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Bonnie Gross - SpeechScience International Inc.. Toronto, ON, CA

Bonnie Gross Bonnie Gross

President | SpeechScience International Inc.

Toronto, ON, CANADA

Power and Leadership Through Voice

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Powerful Communication, Innovative Techniques, and Measurable Results have lead Bonnie Gross, President of SpeechScience International, to become one of the communications industry’s most sought after expert and communications advisor to Business Leaders, Senior Executives and High Profile Personalities. SpeechScience is a company devoted to helping individuals become dynamic, influential speakers and communicators through training in voice enhancement, fearless public speaking, leadership speaking skills, Vocal EQ and accent clarity.

With a multi-faceted career spanning over 25 years in speech pathology, voice & accent training and writing & performing for radio & television, Bonnie helps industry leaders to maximize their individual speaking strengths and eliminate weaknesses, with her unique ability to create customized programs and content that ensures her clients achieve their ultimate communication success. 98% of her clients have achieved excellent and measurable results in their speaking clarity, power and confidence.

Bonnie empowers her clients by guiding them through innovative coaching methods that are comprised of dynamic delivery, writing and development of powerful speeches and presentations, personal speech and voice improvement, as well as accent clarity.

In addition to one-on-one executive coaching, Bonnie is a professional Keynote Speaker at conferences and conventions. Her content is highly informative, educational, motivating and entertaining. Bonnie designs both Keynote Presentations and customized Corporate Workshops comprised of the following topics:

Voice EQ: How to Influence People with Voice and Speaking Style
Power and Leadership Through Voice: Use Your Secret Weapon - Your Voice - to its Full Advantage
Fearless Public Speaking:
Become a Master Networker - Secrets of Confident Conversations:

Specialties
One-On-One Executive Coaching, Keynote Presentations, Workshops & Seminars

With offices in both Toronto and New York, SpeechScience has worked with Executives and corporations including Fortune 500 companies such as IBM Canada, CIBC, BMO, Inergi LP, Health Canada, Loblaw Companies East, , Glaxo Wellcome, Shoppers Drug Mart, Proctor and Gamble, Government of Ontario, HJ Heinz , Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. Novopharm Pharmaceuticals, George Brown College, American Express, Dynasty Advertising, New York clients include - Stella Adler School of Acting, LinkShare Corporation, Siemens, and the United Nations.

Industry Expertise (7)

Corporate Training Professional Training and Coaching Public Relations and Communications Performing Arts Motion Pictures and Film Corporate Leadership Women

Accomplishments (9)

President of the Ontario Association of Speech Language Pathologists (professional)

Two Wonderful Children (personal)

Producer, Host and Writer (professional)

Canadian Television Series
Second Chance - Canadian syndication
Giving Voice - Vision TV
Ethnicity - Rogers Cable TV

Voice Consultant (professional)

Stella Adler School of Acting - New York

Creator and Teacher- Dynamic Speaking Skills (professional)

Schulich School of Business – York University – Toronto
Richard Ivey School of Business- London Ontario
Rotman Commerce- University of Toronto
IBM Canada

Lecturer and Supervisor (professional)

Voice Clinic, Department of Speech Language Pathology at University of Toronto

Department Head and Creator (professional)

Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at Toronto's Scarborough General Hospital for 15 years.

Award (professional)

Programming Excellence Award.- Ethnicity -A weekly TV show highlighting ethnic issues in the news in Canada.

Award (professional)

Honours of the Ontario Association of Speech-language Pathology and Audiology for outstanding contribution to the professions.

Education (1)

University of Toronto: BA, DSPA, Psychology and Speech Pathology

My keynotes and programs include expertise from my dual background in speech pathology plus writing , producing and on-air hosting for radio and television.

Affiliations (2)

  • CASLPO
  • OSLA

Testimonials (7)

Nina Spencer, , Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author, Nina Spencer & Associates |

“Bonnie is an impassioned speaker who "knows her stuff". An expert speech pathologist and fine facilitator of voice and communications, Bonnie's keynotes and workshops offer rock-solid content, packaged in an informative and entertaining fashion. She's a keen and earnest enthusiast for raising professionals' presence and visibility. It's my pleasure to work alongside such a committed and knowledgeable-in-her-field fellow speaker."

