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If seeking support to polish your verbal presentation skills–or need someone to convey your message through speaking or song–please contact me to discuss your needs. Tailoring presentations to meet your requirements, or providing support as a singer or motivational speaker, would facilitate inspiration, critical thinking, and open communication thereby enhancing your company’s health and prosperity.

Capabilities

  • Review your presentation style and make recommendations (e.g., breath control, tone, volume, annunciation, speed, hand gestures, eye contact)
  • Global National Anthem Specialist
    • Our National Anthem: Only sing a traditional version to honor those who no longer can and for those currently (or will be) serving because I no longer am
    • Other Nations’ Anthems: Only sing a traditional version in the host nation language(s) to honor our guests
    • My current vocal resume’ includes national and international championship, professional sports, Team USA, and other events as well as nations whose anthems currently available to sing
  • Vocalist {Patriotic songs, weddings, special events}
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Emcee
  • Guest Lecturer
  • Panel Member
  • Voice Overs
  • Talent Show Judge

Skills

  • Extensive preparation to deliver world-class performances
  • Consummate professional supporting live audiences of 4 – 90,000+ or when televised
  • Only fluent in English, available to sing anthems for 48 nations in 32 languages…so far (as of 25 Dec 16)
  • The joy felt singing The Star Spangled Banner is the same when imagining and singing as if I’m a native of the host or our guest nation(s)
  • Effective team member, leader, facilitator whether in-person or virtual
  • In-depth research to organize and deliver presentations

Accomplishments

Vocal Resume — Dr Kat Strus – LtCol USAF Retired — August 2017

  • 799 US National Anthems (as of 10 September 2017)
  • 86 non-US National Anthems (as of 11 Feb 2017)
  • 33 national anthems in 4 days for the 2014 Men’s & Women’s World Championship Volleyball Qualification Tournament
    • United States {10}
    • Guatemala {8, Spanish}, Honduras {4, Spanish},  Panama {4, Spanish},  Saint Lucia {4, English}, Haiti {3, French}
  • 11 Global National Anthems for the 2015 Men’s World Indoor Lacrosse Championships
    • United States {2}
    • Australia, Czech Republic {2, Czech}, England, Finland {2, Finnish}, Switzerland {German}, Turkey {2, Turkish}
  • 6 Global National Anthems for the 2014 Men’s World Lacrosse Championships
    • United States {1}
    • Australia {2}, Canada {1, English}, England {1}, Japan {1, Japanese}
  • 8 National Anthem performances synchronized with military fly-overs (5 NASCAR; 3 NFL)
    • Most recent:  Atlanta Motor Speedway, NASCAR Xfinity Rinnai 250 (4 Mar 2017)
  • Created a YouTube channel/recorded demos to audition for the 2106 World Cup of Hockey (Toronto, Canada)
    • Comprised/recorded 8-nation medley for Team Europa (Austria {German}, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Switzerland {German})
    • Comprised/recorded 2-nation medley for Team North America (United States and Canada {French/English})
    • Learned/recorded the National Anthem of Sweden in 3 days
    • Recorded demos for Teams Canada {French/English}, Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, and USA

Atlanta Motor Speedway (2017; NASCAR Xfinity) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3oRm9k8_Dg

Texas Motor Speedway (2009; NASCAR Nationwide) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Jk0XYBgPkg

  • Performed for majority of Major/Minor League Sports: Arena Football League, Indy Racing League, Major League Baseball, Major League Lacrosse, Major League Soccer, Minor League Baseball, Minor League Hockey, NASCAR (Sprint, Nationwide, and Craftsman Trucks), National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, National Football League, National Women’s Football Association, Professional Rugby, United Football League, Women’s National Basketball Association
  • Supported several Team USA and Team USA-sanctioned events: Cycling, Figure Skating, Judo, Pentathlon, Rugby, Rugby 7s, Taekwondo, Track & Field, Triathlon, and Volleyball
  • 1995: Flawlessly sang the Ave Maria in Italian for a wedding with piano  accompaniment
  • 1994: Three choral performances (soprano section) of several Handel’s Messiah selections

Global National Anthems Performed (as of 10 September 2017:  US 799 & Non-US 86)

United States

Australia (5–English)

Brazil (Portuguese)

Canada (5–English, 2–French, 8–French/English)

Costa Rica (2–Spanish)

Czech Republic (2–Czech)

Egypt (5–Arabic)

Ey Iran (Farsi) *

Finland (2–Finnish)

France (French)

Guatemala (11–Spanish)

Haiti (3–French)

Honduras (4–Spanish)

Japan (2–Japanese)

Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyz)

Mexico (3–Spanish)

Norway (Norwegian)

Panama (5–Spanish)

Qatar (Arabic)

Republic of Korea (5–Hangul)

Saint Lucia (4–English)

Samoa (Samoan)

Switzerland (1–German)

Turkey (2–Turkish)

United Kingdom (5–English)

* Ey Iran was the defacto National Anthem when my family lived in Tehran during my late father’s final USAF Defense Language Instructor assignment–he specialized in Middle Eastern languages.  I learned Ey Iran to honor him and a close friend/race director (who was born in Iran) prior to her completing her 1,001st marathon!

Global National Anthems Available to Perform

Argentina

Austria

Belgium (French)

Bermuda

China

Denmark

Fiji

Germany

Hong Kong

Israel

Latvia

Lithuania

New Zealand

Poland

Russia

Scotland

Slovakia

South Africa

Sweden

Uganda

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Wales

* Depending on national anthem complexity may learn/perform a new national anthem within 24-72 hours

Certification and Registration 

  • Better Business Bureau Accreditation
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business
  • Woman-Owned Small Business
  • Hispanic American
  • DUNS 080147332
  • Small Business Administration
  • System for Award Management
  • NAICs
    • Primary * 711510: Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers {e.g., author, entertainers, ghost writers, motivational speakers, speakers, storytellers, technical writers, writers (freelance)}
    • 541612: Human Resources Consulting Services
    • 541611: Administrative Management and General Management
    • 541720: Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities

Please contact me for a free consultation to explore possibilities!