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Meera M.

Burbank, CA

$60/hr

Public Speaking Coach/Speechwriter

Background check passed as of 5/15/14
Usually responds in about 1 hour

Public Speaking Coach/Speechwriter

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Meera M. - Public Speaking Tutor/Coach

A dedicated communicator, educator, and motivator with the ability to build consensus and influence change, Meera M., MBA is an organizational leader and public speaker with experience in public advocacy, speechwriting, event planning, business development, and sales/marketing for diverse groups. She is an expert at training and coaching speakers to improve presentation skills, stage presence, speechwriting, messaging, delivery while they relate to various audiences in order to help improve their bottom line.

Meera is a Presentation Skills, Public Advocacy, and Speechwriting Consultant. She works with business/sales professionals, non-profit executives, politicians, teachers, clergy, actors, and students to improve their public speaking capabilities and assists in writing speeches and presentations for small group events to major speaking engagements. Meera earned her Bachelors degree in Political Science from University of California, Irvine and her Masters in Business Administration from the American University, Kogod School of Business, Washington DC. 

At present, Meera’s client includes the Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership where she provides policy/advocacy, grant writing, communications, and community engagement services. Prior to working with HHYP, Meera worked in Government Relations with the MWW Group, studied speechwriting with former Vice Presidential Speechwriters, and worked as a Political Organizer for the ACLU of Southern California. As an experienced Public Speaking Professional and Speechwriter, Meera works with individuals to craft stellar speeches and presentations and prepare them to deliver memorable and entertaining performances. While in business school, she studied speechwriting with former Vice Presidential speechwriters and was awarded the role of graduation speaker for the MBA class.

Meera became interested in the art of public speaking when she won her Junior High Speech Festival contest. She has since been a member of Toastmasters International (public speaking organization) and won numerous evaluation and speech contest awards and served as President and Area Governor for local clubs. She is currently a member of the Warner Brothers Toastmaster club where on a weekly basis the group holds meetings to practice impromptu speaking, delivering prepared speeches, and crafting speech evaluations.

She also performs stand-up comedy and is member of The Wobblies, house comedy improv troupe, at Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank, CA

Meera works with her clients to assess their public speaking goals and will create an outline of lessons that meet those objectives. Each client is unique based on their prior speaking experience and specific public speaking and communication goals. Clients seek help with various speaking projects such as galas, fundraisers, key-note addresses, award acceptances, toasts, sales pitches, school or business presentations. Other clients are interested in improving their speaking techniques as classroom instructors, research presenters, or when interviewing for a job.

The first step to having a great presentation is understanding the basics of speechwriting (understanding your audience and the difference between informative and persuasive speaking, researching the event, interviewing colleagues for stories, and brainstorming themes and messages). This allows the speaker to uncover details about their audience that will allow him/her to connect with them in a way that will persuade them to buy the product or agree with the viewpoint the speaker is putting forth. Secondly, we work on the presentation or speech structure by developing an opening that hooks the audience, defining the problem and presenting the solution, visualizing a world with that solution implemented, and concluding by asking them to take action. Once we have organized the speech structure we will edit the language so it incorporates the necessary anecdotes, wit, evidence, support, humor, sincerity, and related prose. Lastly, we will work to improve stage presence, movement, body language, eye contact, voice modulation, projection, pause, emphasis, pronunciation, and hand gestures through several rehearsals.

English:
Public Speaking,
Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Word
Business:
Business,
Career Development,
Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development,
College Counseling
Corporate Training:
Business,
Career Development,
College Counseling, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Business

Business Writing/Public Speaking Tutor/Coach:

A dedicated communicator, educator, and motivator with the ability to build consensus and influence change, Meera M., MBA is an organizational leader and public speaker with experience in public advocacy, speechwriting, event planning, business development, and sales/marketing for diverse groups. She is an expert at training and coaching speakers to improve presentation skills, stage presence, speechwriting, messaging, delivery while they relate to various audiences in order to help improve their bottom line.

