Thank you for two wonderful sessions. I feel that you have set my voice free. The podcast was 100 times better after the two sessions with you and I can’t wait to start planning a webinar !
I never even realized that I could do so much with my voice. Thank you!!
Tracy is an amazing voice coach, and more importantly, an amazing mentor. I worked with Tracy over the summer on voice techniques because I was preparing for job interviews in the fall. During the lessons, Tracy not only taught me incredibly useful voices techniques but also helped me build confidence. She’s very responsive to follow-up questions in between the lessons, and she gave very detailed feedback on homework. Because of her help, I enjoyed the interview process, impressed my interviewers and eventually got multiple offers from the firms that I really like. I would recommend Tracy to anyone who wants to improve their speaking skills. Your life will be different after you become a good speaker – and Tracy will help you get there.
Lyn, Interview Candidate.
Start actually using your voice. As someone in the business world that needs to sell projects internally, your voice can make a huge difference on convincing others that this project is strategic, worth pursuing, or a terrible idea etc. Sometimes relying on intelligence can only get you so far and you need to utilize how your voice makes others feel about a subject. There’s so much you don’t know about your voice (how you sound; psychologically) and that you CAN improve it until you have a professional observe and listen to you. Tracy is that professional and has the experience through years of teaching to back it up.
Why work on your voice? If you play golf, think of your voice like a set of clubs. You may be very proficient with a driver and long irons, but have a pathetic short game. Well let’s take that analogy further, my voice was like I just played with one club the entire time and there was no rhythm or flow in my swing (think Charles Barkley’s swing). I really needed to round out my game and improve my psychology on how I approached using my voice in general. Even if you’re a great speaker and can control conversations with ease, are you still connecting with your audience? Tracy would help anyone tremendously. Even in his prime, Tiger Woods had a swing coach.
My experience. I took the 6 week course, which Tracy was very flexible with my schedule. She listened, observed, made me discuss different subjects to really probe how I approach speaking in order to provide me with a professionally tailored assessment on the best strategy to start improving and expanding my voice skills, which as I mentioned above were quite lacking. Tracy sends recordings of each of your sessions the next day, and you will be amazed how much you improve over 6 weeks by listening to the before and after. Now am I, all of a sudden after six weeks, the greatest orator that commands the room when I walk in – No. But I’m much more confident and I have strategies that I can work on to actually improve upon, which when you do get better each week it’s a lot of fun. Now it’s up to me to continue practicing and work on my improvement — Tracy is great too after the sessions are over, encouraging you to send her recordings.
Key Takeaway. Tracy is (for the fifth time now) a true professional and deals with people from all industries. I believe that I significantly improved and that I have strategies to continue to practice and improve upon. The most important thing as someone who is looking to improve anything in their life, be it – relationships, eating habits, exercise, leadership etc. – you have to take ownership that you alone are responsible for your improvement. If you have that mindset, Tracy will take you to a whole other level with your voice.
-Tyler M. – Energy Industry; Corporate Development JD/MBA
“Working with Tracy completely transformed how I approach my podcast. With her help, I was able to implement a wider variety of voice techniques so I can take my listeners on a journey rather than deliver my content using my default “announcer-man” voice. It has made podcasting fun again.”
I’m an expert in writing high-performance marketing content for my clients. And I’m comfortable training others in my proprietary methodology … but until I worked with Tracy, that comfort came to screeching halt when I needed to talk to more than one person at a time. I always used the excuse “I’m a writer, not a speaker.” But the truth is, my inability to use my voice to its greatest capacity was holding me back. I realized that it was affecting my sales calls, too — which of course affected my business. Thank goodness I found Tracy! She helped me get out of my own way, break bad habits I didn’t even know I had, and own my voice. Now my perfectionism isn’t hindering me when I speak, client calls have radically different results (including recently an offer for a bigger role with a client company), and the idea of speaking in front of a group of people isn’t paralyzing. I can’t speak highly enough of Tracy and her methods. They’re game changing.
Tracy, I would like to thank you for all the hard work that you have put into the past month. Despite having been on television more than 1,500 times over the past ten years, the techniques you taught me and notes that you sent through have completely changed my perspective and confidence in communication. I wish I had met you much earlier in my career, but as they say, it’s never too late to learn. You have been one of the most professional and talented subject matter experts that I have worked and I would encourage anybody who is serious about improving their communication skills to engage you. Regardless of how much they think they know. Thanks again.
