As cultural boundaries merge and technology takes us in exciting new directions, the need for strong public speaking and interpersonal communication skills increases.
Based on 25+ years of experience as an educator, actor and public speaking coach I've developed a 5 ELEMENT system that addresses and tackles the skills necessary to becoming a dynamic, fearless, engaging speaker.
Over the years I've had the great privilege of coaching many inspiring men and women; some just starting out in their careers, others, at the height of their professions wanting to polish their communication skills and still others who come from other countries ready to share their expertise.
In addition to coaching professionals in finance, law, marketing, sales, start-ups, fashion, entertainment, government and education, I have led workshops for companies and institutions such as: Thieme Publishing, Albert Einstein/Montefiore, Yale University Women's Initiative, The United Way, Midland and West Essex School District, The New York Foundation for the Arts and others.
Thank you for your workshops in public speaking. My administrators loved each session and the different presentation skills they learned. They actually reported to the Board of Education thanking me for providing the professional development that is so valuable for them in their work everyday. B.L.
Wonderful speaking coach. Helped me a lot to prepare for my presentation. Very recommended. J.S.
Nancy is fantastic!! Highly recommend her. Very good at techniques to improve speaking skills. She has a holistic approach including speech exercises as well as specific feedback on delivery, content, phrases, diction etc. She is also very easy to work with. Thanks Nancy for all your help. S. M.
I have to say I was fairly nervous when I first reached out to Nancy. Public speaking in the past has given me intense anxiety - and the thought of practicing it gave me more anxiety! I worked with Nancy one on one and immediately felt comfortable her. She is incredibly warm and professional. She was able to identify my strengths and work with my learning style in order to find the best teaching, activities, and tools to make me a confident speaker. She's a true inspiration and fun to work with. Through a series of guided visualizations, exercises, and observation we agreed on some clear goals for me to work toward. Each day I'm getting better and better with what I've learned from Nancy. L.F.
Thank you for the wonderful public speaking class experience, I never expected to be writing those words because I'm so afraid of speaking in public. M. P.
There is no more liberating, no more exhilarating experience than to determine one's position, state it bravely, and then act boldly.
Learn exercises based on the latest research in neuroscience to reduce stress and retrain your brain for success.
Hone writing skills and create a presentation that engages your audience from start to finish.
Fine tune your voice and body to deliver your message with ease and clarity.
All good communication comes from learning to listen well. Develop good active listening skills.
Play! Improvisation helps the brain become more fluid; essential for keeping your cool under pressure.
Work individually on a particularly pesky area, whether it's focusing on relaxation techniques, organizing a presentation or learning to project an empowered you.
Workshops can be one day, half day or multiple day events focusing on one or more of the 5 ELEMENTS.
Customized to reach your groups' objectives; working individually, in pairs, small groups and/or large group settings.
Tailored to fit your groups' specific needs; drawing from a wide range of possibilities which include tools to polish writing skills, mindfulness exercises for confidence buildling and improvisation.