In my twenty years as a speaker I never met a warmer, more knowledgeable or trustworthy coach. Donna Davis is insightful, emotionally generous and smart. She can help you handle anything.
—Janet Stone, Director of Speaking Up, co-author of Speaking Up: A Book for Every Woman Who Talks
I have never been so much in command of myself-and after only two meetings of the workshop!
—John Goodman, Business Systems Analyst
Attendees leave with renewed energy, new approaches, and practiced skills.
—Linda Fadden, Amdahl Corporation
We know the quality of our correspondence is often a determining factor in whether a life-time customer is lost or retained by Chevron U.S.A. I felt [the] workshop helped us to focus our ideas and further define our philosophy regarding how these communications should be handled.
—J. B. Keith, Supervisor, Dealer and Consumer Affairs, Chevron, U.S.A.
I use the expertise derived from this work in consultation, negotiation, instruction, decision-making, and problem-solving.
—Thomas P. Reilly, Deputy Attorney General, State of California
I used these tools when acting as liaison between departments to insure that my message is entirely clear. I also found…that my confidence in public speaking increased and that task became an enjoyable one.
—Margaret Gudmundsson, Supervising Social Worker, Social Security Administration
We unraveled strengths from weaknesses and emerged with a more direct form of self expression and greater self confidence than when we entered the class.
—Carol Loud, Movement Consultant
I used your exercises with schizophrenic patients, and they really helped.
—Helen Harlow, Kaiser Permanente
I have learned to stay calm and controlled in threatening or difficult circumstances.
Harold Kipner, Kingston Enterprises
I always leave feeling relaxed, carefree, and confident.
—Leslie Berkler, Retail Manager
Now when I confront a problem, I know I have some choices.
—William Somerville, Peninsula Community Foundation
The most effective techniques I have found for relaxation, integration, and release.
—Robert Frank, Headstart Director
Users between functional areas use different vocabularies to express requirements and understanding. They assume that they are clearly expressing their ideas and are being understood. The reality is that the “senders” are not expressing as effectively as is necessary, and that the “receivers” are not listening as they should. The Clear Communication Workshop let our people practice and learn how to hear one another.
This was an excellent way to get to know the people I work with on a more personal level. Two years later, I can still say this is the best class I’ve ever taken.
—Participant in workshop for Andahl Corporation
The work on imaging has been very important for me. Learning ways to transform or enhance my ordinary way of being me has been of use in my work.
—Hal Hershey, photographer
I signed up…because I thought it would be fun-and it was fun, beyond my expectations. The benefit I had not anticipated was a new-found comfort with public speaking. To my surprise I found that after her workshop I positively looked forward to giving talks, speaking easily and with enthusiasm rather than tensely focusing on my speech notes. I used to teach communication seminars for middle-level managers of corporations. I wish I had known then some of Davis’ techniques for achieving serious goals with an openhearted and playful spirit.