Public Speaking and Actor Studio
Public Speaking and Actor Studio

Public Speaking and Actor Studio

$75/hour
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Introduction: I work with youth and adults in developing their presentation, public speaking and communication skills. I specialize in the following: -Public Speaking -Presentations -Interviews -Cross-Functional Team Communication (managers/team leaders/groups) -Speech Writing -Speech/Auditions/Monologue Prep -Vocal Coach; physical, voice, and relaxation -Speech Coaching (English dialect work) My clients include students from Amazon Software engineers and managers trying to hone their team communication skills all the way to students who are striving to improve public speaking, audition and acting skills. Whether you are looking for confidence in public speaking or trying to refine your auditions, my ultimate goal is always the same; I want to help you find your authentic voice in your endeavors. As a teacher and coach, I act as a catalyst for my students, so that they may access their own voice and creativity in their work.
Overview

Hired 47 times

Serves Mercer Island, WA

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1 employee

21 years in business

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This pro accepts payments via Check and Zelle.

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2019

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Diane S.
Aug 29, 2023
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I am working with Melissa to gain confidence and calm my anxiety when it comes to public speaking. I have had 4 lessons so far with Melissa and have left each session feeling more confident. The 'tool box' she provides is valuable in many areas of life and I find I am using many 'tools' each and every day in a variety of situations. I look forward to my sessions and continuing my work with Melissa.

Details: Beginner • 45 - 64 years old • Speech content • Verbal delivery • Body language • Connecting with audience • To develop a skillset • To build confidence • To prepare for an event • Business • More than 1 month away • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

Public Speaking Lessons
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Chelsea s.
3 weeks ago
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Melissa is a true gem!! As someone who has always hated public speaking, I didn’t think it was possible to overcome my fears and present at a large medical conference. Until I found Melissa!! Melissa is truly so talented as a coach, and the skills I’ve learned from her are invaluable. She genuinely cares about helping you succeed and actually makes it enjoyable in the process. I always looked forward to our sessions— not only for the great feedback and learning, but also because of Melissa herself!! She is personable, easy to work with, and has a great sense of humor. THANK you, Melissa!!

Details: No experience • 26 - 44 years old • Speech content • Verbal delivery • Body language • Connecting with audience • To prepare for an event • To develop a skillset • To build confidence • Academic • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

Public Speaking Lessons
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Neeli s.
Jul 25, 2023
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Working with Melissa has been absolutely transformational. From day 1, she instantly put me at ease and created a supportive environment where I felt comfortable pushing my boundaries. Her personalized approach helped me tackle my specific challenges and make real progress. If you're searching for a public speaking coach who truly cares about your growth and can bring out the best in you, look no further. Melissa is a rare gem, and I can't recommend her enough I am forever grateful for the positive impact she has had on my confidence and public speaking skills.

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

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Christine K.
May 9, 2022
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I am only three lessons in with Melissa and I already see growth in my speaking and presentation skills! I love her purposeful approach and the fact that she aligns our activities and exercises so closely with my stated goals. She makes great use of our time together, and what’s more, she’s fun! My experience with her has been excellent thus far, and I recommend her without reservation!

Details: Intermediate • 45 - 64 years old • Speech content • Verbal delivery • Body language • Connecting with audience • To prepare for an event • Academic • Within 1 week • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Joshua w.
Aug 15, 2023
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She did an amazing job on helping me with my voice and helping me understand how to effectively communicate.

Details: No experience • 26 - 44 years old • Body language • Verbal delivery • To develop a skillset • To build confidence • Personal • Not applicable, just interested as a hobby • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Melissa Handler

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