Rebecca Raven Labeau
Actor L.A., Melbourne
“If you are looking for improving your voice just contact Tracy Goodwin now! Trust me, you will appreciate this advice before even your first session ending! Tracy’s work outperforms any voice or public speaking class that I have tried!” ~ Mehrdad
I hired Tracy to help me prepare for an important speaking engagement. While I felt confident about my material, I really wanted to elevate the way I delivered it. Tracy quickly showed her genius by pinpointing the exact areas where I could make changes that would dramatically increase the impact of my presentation. She went above and beyond to work with me on a very tight timeline, teaching me tools I could apply immediately and in my future speaking engagements. Thanks to Tracy’s coaching, I was able to “captivate the room!”
Jean Haynes, MBA
Career & Leadership Speaker, Trainer & Coach
Jean Haynes Coaching & Consulting
“A common misconception is that humans know, by mere instinct and imitation, how to communicate in a compelling manner. If I had not sought Tracy’s tutelage, I would have made the unfortunate mistake of leaving my voice, a powerful instrument of self expression, severely underutilized. Tracy diagnosed the inhibiting habits I had developed over the years and her prescription, which consisted of a series of personalized exercises, was nothing short of miraculous.
Tracy’s generosity is as profound as her expertise. Each contact I made with her, oral or in writing, reinforced the impression that my constant progress was of paramount importance to her.
Great speakers are made, not born. And they invariably have a master teacher to guide them. Tracy is that master whom you can trust while pursing your highest aspirations as a speaker. Working with her is an investment with a guaranteed high return.” –Yang
As a business owner and active speaker, I knew my speaking skills could use a tune up. I was running out of breath, speaking fast and not having the results I wanted from all the time and preparation.
I decided to worked with Tracy because I knew that she was an expert in the field of voice/vocal training. Tracy helped me by listening to my voice while speaking/presenting and instantly identified the areas that were keeping me from being a powerful speaker. The result is that I now have a personalized approach and tools to strengthen my voice and create a better and more profitable impact when I speak.
One thing I liked about Tracy is that she is an incredibly deep listener. She goes beyond what she “hears” to the root of where your voice is trapped and guides you to shift it to a more powerful place. This isn’t about doing standard exercises, this is true customized vocal transformation, as only she can do. I would highly recommend Tracy to people who want to truly captivate the room, both powerfully and confidently, to improve your sales, your impact and your joy when speaking.
Thanks so much Tracy!
Chris Makell – Speaker, Author, Consultant – Spark Of Brilliance Consulting
“Tracy is definitely an advanced voice training expert. She has definitely a special approach and helped me recover the authenticity of my voice. Tracy over delivered in every aspect of her work. With her help, I learned how to overcome my communication barriers and become more confident recording my voice. Anyway, if you are struggling with your voice or the way you sound, I highly recommend Tracy.” Rodrigo Caetano (Principal, WhiteLeaf Management Consulting)
From the moment I started working with Tracy I felt this deep sense of hope! That finally I would reconnect to my own unique voice!
Tracy very quickly identified my patterns and immediately gave me several tools and techniques to work and practice with.
She made herself available to me at all times during the day & evenings., Not once did I feel that she was on the other side of the world.
I have come a long way in such a short time with Tracy! She is not one of these people that has you coming back to her for more and more sessions. She finds the problem, gives you the skills and tools to fix it and then you’re on your way.
I believe she is one of the very few authentic people whose sole purpose is to help people from all walks of life to find their voice again!
I have tried many strategies and programs out there, but I have personally found Tracy to be the best in her field.
Tracy came at the perfect time in my life and I truly feel very blessed and fortunate to have connected with her.
Thank you Tracy!
Tracy Goodwin – thank you for helping me discover my true voice, the power it holds, and the range it can encompass; as well as for helping me realize all I’ve lived is with me at every moment, and anything new can be laid in with practice; and for opening my eyes (or, rather, body) to a whole new realm to explore and of which to be mindful.
Tracy has changed everything, it’s amazing!
“ Tracy – It’s time to name a few new Masters, but more importantly currently relevant-Masters, like yourself.
You have a great gift. You glow when you use it and it’s wonderful to see someone our age who connects so well with the young ones like you and has more energy than most everyone in the room. “
Mark Roach, Actor
“I enrolled in Tracy’s class unsure of what I hoped to learn but knowing I wasn’t coming to life in auditions and feeling too-often out of sync with my authentic self. I see now that the voice is a manifestation of both our conscious and sub-conscious minds. Tracy noticed breathing and tension problems that no one had ever called me on before; I can tell that working these things through will mean everything in terms of being able to bring myself to life for the camera. As I work on Tracy’s exercises, I uncover parts of my sub-conscious that have been holding me back, and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to work on myself at such a deep level.”
