WHAT PEOPLE SAY
From the onset you had us all captivated with your eagle’s nest analogy…you managed to equip the group with insights, stories, and practice so that everyone felt more confident to leave their ‘nest’. With these newly-honed personal insights and the meaningful ways in which you provided upgrades, each member of our C-Suite Transition Forum is sure to stand out from the pack in their next interview! You and Desiree make a great team – it’s an even more powerful learning experience when we can observe both of you making the words come alive! When I was chatting with two of the execs at the conclusion of our meeting, they both offered that this was one of the top presentations that they have heard at our Forum…no surprise with that conclusion!
Lynne Krueger, Jo-Anne Smith & Associates, Inc.
I want to first thank you for putting on your Captivating Speakers Workshop. I went into this program thinking "I speak in front of people all of the time, so let's see if I can get a few new tips" Well, a few new tips only covered the first few minutes of the first night of the workshop! The curriculum and approach far beat any expectation I could have ever had. EVERY second was valuable and more than worth the investment! I have been transformed into a Captivating Speaker and I thank you for your wonderful and obvious love for what you do every day. I look forward to attending more sessions and coaching.
Rick Mark, Successful entrepreneur and owner of multiple companies in automotive and I.T. Industries
Captivating Speakers do not just teach how you can speak better, express yourself more effectively, use your voice correctly, affect people with your words, read and understand body language (just to name a few), but they teach you how to find your unique and individual voice in this world. Yes, you will definitely become a better speaker and be more comfortable in your own skin, but you will also discover an immense pool of inner strength that you might've not thought existed before. They will show you the way to discover your heart's purpose, that which is the most important and most fulfilling message you - as a human - can share with the world. I have personally NEVER seen people grow so fast as they do in these classes. When in the first class, a shy teenager mumbled her name in front of the group and moved her body in nervous ways, by the fourth class, that same teenager held a confident speech that not only inspired everyone in the room but held them completely captive with her presence and delivery. And that was not just a rare case. I have taken several classes already, and I always had the privilege to see this kind of growth in each and every one of the participants. Always! Yes, you've probably read it in other testimonials, but it can not be repeated too often: These classes are not just speaking classes, they are growth classes. Personally, I am still in awe of what I was able to accomplish in just a few courses. I am indeed speaking and expressing myself on a higher level, but I have also come to fall in love with public speaking and it is now an active part of my life. And that my business improved since I have been taking their classes, is a welcome side effect, as well. If I would continue to list more wonderful things, I would sit here all day, so, if you're still in doubt, I would like to tell you that if you have ever considered investing in yourself, these courses will bring you such a great return you can't even begin to imagine.
-Daniel Mentz, Actor & Writer, www.danielmentz.com
"My husband was looking for public speaking training when he found Chanti Niven online. I was very skeptical at first, since it wasn’t a referral from anybody we knew. However, he decided to meet with Chanti and find out more about her teaching method. That day he came home incredibly inspired and happy and told me that he’d found his mentor. I still remained skeptical, but it was his choice. He began private coaching sessions immediately. In a matter of a few weeks I noticed an amazing transformation in his overall confidence. Observing his change on many levels, I decided to enroll my 13 year old daughter, Kayla, and myself into Chanti’s Captivating Speakers workshop.It was the best decision ever. We couldn’t wait for the next class, and it was truly the most captivating experience we could hope for. Chanti’s approach is way more comprehensive than just teaching flawless communication skills and manners. With her brilliant competency Chanti subtly challenges you to become the most confident being you’ve ever been. Both my daughter and I came out empowered and self confident. We learned how to deliver every word we speak with conviction and credibility, how to use the right voice and gestures, how to eliminate the handles, such as “like”and “you know” ,and much, much more. We acquired an immense amount of knowledge and practice in just few weeks. We both plan to continue our studies with Chanti and her wonderful assistant Desiree. There isn’t a day that goes by without me thanking my man for finding Chanti."
