“Working with Shirley was a life changing experience. A large part of my job is speaking to large audiences, and I thought I knew what I was doing until I met Shirley. She taught me how to tell a story in order to keep people engaged, and she gave me the confidence I needed in order to get over my insecurities. I use her tools on a daily basis, which has helped me raise funds for people in need in my community!”
Christina Oey - Executive Director - Capital Area - United Way
"I began to work with Shirley Venard when I was a new national public radio host. She certainly imparted to me, tricks of the trade of vocal training and development. But she also gave me something far more rare and difficult: she helped me know and inhabit my own voice. I could not recommend this consummate teacher and delightful human being too highly."
Krista Tippet - Peabody-Award-Winning Broadcaster and Author
"Your personal style and outstanding ability will deliver grand rewards as you help people understand, in a profound way, the art of effective communication."
Whitney Clark - Executive Director - Friends of the Mississippi River
"Working with Shirley has made a difference! I have just completed a one-hour presentation before fifty CEOs. At the end they applauded; I applaud Shirley."
John P. Smallwood CIMC Shrewsbury, NJ
"This is a note to thank you for your help on my commencement speech for William Mitchell Law School. There is no question that the speech was a powerful one."
Ember Reichgott-Junge Attorney and former Minnesota State Senator
"Thank you for transforming my speaking skills! You are a great teacher, full of ideas, astounding creativity, and great suggestions."
Deborah K. Hoag - DKH & Associates