Voice Matters
Mastering Presence

A transformational, 6-month program for change-makers, teachers, speakers, entrepreneurs and leaders with Lauri Smith

Learn to be YOU - deeply, passionately, presently, RawThentically YOU …

Let the crowd in to see you and feel you in all of your sensitive, tender, powerful, graceful and hysterical glory.

It's time to make your mark.

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Are you a change-maker who's ready and willing
to
stand in your power and speak your truth? 

Do you feel that you have something to say to the world but, when you do speak, your experience varies greatly? Sometimes you’re vibrant and in the flow state, while bringing your audience to tears. Other times you feel like a deer in the headlights, stuck in energetic quicksand or that you’re going through the motions with your audience only politely tolerating your presence. 

That “hit or miss” experience can be frustrating and confusing.

Would you like to be fully present in your own skin while deeply connected to the crowd

Would you like to awaken, energize and move them (to laughter, to tears, to action) from there?

You can.

And I will teach you how.

Who is this for?

This program is for change-makers
who are ready to step up, be the change they wish to see in the world
and use their voice to evoke that same change in others.

 Do you want to?

  • Go beyond your comfort zone into your charisma zone
  • Move from surviving to thriving when you speak
  • Embody and convey confidence and authority ... anytime, anywhere
  • Move your audience with the heart-centered power of your presence
  • Feel grounded, vibrant and in flow while evoking transformation in your audience

You will be able to do more than communicate clearly and articulately.
You will be able to unleash your innate, unique charisma and to move people
– to laughter, to tears or to action.

This is not a quick fix.  It’s a powerful practice that will create lasting transformation.

My commitment to you is this:
I will respect you enough to tell you the truth.
I will help you embrace your gifts while walking the path of growth.
I will hold safe and sacred space for you to express your full self.
I will help you step into your true power and to hold the same safe, transformational space for others.

Go beyond the resistance. Say yes to the voice within.

Now is the time to stand and speak your truth.

What is it?

This program is a transformational master class in creative, charismatic speaking.

Bruce Lee said, “We do not rise to the occasion, we fall back on our training.”

Long before winning an Academy Award, actors spend time, energy and focus developing their instrument – themselves.  They train their body and their voice, ensuring that their instrument resonates to its full capacity when they get cast in the role of a lifetime. 

Whether your biggest dream as a Leader is giving a TED Talk or, like Rosa Parks, being able to stand up for what’s right when it matters most, you must approach your leadership with the same commitment and dedication as a serious actor – And the time to start is right now.   

In order to enroll others in your cause and to mesmerize and inspire crowds, you need to train your body and your voice. You need to become a vessel for your message - an organism of purpose.

I will help you to unleash the power of your instrument so that it resonates beyond your wildest dreams. You’ll prepare to simultaneously fall back on your training and rise to the occasion – in other words to give the talk of your life – when you give your TED talk.

This is like a Master's program for actors - but it's for speakers.
It’s a six-month program designed to help you unlock your creative self, tap-in to your potential and unleash your full expression. It combines group classes with one-on-one coaching. While this program is focused on speaking in public, it will also have a powerful and empowering impact that ripples through your entire life. 

Coaching

During our 1:1 coaching sessions we'll focus on your gifts - and what's holding you back from fully expressing those gifts.

(The amount of 1:1 time depends on which program level you choose - Essentials or Immersion.)

Approach

Weaving together my extensive experience in the fields of leadership, theatre, speaking, yoga, voice work and mindfulness, I work "from the inside-out" & "from the ground up."

You do not need to pretend to be someone else or to do it “their way”.

You will be YOU - with the volume turned up.

Community

You will be taking this journey alongside a group of humans going through the same struggles, triumphs and transformation as you. The combination of focused one-on-one attention with the empowering experience of small group work creates exponential learning.

  • “Lauri holds a very safe space for everyone to express their authentic, flawed, and perfect selves. She models what she teaches beautifully, standing in herself confidently and effortlessly ... I would recommend her work to anyone with a message that they want to get out to the world.”

    Lani Klaphaak

    Relationship and Dating Coach

  • “Lauri Smith is one of the most personally motivating and inspirational instructors I’ve had. Her ability to see and draw out her students potential is empowering. ”

    Rachael Hammer

  • “Lauri attacks the skill of speaking from a unique perspective – the voice as an instrument of connection. ”

    – Claudette Good-O’Neill, CC and CL

    2014 Semi-finalist in Toastmaster’s International Speaking Contest, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

What's included?

