The Speech Diva
For over two decades, award-winning voice and speech teacher D’Arcy Webb has been helping actors, performers, corporate executives, authors and speakers use their voices to connect with audiences around the world with power, eloquence and heart.
As former Associate Professor of Voice and Speech at the University of the Arts and current member of the performance faculty at Drexel University,
D’Arcy has worked with hundreds of new and seasoned performers to make their words resonate with clarity, precision and confidence.
She has also served as voice, speech and performance coach for TEDxCambridge, and was the Head of Vocal Training for Heroic Public Speaking from 2016 to 2020.
Keynote speaker and retired TEDx Cambridge Executive Producer, Tamsen Webster, calls D’Arcy’s work “magic.” “She produces instantaneous yet lasting effects.”
SHE'S YOUR NEW SECRET WEAPON
D’Arcy is Partner and Co-teacher for the SAVI System of Singing Acting, a practical approach for the singing actor to building essential skills necessary for optimum performance on stage and screen.
D’Arcy’s love of language is contagious. She believes every word is a story in itself. Her favorite words are diaphanous, ephemeral and squat. After just one session with D’Arcy, clients and students discover a passion for the power of the spoken word they never thought possible.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"Can we discuss the greatness of D’Arcy Webb? Her brilliance isn’t in her vast knowledge of elocution, but in her ability to transfer that information to her students through multiple lenses.
It’s evident that D’Arcy is fully invested in her craft. She is constantly looking for new and innovative ways to simplify complex concepts.
College was not easy for me because I have a very specific way of learning. D’Arcy was able to pick up on that and shifted her approach to her lessons to help me keep up with the rest of my classmates.
Even well beyond college, D’Arcy was willing to take time from her packed schedule to help me build my first TED Talk from the other side of the world. If this isn’t passion, I don’t know what is. I’m truly blessed to have this dynamic talent in my life."
— Davon Williams,
Broadway actor, vocalist, model, speaker, TEDxWanChai
I get it.
That's why I do what I do.
Many years ago, I was cast in a prestigious production of a new musical. I worked hard, and was proud of my efforts. After the curtain came down on opening night, a director whom I deeply admired and wished to impress, came to me and said, “D’Arcy, you were wonderful. If only I could have heard you.”
UGH. A punch in the gut. But the comment was also a wake-up call. And it ultimately led me to do the work that I do.
NOW I HELP PEOPLE SPEAK THEIR TRUTH.
WITH CONFIDENCE. CLARITY. STRENGTH. PASSION. BRIO.
Whether you’re a seasoned performer or simply someone who needs to share your story, if you’re searching for a solution to your speech, join me for a complementary consultation.
“THE PERSON—YOU—ARE TRYING TO REACH—IS UN—AVAIL—ABLE—PLEASE. LEAVE. A MESSAGE.”
Got a big presentation and you’re afraid the words won't come out? Do friends, family and colleagues accuse you of mumbling? Do you trip over your tongue when it's time to express your feelings? Are you afraid to open your mouth and speak your truth?
And then to top it all off, you let that weird robot lady answer your calls for you because you can’t stand to listen to the sound of your own voice--amiright?