisa certainly delivered on our conference theme, and “Made a Splash In Our World” at the 45th Annual Conference.
For many years, I’ve struggled with the public speaking thing. I’d tried sooo many different things – public speaking courses, toastmasters – you name it, I’d tried it. When I was introduced to Lisa, I saw it really as my last attempt at breaking through this block I had around speaking in public. Lisa had a holistic approach, not just addressing the limitations in my voice but also the blockages I had about my voice from negative messages I’d been bombarded with as a young child. Lisa worked with me with a very patient, caring and supportive approach, providing a safe zone and encouragement every step of the way. My key takeaways (and there were many) was how to get the best out of my natural voice, and also how important it is for my voice to connect to the emotion of the story/experience I’m sharing. These two things helped any blocks I had melt away.
I found Lisa to be a very approachable and helpful coach. Lisa’s approach is very pragmatic which helped to remove the issues that were causing a block. Lisa has a flexible style which allows her to adapt to the needs of the individual rather than following a tried and tested format. She is very personable which enables you to open up and go deeper than one normally would. I would not hesitate to recommend Lisa.
Lisa Lockland-Bell is an expert in her craft. Communication. Voice. Engagement. Impact. In my 20+ years of business, leadership and executive training across multinationals, SMEs and Not-For-Profits, I had never before experienced the personal and professional development that Lisa Lockland-Bell facilitated through the Vocal Giants program. The Vocal Giants program had an immediate and tangible impact on how I engage my teams, my clients and my audience. The practical knowledge, techniques, and masterful coaching learnt throughout the workshop, shaped not only what I say, but how I say it – from crafting a more engaging message, to delivering it with a more controlled and powerful voice, as well as effectively using a microphone with confidence.