Rona Maynard, Speaker and Workshop Leader at Rona Maynard |

“I was looking for fast, focused and authoritative guidance on one concern--cutting my ties to a script--when I hired Bonnie. In a couple of sessions, she delivered hard-working, practical advice that has made it feel easier than ever to connect with an audience as if we were old friends. Bonnie's deep knowledge of her field and commitment to client service make her an excellent choice for speakers at a wide range of levels from anxious beginner to quality-minded pro.” April 13, 2012

Y.C. Chan, Administrative Office- Government of Hong Kong |

From 2009-2010, Bonnie provided me with highly professional service in improving my English presentation skills. She was able to address my needs and adopt an interactive teaching approach to help me achieve my goals. She was outcome-oriented. I realised significant improvement in English pronouniciation and intonation after learning with her for 1.5 years. Unfortunately, due to my relocation to place of origin in August 2010, I am no longer able to seek her professional help continuously

Arun Bordoloi, Independent Digital Technology and Startup Strategy and Planning at Wonderful World of Digital |

Bonnie taught me how to talk to and have executive, authoritative presence in front of a large audience of key executives and clients. Without her, I would have surely not been as well equipped and prepared to present in front of such an audience. I was able to gain the confidence of all the company's key clients and the parent company's executive management. I would recommend Bonnie to anyone who needs to polish their presence and presentation skills to be top quality.” April 12, 2012

Dr. Edward Keystone, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto |

I have witnessed first hand, Bonnie’s ability to transform individuals into confident, self assured public speakers with excellent presentation skills.I have yet to meet anyone who has the knowledge base, skill set and ability that Bonnie possesses.As someone who is internationally recognized as an educator in my field, I can readily attest to Bonnie’s abilities as a speaker. I consider her a critically important resource for coaching of top tier individuals.
I have known few individuals comparable to Bonnie Gross in terms of her professional skills, intellectual insifght, energy and commitment. Her ability as a trainer is outstanding. I guarantee it.

Renzo Casapia, Client Executive, IBM Canada (business partner) |

“SpeechScience is by far the best company to offer public speaking and accent reduction courses in Canada.” December 30, 2009

Cathleen Filmore, Speakers Spotlight bureau owner and marketing consultant to professional speakers |

“Bonnie Gross is an icon in the speaking profession. As one of the top presentation coaches in Canada and a speech pathologist, Bonnie knows the fundamentals inside out. Her passion is contagious and she is highly respected in her field for the results her clients - the who's who of Canada - see.” December 17, 2009

Event Appearances (11)

Fearless Public Speaking

Maytree Foundation  Toronto

Power and Leadership Through Voice

Centre for Health and Safety Innovation  Mississauga

Power and leadership Through Voice

Linkshare Corporation  New York

Power and Leadership Through Voice

Linkshare Corporation  New York

Professional Speaking Skills

Ontario Association of Accountants  Toronto

Put Your Best Voice Forward

Ontario Federation of Teachers  Various Ontario Locations

Power and leadership Through Voice

Warden Woods Professional Development  Toronto

Secrets of Confident Conversations

HSBC  Montreal

Fearless Public Speaking

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP  Ottawa

Succeeding at Meetings

IBM Course  Toronto

What Your Voice Says About You

  New York

Sample Talks (4)

What's Your VOCAL EQ ?

Imagine looking across a crowded room and seeing an attractive person, stylishly dressed making a grand entrance. You are anxious to introduce yourself .The object of your desire speaks! He whines through his nose like Woody Allen. She sounds like a questioning, uncertain teenager. The illusion (and the desire) are shattered! Escape this horror by learning how to make the most of YOUR VOCAL EQ. Everyone has the potential for stellar Vocal EQ but not everyone knows how to use it.

Secrets of Confident Conversations

Even your best friends may not tell you that the sound of your voice creates an instant reaction in your listener--positive, negative or just plain...well, plain!
The Sweet Sound of Success teaches how to make people WANT to talk with you, ENJOY listening to you and TRUST your authenticity----the minute they hear YOUR VOICE.

Power and Leadership Through Voice

Do you remember the last presentation you attended? Did it have you checking your e-mail within three minutes because the speaker droned monotone or was just plain boring?
This Keynote/workshop reveals the speaking secrets of great leaders such as Bill Clinton, Pierre Trudeau, and Steve Jobbs , and teaches how to positively impact others from the instant you speak and throughout your presentation. You can trust that this presentation will improve your presence.

You Have A Voice!

Inspiring true stories of people from all walks of life who could not speak but found their voices through pivotal life circumstances.
How YOU can find YOUR voice and be HEARD through the inspiration of these stories.

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Availability

  • Keynote
  • Workshop Leader
  • Author Appearance
  • Corporate Training

Fees

2500 to 8000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee
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