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Fonta is a Verbal and Nonverbal Communication Educator.
Using perceptual and behavioral tools she teaches a rich mix of logical and emotional communication for professional development.
Area of Specialism include Verbal & nonverbal communication, leadership, mixed messaging, self representation, diplomacy and negotiation.
She began her research in 2005 with the primary objective of helping “every day” people accurately self-represent and lead others.
Her research focuses on the relationship between what you are saying (verbal) and how you are staying it (nonverbal) with particular emphasis on cleaning up any discrepancy between the two (mixed messaging).
Fonta has presented her work at PVSF/UCLA Voice Conference as well as the Pacific Voice & Speech Conference and has published in the Voice and Speech Trainer’s Association’s Journal “The Voice and Speech Review” and the SF Bar Association’s “Bulletin”.
Fonta has taught executive trainings for Fortune 500 companies such as Apple, Google, Ebay, Microsoft & Amazon.
She is a voice and communication instructor for the San Francisco Bar Association, has worked with editors and journalists from the Wallstreet Journal, the Guardian, the New Yorker, Wired and Forbs Magazine.
Fonta offers media training cross professionally but is a designated trainer for the Writers Grotto, helping authors launch their publications.
She regularly trains surgeons, physicians, nurses and other clinicians as well as administrative staff at Stanford Hospital, UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco General Hospital and California Pacific Medical Center.
Fonta has conducted leadership training in biotech with companies such as Genentech and McKesson, in finance with companies such as Wells Fargo, American Express and Goldman Sachs and in software with companies such as Adobe, Twitter and Facebook.
Fonta holds an MA in vocal pedagogy from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, a BA in voice from Bennington College and is a member of the Voice and Speech Trainer’s Association (VASTA).
She has taught and lectured in London, New York, Los Angeles and centers her practice in San Francisco.
You can learn more about Fonta and all her wonderful offerings at Eloquence Communication