Julia Butler, Author and Consultant for Universal Diagnostic Laboratories
Where do I begin to express how much this program helped me improve in so many ways. The main change I saw was a big one, in my self-awareness and confidence. I thought people were just beings who roamed around the earth, but I learned that we are so much more than that. We are given the voice and the ability to communicate. But, most of the time, we don't know how to use it well. It's a skill that needs learning. A hand gesture, a body position, tone and pitch of our voice, all that and much more plays a big role in the way we express what we think or feel and interact with other people, in the way we deliver out thoughts and beliefs. Over this course I feel like I truly accomplished something, the awareness most people love and seek. I could never imagine that after only four workshops I would gain so much knowledge and self-confidence, and some wonderful new friends who are seekers by nature and always aim to improve themselves.
Kayla K, Student, Oakwood School
The “Captivating Speakers” program is such a fun experience. Chanti takes the best out of comedy, acting, Toastmaster's instruction, keen observation, and her decades of speaking experience with passion. The result is high entertainment value, and equally high learning value. What stands out in Chanti’s class for me is that her instruction is specific and presented in a refreshing way, which provides participants a mode of “I can do this!” and prepares them to be ready for action. Chanti truly did what she teaches – she captivated her audience throughout the class.
B. Shickerling, Training Supervisor- Cheesecake Factory
The Captivating Speakers program was a godsend to the Sherut L'Olam Teen Leadership Program. In a few short sessions, these teens learned vital skills in order to be effective communicators. Chanti and Desiree provided personal feedback to each participant so that they could work on individual areas for improvement. With these skills, the teens were able to go on to lead, teach and inspire their peers to make the world a better place. The teens will take the invaluable lessons learned from the Captivating Speakers program and apply them to all areas of their lives. Thank you Chanti and Desiree!
Lori Brockman, Retreat Coordinator, Shalom Institute Camp and Conference Center
(The teens trained by Captivating Speakers went on to enlist more than 200 recruits using what they learned through our program)
Whether you are still in school, beginning your career or you are an advanced professional, Chanti Niven is your or your organization's perfect coach for developing, nourishing or fine-tuning the skills and techniques for delivering engaging and dynamic talks, speeches or presentations.
M. Matejka, Director of Operations, Southern CA Start Up
Chanti is the best speaking coach I know. I first met her at the Warner Center Toastmasters and was immediately impressed by her presentations and speeches. She is the founder of "Captivating Speakers", a speech-coaching company, so I decided to have her help me with my next speech. Oh boy, and help me she did. She covered all aspects of giving a presentation, everything from choosing a title, to structuring the speech, including an attention-grabbing opening, a clear and concise body and a dramatic and memorable closing. I received more compliments and acknowledgements of my improvement than I have ever had in all my years at Toastmasters. I have also attended one of her 4-week workshops. They were certainly out of the box, with training, role-play and even dancing around in our sox, ( you really had to be there to understand) We were able to overcome our speaking inhibitions and develop the ability to present in our own unique individual styles. I would highly recommend Chantal if you are looking to improve your public speaking and presentation skills."
Stuart Juggler, Speaker, Author, Therapist
The tools and supportive environment which Chanti provides in her interactive workshop, really allows a person to step out of comfort zones, beyond fears and begin to carve out a path towards transformation not only outwardly as a more effective communicator, but inwardly, with a deeper knowledge of self and the confidence that comes with it.
Tracey G., Legal Assistant
This was a fabulous experience for me. Chanti started right at the beginning and took us through all the steps and taught us amazing techniques that I will be able to use in my future speeches as well as communication in my everyday life. She helped me to develop confidence and pushed me to look at effective communication in a different way. I feel that I have now developed a solid base from which I can build upon. I am so motivated to take it to the next level. Thank you!
