Madeline Schwarz

Speak With Impact Lab


The World Is Waiting for Your Ideas

Does talking about your work in front of clients and coworkers make your palms sweaty and your mouth so dry that you can barely get a word out?

This is for you if:

  • You worry about your client eyes glazing over during presentations

  • You feel inarticulate or find yourself rambling when people don’t understand your vision

  • You avoid opportunities because they require presenting

  • You’re tired of watching your boss present your work


Speak with Impact Lab is a safe space to practice, experiment, and face your fears. We will meet you where you are and help you build confidence describing your ideas so you can get recognized for your work.

Together, you and a small group of committed professionals will:

  • Learn how to connect with your audience so you can persuade clients and teammates that you thought through solutions and arrived at the best option

  • Learn how to create your presentation so that you don’t lose your audience before you get started

  • Learn how to work through your nerves and deliver a clear, concise presentation so you don’t get sent back to the drawing board

I loved having the space to practice in front of an actual audience and receive immediate feedback. The engagement strategies were super helpful as I prepped for 3 live events. Madeline’s advice to imagine the worst-case scenarios and then assess if they were really the end of the world or not was eye opening.
— Valerie Courtney, Creative Director

It’s time for your ideas to not just be seen, but heard!

Fun and interactive … gave me new insights into how I approach public speaking... and put a helpful framework around the levels to which I aspire.   
— Sandy Z

The Details:

  • 10 hours of in person training and practice time so you can work out your material in advance and nail it when it matters most

  • Small group so you get lots of personalized attention to help you tackle your fears

  • Peer feedback and on the spot coaching so you can make sure your message is clear

  • A step by step process to create a presentation that brings your creative work to life

Investment: $600

What makes this experience different from others is planning, accountability and in-person practice.

At the end of 5 weeks, you will have a presentation written, rehearsed and ready to go. You will have tools you can use over and over again so you can stop panicking and be prepared to rock every presentation.

Are you interested in joining the next Speak with Impact Lab?

Join the waitlist to be notified about the next class.


The thought of speaking in front of a group of people I don't know is SCARY! How can I overcome this fear if I know this program would be beneficial?

It’s completely natural to feel nervous about speaking in front of other people. That’s why I limit the class to 6 - 8 people and pair everyone up with a buddy so that it doesn’t feel like you’re walking into a room full of strangers.

What if I don’t have any experience speaking in public?

This is a foundational course so you don’t need prior experience. Bring your ideas and your voice, and I’ll show you how to do the rest.

Can I do this online?

This is an in-person class because I believe you have to practice in front of other people to get comfortable speaking in front of other people. That said, I’ve had a lot of people express interest in a remote class and it’s in the works. Join my mailing list so I can keep you posted.


There will be exercises to practice what you learn between sessions. This is all about consistent practice so you can build momentum and improve your confidence. Plan on 2 hours of class time per week and 30-60 min of homework.

Should I work on something specific?

Yes, you will get the most out of this class if you work on something specific – work presentation, elevator speech, sales pitch, conference talk. If those seem too high pressure, you can tell us about your favorite hobby or passion project.

If you have too many ideas, don’t worry, I have a process to narrow them down and define your point of view.

What’s the class schedule look like?

We meet Thursday evenings in downtown Manhattan on 9/19, 9/26, 10/10 and 10/17.

I want to take this class but NY is expensive.

I hear you and I’m happy to offer a payment plan. Reach out for details.

Speak with Impact is a place where you can really focus on what’s working through multiple repetitions and individual coaching.
— Jeff Lang, Creative Director