Remote work and Zoom calls have shifted the business landscape and changed the way we interact with colleagues. With that shift, professionals can no longer rely on handshakes and full body language to connect. We are all trying to adapt and master previously untapped skills, replacing those we relied on in an office setting.
In order to project confidence and communicate effectively in this new paradigm, Melanie Espeland, Founder of Espeland Enterprises, advocates harnessing the power of the voice.
Melanie is the authority on Executive Voice Coaching. She trains senior clients from top companies such as IBM and Morgan Stanley to use their voices more effectively, optimizing an important tool that is often ignored. That training has become even more relevant as remote meetings have brought presentation and communication skills to center stage.
“The voice is like a fingerprint,” Melanie explains, “unique to each individual, yet distinctly able to adapt and grow.”
Melanie, a New Yorker and graduate of Cornell and Columbia Business School, is a modern renaissance woman who has two unique skill sets that are rarely combined. Her prestigious business resume includes two Ivy League degrees, top tier management consulting experience at McKinsey & Company, and diverse consulting engagements, from Fortune 500s to start-ups. She combines her business background with extensive voice, singing, and acting training and is an active, signed Voice Actor with CESD Talent Agency.
Melanie’s unique expertise enables her to foster clients’ communication savvy and gravitas in the boardroom, and now they can apply those skills to their daily Zoom calls.
Melanie utilizes physical, mental, and emotional tools, borrowing from diverse disciplines, from acupuncture to speech therapy to improv. “I find that my diverse knowledge base and intuitive nature allow me to understand a client’s needs within just a few minutes of speaking. I seek to create custom programs for each client that speak, pun intended, to their unique voice.”
You can reach Espeland Enterprises for one-on-one and corporate training, as well as invite Melanie to be a speaker or moderator at your next virtual event.
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