You've come to the right place.
Have you ever crumbled under the pressure of public speaking?
Do you want a voice which will serve you both personally and professionally?
Maybe you want clearer speech?
Need help preparing for an acting or presenting audition?
I can help you with that.
Speech should be simple: no fuss, no frills. When it comes to presenting or performing, we need a voice, body, and mind prepared to communicate effectively. Katrina believes everyone is capable of communicating with confidence and competence, and that the journey towards mastering this life skill should be simple and accessible.
Simply Speech sessions will empower you to find your voice, and show you how to communicate with ease and comfort - no matter how big or small the communication goal.
Through communication coaching sesssions, you will find a greater sense of freedom, flexibility and finesse in your communication while honing skills which will serve you both professionally and personally.
BJ/BA, GC-VOICEST, GDTL (Secondary), ATCL, LDPA
Katrina is a qualified and highly-experienced communication coach. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism/Bachelor of Arts (Drama and Writing) from the University of Queensland, a Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Learning (Secondary) from the University of Southern Queensland as well as a Graduate Certificate of Voice Studies from the Victorian College of the Arts. She also holds a Level 4 Diploma in Teaching - Associate of Trinity College London (ATCL) Speech and Drama, as well as Licentiate (LDPA) and Associate (ADPA) Diplomas in Drama and Performance from the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB). Katrina achieved the highest mark in QLD for both her AMEB Associate and Licentiate diplomas.
Her teaching history is extensive and diverse, having worked for many years as an acting coach at various national talent agencies while also teaching private speech and drama at a number of Brisbane schools. She has a specialist teaching interest in voice studies: in addition to undertaking a post-graduate Voice Studies certification from the Victorian College of Arts, she is trained in the principles of the Estill Voice Training Model and the Alexander Technique.
Katrina has worked with a number of national talent agencies, leading a variety of acting and screen courses. She continues to enjoy performing on camera and providing voiceovers, regularly hosting and presenting content for a variety of corporate and advertising clients.
An accomplished public speaker, Katrina is and an active member of the Toastmasters International community. She regularly presents speeches and keynotes at conferences and was featured twice as a special guest on ABC Radio Brisbane to discuss debate and communication skills in Australian politics.
Need a speaking voice coach in Brisbane? Find out how to use your voice effectively and realise its full potential. Learn to avoid or remediate vocal injury, access more volume and improve the quality of your speaking voice. Katrina has worked with a variety of voice users, including teachers, auctioneers, gym trainers, parents, and tour guides.
Whether working on a script, or looking to hone your voice and interpretation skills, Katrina has successfully prepared many actors for stage and screen auditions. She guarantees a flexible, individualised approach which will complement and enhance your training background.
As a highly experienced and award-winning public speaker, Katrina regularly assists speakers and presenters with writing quality speeches and preparing the final product. She'll ensure you feel confident to present, while keeping your audience engaged.
2021 WAITLIST IN PLACE. Specialising in AMEB speech and drama exam preparation and preparation for eisteddfod performances, Katrina teaches modern speech and drama skills including effective reading and performance of prose, poetry, mime, storytelling, talks, and more.
Licentiate in Drama and Performance (Teacher) Australia (LDPA) of the Australian Music Examinations Board - AMEB
Level 4 Diploma in Teaching Associate of Trinity College London (ATCL) Speech and Drama
Graduate Certificate in Voice Studies - The University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Journalism/Bachelor of Arts (Drama and Writing)
Zoom and flexi-sessions are also available.
Group and team sessions are held at your workplace or a suitable location of your choice.
Use this website's Contact form, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest in sessions.
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Don't take my word for it. Here's what past students have to say:
I felt like I had hit a wall with my acting. Katrina made everything easy and simple because she didn't just 'show and tell' me what to do, she helped me work on my skills instead so I could apply these to any acting role which could come up in the future. I'm so grateful for her generosity.
Lucy Ferdinand - Acting Student
I highly recommend Simply Speech, Katrina is an amazing speaking coach. I sought her help with doing my first ever presentation for work and I had no previous experience at all with public speaking. Her help with formulating the presentation and then delivering it were invaluable and I absolutely could not have done it without her. Having had her coaching gave me the confidence to get up and speak and I actually enjoyed it and had fantastic feedback! It was such a positive experience. If you want to learn the skills to do public speaking then Katrina is the answer - she is fantastic.
Dr. Deborah Webb - Veterinarian
My daughter has been taking speech and drama lessons with Katrina for over five years and it is the absolute highlight of the week for her. She has won a number of awards in local eisteddfods and has always achieved an A+ (High Distinction) on her AMEB Speech and Drama exams. Her confidence has skyrocketed and she can't wait to show us what she's learned in lessons once she comes home.