Presentation & Accent Modification Coaching (free)
Pre-Symposium Zoom Coaching Available

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  • for ALL Presenters “I realized I am speaking too fast!”
  • for First-time Presenters
  • Non-Native English Speakers
(Is your English understandable?)
Lucille Rubin and Donna Snow

We are offering the successful Presentation Coaching sessions to anyone presenting at the symposium.

  • Want to turn great data into a solid presentation?
  • Make the most of your poster presentation!
  • Email us for scheduling. Indicate the day/time you would prefer.
Read the article Coaching_Why You Need to Reconsider

Advisory Board Members sayPresentation skills are an important element in making your ideas and statements heard and listened to.”  John Rubin, M.D.


(free of charge) at the Westin Philadelphia Hotel.
(Times subject to change)

Please be aware that all coaches can help with accent reduction and poster presentation.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2023  4:00pm—6:00pm
Wednesday, May 31, 2023  6:00pm-—7:00pm

Poster and Presentation Coaching:icon_next_arrow

Thursday, June 1, 2023      8:00am—11:00am
Thursday, June 1, 2023      2:00pm—6:00pm

icon_next_arrow Accent Reduction and Presentation Coaching:

Friday, June 2, 2023          9:00am—11:00am

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Saturday, June 3, 2023      9:00am—11:00am
Saturday, June 3, 2023       1:00pm—5:00pm

All coaching will be offered in half-hour slots at the Westin Philadelphia in the Board Room.
To schedule coaching, contact Melanie Culhane by email or telephone (215) 735-7999 and indicate the day/time you prefer.


“She was so good and helped me how to present my poster efficiently.”
“This was extremely valuable. She gave me something to think about and work on, made me aware of concepts I hadn’t previously considered.”
“It helped me see where the presentation was effective and where I was being unclear.”
 “[She helped me in…] building confidence, so I have a strategy and focus in what, and how, to present the information and myself.”
“I was better prepared to clearly present my material for maximum audience understanding.
“I realized I am speaking too fast!”


Janet Madelle Feindel, MFA is a Designated Linklater Voice, certified in Fitzmaurice Voice; Teaching member: American Society of the Alexander Technique, Alexander Technique Canada, Alexander Technique International;  Recipient of Honorary Lifetime membership for “exemplary contributions in pedagogy and care of the artistic voice”, Pacific Voice and Speech Foundation;  Author: The Thought Propels the Sound, Plural Publishing and Professor Emerita, Voice/Alexander & Dialect Coach, Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. She has led workshops internationally.

Diane Gaary, BA, MFA is an Alexander Teacher, Voice and Speech Trainer, and Feldenkrais Practitioner™. She teaches at Temple University, Arcadia University, and Westminster Choir College, and maintains private studios in Philadelphia and New York City.

Michelle Horman (Eugene), MA, MFA, CCC-SLP is a speech pathologist and singing voice specialist with over 20 years’ experience in voice therapy. She is also a professional actress and member of Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA. Michelle has an MFA in Classical Acting and is a performance coach for actors and singers.

Donna Snow, MFA, Associate Professor and Head of the Undergraduate Acting Program in the Theater Department at Temple University. She is a Master Teacher in Fitzmaurice VoiceTechnique.

Nancy Pearl Solomon, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a research speech-language pathologist at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and adjunct professor at the University of Maryland with three decades’ experience presenting research papers and posters.

Tamiko Washington, MFA, Associate Professor of Theatre and Chair of the Department of Theare. Voice and Speech Trainer and Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework. She teaches at Chapman University and is a performance/vocal coach for actors.

To schedule coaching, contact Maria Russo by email or telephone (215) 735-7999 and indicate the day/time you prefer.