Telephone Client Accolades

Client references say it better than we can!

The Self-Expression receives wonderful accolades from telephone coaching clients and students, some of which we are honored to share here. Feel free also to ask for reference letters from our telephone clients who learned public speaking, acting, singing, communication skills and presentation skills. We have tons of them!

“I'm thrilled to tell you it went great! I don't know how because before my turn to speak I felt the nerves kicking in and everything tightening up. I did the exercise you taught me a couple of times beforehand, and I guess subconsciously I was able to hold it all within. Once I got rolling it was like I didn't want to stop! I even started elaborating over what I had planned to say. Thanks for taking my call so quickly yesterday and for fitting in my coaching session just in time. Really appreciate your help. I'm hoping I have this thing under control now.”

- Jack F. Everestre


“Well, all I can say is, I knocked em dead. After understanding how your method worked in using stage fright, I actually wanted to feel the stage fright, for the extrapunch and emotion it allowed me to put into my singing, and guitar playing. That hoursession on the phone was one of the best investments I have made in a long time.Thank you so much for understanding, my feelings, and teaching me how to USEthem.”

-- Pat McLaughlin


“Thanks for our phone session Thursday. It was wonderful to sense that you could really hear and feel what was happening with my voice and with my presence. It gave me support and security so I could learn and let go more freely. Your feedback was always reinforcing what I do right and encouraging me to trust myself. I could then let more of myself come out easily.”

-- Denise Noel, Actress, Canada


“I have taken a zillion teleclasses. But none of them moved me like Sandra Zimmer's teleclass on stage fright did. Sandra has a unique way of describing what is really happening when we feel stage fright. She also offers a new hopeful; perspective for how to turn this energy into a tool for radiant presentations. Feel free to quote me! ”

-- Val Williams, Master Certified Coach

"Thank you so much for your coaching and support. I would not have lifted to the level I did without your tips. The concept of being a consultant was extremely helpful. As you know I am an introvert and making presentation has always been tough for me. When it becomes personal I lose my way. On this occasion I was able to step into the flow and provided an objective view of what I brought to the table and how I could contribute to shaping the city. After the interview the recruiter was very complimentary and when he rang to give me feedback yesterday he said that I actually scored best of all the candidates on the presentation at the beginning. I didn’t use any materials. I just spoke from the heart about my values, potential contribution and past successes."

-- David M.

"Thanks very much for the extraordinary coaching and mentorship.
The speech went extremely well.It caught the imagination of the audience! It was an extraordinary event I am glad that I told my story from the heart  They enjoyed every minute of it so did I ! ( this time I let the story lead me and not from the prepared speech - milestone for me ) It was a  pivotal moment for pride hospital - it was a winner!"

-- Dr. Fikre G.

"I would like to thank you for all your training sessions that help me with a great time to improve my skill set for an accent in English for American as those first golden steps. 

That would be grateful for me to go through this value of practical training session. Without it, I will not recognize my own specific speech issues and how to correct them by using breath and mouth movement to support my changes to speak in a way that people immediately understand.  

With your professional help, I can now be able to apply these techniques and strategies to my profession and career goals immediately."

-- Hoang L.

"It’s been a while since last year when you helped me with my speech on “My perspective has changed!  Below is an example of the unsolicited feedback I received."

"Your presentation was simply outstanding. It’s the first time (or maybe it’s been so long I can’t remember) I see someone at your management level talking about “real world”. It was like you really had a complete understanding of what happens at field level, in our daily duties, from both technical and business relationship perspectives. At the same time, it was quite inspirational and motivating. "

-- Steve C.


I have some good news, I have been promoted to director! I have to say thank you because working with you has made me “own” the role and be able to defend it from a very genuine position, so thank you!!!

-- Laura B.

"A couple of weeks ago I had to present to about 250 people up at the Woodlands about different locations around the world and working for Chevron.  It went sooo well.  I was totally calm, gave a great presentation for a couple of hours, and came away a changed person.  My wife said she felt really emotional because she saw me there in that moment and she said I looked totally calm.  She said she didn't realize how funny I was and she was so proud of what I'd done.  I am a changed person thanks to you."

-- Paul C.


"Thank you very much for the past year of advice and guidance. I have grown a lot over the past year professionally and personally thanks to the insights revealed through our discussions. I truly appreciate the way you listened to me non-judgmentally and with empathy.  

Your approach is very personal. Within a few minutes of the first call, I had the sense that I was talking to a mentor who i had known for years. I felt comfortable sharing my unfiltered thoughts and concerns. I heard back thoughtful insights and actionable suggestions that took my particular life experiences and current circumstances into account.  

I look forward to working with you again in the near future."     

-- Rama O.

"Last Thursday was one of the very best days of my life!! Everyone absolutely loved my speech, and I got so much validation it was far beyond my expectations. At one point I noticed it was so quiet you could hear a pin drop and several people had tears in their eyes. There were many "best parts" about it--but below are some.

I was able to "talk" and think about the speech as I was saying it, while connecting and making eye contact with individuals.

A couple of times I knew I was not saying exactly what "my speech" said, but I was so confident I knew I could talk it through anyway, so I didn't worry about it. Later I remembered some things I left out, but my good friend said you would never know it because everything fit together beautifully.

Thank you so very VERY much. I got the job I wanted!! Know how to connect much more fully when presenting or interviewing. And I am confident sharing my own story, which I never would have dreamed I would do a year ago! It is so validating I cannot describe how wonderful it feels."    

-- Kathy N..




It's Your Time To Shine: How to Overcome Fear of Public Speaking, Develop Authentic Presence and Speak from Your Hear by Sandra Zimmer


It's Your Time To Shine:
How to Overcome Fear of
Public Speaking,
Develop Authentic Presence
and Speak from Your Heart
...the book that has helped thousands transform
stage fright into powerful, authentic presence.