speaking is performance.
The best speakers in the world know that public speaking is a type of performance. It takes skill, discipline and rehearsal to look spontaneous and relaxed on stage. There are many teachable techniques to improve your speaking confidence and impact, and Melissa can help you identify ways to kick bad habits and optimize your natural (perhaps hidden) abilities.
You Need an Experienced Director with a critic's eye...
Having worked for over 10 years as a theater arts practitioner, teacher, and company owner Melissa has honed a laser-like ability to identify areas of opportunity in your performance, and the skills and resources necessary coach you through - regardless of your skill or ability level. She also knows what's "good" and can help you craft a more audience-savvy, in-the-moment presence on stage.
...And over a decade in the corporate sector...
With her ongoing work in the Sales, Financial Services, Insurance, Marketing, Media, Training & Development and E-Learning arenas, Melissa has developed a savvy and progressive approach to corporate presentations. She will help you engage and leverage your creative skills to better reach your target audience, utilizing advanced techniques in persuasion, motivation and rhetoric. She will also support you in overcoming nerves and fears to attain a higher level of polish and professionalism!
...Who is direct, but diplomatic.
Melissa's philosophy is to work efficiently but with enthusiasm. She is an approachable and courteous coach and she will provide clear and honest feedback in a collaborative spirit. She believes that, as with any worthy endeavor, you "get back what you put in". A great performance requires dedicated preparation and rehearsal. Melissa will offer you the support, tools and techniques to be able to rise to the occasion. Ultimately, the results are up to you!