Meera is a Presentation Skills, Public Advocacy, and Speechwriting Consultant. She works with business/sales professionals, non-profit executives, politicians, teachers, clergy, actors, and students to improve their public speaking capabilities and assists in writing speeches and presentations for small group events to major speaking engagements. Meera earned her Bachelors degree in Political Science from University of California, Irvine and her Masters in Business Administration from the American University, Kogod School of Business, Washington DC.

At present, Meera’s client includes the Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership where she provides policy/advocacy, grant writing, communications, and community engagement services. Prior to working with HHYP, Meera worked in Government Relations with the MWW Group, studied speechwriting with former Vice Presidential Speechwriters, and worked as a Political Organizer for the ACLU of Southern California. As an experienced Public Speaking Professional and Speechwriter, Meera works with individuals to craft stellar speeches and presentations and prepare them to deliver memorable and entertaining performances. While in business school, she studied speechwriting with former Vice Presidential speechwriters and was awarded the role of graduation speaker for the MBA class.

While in Business School, Meera took Business Communications and Writing for Business and can help students needing assistance with those classes.

Career Development

As a Career Development Coach, I can help you ace your job interview by reviewing common interview questions, preparing questions for the interviewer, rehearsing your elevator speech, adjusting your body language, and going over what to study about the company. We will also review your resume and make appropriate edits to it and prepare your responses through mock interview style questions to ensure a high quality presentation. I have experience creating Job/Career and Educational Resource Fairs and moderating Career Skills Building Workshops for homeless youth agencies with employers like Target, Starbucks, H&M, Gap, UPS, W & Hollywood Roosevelt Hotels. In addition, I regularly work with community groups and worksource centers to make presentations on topics like "what to know for an interview", "customer service skills and professional communication in the workplace", and "how to improve your public speaking. Please feel free to forward me your questions.

Public Speaking

Public Speaking Tutor/Coach: A dedicated communicator, educator, and motivator with the ability to build consensus and influence change, Meera M., MBA is an organizational leader and public speaker with experience in public advocacy, speechwriting, event planning, business development, and sales/marketing for diverse groups. She is an expert at training and coaching speakers to improve presentation skills, stage presence, speechwriting, messaging, delivery while they relate to various audiences in order to help improve their bottom line.

Meera is a Presentation Skills, Public Advocacy, and Speechwriting Consultant. She works with business/sales professionals, non-profit executives, politicians, teachers, clergy, actors, and students to improve their public speaking capabilities and assists in writing speeches and presentations for small group events to major speaking engagements. Meera earned her Bachelors degree in Political Science from University of California, Irvine and her Masters in Business Administration from the American University, Kogod School of Business, Washington DC. 

At present, Meera’s client includes the Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership where she provides policy/advocacy, grant writing, communications, and community engagement services. Prior to working with HHYP, Meera worked in Government Relations with the MWW Group, studied speechwriting with former Vice Presidential Speechwriters, and worked as a Political Organizer for the ACLU of Southern California. As an experienced Public Speaking Professional and Speechwriter, Meera works with individuals to craft stellar speeches and presentations and prepare them to deliver memorable and entertaining performances. While in business school, she studied speechwriting with former Vice Presidential speechwriters and was awarded the role of graduation speaker for the MBA class.

Meera became interested in the art of public speaking when she won her Junior High Speech Festival contest. She has since been a member of Toastmasters International (public speaking organization) and won numerous evaluation and speech contest awards and served as President and Area Governor for local clubs. She is currently a member of the Warner Brothers Toastmaster club where on a weekly basis the group holds meetings to practice impromptu speaking, delivering prepared speeches, and crafting speech evaluations.

She also performs stand-up comedy and is member of The Wobblies, house comedy improv troupe, at Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank, CA

Meera works with her clients to assess their public speaking goals and will create an outline of lessons that meet those objectives. Each client is unique based on their prior speaking experience and specific public speaking and communication goals. Clients seek help with various speaking projects such as galas, fundraisers, key-note addresses, award acceptances, toasts, sales pitches, school or business presentations. Other clients are interested in improving their speaking techniques as classroom instructors, research presenters, or when interviewing for a job.