Mary McCormack, Vice President, Healthcare Partners
The Captivating Speakers Workshops were chock full of information. It was great to engage with the other attendees, to learn tried and true techniques for creating, developing and presenting a compelling speech and all-round improved communication
.Joanne Nall, Manager, Brian Testa & Associates
The Captivating Speakers workshops offers a wonderful opportunity to become aware of great insights to become effective speakers and communicators. The training is relevant, interesting and skills can be put to immediate use.
Robert Kleinman, Owner, Structure Homes
Thank you Chanti. I am so grateful. This was so much more than a 'speech' class - it was a growth class.
M.Taylor, Southern California
I trusted Chanti's viewpoints and expertise immensely. I've been in acting classes and numerous other types of courses and loved this the most! I would highly recommend this course to everyone, not just speakers. It is about communicating, fun and skill. This series of classes will blow your socks off! Actor
(Name withheld for privacy reasons), Los Angeles Area
Chanti is a veritable treasure box of information when it comes to improving your communication skills and speaking out in public. Her life experience and talent truly makes her a compelling speaker.
R. Grace Rodriguez, Attorney
DO NOT HIRE CHANTI NIVEN!!! Here's why...Everything else you do without her will sound second rate. Then you become addicted to hiring her so you can get that high quality recording or reading. You just cant go back to average stuff anymore. She's the best.
Elaine Wilkes Ph.D, N.C., M.A., LEED / Naturopath / Best-selling Author
An engaging presentation full of extremely useful information. The self-hypnosis tool is very powerful to get people to change.
I enjoyed the workshops and would like to attend more.
Norman Dornfest, Woodland Hills, CA
Chanti's workshop was amazing! She is so creative and makes you want to participate. It really brings you out of your comfort zone. It's a great experience. If you ever want to improve your speaking skills Chanti will be your best teacher. The workshops were very informative, educational and yet very dynamic and interesting. I learned so much in just 4 weeks and I feel more confident about writing a speech and delivering it. Chanti puts her heart and soul into the workshops and you can feel it and this is why they are so powerful! Thanks Chanti for your professionalism and passion to make public speaking possible for everyone.
Jessie Zhang , Account Executive
Chanti is so passionate and cares so much that I am certain anyone would benefit greatly from her workshops.
Edd Hanzelik M.D., Internal Medicine
A very high energy, absolutely engaging, and inspiring workshop. Chanti always looks for an innovative way in her coaching, and she is always well prepared. Anyone who is interested in her coaching / workshop will not be disappointed, highly recommended!
Hidi Lee, Your Image Expert / Lingerie Designer / Author of 'Almost Naked' / Speaker & Image Consultant
Great presentation. Perfect balance between entertaining and informative. Full of the unexpected and really a great eye-opener. Getting us to look at things from different perspectives. In addition to her insights making a positive difference in my life, they have made a positive difference to my clients lives by osmosis.
SJ, Hypnotherapist / Speaker
Her classes involve role playing and practical application activities. I learned not to be afraid to try new things and to be out of myself. Chanti makes her classes interesting and fun! She is dynamic and full of great ideas that are very helpful in breaking out of your shell - especially in public speaking.
Teresa Kropp, Senior QA Engineer
Lots of Energy. Took me out of my comfort zone. Spoke freely for the first time. Very creative fun instruction. Made me feel comfortable in a group setting. Look forward to the next one!
Debby Holt, Regional Manager, Account Services
I have attended Chanti Niven's workshops on several occasions. Each time, I have gained a tremendous amount of knowledge and skill in enhancing my communication skills. Chanti not only has a gift of communication and but also in inspiring others to achieve things they never thought possible. She is an outstanding teacher because she truly cares about those she teaches. Chanti believes the key to life, to communication is passion. She has it. She showed me how to take my passion and use it to its fullest potential. As an added bonus, she makes learning fun because she is supportive and not judgmental.
John Murray, Broker Associate, Rodeo Realty
Chanti's workshop was an amazing experience. The role-play is a terrific outlet for people who need to tap into their emotions.
