We wanted it - so we built it.
I've never seen myself as a natural speaker, or someone comfortable approaching people I didn't know. Yet building my last startup, I found myself knocking on strangers' doors, walking up to crowds, or talking on the phone for hours - eager to share my startup with them. Each time a feeling of anxiety would creep up, and cause my body to tense up. Dryness, hoarsenss, and general fatigue were a common end of day experience for me. Finally with the help of Leila Bostic, a professional voice and speech coach, I was able to understand how to breathe deeper, and train my voice just like any other skill. In 2017, Leila and I started building Astound as a way to share voice and speech coaching techniques with everyone, anywhere. - Robin (Founder)LinkedIn