Voice Improvement, Presentation Skills, Public Speaking Skills,
Media Training, On-Camera Training, Speech Development & Improvement,
Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking, Accent Reduction, Acting Techniques,
Corporate Training, Corporate Development
With her specialty in Voice Training and Public Speaking, Karen Schadow brings to the communications training field over twenty-five years experience in theatre, television, and film, from which she has developed her highly-recognized expertise in vocal coaching, presentation skills coaching, media training, and public speaking skills training. Karen has also created her own very successful programs in Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking and in Accent Reduction and Clearer Speech for non-native speakers. Her distinctive specialty in making the body-mind connection to the voice, and her individualistic and caring approach, bring success to every client. Her work emphasizes not just "What you are saying," but "How you are saying it," to insure consistent dynamic presentations and vocal effectiveness.
Karen, a highly successful national motivational speaker, teacher, and on-camera talent in her own right, has created and taught her distinctive voice development programs to hundreds of individuals, to corporate clients, to organizations, and to universities and media groups. Her unique ability to diagnose each client's individual vocal needs, always with positive support, and her years of experience on stage and on both sides of the camera, combine to give clients total confidence and effectiveness in speaking in group presentations, on-camera, in press interviews, and before audiences both large and small. Her twenty plus years experience at ABC Television as one of the first network camerawomen, as well as her work as an on-camera reporter, director, productor, actor, and live announcer, have given her knowledge of the media and the voice that few coaches possess.
Listen to a Podcast of Karen's Tips for Voice Improvement at www.nywici.org/voice
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Karen's clients include executives, corporate vice-presidents, IT managers, and marketing and sales staff for companies and organizations including Deloitte, Colgate Palmolive, T-Mobile, the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission, Deutsche Bank, UBS, Merrill Lynch, JPMorgan/Chase, TIAA-Cref, Biography, BMW, the Association for Conservation Information, OgilvyOne Worldwide, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson, Bank of America, World Lung Foundation, Project Managers Institute, NYS Society of CPA's, and many more. She has taught her distinctive, highly-successful voice development programs to lawyers, scientists, professors, teachers and principals, doctors, motivational speakers, actors, engineers, entrepreneurs, and students. Her one-on-one coaching is unparalleled.
Karen has presented highly successful Voice & Presentation Skills seminars, including her "Ten Steps to a More Dynamic Voice" and "Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking - Forever!" for meriad organizations and companies, including New York University, New York Women in Communications, The Hired Guns, the PHCC Association Executives Council, the Center for Arts Education, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Presentation Excellence, the College Bound Career Fair, and the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission. She also regularly speaks as a motivational speaker throughout the U.S.
With over twenty years experience on stage and on both sides of the camera, Karen offers a unique and total knowledge of the media and the voice that few coaches possess. As one of the very first network television camerawomen for ABC Entertainment, News, and Sports, Karen she has been acknowledged with an Emmy Award for her work on the L.A. Olympics and an Emmy nomination for her work on "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee." Through the years she has worked with many recognized theatre, film, and television greats and with international television personalities and shows including Australia-9 TV.
Receiving her Master's Degree in Theatre (Magna cum Laude) from Florida State University, Karen included a year's study in London on English Theatre. She has a double Bachelor's Degree (Magna cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in Communication & Humanities, with study in Florence, Italy, also through Florida State. She has appeared in over 500 performances nationwide in her one-woman show for Coca Cola, encouraging teens' self-esteem and self-motivation, and has acted in over thirty professional theatrical productions around the country.
As an Adjunct Assistant Professor, Karen has taught at New York University since 1990, creating highly in-demand courses in On-Camera Reporting and Television Journalism for the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Her current courses in Voice and Presentation Skills, "Ten Steps to a More Dynamic Voice," are fully subscribed every term. Karen is also regularly asked to be the Live Announcer for conferences and award shows, including The Stevie Awards, the New York Women in Communications Matrix Awards, and National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences events.
In addition to her extensive theatre and public speaking background, Karen is also a successful documentary producer, recognized for her distinctive and highly creative directing, writing, producing, and editing efforts, which bring her videos to an exciting and unique level. Her recent video for St. Bart's Church in New York was acclaimed as masterful. Karen began her career covering the Florida Legislature during the first years of the Government in the Sunshine Law. Shooting daily in the Florida State Senate, she was also the Voice of "Today in the Legislature," announcing the live two-hour wrap-up show for PBS, with nightly broadcasts state-wide.
Karen is an active member of the American Society for Training & Development, recently "coaching the coaches" with her acclaimed seminar on "Ten Steps to a More Dynamic Voice." She served for five years on the Friends' Board of the Theatre Development Fund, hosting the Education Outreach Committee. As a long-time active member of New York Women in Communications, Karen has served on the Board of Directors as Vice-President of Student Affairs, for whom she produced their highly-regarded Student Career Conferences for several years. For the Drama League, she was chosen as a Nominating Judge for the Drama League Awards for Broadway. Karen also served on the Board of Governors for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for four years, while producing and hosting over 120 events for the organization. She also is very active in the Nature Conservancy and has spoken at several Legacy Club events. In addition, she is a long-time member of Actors' Equity Association, the Screen Actors Guild, and NABET (National Assn. of Broadcast Employees & Technicians).
Karen has been selected for Who's Who in America and for Who's Who Among American Women for each of the past ten years. Her love of teaching the voice and of imparting her vast knowledge in all areas of communication, always with great positivity and support for her clients, has been highly acknowledged throughout the industry. She is, quite simply, the best at what she does.
Her clients do achieve The Voice of Success!