Overcoming The Fear of Public Speaking
Managing the fear of public speaking is the subject of a thousand books, workshops, and programs that attempt to help deal with and mitigate its effects. Yet only a fundamental shift in the way in how this anxiety is perceived will allow us to overcome and indeed, transcend it. In this presentation, Jennifer speaks to the true nature of performance anxiety, helping us to break down the barrier- finally- that exists between us and other people in all of our interactions.
Finding Your Voice
In this presentation, Jennifer teaches us how to discover, honor, and express our most authentic selves. She explores topics including our levels of physical, mental and emotional awareness, and how to address and resolve any limiting associations and actions that prevent us from walking openly, joyfully and powerfully into and through our lives.
Customized Workshops on Voice
Jennifer frequently customizes workshops and presentations around topics related to Voice and the Psychology of Self-Expression. Popular themes include:
- Voice across Cultures
- Empowering Women to use their Voices
- Establishing the Voice of Leadership
- The Mechanics of Voice
- Public Speaking
- Performance Anxiety
- Master Classes on (Singing and Speaking)
- Introduction to Singing
“Amazing and transformational – our girls loved working with her and have begged me to bring her back. Thank you so much!”- Joel Sohn, Episcopal High School, Office of Equity & Inclusion Co-Director
“Jennifer Hamady is The Voice Whisperer” – Karen Salmansohn, best selling author
“The Mother Teresa of Voice Liberation” – Ben Evans, singer/songwriter, Wyoming
“It’s The Artist’s Way, The Four Agreements, and Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain all rolled into one. A new book, author, and force to be reckoned with.” – Don Davis, Variety (referencing Jennifer’s book The Art of Singing: Discovering and Developing Your True Voice)
“Jennifer’s book (The Art of Singing) simply confirms her abilities in discerning the fundamentals of life. Powerfully insightful, her treatment of fear not only has immediate application but revolutionary impact, as she has identified the core problems that undermine the full performance of so many people. There is no doubt in my mind that the book will have enormous positive impact on a wide cross section of people.” Dr. Amii-Omara Ottunu, Chair, UNESCO Institute of Human Rights
Jennifer Hamady is a voice coach and psychotherapist specializing in technical and emotional issues that interfere with self-expression. She works in private practice with clients to discover, develop, and confidently release their personal, professional, and performance potential. Her clients include Grammy and CMA award-winners, contestants on The Voice and American Idol, and performers in Emmy and Tony award-winning productions, as well as corporate clients across an array of industries.
Jennifer is the author of The Art of Singing: Discovering and Developing Your True Voice, Learning to Sing: A Transformative Approach to Vocal Performance and Instruction, and The Art of Singing Onstage and in the Studio. Jennifer also writes regularly for The Huffington Post and Psychology Today on matters of creative expression, and conducts workshops and lectures frequently around the world.
In addition to recording four albums of her own material, Jennifer toured internationally with Cirque du Soleil’s DELIRIUM as a lead singer and sang back-up vocals for artists and television programs including Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera, Patti LaBelle, Def Leppard, Jessica Simpson, Lee Ann Womack, The Grammys, American Idol, David Letterman, Good Morning America, and The Tonight Show.
Her undergraduate and graduate work are in Classical Vocal Performance and Psychology, she holds current, professional affiliations with The American Counseling Association (ACA), National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), The International Women’s Writing Guild (IWWG), Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), American Society of Composers and Performers (ASCAP), Women In Music (WIM), The Author’s Guild (AG), National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and the New York Singing Teacher’s Association (NYSTA).
Jennifer loves to travel abroad and speaks Spanish. She resides in the Washington DC area, but can often be found in her other “home” – New York City.