Public Speaking & Communication Consulting in Downeast Maine


Set new professional goals.  Communicate your best.  


About Kendra

Kendra Rand has been teaching public speaking, communication studies and media writing since 1999.  From the corners of Washington State, Wyoming, Montana, East Tennessee and now Downeast Maine, Kendra has reveled in her great fortune of studying and teaching communication.  She currently serves as an instructor for the University of Maine Department of Communication & Journalism.  With a teaching style that is equal parts Tough Coach and Enthusiastic Cheerleader, Kendra is ready to help you bring clarity to your message and face your next big presentation with confidence.  See a little more info below...  


Kendra is an amazing public speaking instructor. Working one on one with her gave me both the skills and confidence I needed to deliver a great presentation. 
— Davin O'Connell, PK MDI Presenter, 2016
Kendra brought a clear understanding of how to more effectively communicate through my speeches. She also brings a positive approach to evaluating my progress as a public speaker. She makes the tasks enjoyable and much more achievable.
— Jonathan Fulford, Candidate for US Congress

Presentation and Workshop Titles

  • Harnessing the Butterflies: Public Speaking with Clarity & Confidence  --  see upcoming dates
  • Graceful Grammar & Punchy Punctuation: Everyday Writing for your Business or Organization  --  see upcoming dates
  • Everyday Civility & Dialogue

A Little More Résumé

  • B.A. Communication, Western Washington University
  • M.A. Communication, University of Maine
  • Instructor of Communication and Media Writing: Western Washington University, University of Maine (present), Laramie County Community College, MSU Billings, Walters State Community College, College of the Atlantic
  • Reporter, Big Sky Briefs, Big Horn County, Montana
  • Continuing Education Course Developer and Instructor, Public Speaking for the Professional, Walters State Community College
  • Communications & Marketing Assistant, Schoodic Institute
  • University of Maine Diversity Leadership Institute, present
  • Board of Directors & Outreach Committee Chair, Island Housing Trust, present