presentation skills training

executive program

This is an intensive, long-term program designed for the serious business professional committed to improving his or her speaking skills, public perception, and overall quality of presentations and speeches. It is an ideal program for business Executives, customer-facing individuals or teams, or any person already in or entering a high visibility occupation. Read more…

custom consulting

Customized Consulting Packages are available for both groups and individuals.

All clients who hire me have unique speaking situations with very specific issues, so I custom-create programs that target the specified areas of concern. Each program is also designed to ensure solid foundation speaking skills are covered, which usually brings to light new issues for which the client may not even be aware.  Read more…

group training

Although all client engagements are customized, there are two group training programs that are very popular:

  • Speaking Without Fear
  • Speaking Fundamentals for the Captivating Speaker

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“I’ve had responses from almost all of the public speaking class participants, & they are unanimous in expressing their appreciation & their certainty that their public speaking skills have been strengthened & enhanced by the class. Thanks so much for customizing the class to fit our environment, and for providing such a useful, informative and inspiring series of classes!”

Mary Beth Bigger
Executive Associate Director
Harry Ransom Center
The University of Texas at Austin

Public Seminars and Group Coaching

Since most of my group training is for private groups and my consulting rates price out some individuals looking for speaking help, I also offer public seminars and small group coaching sessions to allow individuals a price break on my services. Offerings are:

  • Fearless Speaking I
  • Fearless Speaking II
  • Small Group Coaching

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Student Responses:

“I never dreamed I could have so much fun speaking!”

“Hi Tonja, I was in your Speaking Without Fear class a few weeks ago. I’m writing to tell you that I gave my presentation and it was a big success!!! I changed it all around, based on your suggestions & the feedback from class, and it went very smoothly. I actually got applause at one point and several compliments afterward. I have never, repeat NEVER, received compliments for my speaking. This was a wonderful experience! I want to thank you for everything you do.”

“I was in one of your speaking classes two years ago. It did wonders for me.“

“Hi Tonja,

I just wanted to tell you that my presentation went really well. Once I had the microphone I was able to speak loud and clear. My voice wasn’t shaking and I got more and more comfortable being in front of the whole group as I went on. My opening line (the one you gave me) was really funny. It made EVERYONE laugh and that felt really good. People told me afterwards that I did great, too. All those words of encouragement felt really good.”

“Hi Tonja,

I just wanted to let you know that I had parents’ night at work tonight. I did great! I wasn’t that nervous. I took my time and took breaths like you taught us. I had some humor and asked them to raise their hands for something. My last presentation ended exactly on time and they clapped for me! I think the most helpful thing was realizing that I am the expert. I know more than they do about my subject. They are there to hear me. I will highly recommend your class to others.”

developing custom solutions

Most of Soverex classes and training programs were originally created and customized for a particular client. If you do not find the specific program you are interested in, please contact Tonja O’Neill, Soverex Founder and CEO, directly to discuss a program designed specifically for your needs. Contact Info.