Akasha Villalobos, Actress
“I had such a fantastic time in Tracy’s class and got a lot out of it. The biggest – yet simplest – issue for me begun to be resolved in only the first class, and I finally started finding my resonance, which was my #1 goal going into the class. Thank you so much!”
Wes Evans, Actor/Filmmaker
“Some folks make you feel good just by being around them and Tracy is one of them. Even if I never do anything with acting/voice over, I see how her tools can help me to feel/be more empowered as a human. Not only will you learn lots, you’ll be entertained! And I’m extremely A.D.D. in classroom settings so that’s saying something!”
Suzette Gray, Actor
“I was referred to Tracy by my agent. He felt that my vocal style was limiting my opportunities and a vocal coach could really help. I had always resented the classroom aspect of acting and I know that type of thinking held me back. Tracy understood me and my learning style and shaped a curriculum around what I needed. Right away Tracy began teaching me technical tricks in a way that I could understand and grasp then apply to my audition preparation. I am so luck to have Tracy as part of my team. I feel her support 100%. I know any questions I ask will be answered with an example that I can understand and I have confidence that the whole room can feel when I walk in! Thank you Tracy!”
Andrew Mohr, Actor
My training with Tracy was as informative as it was transformative. Her
knowledge of how to utilize your voice is so in depth that after only 2
sessions I could feel a powerful shift in my monologue that came directly
from Tracy’s ability to get me to focus on the choices that I make with my
voice. The notes she gives are extremely personalized and applicable which
allowed me to grow and create in my own space. And her transparency and
keen observations as it relates to pace and audible sounds allowed me to
pinpoint exactly where the vocal adjustments needed to made and still allow
for an authentically connected piece. I can honestly say, that I am a
battle tested and ever ready Tracy Goodwin student for Life!
Jason C. Louder
Best AR Course out there!
Tracy approaches the AR process from a technical standpoint but also psychological view. Personally, I love her focus on retraining the muscle memory and the ‘feeling of the sound in the mouth’ rather than simply speaking. I usually never write reviews but here I am for two reasons. One, I wanna encourage those in two minds to get over any hesitation or skepticism, save their money by following one teacher, and change their lives. Second, I wanna encourage Tracy for her good work as good work must always be appreciated. So yes, I would happily testify to the course being the best out there!
Fantastic Course because of a fantastic teacher
The skill and expertise of this instructor is apparent. Great course.
“Tracy’s personal style of teaching and expertise has opened me to exploring my voice and it’s evolution in a whole new way. One of the most intuitive vocal and acting coaches, Tracy has taught me how to expand both my vocal and acting ranges and get rid of limits that so often inhibit an actor. With her expansive knowledge and experience with voice, she not only taught me the techniques, but further helped build my confidence in attaching any script and project with vigor and success. An all-around wonderful teacher and woman.”
I have been taking private accent reduction and voice lessons with Tracy Goodwin for a few months now, and already noticed a big difference not only in the way I speak, but also how other people perceive me. Before starting working with Tracy, I tried two other accent reduction coaches, but got frustrated with the lack of results and complicated methodology. Originally from Russia, I have been living in the USA for about 11 years now, but still have my Russian accent. After starting acting about a year and a half ago I realized that in order to qualify for a variety of roles I needed to learn to speak with Standard American Accent. I met Tracy through an acting coach in a class setting. I instantly liked her gentle and personalized approach, so I decided to try her private lessons. Tracy’s style of coaching is a combination of different techniques focused on a client’s specific needs. She tackles the most obvious problems in one’s speech or accent pattern first, helping to build the correct way into the client’s vocal muscle memory. She does this with a lot of encouragement and support at a pace that is most suitable for each person. I highly recommend Tracy for anyone who wants to improve their voice, accent or presentation skills.
Luba Shul, actress
I am writing this letter on the behalf of Tracy Goodwin. Tracy and I have become well acquainted overtime, she started out as my teacher twelve years ago and we have still managed to maintain our friendship over the years. Tracy has served as a mentor to me lending me golden advice over several of my projects in the arts and entertainment industry. It is through her supervision and encouragement that has given me the wisdom and strength to start my own production company. I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt that she has one of the most warmest, kindest, selfless amazing personalities that I have ever encountered. Her dedication to providing a safe, budding and thriving environment for her son is beyond commendable and inspirational to anyone who knows her. Tracy is an wonderful individual and I know for a fact that she will serve as a major asset in any community that she is in.
