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Victoria  Labalme

Victoria Labalme

Performing Artist & Communications Catalyst


Performing artist and communications catalyst Victoria Labalme brings 20 years of professional theater, comedy, movement, and film to the business community, with a specialty in applying the performing arts to the communications and relationship-building industry. She works with individuals and organizations who want to increase their impact, build meaningful and profitable relationships, and reconnect with the creativity and passion to inspire their best work. Read More >

A graduate of Stanford University, Labalme has created customized events for Starbucks, IBM, Intel, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Western Union, Verizon, London Life Insurance, New York Life Insurance, PNC Bank, Irwin Union Bank, State Farm Insurance, McDonald’s, Million Dollar Round Table, ADP, AAA, YMCA, Blue Cross Blue Shield, 24-Hour Fitness, Precor, American Heart Association, Chick-Fil-A, Administaff, Bosley, JetBlue University, the NYPD, US GSA, the Canadian Government, and a full range of university and educational institutions.

Her “theatrical keynote” and interactive sessions draw on her decades in show biz with appearances that include: Caroline’s on Broadway; Stand Up New York; Gotham Comedy Club; HBO’s Sex & The City, ABC/Good Morning America’s stage; film documentaries directed by Academy Award nominees; NBC news; television commercials including a 1998 Super Bowl spot; work with legendary mime Marcel Marceau; and off-Broadway shows and festival events along with comics from The David Letterman Show and Saturday Night Live.

Through her seminars and private coaching sessions on presentation skills and communication skills, she has worked with literally thousands of presenters and teams – CEOs, senior executives, managers and sales teams, financial advisors, consultants, communications directors, professional speakers, administrative assistants, lawyers, and New York Times best-selling authors. Known in the speaking industry as a “Master Performance Coach,” Labalme has created and delivered workshops and seminars to professional speakers at the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers and the National Speakers Association, and has been a private coach for scores of top presenters in the field.

Labalme is also the Creative Director of Little Works Greeting Cards, furthering her message of communication and connection. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

TEDTalk: Risk Forward - The Rewards of Not Knowing

Crazy Busy Nuts

The Art of Business


Speech Topics

The Throughline™ Rock The Room

What can your business learn from the performing arts? A lot. What are the stage and screen strategies you must know to deliver your best performance in business and life? From the importance of a clearly defined intention to recognizing which moments you can’t afford to blow, Victoria Labalme discusses knowing your “Throughline” and how to “Stage a Meeting.” This high content, entertaining and interactive keynote performance is filled with easy-to-apply techniques from the performing arts to get your team to take action. Learn techniques used by the world’s best performers to communicate, connect and come alive. Read More >

OUTCOMES: Read Less ^

  • The #1 mistake most communicators make and how to fix it.
  • 3 key elements you need to engage an audience (of 1 or 1000).
  • The 3 keys to mastery level listening skills.
  • Which 2 moments in a meeting you can’t afford to blow.
  • How to stage a conversation or meeting for maximum impact.
  • 3 techniques that will make your meeting or brand memorable - every time.
  • Additional techniques to distinguish your brand and value proposition.
  • How to “stop time” for clients, customers and colleagues.
  • How to position yourself as a visionary.
  • How to connect people to what really matters.

The Prism Effect™

Are your people as engaged as they could be, tapping into their hidden talents to maximize innovation, productivity and world class communication skills? Are they taking advantage of the multiple opportunities to stand out in a crowded market? Are they building relationships in a unique and compelling way? Read More >

In this high energy, fun and engaging keynote performance™, ideal for opening your event, Victoria will help your team discover and apply their hidden talents and then use those talents to communicate and innovate at higher levels than they ever thought possible. Based on her transformational systems of The Throughline™ and The Prism Effect™, this performance will lead your team to the results you’ve envisioned. Turn your business into an art. Place your people in a class of their own. Read Less ^

Crazy Busy Nuts™

Does time feel like it’s moving faster and faster? Do you get caught up in the busy day-to-day tasks and lose sight of your larger vision? Learn to stop time. Think it’s impossible? It’s not. Read More >

Communicate and connect in a fast-paced world with this Broadway-level, customized performance to inspire and entertain your audience. In this thought-provoking, inspiring and dynamic speech, Victoria shines a bright light on the challenging issues in your organization and transforms people’s mindset by delivering practical tools for how to cut through the chaos and connect with what truly matters. Packed with customized humor and cutting-edge techniques, this keynote provides your teams with the specific skills needed to move beyond the "crazy busy" mindset, transform their communications and lead more productive, meaningful lives. Read Less ^

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