Public Speaking Training

Standing in front of a large crowd and giving a speech can be daunting. Still, being able to share your knowledge with groups of people is an important way to show off your expertise, and let more people know about your company.

To help you master the art of public speaking, we have chosen three professional trainers to guide you.

Scroll down to learn more about their philosophy, experience, and teaching process — and we’ll match you up so the training can begin!

Once you are trained and ready, let us know. We’d love to consider having you join our team of professional speakers who are educating and inspiring entrepreneurs around the country.

Click here to learn more about our Inkandescent Speakers Bureau:

For more information, send an email to Hope Katz Gibbs, founder, at

Sonya Gavankar: TV reporter, former Miss DC + the "face of the Newseum"

Sonya Gavankar is an award-winning television personality who can be seen hosting programs on PBS, BGTV, and MHz Networks. Her career has spanned a wide range of shows—from international food to hard news.

She serves as The Face of the Newseum, hosting live interview programs, and appearing in video installations, video blogs, and game shows. It’s her job to bring a cohesive voice to the Newseum’s 250,000 square feet of exhibit and interactive programming.

In 1997 she represented Washington, DC, in the Miss America Pageant and for a decade produced the annual Miss DC Pageant teaching young women the best way to present themselves both onstage, in the media, and in job interviews.

In her free time, Gavankar goes behind the camera. Her photography has been shown in several Washington-area galleries, and she is a casting director for independent films.

For information on Sonya Gavankar’s speaker training packages, click the link below.

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Jan Fox: Award-Winning Broadcast Journalist

Acclaimed DC broadcaster Jan Fox’s four Emmy Awards attest to her stellar 30-year career in local network news. But don’t ask her where she went to Journalism school. The only woman role model on TV when Fox was a kid was Lucille Ball on “I Love Lucy.”

Fox herself is amazed at the contrast between her childhood — spent growing up poor in Shelbyville, Indiana — and her professional life of interviewing many celebrities and US presidents. We were excited to talk to her about her interesting journey.

Are you ready to speak well? Jan Fox can help. Click read more to get the details.

  • For information on Jan Fox’s speaker training packages, click the link below.

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Hilary Blair + Robin Miller: ARTiculate Real&Clear

Hilary Blair, MFA, is the CEO and lead coach for ARTiculate: Real & Clear.

An admitted breath snob, Blair is a presentation and speaking voice expert, and a highly regarded coach and facilitator working extensively across the United States with businesses that include American Express, Janus Funds, Staples, Liberty Global, and Hunter Douglas.

She uses her skills and experience as a stage, film, and voice-over actor, teacher, and voice coach to help people in a variety of positions, including entrepreneurs, CEOs, writers, and project managers — high achievers craving honest feedback in order to grow.

Blair is also on the faculty of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and has been adjunct faculty for a number of universities. An active member of Toastmasters and a board member of VASTA — the Voice and Speech Trainers Association, she earned her MFA in acting from the National Theatre Conservatory, and has a BA from Yale University.

Robin A. Miller is the COO and lead coach for ARTiculate Real & Clear.

A dynamic motivational keynote speaker, she has also spent more than 20 years in teaching, training, and coaching. Miller specializes in guiding the well-thought individual to become confidently well-spoken in settings such as interviews, meetings, and keynotes.

Miller’s clients include Coors, the University of Denver, and Sterisil. She has performed vocally and conducted numerous musical groups throughout her career, as well as taught music at Baylor University, the University of North Texas, and Texas Christian University.

Her expertise in navigating customer communication derives from her experience as a customer relationship manager in the financial industry, and as a development specialist in some of Denver’s leading Level 1 trauma centers, as well as her advanced training in mediation and crucial conversations.

Miller earned an MM in Music from Baylor University, a PhD from the University of North Texas in Musicology, and an MDiv from Iliff School of Theology.

Read more to learn about Hilary Blair and Robin Miller’s three dynamic packages for groups and individuals.

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