Tracy Kolis Larson
Tracy Kolis Larson

Tracy Kolis Larson

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Offers remote services
Offers remote services
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Introduction: To all of my potential, clients, I am located in the Encino area of California. I just want to make sure that everyone is on the same page in terms of my location. FYI, I work with 100% of my clients remotely (FaceTime, Skype and Zoom) and if you read my reviews you will see that it is very successful. I charge $120 for an hour session and $65 for a half hour session. I do have a SAME DAY CANCELLATION POLICY. I expect payment for our session if you cancel the same day barring any emergency situation, of course. So I prefer my clients cancel the day before our appointment so I have the time to fill your spot. No one can teach you to be talented. You have to have a gift to begin with. So, no one can teach you how to act. All anyone can teach you is how to use your gifts and hone them so you can present the best version of yourself and/or the characters you portray. The same applies to public speaking. I started acting in Brooklyn when I was in grade school. I had a big voice and I was hard to ignore. In junior high I started public speaking for our school. One of my teachers suggested (strongly) that I apply and audition for the High School of Performing Arts in New York (yes, the real one and I was in the original movie Fame!) I ended up going to and graduating from PA as we called it. I went on to receive my BFA with honors from SUNY Purchase Conservatory in White Plains, New York. I Had my first professional acting job as a contract player on “As the World Turns”. Then “All My Children” and “Days of Our Lives”. Guest starred on “Seinfeld” (twice, two separate characters), “The Nanny”, “Mad About You”, “NYPD Blue” to mention just a few. Also starred in 6 TV Pilots and had lead roles off Broadway in “The Racket” and at the Folger Shakespeare Theatre in Washington D.C. in “The Mandrake”. And with all I have done in my career none of it would have been possible if I didn’t audition and present well. (When you read everything below, apply it to public speaking!) Learning how to interpret scripts and any material actually is crucial. Through studying the role and making definitive choices with your character you will show everyone in the room that you are the ONE. You need to learn how to “take the room” when you enter it. You can turn your nerves into actions that calm you and focus you on the character or what you are presenting. All actors need to understand that the producers, directors and casting people you will be auditioning for WANT you to get the role. They are hoping that you will be the one so their search is over. They are actually rooting for you! Trust me, I know that it doesn’t feel that way but it’s true. They want you to blow them away and make them feel confident that you are the best choice for the role. I can teach you how to present the best version of yourself and your character. There are times (as we all know!) you won’t get the role because the director will have a different vision of the character. But I promise you if you use the tools that I teach you, you will be remembered and called back for different roles just based on your confidence and the strength of your audition. If you are in the public eye everything here applies to you as well. How do you want to represent yourself in the work place or within your own life? With the following questions we will discover the best way to get to the heart of the character (or your own message) and we will make you stand out at any audition or work/social situation! 1. What is the scene about? What message are you trying to convey? 2. What does your character want in the scene? /What do you want to say? 3. What are the things that you and your character have in common that you can use in the scene / What do you have in yourself to bring to the table? 4. How are you going to portray what your character wants using your own strengths? / What are your strengths? Are you good at what you do? You need to let them know what you can do. 5. How are you going to command the room and let them know that you mean business? We will work on all of these important points. Together we can build your confidence and your resume!
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Mahsa K.
Feb 26, 2022
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It has been an absolute pleasure to meet and work with Tracy. She is so knowledgable when it comes to public speaking, but what makes her the best is her calm and fun way of going about things. She instantly puts you at ease, because she is such a natural coach. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a speech coach. She really is wonderful to work with. Thank you Tracy!

Details: Beginner • 26 - 44 years old • Body language • Speech content • Verbal delivery • Connecting with audience • To prepare for an event • To develop a skillset • Business • More than 1 month away • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Andrew E.
Feb 25, 2022
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Super fun to work with. She has already helped me even after just a few lessons. Pointed out things Ive been doing wrong for 38 years. Looking forward to my next session! She is such a wonderful person!

Details: Beginner • 26 - 44 years old • Body language • Verbal delivery • Connecting with audience • To prepare for an event • To develop a skillset • To build confidence • Business • Within 2 weeks • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Justin M.
Feb 24, 2022
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Tracy was extremely helpful in all areas of speaking that I wanted to improve in. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to improve their vocal delivery, tone, or stage presence when giving a speech. Thanks, Tracy!

Details: No experience • 18 - 25 years old • Verbal delivery • Body language • To build confidence • To develop a skillset • To prepare for an event • Business • Not applicable, just interested as a hobby • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Thelma S.
Feb 10, 2022
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Tracy is a gem and I’m blessed to have found her. She pays attention to detail and really cares about her clients. She pushes and motivates me. My colleagues even noticed a big difference in my speaking and confidence after my first lesson. Being a great speaker and conversationalist (especially in the business sector) has always been a goal of mine. I know I’m on the right path with Tracy as my coach. Highly recommend!

Details: Intermediate • 26 - 44 years old • Connecting with audience • Verbal delivery • Speech content • To develop a skillset • To build confidence • Business • Not applicable, just interested as a hobby • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Kris C.
Oct 25, 2021
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We don't know where to start about our experience with Tracy. We booked with her 5 public speech lessons for our 13 years old teenage son. We were so pleased with her work, so we booked 5 more lessons. We were blown beyond comprehension from her professionalism. She's extremely smart and way better than a psychologist with a bachelor's degree. Our son is an introverted personality, he doesn't like to express himself too much, even though he has so much to say. Tracy was able to open him up, helping him to build his self esteem, making him more social by teaching him how to express the essence of his thoughts, how to start a nice conversation with his peers and not only, how to put power, emotions and compassion through conversations. Now she is teaching him how to handle the stage, since he is a musician. As I mentioned before, she is a psychologist as much as she is an Artist and she really knows how to guide a teenager without making him feel under pressure. Most of all she is so kind and a genuine Lady, our son in enjoying so much the whole process of learning with her. He is improving a lot. We recommend Tracy to everyone. We wished I would have known her earlier.

Details: No experience • 14 - 17 years old • Speech content • Verbal delivery • Body language • Connecting with audience • To develop a skillset • To build confidence • To prepare for an event • Business • Not applicable, just interested as a hobby • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Tracy Kolis Larson

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I charge $100 an hour. If you prefer, I can also do 1/2 hour sessions for $65

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    First, you have to feel that you can trust me and be safe with me. We won't get to anything that's real or honest within you if you are not comfortable. So we will start with reading something (of your choice) so we can see where you are in your process. I will give you direction and advise you and then we can take it from there.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I Graduated from the High School of Performing Arts in New York. ThenI I graduated with Honors from SUNY Purchase Conservatory in White Plains New York. I have been a member of Sag-Aftra since 1984. My training is in my resume! And yours will be too!

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