James P. Phinizy III
“Tracy is an amazing woman who has brought joy, success and happiness to tens of thousands of people around the world. She is very inspiring.”
Author of the Best Seller, The DNA of Success
“My life in the public eye kick-started after I met Tracy Goodwin. Learning from her about public speaking and effective communication was the smartest investment I ever made. I went from an individual afraid to speak, to a polished professional fearlessly using my voice. There’s nothing in the world like being able to feel confident and charismatic being in front of a large group of people. Tracy’s knowledge, quick wit, vibrant color and delicious personality make her an Ace at what she does and I would highly recommend her to whoever was looking for a competitive advantage in their career. Simply put, she is the best there is!”
Public Speaker, Shell Oil
“My voice over career wasn’t progressing as I had hoped. Then I found Tracy, The Red Sweater Lady, and things really started to turn around for me. Tracy is one of those coaches who can inspire you to stretch your performance muscles. She teaches solid techniques that energize vocal ability, which a voice over talent needs for a stellar delivery. Tracy really stands out amongst coaches. Her fresh approach to breaking down copy and vocal technique is truly unique and has helped me tremendously in my voice over performance. I highly recommend working with her one on one, so that she can identify any areas of your performance that need improvement. You will love working with her!”
Voice Over Artist
“Ms. Goodwin is the epitome of a professional educator. Her expertise and passion for helping others is evident in her work.”
“Tracy was a bright spot in a dark tunnel for me when I took her class. I looked forward to it every day, the excitement of what I would learn next to implement in my classroom. And, the best part is, because she had us actually doing the activities I still remember them all and it’s been 7 years. I cannot thank her enough for not only teaching us these things but just being the amazing person she is.”
|A MESSAGE from Stephen W. Bridgewater.Mr. Bridgewater is a personal acting coach to many of the biggest names in film and television. His clients include: Robert Patrick (Terminator, X Files and Scorpion), Benicio Del Toro (21 Grams, Traffic, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges, Heath Ledger, Theo Rossi (Sons of Anarachy). Project credits: 12 Monkeys, The Fisher King, Mississippi Burning, Roseanne and Forest Gump. Bridgewater also serves as a casting consultant to various A-List directors, network executives, directs and produces as well.
Fellow actors: I want to encourage you to take advantage of the upcoming time you can spend with Tracy Goodwin. I have seen Tracy be a key ingredient to actor presence, uniqueness and seen her perform miracles with talent I don’t have the patience for.
I consider her to be the very best in vocal instruction. Vocals, are one of the 3 key ingredients to having a real shot at success in film and television.
She has a unique skill in helping one with good vocals.
I have over 30 years of good fortune and the experience of working with some of the biggest names in film and television.
Over those 30 years, I have come to notice the recurring themes that A-List actors have in common.
The easiest way to strategic advantage in your on-camera craft, is to develop your voice. The voice is something my clients continuously treat as an essential tool and never stop improving or perfecting, as one would a musical instrument.
Tracy will connect you to your “singing” voice. Tracy: calls it finding your “real” voice. Proper vocals show up on camera and the states of relaxation are created as a by-product will help you play with your choices.
All my clients work on their voice. Tracy is my number one choice for showing you how to improve the voice.
Rodrigo: Thanks a lot, Tracy.
I think I’m finally getting the hang of it.
Thank you SOOO MUCH for everything. People are stopping me during conversations over the phone and saying “Wow, you have such a nice voice now, you sound so clear! What happened?” I can’t stop smiling: “Tracy helped me find my true voice! Simple as that! If you ever need a voice coach, she’s the one! Go to captivatetheroom.com and send her a message!”
Wow! Thank you SO MUCH, Tracy! It’s came out so nice! You are the one! Thank you so much for the transformational work you did with my voice.
Just wanted to write and say thanks again for the class. Literally last three things I’ve been in on, someone has commented that they love my voice to which I can only attribute to working with you
THANK YOU so much for teaching me the wonderful techniques to help me discover my true voice.
I can hardly believe how in such a short amount of time I’ve gotten such clarity and confidence in my voice. And I can truly feel this as I speak out the words.
You’ve made such an impact on me and I love your approach and techniques. I’m committed to applying this and putting into daily practice. It’s made a huge difference to me.