Having performed in front of millions of people over my lifetime, performance is one of the most enjoyable activities in my life and I like to think I do it pretty well. Having come a long way as a poet and performer, I’ve made a lot of mistakes along the way but these opportunities helped me acquire skills to execute more effective presentations of my work and I would like an opportunity to be your mentor.

Most people aren’t trained to shape content to fit audiences in the same way as performing artists. I have seen presenters fiddle with the microphone, stumble over words, and try to veil performance anxiety. I’ve watched them banter with the audience members and emotionally wear themselves out with weak presentations.  But I have solutions to these universal problems. They are easy to learn and produce results quickly. It means the difference between a mediocre performance and a stellar one. No matter how socially awkward, shy, and un-confident one may feel, these workshops break through barriers to your potential.

The most beloved, interesting, and skilled presenters have learned to lead audiences through material and find ways to put their fingerprints all over an event expressly for the way they present the work. They learned to incorporate performance skills into their presentation. This skill is the single most important technique any figure can do. 

I believe in this practical curriculum so deeply that I dedicated nearly four years to perfecting a program designed specifically for anyone in who is presenting work to an audience. Writers, public speakers, teachers, sales teams, and performing artists. Without these skills presenters are at disadvantage. It is so important in fact that it means the difference between utter failure and stark visibility. I believe performance techniques are most important for writers and poets because readings are the central communication tool used to get books off the shelves and build audiences. 

My background is very broad. I have been performing my whole life, beginning as a vocal prodigy at age 7, performing as a gospel music revivalist, choir member, opera diva, and hip hop emcee.  I was awarded a Fulbright Scholar in vocal performance from the University of Arkansas; have a BA in Music Business Management from The Evergreen State College, and a Master’s Degree in Poetry from the University of Maine Stonecoast MFA.  My thesis includes performance collaboration case studies that support my theory on Lyric Fusion Poetry and identifies the characteristics of this modern poetic form.  As the mother of Lyric Fusion Poetry, I teach valuable techniques to anyone with a desire to improve presentations and divert more attention to their products. I have trained and performed professionally for over 30 years and helped many shape their message as director, producer, consultant, and teaching artist. My work has been featured around the world as a vocalist and poet. As a Workshop Developer and Individual Consultant, I help writers, poets, vocalists, sales teams, and public speakers improve performance skills through consultation, lectures, and a comprehensive 1:1 six-week performance class. My lectures are filled with proven techniques to help anyone overcome obstacles in performance and together we can make marked improvements from day one.

There are plenty of seminars, workshops, and books published on the art of public speaking but performance is much broader. Let me help you improve your skills in just a few short lessons, not the years it took me. Reach out and let's talk about what is going on for you, let me see if I can help. We may find that it is a simple, easy adjustment. I am always excited to receive invitations to improve the lives of others and get more voices out there!

Write to me as soon as you can so we can get started. Here is my personal email address:                       elementsofzen@gmail.com.