Ex International Opera singer Susan Heaton-Wright shares her Executive Voice coaching with Directors, Teams and individuals in Business, Universities and organizations around the world. With her clients often being asked to feature on Sky News, Radio 4 and headline industry conferences globally she uses all her experience as a performer and teacher to enable clients to make an impact when they speak.
Susan Heaton Wright has a reputation for being an engaging, entertaining and energising public speaker for conferences and business groups. She shares new skills and ideas to become successful speakers and communicators and to make an impact when they speak. Susan’s blogs have been finalists in the UK Blog awards and she has been named as a top 100 female bloggers to follow. Her podcast, “Superstar Communicator” has an international following and has been a featured UK Podcast. Susan has appeared on BBC 2; on Radio 5 Live, BBC London Radio, BBC Three Counties Radio, BBC Tees Radio and international Podcasts.
She has contributed to articles in Forbes, The Guardian, The Scotsman, Huffington Post, Thrive Global and Professional publications.
For media enquiries go to Susan’s Media page. For events Susan is appearing at, go to her Events Page.
“The presentation was at the same time interesting, relevant and entertaining, and not many manage all three! Once again thank you for your contribution which was very much appreciated.” Christopher Rhodes. ACES
“I can tell you that your own presentation for Using your voice and physical presence to make an impact in meetings. scored 100% as excellent for both content and delivery! Delegates also commented that they felt they would have benefitted from a longer session, which is praise indeed as they were obviously engrossed in the subject.”
Lynne Evans, Managing Director, Run Media Ltd. – Speech at the Meetings Show
“Susan, you were amazing. From when you walked on the stage, the energy levels in the hall were raised. Everyone left the speech buzzing!” AJ Axiom (Delegate at Convene 2016)
Speech topics include:
Deliver a killer elevator speech.
You have worked out what you are going to say: now let’s find how to say it, so that you will make an impact and be memorable.
‘Speak up’: ensure you are noticed not passed over for promotion.
In this speech, Susan provides key points for raising your personal brand; to ensure you are noticed, heard, respected and ultimately PROMOTED!
Be an International Superstar Speaker.
How to engage with an international audience when doing business worldwide.
Nine ways to raise your visibility for career success.
“Thank you for the Music”
How music has been a powerful healer and drive for Susan throughout her life. Susan shares her inspirational story, working through serious physical injury and trauma and how music can change your life for the better.
Watch Susan at a DisruptHR event where she argued for speaking up;
Develop PRESENCE in Meetings
Top tips to being an effective speaker and communicator in meetings – from when you arrive at the meeting, to when to speak and when to LISTEN.
“Where’s the food?” Building successful communication streams with your suppliers.
Susan is the Creative Director of Viva Live Music. Suppliers are often blamed for an event going wrong, yet it is more likely to be lack of communication between the event planner and the supplier. In this dynamic speech, Susan shares top tips and examples of how to engage with your suppliers; what to ask; what information to give; last minute top tips.
Watch video testimonials:
Thank you for the music
A new talk where Susan shares her personal musical journey and how this has not only helped her through difficult times, but enabled her to meet so many wonderful people.
As well as delivering webinars for a number of business organisations.
- Institute of Directors
- The RBS Focused Women’s Network
- The Meetings Show
- The Office* Show
- Convene – Lithuania
- The Women in Project Management Conference
- The Chartered Management Institute
- Hertfordshire University
- Royal Docks Business School
- EWL Club (Event Profs who Lunch)
- Chamber of Commerce
- Horizons Conferences in Devon and Cornwall
- Grims Dyke Business Group
- Enterprising Women
- Centre for Women’s Enterprise Cambridge University
- Rotary International
- BDO Stoy-Hayward
- The Blue Print Branding Masterclass
- Nockolds LLP
- Creative Herts
Here are comments from recent business groups:
“I am writing to thank you very much for entertaining the attendees of our Ladies’ Dinner last week. It was a great idea to do some singing and generally wake us all up after all that sitting, eating and beverage consumption. I know that others enjoyed themselves, it was good fun and something a little different to the usual run of the mill. It was a pleasure to see you last week and thank you once again for your contribution in making the evening such an entertaining event.”
– Veronica Cooper, Hertfordshire Institute of Directors
Susan spoke at our Enterprising Women networking event in Stevenage and displayed a natural flare for public speaking and creating a rapport with the audience. She shared her business expertise with confidence and enthusiasm, engaging with everyone. Susan left us feeling inspired and created a vibrant atmosphere for lively networking afterwards.
– Alison Medlock, Enterprising Women Membership Services Manager
“Thanks again for yesterday. The Ladies all enjoyed your presentation; the event was buzzy from the word go and was a great success.”
– Sally Brett, BDO Stoy Hayward LLP
“Many thanks. It was a great event and perfect for the group. We have received many very positive comments from your presentation.”
– Andrew Mortimer, Islington Chamber of Commerce
“Many thanks; this was a great way to end of the year. Everyone enjoyed your seminar”
– Jackie Ayliffe, Nockolds LLP
“I interviewed Susan for The Confident Mother online conference. Susan was a fabulous speaker. Susan was able to demonstrate how we can do very small easy tweaks to the way we stand and the way talk to project more confidence through our voice and our body language. Not only did we all have great fun during the interview, the audience learned so much, and we just loved her fun way of presenting. I would love to invite Susan back to other events in the future. Thank you Susan – I still sing “That’s Neat, That’s Neat, I really love my Diva Feet” every time I think of you!”
– Sherry Bevan, The Confidence Guide
Though I had heard Susan speak at the Enterprising Women networking event in Stevenage I was fortunate enough to meet her again when I attended her “Inner Diva” workshop at the WEConnect conference in London. The workshop was both informative and inspirational. Susan led the workshop in a professional and highly engaging manner and took the entire group of more than 30 Senior Executive and Board Room level business women through a series of singing exercises that began with simple repetitions but became increasingly complex. The overall effect was one of both personal and group achievement with each voice counting as an important part of a whole expression through our voices. It was remarkable, and thoroughly enjoyable. As and learning experience, it was a great leveler and I can imagine it being a powerful team-building tool for organizations. It was also tremendous fun and I would have no hesitation in recommending this workshop to anyone seeking a ‘different’ experience whether for a corporate or social function. Excellent: thank you Susan!
– Eileen Lennon, Enterprising Women Business Development
“You were great as always!”
– Nikki DiGiovanni, Cambridgeshire Assembly Third Sector Conference
“Thanks again for yesterday. They all enjoyed your event; the event was buzzy from the word go and was a great success.”
– Sally Brett, BDO
“Thank you! I thoroughly enjoyed it, it wasn’t in least what I was expecting, and it was great fun. I went away with lots of ideas that I’m going to try!”
– Susan Shirley Women in Management
” Thank you very much indeed for this morning – everyone thoroughly enjoyed listening to you, and hearing about music in your life. As someone said, it was particularly moving when you explained how much music means to you, and how wonderful that you have had the opportunity to do all the things you have done, and met all the people you have met. It will go down as a highlight in our programme, and we do thank you very much indeed.” Diana Holt: Hertfordshire Community