Our parents may have told us not to judge a book by its cover, but that's exactly what so many of us do. We can't help it. It's natural. Why am I telling you this? Because before you open your mouth, potential clients, buyers, or audience members will judge your worth based on how you look and how you present yourself.
The color, style and fit of your clothing play a big part in whether people take you seriously. So does your jewelry. Learn what to avoid and what to lean in to when it comes to clothing and jewelry.
Is your body language natural and inviting or is it weird and off-putting? We'll examine what your body language says about you.
It's not only what you say but how you say it that matters. We'll practice vocal techniques and explore storytelling for business so that you can reach your audience in an emotional way.
Nerves get even the best of us. I'll demonstrate techniques you can use right away to calm your nerves and get yourself in the right headspace as well as breathing exercises to ensure you sound strong and confident.
We have more choices than ever when it comes to how we spend our time. I'll show you how to capture your audience in a compelling way before they move on.
Before you click join, you should consider your laptop's positioning, your lighting, your web camera and more. I'll spill the beans on how to create a picture perfect setup.
Makeup can smooth away distractions and give you a polished look. You don't need to turn into a supermodel (unless you want to ) but you can learn simple strategies to show up as your best self.
Media training includes all of the above plus how to speak in soundbites, how to get YOUR message across, not the reporter's, and a lesson on what the media wants.
"Valonda, thank you so much for today's media training for elected officials. Excellent class! Five out of five! I would advise everyone to take this class, especially elected officials. Thank you for the professionalism and how concise it was and the great feedback. Thanks again!" - Sheilah Sutton, Town Commissioner, Rolesville, NC
"This media training today was very helpful. It is very needed for elected officials and I'm very grateful for being here today." -Jessica Day, Mayor, Knightdale, NC
"I can't believe how much I learned today. There is so much to think about when you're doing a presentation! I've thought about body language but I've never thought about breathing and the breathing exercises. I never thought about the camera positioning. I never thought about any of those things. I thought it was just about preparing your presentation and just saying it. It's so much more!" -Tammy Laurence, Non-Profit Executive
"I found the Tips From The TV Lady to be an excellent resource for improving both my in person and online presence. Now more than ever everyone needs to be prepared to participate in online meetings, interviews and classes. The information, once put to use, will boost your confidence!" -Michelle Keaton Barrow, Real Estate Agent
"No more profile views on web meetings!
Thanks to Valonda Calloway I got a web cam so people can see my eyes! Key takeaway, if you can learn to speak on TV, you can carry the tools over to every day business communication to deliver clear concise messages that your audience will listen to! " -April Young Blackwell, Mortgage Broker
I would love to chat with you or exchange messages to share how I can help you shine. My TV Lady Coaching can be conducted in person or virtually over Zoom. It's totally up to you. Want to get coached in a small group? Great! Groups of up to five people are perfect! We can also tailor coaching to your specific needs.