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Executive Coach Uses Humor and Acting to Deliver Unforgettable Presentation Performances

Sounds crazy, but I met Victoria Labalme on Twitter and we’ve become lifelong friends. Her background in acting and improv gives her a special edge as an executive presentation coach. She coaches completely differently than anyone I’ve met. Most delivery coaches want to record you so you can “see” all the things you need to stop doing. Sometimes that negative chatter of “stop umming” and “use bigger gestures” disrupts us from being our true selves. She uses the metaphor of a Prism Effect. Victoria believes that if you bring your true self and true colors to your presentations, your message will come across more pure and clear, plus you’ll come alive!

 

I had the privilege of interviewing her at my office. Topics covered include remote presenting, her paradigm “The Prism Effect”, Velcro communication, Twitter-inspired friendships, and peach bellinis. (And at 6:44, there’s a little bonus where we delved a little deeper into Victoria’s personal life.) You can see why she’s my first choice to recommend to keynote in my stead.

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Nancy Duarte

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  • Anonymous

    I’d never heard of Victoria (great name!), she sounds fantastic. She comes from pretty good lineage in terms of design/business as well, grand-niece of Raymond Loewry, eh? http://www.victorialabalme.com/ten_things_about_victoria.html

  • Anonymous

    I’d never heard of Victoria (great name!), she sounds fantastic. She comes from pretty good lineage in terms of design/business as well, grand-niece of Raymond Loewry, eh? http://www.victorialabalme.com/ten_things_about_victoria.html

  • Heard Victoria talk at the 800CEOread Author’s Pow-Wow in Austin last week. She was great!

  • Heard Victoria talk at the 800CEOread Author’s Pow-Wow in Austin last week. She was great!

  • Ben

    When can you buy her books? I cannot find them on Amazon…

  • Ben

    When can you buy her books? I cannot find them on Amazon…

  • Fred Miller

    This is great!

    Love the velcro analogy!

    Thanks!!

  • Fred Miller

    This is great!

    Love the velcro analogy!

    Thanks!!

  • Richard

    Love the energy and focussed vision behind Victoria – great things to learn from her – but found the sugary sycophantic Nancy too much.

    • Victoria is easy to adore, so the sugar just flows out naturally. I interviewed Chris Vogler (The Writer’s Journey) yesterday and I was hyper-sycophantic.

      • Richard

        Sorry – confused by your reply!

        • I agree that I was sugary. It eeks out when I interview people I adore and admire!

          • Richard

            Honesty and enthusiasm are great traits to have!

  • Richard

    Love the energy and focussed vision behind Victoria – great things to learn from her – but found the sugary sycophantic Nancy too much.

    • Victoria is easy to adore, so the sugar just flows out naturally. I interviewed Chris Vogler (The Writer’s Journey) yesterday and I was hyper-sycophantic.

      • Richard

        Sorry – confused by your reply!

        • I agree that I was sugary. It eeks out when I interview people I adore and admire!

          • Richard

            Honesty and enthusiasm are great traits to have!

  • Vincent Duquerroux

    Great post! I really like Victoria Labalme and Nancy’s enthustiasm and energy.
    I would just like to add that Victoria’s blog is definetely worth looking. Her posts are updated weekly each sunday evening. It’s a great pleasure to read her blog each week : http://www.victorialabalme.com/blog/

    Sample of great post:
    My favorite one : http://www.victorialabalme.com/blog/2011/07/do-it-your-way.shtml
    Another great one : http://www.victorialabalme.com/blog/2011/10/image-systems-in-speaking—choose-wisely.shtml

  • Vincent Duquerroux

    Great post! I really like Victoria Labalme and Nancy’s enthustiasm and energy.
    I would just like to add that Victoria’s blog is definetely worth looking. Her posts are updated weekly each sunday evening. It’s a great pleasure to read her blog each week : http://www.victorialabalme.com/blog/

    Sample of great post:
    My favorite one : http://www.victorialabalme.com/blog/2011/07/do-it-your-way.shtml
    Another great one : http://www.victorialabalme.com/blog/2011/10/image-systems-in-speaking—choose-wisely.shtml

  • Brain

    Loved the video editing, color saturation, and flow of the interview.  A step up!  Oh, loved the content as well!

  • Brain

    Loved the video editing, color saturation, and flow of the interview.  A step up!  Oh, loved the content as well!

  • Jude Rathburn

    Nancy – Thanks for sharing your interview with Victoria.  I love the idea of the prism effect and can definitely see why you are so enthusiastically supportive of her work.  Best wishes to you and all of Duarte for a fantastic 2012.

  • Jude Rathburn

    Nancy – Thanks for sharing your interview with Victoria.  I love the idea of the prism effect and can definitely see why you are so enthusiastically supportive of her work.  Best wishes to you and all of Duarte for a fantastic 2012.

  • Great Video. From my point of view especially the part about virtual presenting is very inspiring. 

  • Great Video. From my point of view especially the part about virtual presenting is very inspiring. 

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