Debra B., School Teacher
I got out of my comfort zone. I tend to be far too serious. I always have and with my high stress job and long work hours I often feel like I'm drowning. Therefore, it was very good for me to do something outside of my comfort zone. Chanti Niven, took the time to show me how to write a speech and how to best present it. Furthermore, the music, the meditation and the emotions and role playing were an excellent mix. It was relaxing. Kudos! Chanti Niven made me get out of my comfort zone!
Dalia Gomez , Safety Coordinator, Kaiser Permanente Foundation Hospital
Awesome Energy! One of the best courses I have participated in and I've been in many. Great Job Chanti!
Ravi Achar , Pharma Business Entrepreneur
Chanti Niven is a bright light. She will light up the room and your heart. Being in her presence will help you shine brighter too. Her enthusiasm and wisdom will leave you entertained, empowered, and enlightened. One of the most captivating and passionate speakers I've ever met, Chanti, has improved my communication skills infinitely.
Denise Ratiu, National Board Certified Teacher
I have attended Chanti's workshops and have been truly inspired. Chanti provides clear, fun ideas on how to improve memory and useful speaking techniques in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Chanti challenges you to bring out your best!
Mark Gelfond , Sales Account Manager
In one short coaching session, Chanti helped me to organize, focus, and articulate all of the ideas that were floating around in my head for my 10th (Toastmasters) speech. She made it easy to understand the dynamics of a good speech, and how to easily create and deliver it. Wow!
Sandy Reid Stackler, Owner Malibu Success Coaching / Author
Chantal is one of the most intelligent, imaginative, warm and professional people I've ever had the pleasure of doing business with. Not only is she a gifted mind and entrepreneur, her character and personality are equally brilliant. A true joy to work with in every imaginable way. I can't say enough about Chanti's gifted business mind, professionalism and human spirit.
Christopher Babson, Author, Consultant & Motivational Speaker on Leadership, Peak Performance & Success
Just reaching out to spread the word on Chanti Niven's Captivating Speakers program. Chanti is an multi-award winning speaker who has presented to an A-List audience at the DGA and was a huge hit. I highly recommend her workshops which have literally changed the lives of professional Actors, Producers, and Directors, as well as Corporate executives, Attorneys, Accountants, Teachers, College Professors, Entrepreneurs and professionals in virtually every field. I highly recommend this for anyone looking to improve their craft. The program is a great value and goes beyond most classes offered in our industry and addresses the real core of connecting with an audience. No matter what field you're in, success is dependent on your ability to communicate and captivate. If you're in L.A. it's most definitely worth checking out.
Edwin Larson, Managing Member/ Owner at Green Isle Film LLC
Ten minutes after you meet Chanti, you will begin to feel as if you've known her your entire life. This is largely a function of her deep intellect and piercing intuition but there is still more. She is creative, entrepreneurial, optimistic, empathic, and most of all joyful. Her ability to transform challenges into opportunities elevates the performance and outlook of everyone around her. Chanti is also a powerful and effective public speaker -- capturing not only an audience's full attention but also their imaginations. In my capacity,
working with her as Chief Strategy Officer, what has consistently impressed me about Chantal is her total commitment to success as the organization has defined it. She is downright electric in her passionate resolve to achieve victory for all.
Robert Holtz - Executive - Holtz Holdings,
Chanti Niven has the tremendous ability of taking the very complex topic of properly communicating through speech to a level that is very easy to learn, to remember and to use. Every time I attend one of her seminars, I learn something new, something fresh and something I haven't heard elsewhere. It takes a great student of speech communication to be able to break it down, deconstruct it and teach it so well. For example, the realization that all communication is bilingual - our native language and also our body language. Both play an integral role in effective communication. Chanti has a tremendous passion that inspires and, yes, captivates. We do need to captivate to communicate! Thank you for teaching those skills so effectively.
John Murray, Broker Associate, Rodeo Realty,