Advance your Career with Sandra McKnight
International Executive Voice & Speech Coach
Sandra McKnight is a sought-after international executive voice, speech, and accent-reduction coach and the author of the training program, Your Voice Is Power in Business. She has been an internationally leading expert in the speaking voice for over 30 years, with clients ranging from Intel and Microsoft to Nestle, Google, and Facebook. In addition to conducting numerous interactive workshops for Fortune 500 companies, she has delivered more than 2,000 keynotes, workshops, seminars, and tele-seminars throughout the USA, Australia, and China. Thousands of people have enjoyed and benefited from her high content and charismatic speeches (particularly “Your Voice Is Power in Business” and “Charisma Is Made, Not Born”).
I cannot even measure the extent to which Sandra’s instruction has benefited my personal career.
Larry Marshal, Senior Manager, Frito-Lay Inc., Texas, USA
As an accomplished professional actress, singer, and comedienne in New York City and Los Angeles for over 20 years, it was while performing on General Hospital, in Los Angeles that executives, CEOs, and their teams began asking Sandra to share her performance expertise in voice, improvisation, and acting techniques. This quickly led to the creation of Voice Power Studio—for teaching others about voice, improvisation, performance, and creativity. Since 1986, Sandra has helped many executives achieve their communication objectives in the area of sales, negotiations, interviewing, conducting meetings, tele- and videoconferencing, giving business presentations, and reporting to their boards of directors and stock holders.
The coaching of Sandra in our oral proposal presentation was absolutely outstanding and clearly instrumental in our winning a most significant contract.
Jim Lozito, Sr. Executive, Northrop Grumman
Her voice and speech expertise has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The Houston Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Santa Fe New Mexican, and the Albuquerque Journal, and for many years she produced and hosted the “Sounds of Success” radio show.
Sandra has also supported the academic community as an adjunct faculty member at the University of New Mexico and the Santa Fe Community College. She wholeheartedly supports Toastmasters International and has spoken on Voice Power at many local, regional, and international Toastmasters events.
She is a member of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association, Inc., The Screen Actors Guild/ American Federation of Radio and Television Artists, and Actors Equity.
Her clients include Genentech, Nestle, Google, Facebook, Northrop Grumman, Intel, Microsoft, EDS, the U.S. Coast Guard, the British Petroleum Group, Ernst and Young, Asia, and many executives in various government and banking institutions, radio personnel and universities.
Sandra received a BA from Pennsylvania State University, and her training in voice, diction, and communication is from the Juilliard School in New York City. She studied acting with the renowned Lee Strasberg, as well as with Uta Hagen and Jose Quintero, and singing with Richard Fredericks of the NYC Opera. She has performed in film, TV, theater, and network and cable TV programs, many of which have enjoyed international syndication, including The Young and the Restless, Lou Grant, The Bold and the Beautiful, Divorce Court, and as the principal role of Nora Phillips on General Hospital. She has shot more than 250 commercials, received a CLIO award, and her voice has been heard in many voiceovers.
Her career began as a professional dancer in San Francisco nightclubs, modern dance troupes, and musical comedies. She has performed and taught comedy improvisation in Chicago, Dallas, and Santa Fe, New Mexico and was a U.S. representative for the International Theater Institute in a tour of European performance venues.
Currently Sandra performs her one-woman show The Magical Energy of Happiness, which has been heard in many women’s conferences, and cabaret rooms, most recently at the Society Cabaret in San Francisco. The Magical Energy of Happiness will be going digital next year.
Sandra is a force to be reckoned with. She has contributed numerous voice and laughter workshops to WESST over the years. She is a strong, determined woman who is committed to helping people–women in particular–learn the power of the energy we each carry within ourselves.
Bette Bradbury, WESST-Santa Fe
Sandra is a charismatic, humorous, and motivational speaker. I was inspired by her energy and enthusiasm for helping people improve the way they present themselves in the world. She is terrific!
Janna Bauer, HR Director, Comcast
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