12 months working with AnnJoan have accomplished what I could not do myself in 24 years. My confidence in public speaking has increased 100%. AnnJoan is a great speech professional and psychologist, who gave me a priceless ability to function in professional life as well as socially.CEO, President
Of all the life skills available to us, communication is perhaps the most empowering.Brett Morrison
As a licensed speech pathologist, I work with attorneys, and law firm management professionals to help them enhance their public speaking and presentation skills, develop executive presence, improve their voice and speech, or modify or lose an accent.
I am a voracious reader and love how words are used to communicate thoughts and emotions. My work is all about communication and how words, style, and body language convey meaning and information.
I engage with a wide range of professionals, who are at different levels in their careers and are seeking to grow in specific skills to advance to the next level. All my clients have one thing in common – the need to communicate information clearly and effectively. I help them make a topic more exciting and accessible to their target audience through voice modulation, accent modification and/or reduction and refining their presentation styles.
I make each client feel special and completely supported and safe. They know that they can reach out to me anytime and I will be completely focused on them. I also love my work, which inspires my clients to work hard.
I prepare clients for all types of presentations, meetings before the Board of Directors, Ted talks, and training sessions. I also frequently work with professionals on what I call “ambush situations.” For example, a typical “ambush situation” occurs with junior attorneys when a senior partner asks “can you talk about X project.” Often they are flustered and then present themselves as less confident and unprepared than they want to be.
I’ve been a licensed speech pathologist for over 25 years of experience working with business and acting professionals from around the world in connection with voice and speech improvement. I earned my master’s degree in speech pathology from New York University and my bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland. After my masters, I began my career as a consultant at the former Sam Chwat Speech Center/New York Speech Improvement Services, where I spent over 20 years. I am certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association and I am both New York and New Jersey licensed.
I absolutely love my work. The ability to improve a client’s confidence and communication skills is truly a passion of mine I love to read, walk, swim and share food with my husband and friends. If you stop by, you will always see a beautiful blend of fresh flowers on my desk.
I am so pleased with my new voice and its placement, I feel like a superhero.Partner
Twelve months working with AnnJoan have accomplished what I could not do myself in 24 years. My confidence in public speaking has increased 100%. AnnJoan is a great speech professional and psychologist, who gave me a priceless ability to function in professional life as well as socially.CEO/President
My stronger voice has given me increased confidence and a stronger executive presence.Senior Associate