Sep 302022
TED Speaker & Coaching Client Receives 2022 Carnegie Award

My coaching client Hakki Akdeniz, whose TED talk has been viewed more than 2 million times, has received a 2022 Carnegie Foundation Award for “Great Immigrants, Great Americans.”   Recently I had the privilege of coaching Hakki for his TED talk in which he tells the inspiring story of his journey as a 21 year old Read more

Jul 272022
Watch the TED Talk By My Coaching Client, Hakki Akdeniz

Recently I had the privilege of coaching Hakki Akdeniz for his TED talk in which he tells the inspiring story of his journey as a 21 year old penniless, homeless, Turkish immigrant in NYC to successful entrepreneur, philanthropist and advocate for the homeless. Twenty years ago Hakki came to the United States speaking no English, Read more

Nov 102020

How to be safe and still receive services? LazarSpeech transitioned to an entirely virtual platform on March 20, 2020. All sessions have been held on Zoom, occasionally on Skype or FaceTime if clients need a different online application. With a randomly generated meeting ID and embedded password, clients have a secure link — they simply Read more

Oct 082019

Do people really want to hear my story? Do I want to relate personal details to strangers? Whether you’re an executive presenting your sales pitch, a college graduate interviewing for your first job, or a high school student speaking with an admissions officer, your personal narrative can be the key to reaching your goals.  Telling Read more

Jan 182019
How Technology Has Revolutionized Speech Coaching and Therapy

Technology has broken barriers in speech coaching and therapy Not only has technology revolutionized the work environment for millions of executives, but it has also introduced alternatives for speech coaching, executive skills training and traditional speech language therapy. In my practice I have incorporated remote therapy using Skype or FaceTime to help clients in all Read more

Jan 052018
Breaking Barriers For A Great Speech!

If you’re invited to make a speech, accept an award, introduce an honoree or give a toast, you can have a polished, professional speech written for you no matter where you live. Gloria Lazar has written customized speeches for clients all over the country.  She creates a presentation to reflect each speaker’s goals and ideas. Read more

Nov 102016

Myth # 1:  It takes years to become an effective public speaker. Myth # 2: Nobody else seems nervous when they make a presentation. Myth # 3:  Most good speakers are born with the “gift of gab.” Myth # 4: Being forced to stand up in front of others in a public speaking class will make you Read more

Oct 142016

Do you hear your voice on a recorded message and wonder, “Who is that?” Have you ever felt uncomfortable with your voice and wish you could speak differently? Of the many people who answer “yes” to these two questions, only a fraction ever see a speech pathologist or voice coach to improve the sound of Read more

Jul 052016
Listen to my latest radio interview on WVOX

Hear a clip from my latest radio on Peter Moses’ show, “Eye on Westchester” and learn tips on how to be an effective speaker.

Jun 082016

You’ve always wanted to become a better public speaker but you’re so busy with your job there’s very little time for personal growth. How to find time to work with a professional on developing stronger communication skills? While possessing good speaking skills remains a personal skill set, it’s also a critical ability for professional growth Read more