Making Good Speakers Great

Jay Miller
B.A., M.F.A., Voice Teaching Diploma, ACTRA, VASTA

Jay Miller has a passion for helping people become more effective communicators. He believes a good speech has the power to change lives and make a difference in the world.

With past experience teaching at universities, and coaching on film sets, Jay now focuses on assisting personal and corporate clients – and has developed a reputation as one of Canada's finest voice and speech coaches. He's been consulted by the CBC, The Globe and Mail, National Post, The Toronto Star, and ELLE Canada, and has appeared on City TV and Discovery Health.

When he's not working, Jay likes to read, canoe, listen to classical music, and make ice cream.

Selected Corporate Clients


AIM Trimark
Atlantis Creative Group
Bath & Body Works Canada
Bayer Canada
BDO Canada
Bell Canada
BMO Financial Group
BMO Nesbitt Burns
Bombardier
Boston Pizza
British Trade Commission
Broadcast News Ltd
Business Development Bank of Canada
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
Canadian Marketing Association
Canadian Tire Corp Ltd
CBC
CIBC
Citizens Bank
City of Toronto
CN
Corus Entertainment
Discovery Channel
Doctors Without Borders
Enbridge
Ernst & Young
FedEx
Free the Children
General Motors Canada
Global/ET Canada
Hot Docs
IBM
ING Real Estate Canada
Insurance Bureau of Canada
KPMG MSLP
Kraft
LG Electronics
Loblaw Companies Ltd
Mac Cosmetics
Mars
Mercer HR Consulting
MetaSolv/Oracle
Microsoft
Oakrun Farm Bakery Ltd
OnSETT
Ontario Financing Authority
Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation
Ontario Ministry of Economic Development
Ontario Ministry of Government Services
Ontario Ministry of Health
Oxford Properties Group
PowerStream
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Purolator
Region of Halton
Region of Peel
Regional Municipality of Halton
Regional Municipality of York
Rogers Media Inc
Roxul Inc
Royal Bank of Canada
Royal LePage Real Estate Services
RR Donnelley
Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly
Scotiabank
Shoppers Drug Mart
Siemens Canada
SmartWave Technologies
Sun Life Financial
TD Canada Trust
Telus
Tiffany & Co
Tim Horton's
Toronto Police Service
Toronto Transit Commission
Unilever Canada
York University

Selected Film & Television Credits

Daltry Calhoun
Sophie Traub, L Driver Productions, Katrina Holden Bronson

Tenderness
Sophie Traub, Upstate Pictures/John Polson

Left Behind: WWIII
Gordon Currie, Left Behind Productions/Craig Baxley

Martin and Lewis
Peter Didiano, Sarah Manninen, Idaho Productions

Prince Charming
Christina Applegate, Marcia Bennett, Charming Productions/Allan Arkush

Teaching Experience

Dalhousie University
Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre

York University
Instructor, "Voice and Speech for Non-Majors"

Humber College
Instructor, "Speech"

Education

York University
M.F.A.(Acting), Voice Teaching Diploma

Temple University
B.A. (Speech Language and Hearing Sciences) Summa Cum Laude



Your voice program has helped me tremendously, and in unexpected ways. I've been much more engaged with people, and continuously create more of a collaborative team environment. I deal better with conflict, and make my points in a discussion more emphatically.

Taking time to breathe properly has been at the core of it all, and with your training, it has been much easier to master. So thank you again. Your class had a very positive and lasting effect.

M.D.
Benchmarking Analyst




I had a meeting with our consultants last week, including one who had been quite critical about my voice. I told her about the work we were doing. She said she has heard a difference and was really pleased with my progress. That alone is worth the money for the lessons. So thanks!!

S.D.


You are one of those rare people with a real gift for teaching: the kind of coach who leaves a lasting imprint on their students that extends far beyond the sphere of the subject taught. I look forward to the continued unfolding of our journey.

J.H.

President



No one can ever question about the quality of service you provide. You did a superb job and are the most professional trainer I have ever met. Words can not describe how I feel, so I'll just say I love this training and thank you!

M.A.

Security Manager