My method is pragmatic and data driven. Research shows that pitch is only a small aspect of the difference between genders. Additionally, men and women’s voices vary in terms of speed and volume variability, breathiness, and use of pauses. Content-wise, variations exist between the number of adjectives/adverbs used, topics discussed, the use of paralanguage, interruptions and conversational elements. I’ve done graduate level research and study on the vive la diffèrence between male and female communication patterns.
I meet clients in my home office for one-hour training sessions. Practice opportunities exist with welcoming partners who want you to succeed in social situations. I also offer wardrobe consultation and shopping excursions and have a rolodex of helpful resources for everything from hair styling and waxing to tailoring, undergarments and ear piercing.
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I focus on the kinesthetic differences between male and female body language. Walking, sitting, posture (moving the natural center of gravity from chest to pelvis or in the reverse, as the client needs), standing, getting into and out of vehicles, and putting on coats are just a few of the basics.
Male and female vocal content varies widely, so clients also learn about the differences that exist in word choice, topics, pitch and volume variation. Nonverbal interpersonal dynamics, which include the different ways men and women sit together socially and in business situations, body space adjustments, and gender-appropriate touching behavior are also included.
My rate is $75 per hour, with some sliding scale opportunities. Sadly, insurance does not cover this service, but I accept checks and cash or money orders. Clients primarily meet at my home office in Raleigh, NC but ‘field trips’ are also available for shopping and practice.