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“Public speaking is never easy. As someone who has had to learn to be outgoing, the idea of standing up in front of people is always a challenge for me. When I was a young girl, I was so shy that my mom enrolled me in theater arts. By putting on a character, I was able to find my voice. But when it came to presentations for my business the nerves would take hold.
Dolores’s workshop put me at ease. She helped me focus on my motivation for telling my story rather than the requirements that I needed to cover. This helped me think of my presentation as a performance – storytelling – which helped me find my voice. As a result, I was much more confident during my presentation.
The instruction and interactive nature of Dolores’s workshop got to the heart of what each of us needed. She was warm, friendly and reassuring and it felt like she was there to help rather than just there to tell us what to do. This give and take style was so refreshing and uplifting and got the participants working together and helping one another. The atmosphere of positivity was infectious.
I would recommend Dolores’s workshops to anyone looking to give their participants real tangible results in improving their public speaking techniques. It was a pleasure be a part of her class.”
“Dolores’ workshops are an amazing way to improve public speaking. Before I started working with Dolores, I was not only too nervous but had a speech (for my upcoming presentation) that was lacking life and my personal touch, I knew my topic very well, but the way I was trying to share it was not engaging the audience. After Dolores’ workshop, I learned how to make my presentation a personal story that engaged my participants and gave much more value to my product. I totally recommend Dolores’ workshops, she can see what we’re hiding deep in our minds and gets our hearts to express the real person that we want people to see and feel resonance with.”
“Dolores helped me get clear on the title and topic of my talk. In helping me with my TEDx Talk she was able to see the real essence of what I do and I’m incredibly grateful. Thank you Dolores”
“Dolores has been a unique and insightful coach in providing me feedback on how to get my “idea worth spreading” on a TEDx stage. She has wealth of experience and connections in the TED universe. Dolores gave me practical advice and specific tips to help hone my message and clarify the idea. She also showed me the importance of making the presentation flow as a story so as to engage the audience and draw them in with humor and interactive techniques. Finally, Dolores taught me the importance of communicating my passion for the topic, and how to make sure the message & story resonate with the emotions and hearts of the listeners. In my considered opinion, you won’t find a better resource for teaching you how to engage with an audience, and deliver and impactful message that makes a lasting impression on an audience; Dolores is THE BEST!”
“Dolores has been so incredibly supportive and helpful for me as I crafted my TedX talk. Not only was Dolores very open and vocal about her feedback but she was also a great sounding board to help me synthesis what I was trying to say, what I was trying to put out into the world, down to short, actionable, and really compelling words that were going to help me to land my TedX talk. I can’t say enough about what it’s like to work with Dolores. Not only is she above par when it comes to customer service but I can definitely say that Dolores goes the extra mile from her Facebook group, but also her social media presence as well. She was quick and ready to support me when it came to liking my page, following me and commenting on the things that I was doing. It was just really nice to know that I had Dolores in my corner and for her to be guiding me the whole time along the way. Even when it came to me pitching my talk and getting feedback afterwards, when I was done with my work with Dolores it wasn’t as if we were done. She stayed on me, she made sure that I accomplished my goals and even more than that she was again super accessible and I can’t say enough about that.”
Working with Dolores gave me the confidence I needed to stay focused and share with my audience my passion to help students and unite the community. I aspired to encourage and proclaim people’s greatness through my words, passion and talents, and I became a more confident speaker after working with Dolores. She helped me merge and marry all my ideas into a clear statement, so that people could grab a hold of my ideas and understand how much I love to connect people and make them feel great and empowered. I highly recommended Dolores to anyone who needs a clear direction in the way they express themselves and wants to walk away feeling confident that people will respond and understand their ideas, and that their words will propel the audience to the place the speaker wants to take them. Dolores is truly an expert on how to take your heart’s ideas and express them, so that people can grow with you and join in your message.
Dolores was able to pull out of me what was lying just under my surface that I couldn’t see yet. Her coaching and help with formatting around my Ted talk was invaluable and ultimately helped me create a talk that earned a standing ovation. She helped me get clear on my message, build the story around it and encouraged me to grab the emotional attention from the audience right out of the gate. If you want to develop your speaking platform with an expert, Dolores is your gal.
I met Dolores Hirshmann this past summer during a phone interview as an applicant to speak at the New Bedford TEDx Talk 2016 that she was organizing. The combination of Dolores’ intelligence, enlightened thinking, professionalism and enthusiasm to bring the TEDx project to life, along with her intriguing and sultry Argentinean accent, positive energy and overall warmth radiated through the phone line. I liked her immediately! As I’ve gotten to know her these past 4 months, it has become clear that she has extensive experience that has led to valuable and comprehensive knowledge in all aspects of entrepreneurship, marketing, public speaking and writing. Dolores’ easy intelligence, creative, out-of-the-box thinking along with her kind and wonderful demeanor make it a pleasure to work with her on any project. I can’t say enough about this generous and talented lady. It’s been an honor to know and work with her this year!
“Thank you for taking the time to speak with me on behalf of my coaching career, I truly appreciated the advice and saw the value that it held. You broke down the steps in order to achieve my goals in a clear way and encouraged me as well. I cannot wait to get out and start making these actions happen, and I will definitely be in contact on my progress in making this a reality.”
“Before working with Dolores, I was struggling with clarity of my message and topic for creating my TEDx talk. Dolores walked me through a guided process that helped bring my idea worth spreading alive. Going through the process made me realize that I’ve had a TEDx talk sitting inside me for years. This talk or the work that we are doing together is going to help me tremendously with my professional speaking career such as for keynotes and motivational speaking, even in my business and may be writing a second book. Thank you Dolores for your valuable guidance and coaching, I am so thankful we connected and looking forward to great things happening with me. I know my stage is coming my way.”