"I worked with Jane on polishing a business presentation. I had previous public speaking experience but wanted to sharpen my presentation skills. She was highly professional and gave excellent suggestions for how to make my presentation more effective for my audience. Jane provided coaching that will help with my future presentations, too. I would recommend working with her for anyone preparing for a presentation and looking to enhance their public speaking skills."
Freelance Publishing Professional at Lindsey Noelle Publishing Services, LLC.
"Jane Paterson provided expert guidance in preparing me for a major, conference I hosted for over 200 nurses. Jane quickly recognized what I needed and within a short time assessed, recommended and evaluated my performance. Jane took me through the proper way to greet the participants, introduce speakers, conduct the meeting and deliver my lecture with confidence. She gave insightful pointers on how to speak into a microphone, when to pause for effect and even critiqued the content of my presentation. The program was a huge success. In hindsight, I know it would not have been as successful without Jane's support and influence."
JANICE LOSCHIAVO, MA, RN, NJ-CSN
Adjunct Professor at William Paterson University, Graduate Nursing Division.
"I worked with Jane on two separate occasions; a speech and later a business presentation. Neither my professional nor personal life ever required that I give a major speech until my daughter asked me to give the Mother of the Bride speech to 100 guests. Jane arrived with a highly organized and structured approach and put me at ease. Together we wrote the speech, and then she coached me through every aspect of public speaking. From calming my nerves, to hand gestures, to handling the note cards, Jane made sure I was ready to give a great speech—and I did!
After the success of the wedding speech, I contacted Jane to work on an important PowerPoint presentation. After providing guidance on the wording of the slides, she focused on all aspects of a powerful presentation; pacing, body language, story-telling etc. On the day, I felt completely prepared and received many compliments which let me know I had connected with the audience. I can highly recommend Jane as a professional public speaking coach who will guarantee your public speaking success."
Tax Manager at Wiss & Company, LLP
"I engaged Jane to assist our foreign born C.O.O. to sharpen his public speaking skills prior to a major industry trade event. In just a few sessions, Jane’s impact on his style, clarity, delivery and self-confidence was monumental. His presentation couldn’t have gone better and people in the industry actually commented on his exceptional delivery and wonderful stage presence."
MICHAEL G. ROSENBERG
President & CEO, The Promotion in Motion Companies, Inc.
"Being asked to speak at my son’s wedding could have been a daunting and emotional task. Having Jane coach me through this process proved to be extremely useful. How to check my notes, how and where to stand, what to do with my hands, when to pause for laughter and applause helped me sail through this wonderful experience with confidence."
Mother of the Groom
"I want to thank you for your timely feedback and wanted to let you know my presentation went well. It was my first presentation in years but one that I was proud of and I had a lot of positive feedback from the audience. All that would not have been possible without your mentorship and may I say clever method of mentorship!”
MEINA (MEINA ZHU) ZHU-CHHIMI, DPT, CMT
Staff Physical Therapist at VNSNJ Meridan at Home
"In May 2020, I worked virtually with Jane to improve my interview pitch technique and skills, and I now have 2 job offers. Her approach taught me skills that I put into practice immediately. Once I had sent a video of my revised pitch, Jane provided a detailed evaluation focusing on both verbal and non-verbal aspects. She gave me a secret tip about interview preparation that was the best idea ever given to me. I highly recommend Jane if you are looking to focus your message/pitch and improve your presence."
ROBERT DREYFUSS, CPA
Director of Finance at Long Island Children's Museum
"I was introduced to Jane’s coaching services through a networking group, and we set up an evaluation call quickly and easily through her online calendar. The value from a short 30-minute call was immense and immediate. Jane suggested improvements during our phone conversation, asked me to ‘speak out’ these changes during the call, and gave me further instructions to change my diction/voice pitch/breathing/posture to have a confident phone and in-person conversation. I incorporated her real-time feedback into my calls on the same day and felt very satisfied with the outcome and my messaging . Jane followed up our phone call with a video review of my test presentation, and gave me a written report of actionable suggestions to change my speech patterns; I can honestly say that slow and steady wins the race, when it comes to speaking your mind and crafting a believable and confident message. In today’s environment, now there are many instances of face-face virtual meetings, and having someone of Jane’s caliber directing you in the background can only enhance your presence. I highly recommend taking advantage of Jane’s services."
"I began working with Jane when I was preparing for my oral Fire Lieutenant promotion test. I have always struggled with public speaking and I knew it could limit my career opportunities. Jane quickly put me at ease and provided all the tips, tools and guidance to raise my skill level and build my confidence. Jane is am excellent coach and I would recommend her to everyone who is preparing for an important presentation, a single speech, or who just wants to improve their public speaking skills."
"Video coaching was the solution! While working on an important speech for a club I belong to, I realized I needed some guidance and advice. However, my hectic schedule prevented me from meeting in-person with an expert. Jane suggested video-coaching and it worked perfectly! I sent her a clip of my speech and she came back with so many suggestions. From organizing the material, to pacing and body language, she examined everything and sent detailed emails I could read in my own time. We went back and forth several times until I had the speech I dreamed of giving. Her guidance was exactly what I needed and the speech was a triumph."
Flight Attendant at Delta Airlines
“I began working with Jane when I was preparing for my job interview. I have always struggled with speaking and I knew it could limit my career opportunities. Jane quickly put me at ease and provided all the tips, tools and guidance to raise my skill level and build my confidence. Jane is an excellent coach and I would recommend her to everyone who is preparing for an important presentation, a single speech, or who just wants to improve their public speaking skills.”