The Voice Matters Mastering Presence Program includes:
• The Charisma 101 Kickoff Event
• Integrative self-paced lessons
• Six Monthly interactive video classes
• The Body, Breath & Energy Workshop
• The 21-Day Walk the Vocal Presence Path Audio Program
• The Charisma Unleashed Celebration “Recital”

In addition:
• The ESSENTIALS Level includes three 40-minute coaching sessions with Lauri (1 every other month)
• The IMMERSION Level includes twelve 40-minute coaching sessions with Lauri (2/month)

Plus all participants receive:
• Early Access to New Products
• Special Product Discounts

*IMMERSION is intended for leaders who want to experience the momentum of an ongoing leadership program while working with a dedicated one-on-one coach.

*ESSENTIALS is intended for people committed to and focused on growing their voice as a leader in the world who have schedule limitations due to travel or family commitments.

This powerful program is only offered twice a year.
Space is limited so sign up early.

The group classes take place monthly on Thursdays at 1pm PST. 
(April 26th, May 10th, June 14th, July 12th, August 9th and September 13th, 2018)
1:1’s are TBD – Scheduled Individually

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Case Studies

Before doing the Voice Matters Immersion program with Lauri I … 
When speaking to or in front of groups I would struggle with feeling overwhelmed by all the energy in the room and not knowing what to do with it. My strategies for dealing with these situation were very ineffective. I would either speak very fast and as little as possible to get it over with, or I’d put on a mask and speak articulately but without any heart.

During the Immersion program I … 
I had the insight that my challenge was feeling all the energy of the group, but not knowing what to do with it. I also started seeing how my strategies that involved ignoring, blocking or running away from the energy were not effective. I started experimenting with the Vocal Presence Path and through it I’m learning how to embrace the energy in the room in a way that feels good to me and others.

As a result of Immersion, I … 
I am getting more comfortable with group discussions and presentations. I look forward to showing up, taking up space, speaking my truth from the heart, embracing the energy of others and hearing what they have to say. I feels exciting and liberating to look forward to rather than dread my next group encounter.
Dana Baugh, Founder and Managing Principal DL Baugh & Associates, LLC  

Before doing the Voice Matters Immersion program with Lauri I … 
 
had a lot of confidence building to do. Especially in the area of public speaking. Any and every time I would have any sort of small speaking event I would completely fall apart. My brain would take over and I immediatley became someone who didn't believe in themselves. 
I always knew this about myself, but it became really clear when I had to practice public speaking during my yoga certification and as soon as I started speaking I fell apart and started hyperventilating. 
 
During the Immersion program I … 
 
slowly started to gain some more confidence. By having Lauri there guiding me and asking me questions that helped me look deeper into my psyche I could start focusing on the task at hand and dismantle all the negativity that always took over. Having her there by my side and working closely with her and other students, I was able to practice the art of public speaking and not get so caught up in the habitual negative self-talk that I often experienced. 
 
The most helpful thing I learned was going through the steps that Lauri taught us starting with acknowledging the, as Lauri called them, "soul suckers" which is our brains way of 'protecting' us. They actually serve little purpose but we've learned to take them for face value instead of acknowledging them for what they really are, soul suckers. They really do suck the soul out of you.
 
As a result of Immersion, I … 
 
My biggest accomplishment this year was being a part of an active portfolio for the company I work for Salesforce. A team from Salesforce was participating, as they do every year, in the Best Places to Work awards and the team asked me to be a part of their submission. I had to lead a meditation to a group of 30 strangers and answer any questions they had about meditation and mindfulness. I was nervous, as usual, but the best part was I ACCOMPLISHED IT with great success! I was so proud of myself and I attribute that to Lauri, 100%. 
 
What's possible for me and my future is sharing myself more to the public. I care deeply about people and by being able to have more confidence in public speaking and more confidence in myself, I have a bigger audience to share this with and to help. My aim has always been to help people and now I feel like I can in a whole new way. 
 
Celeste Tandy, Health and Wellness Program Manager at Heroku/Salesforce

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Investment

 

The Immersion Level is $5000 when paid in full up front.

The Essentials Level is $2500 when paid in full up front.

*Payment plans and scholarship options available.

Fill out an application and then we can meet, get to know each other and determine the best option for you moving forward.