I’m on a mission to help you have become a confident public speaker. Weekly to bi-monthly (or there about), I send curated thoughts, techniques, and stories. Find out what I’m sharing.
Meeting you, sent me on a quest to learn to speak better.
I was back in Kenya in February to speak, then in Zambia in April.
I am now working on a series of eight messages to be given in Nigeria in August.
Our “chance” meeting and casual conversation in Nairobi was a turning point for me.
Thought you might like to know of your impact. ”
International Aid Consultant
“You have lifted me a mile above the ground!! Thank you for the bottom of my heart.”
Lara Marchionni Jones
“Hiring Janice was one of the best steps I've taken in my career as a public speaker and business owner. She was instrumental in helping me prepare for the Clio Cloud 9 conference, which was a big deal as Gary Vaynerchuk was the keynote speaker. For me, I have deep-rooted issues with public speaking and confidence. Janice recognized this and helped me deliver the best presentation of my career. ”
Feldstein Family Law Group PR Manager & Lawyer Social Media Consultant/Specialist
“I was thrilled earlier this year to be asked to address an audience of nearly 2,000 incoming university students. The speaking format was something totally new to me, and because I wanted to 'knock it out of the park' I contacted Janice. My previous training in public speaking was always done through in-person day-long workshops. Because Janice and I were in different cities, we worked together online. At first, I wasn't sure of how well an online interaction would work -- but Janice was exceptionally organized and fully present, and as a result, her online support far exceeded any training I'd previously received. The best part of working with Janice was that she was honest, encouraging and always constructive. She continued to push me to improve specific parts of my speech and its delivery both through on-the-spot feedback and reference to examples of speakers that shared my similar goals, and to speaking exercises -- until I was sure that I was going to give the audience my very best. I would work with Janice again in a heartbeat, and strongly encourage anyone who is tasked with an important speaking opportunity to reach out to her, too. ”
Gender equality & social policy specialist | Seattle Women's Commission | Ladysmith: A gender equality venture
“Sadly, Zito has passed away. He was a lovely, kind man who was dedicated to helping others. His thoughtful testimonial means a lot and I'll remember Zito with a soft spot in my heart: I did exactly as you told me, (stick to key messages, not too much rambling information, make it personal, slow down, give them time to digest, etc.) and it worked. Afterwards, our CEO couldn’t say enough good things to everyone about my presentation, and how proud she was to see how far I had come in such a short period of time.
Industry Health and Safety Specialist
“I reached out to Janice Tomich when preparing for a presentation to senior management. I did not have any previous presentation experience and needed help. Janice’s coaching style was great and provided me with the tools I needed to improve my presentation. The positive feedback I received on the day of the presentation, from both my colleagues and VP, was a reflection of the skills Janice helped me develop. Thanks Janice!”
H, S & E Manager, American Transportation Company
“I have a feeling that my work with you, when I look back at it in a few years, will be pivotal in my trajectory. That rainy morning, sitting at your glass table when I connected with not having to be perfect. That and everything that followed will be pivotal. Thank you for providing me with the space to go there.
I have also come to understand that I have to keep doing this. I have to keep speaking, putting myself out there and growing. I thought to myself after the presentation: "Ok, when is the next one? When do I do this again?" You certainly would not have heard me say that 6 months ago!
Janice, I cannot thank you enough. I will keep all your pearls of wisdom close to my heart and keep working on all those things you allowed me to see. You are amazing at what you do. ”
Clinical Counsellor, Stopping the Violence Program at Atira Women's Resource Society
“By attending one of Janice's workshops and reading her newsletter, I have learned new skills and ideas that have greatly improved my abilities in speaking and teaching workshops. Janice can help you learn how to truly engage your audience, not just present to them.”
CEO, Mediate BC
“Janice is tenacious, determined and very focused. She has a strong sense of fair play and ethics, and a clear understanding of the need for client orientation. Janice has good judgement, pays attention to detail and takes assignments through to completion.”
Dr Doug Dean
Independent Business Advisor, Switzerland
“Janice has a knack for bringing out the best in speakers. She provides insightful and gentle critique, and helps her subjects make the most of their presentations. She's in your corner, giving you the guidance and direction you need without trying to shape or mould your flow. It was delightful moving through the process of creating my first TedX talk, for @TEDX KidsBC”