Victoria LaBalme

For more than 20 years, Victoria Labalme has been entertaining, motivating and inspiring audiences, providing theatrical and comedic performances and programs on communication, life balance, and creativity.
 


Topics

Balance, Motivation, Teamwork/Teambuilding


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For more than 20 years, Victoria Labalme has been entertaining, motivating and inspiring audiences, providing theatrical and comedic performances and programs on communication, life balance, and creativity.
 
Refreshing, animated, and thoroughly dynamic, Victoria's comedic-theatrical keynotes are filled with characters, comedy, and cutting edge commentary. Her live events are interlaced with original, witty film clips, making the event a true multimedia experience.
 
In her interactive programs, Victoria blends her professional acting, comedy, and movement backgrounds to engage audiences and offer commentary and insight. Through this dynamic approach, she teaches content-rich communication techniques that enlighten, uplift and encourage positive shifts in behavior. People find themselves laughing, taking risks and reconnecting with their co-workers in an entirely new way. Audiences leave with invaluable new insights, practical and applicable communication tools, and an unforgettable, laughter-rich experience.
 
Personable, real, and down to earth, Victoria inspires audiences to connect, communicate, and come alive. After all, you only go around once.
 
 
"Like the best of classic comedians, her 'seeing' is extraordinary. Victoria is able to put things together for us where we may not have clarified connections in people, events and situations." -- Henry Grossman, Photographer - TIME, LIFE Rolling Stone
 
"A dedicated, innovative, and visionary artist. It is a joy to be in her presence. Victoria's breadth of talent is impressive; her images open doors." -- Marcel Marceau
 
 
A veteran of the stage and comedy world, Victoria graduated from Stanford University with Honors (BA, English & Creative Writing). She later graduated from Marcel Marceau's master training seminars in mime, and from Gately-Poole's 2-year Acting Conservatory. Since 1989, she has worked professionally in both the business & entertainment industries, producing corporate videos and performing her solo shows at hundreds of comedy clubs, theatres and corporate gatherings across the country.
 
As a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association, the Actor's Equity Association, and the Screen Actors Guild, Victoria is a unique presence in the speaking industry. She brings together her extensive experience in business and in show business to offer unusual insights into communication, human behavior, and the challenges faced by managers, speakers and sales professionals.
 
Known for her ability to blend the spoken word with physical expressiveness, Victoria has won awards for both her movement work and her writing. In 1991, she was named a Finalist in NYC's New Voice Poetry Award, and was also awarded Stanford University's URO Grant for her Creative Writing.
 
Additional featured appearances include: HBO's "Sex & The City" NBC News, Fox News, ABC/Good Morning America More than 30 television commercials, including a 1998 Super Bowl spot NHK-TV's film with Robert DeNiro and Harvey Keitel, "Finding Oneself Through Acting" Gotham Comedy Club, Caroline's on Broadway, Catch a Rising Star, Stand Up NY NYC's Toyota Comedy Festival Chicago's Funny Women Festival HBO's Workspace Theatre in Los Angeles NYC's famous Bottom Line Off-Broadway debut of Mike O'Malley's "3 Years from 30" Philadelphia's Movement Theatre International PBS choreography documentary, "Bessie" by D.A. Pennebaker HBO's Aspen Comedy Festival / GRTV Interview
 
For her comedy work from 2000-2002, David Steinberg of MBST in LA, the manager for Robin Williams and Billy Crystal, managed her. As a presentation & performance skills expert, Victoria has coached hundreds of speakers, marketing executives, trainers, and CEOs across the country, helping them increase the authenticity, impact, and entertainment value of their presentations. She has been a guest teacher at New York University, the National Speakers Association, The New School University, NYC's Professional Performing Arts High School, The Actors Institute, National Dance Institute, & JetBlue University.
 
 
Programs:
Comedic-Theatrical Keynotes:
 
"Crazy Busy Nuts: Getting off The Conveyor Belt of Life" Packed with hilarious tales and insightful commentary on our culture's contemporary obsession with schedules, productivity, and overloading our calendars. (Can be cutom taylored to company needs.)
 
"Icebergs In Africa" Victoria transports her audiences from the streets of New York City to being isolated adrift an Arctic Alaskan iceberg; from juggling the funny but conflicting demands of television commercial directors to being bitten by a rabid dog in Africa; and from coping with the crazy-business of contemporary culture to training with the master of silence, Marcel Marceau. (Has been presented to "HBO's" theatre in LA, National Speakers' Association Convention, NY City's Off Broadway Theatres, Toyota Comedy Festival, The Bottom Line, The Actors Studio Theatre in NYC, etc.)
 
Interactive Program:
 
"Communication Moves" If you're looking for 'something fun & different' and a new way of education and entertaining the people in your company, this is it. "Communication Moves" is a fun, lively, interactive, idea-packed program that will get your group laughing, learning and improving their skills in communication, listening, teamwork, and creative risk-taking. A customized communication session designed for companies and groups. (1/2 day or full-day format.)
 
 

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