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  • Jessica Bligh Doyle

Want to Speak with Confidence?

Updated: Dec 3, 2020

She overcame everything that was meant to destroy her.


I'd like to introduce you to the pillars of creating change: The Process and The Performance. The Process is the nitty gritty business of how. It’s the step-by-step guide to creating strong, flexible, sustainable voices. Using the latest brain science, voice science, and my personal experience, I’ll give you the tools to retrain your brain, so you can speak from a place of confidence, rather than a place of fear. I’ll help you create a voice that is clear, dynamic, and reflective of your incredible, authentic self. I’ll take you through the steps of making that voice your new normal, so it is always there for you when you need it, regardless of circumstance. Then I’ll teach you how to care for that voice so, like an athlete, she can be in tip-top shape at game time. The Performance is a guide to creating and delivering compelling content: stories, speeches, and pitches. We'll zero in on how to accomplish your goal, be it pitching a new client, delivering a keynote address, or giving the MOH toast at your sister’s wedding. I’ll change the way you create and rehearse your content, so you optimize your brain for success and make the most of your time. Your performance may be large scale or small, to an audience of hundreds or just to a select few, it doesn’t matter. What matters is that your words connect, impact, and inspire at the moment you need them to most. A friend of mine, a music director for a large theatre company, calls it the moment when, “the old ladies grip their pearls.” It’s a moment so meaningful, you lean back in your seat, look up to heaven, and grip your strand of pearls with both hands like an emotional life raft. For me, it was Chimamanda Adichie’s TEDx talk which inspired her essay, both titled, “We Should All Be Feminists.” We teach girls shame. Close your legs, cover yourself, we make them feel as though by being born female they’re already guilty of something. And so girls grow up to be women who cannot say they have desire. They grow up to be women who silence themselves. They grow up to be women who cannot say what they truly think. And they grow up–and this is the worst thing we do to girls–they grow up to be women who have turned pretense into an art form. Mama, I didn’t just grip my pearls when I heard those words, I broke the freaking strand. That is my desire for you. That when you're finished, you think, “This went exactly how I wanted it to go.” That’s what makes a great Performance. If this work sparks an interest with you, shoot me a message to see how we can fan that spark into flame. Drown the Fear. Raise Your Voice.

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