Testimonials from The Brain-Voice Connection™ Clients
"Anna is masterful in working with executives to clarify and increase the impact of their public speaking. She is fearless in advocating for the audience and challenging ineffective communication styles. All of our executives valued her objective feedback and coaching in support of our national sales meeting."
“The Brain-Voice Connection™ is an excellent program designed and taught by Anna Bernstein. She helps many immigrant professionals like myself to do better in day to day communication while working in the United States. The intricacies of American pronunciation and accent are very well covered in this program. I feel much more confident and productive after undergoing this program."
Sumeet Mittal, Program Mgr.
"Working with Anna helped me learn how to speak clearly and with great impact to a room full of board members. She also made me stop saying the New Yorker's "you know." She has had a lasting, positive impact on me."
John D. McMahon, President & CEO
“Anna helps you unpack presenting and public speaking and then shows you how to deliver on the goals of a presentation brick by brick. It is invaluable guidance that has helped me become a more engaging speaker at every level, from presentations at work to reading stories to my kids!”
"Anna clearly has mastered voice coaching. Whatever concern I raised, she had a technique right on hand to resolve it. She helped me let go of my 'little girl' voice. Now my voice and speaking style reflect the confidence I have in my subject area."
Dr. Catherine Darley, Founder
"For me, the eight weeks of training brought a much better understanding of how to approach the task of improving my accent and communication skills. From what I was told by my peers and my manager, my accent improved and my communication got much better. Did my accent completely go away? Do I speak now like a native English speaker? No! …but I got better at pronouncing those ‘difficult’ words and do not get the “Can you repeat that” request/look lately. Just this fact alone is an achievement and a good measure of success – at least from my perspective."
Dorel Arghira, Software Engineer
"As a professional interpreter, my voice is my most valuable asset, and Anna’s coaching has taught me how to control it more than I ever thought possible. Learning her breathing technique and how to slow down my pace has done wonders for me. Anna helped me create positive impact with my voice."
Claudia Azar, Interpreter
"The techniques I learned from the Pronunciation Power class work so well for me. They are very simple to adopt and amazingly effective. I feel like I found some shortcuts which helped me remove most of my accent in a short time."
Simon Tian, SDE II,
"Anna, thank you again for the marvelous presentation you gave to my networking group. They really benefited from learning how to improve their elevator pitches. In three years of leading this event, I've never seen then participants so engaged in the material - or laughing so hard!"
Matt Youngquist, Owner
"The pronunciation power class by Anna Bernstein has helped me a lot in improving my pronunciation of English as a second language. It has also made me a better speaker and listener. Anna taught simple, yet powerful techniques that were easy to understand. She gave the participants sufficient time to practice in the class, providing encouragement and personalized guidance. I would recommend this class to anyone seeking to improve their communication skills. The techniques are so effective that this course can even help improve the skills of good speakers of the English language, who have not had any formal training in public speaking."
"I wanted to say thank you for the time we spent together. The service you offer has proven to be very valuable! I cannot believe how the small voice technique changes have such a huge impact. Recently, I taught a few CrossFit classes. For it being my first classes, the response was incredible. There were nothing but positive responses. I believe it had to more with the delivery than the actual information. Above everything else, I was able to take the confidence you had in me as an instructor and apply that to teaching in class. One breath, one topic, one sentence works! There was a bit of fear/anxiety before I started, but I knew I would be okay with the basics you helped me instill. Now I can't wait to teach more!"
Jessica Fleming, Owner, Personal Trainer
"Anna was an excellent resource as we prepared for a major press tour in the United States this year. She provided precise guidance on how to turn a ‘negative’ comment into a positive for us. Anna should be a priority for anyone that needs to “meet the press”.
Michael Helander, Director of Communications & PR
"I am the president of a New York-based PR firm with a diverse clientele. Anna prepares my clients for the media, from those who have never spoken with the press to those who consider themselves media pros. Her work is transformational. In fact, after 27 years in PR, I personally take advantage of her expertise. For media training and anything that has to do with matters of speaking, Anna is absolutely the best in the business."
Gaye Carleton, CEO