The first step to having a great presentation is understanding the basics of speechwriting (understanding your audience and the difference between informative and persuasive speaking, researching the event, interviewing colleagues for stories, and brainstorming themes and messages). This allows the speaker to uncover details about their audience that will allow him/her to connect with them in a way that will persuade them to buy the product or agree with the viewpoint the speaker is putting forth. Secondly, we work on the presentation or speech structure by developing an opening that hooks the audience, defining the problem and presenting the solution, visualizing a world with that solution implemented, and concluding by asking them to take action. Once we have organized the speech structure we will edit the language so it incorporates the necessary anecdotes, wit, evidence, support, humor, sincerity, and related prose. Lastly, we will work to improve stage presence, movement, body language, eye contact, voice modulation, projection, pause, emphasis, pronunciation, and hand gestures through several rehearsals.

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Meera will travel within 30 miles of Burbank, CA 91505.


About Meera

Meera M. - Public Speaking Tutor/Coach

A dedicated communicator, educator, and motivator with the ability to build consensus and influence change, Meera M., MBA is an organizational leader and public speaker with experience in public advocacy, speechwriting, event planning, business development, and sales/marketing for diverse groups. She is an expert at training and coaching speakers to improve presentation skills, stage presence, speechwriting, messaging, delivery while they relate to various audiences in order to help improve their bottom line.

Meera is a Presentation Skills, Public Advocacy, and Speechwriting Consultant. She works with business/sales professionals, non-profit executives, politicians, teachers, clergy, actors, and students to improve their public speaking capabilities and assists in writing speeches and presentations for small group events to major speaking engagements. Meera earned her Bachelors degree in Political Science from University of California, Irvine and her Masters in Business Administration from the American University, Kogod School of Business, Washington DC. 

At present, Meera’s client includes the Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership where she provides policy/advocacy, grant writing, communications, and community engagement services. Prior to working with HHYP, Meera worked in Government Relations with the MWW Group, studied speechwriting with former Vice Presidential Speechwriters, and worked as a Political Organizer for the ACLU of Southern California. As an experienced Public Speaking Professional and Speechwriter, Meera works with individuals to craft stellar speeches and presentations and prepare them to deliver memorable and entertaining performances. While in business school, she studied speechwriting with former Vice Presidential speechwriters and was awarded the role of graduation speaker for the MBA class.

Meera became interested in the art of public speaking when she won her Junior High Speech Festival contest. She has since been a member of Toastmasters International (public speaking organization) and won numerous evaluation and speech contest awards and served as President and Area Governor for local clubs. She is currently a member of the Warner Brothers Toastmaster club where on a weekly basis the group holds meetings to practice impromptu speaking, delivering prepared speeches, and crafting speech evaluations.

She also performs stand-up comedy and is member of The Wobblies, house comedy improv troupe, at Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank, CA

Meera works with her clients to assess their public speaking goals and will create an outline of lessons that meet those objectives. Each client is unique based on their prior speaking experience and specific public speaking and communication goals. Clients seek help with various speaking projects such as galas, fundraisers, key-note addresses, award acceptances, toasts, sales pitches, school or business presentations. Other clients are interested in improving their speaking techniques as classroom instructors, research presenters, or when interviewing for a job.

The first step to having a great presentation is understanding the basics of speechwriting (understanding your audience and the difference between informative and persuasive speaking, researching the event, interviewing colleagues for stories, and brainstorming themes and messages). This allows the speaker to uncover details about their audience that will allow him/her to connect with them in a way that will persuade them to buy the product or agree with the viewpoint the speaker is putting forth. Secondly, we work on the presentation or speech structure by developing an opening that hooks the audience, defining the problem and presenting the solution, visualizing a world with that solution implemented, and concluding by asking them to take action. Once we have organized the speech structure we will edit the language so it incorporates the necessary anecdotes, wit, evidence, support, humor, sincerity, and related prose. Lastly, we will work to improve stage presence, movement, body language, eye contact, voice modulation, projection, pause, emphasis, pronunciation, and hand gestures through several rehearsals.

Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Burbank, CA 91505

Meera’s Subjects

English:
Public Speaking,
Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Word
Business:
Business,
Career Development,
Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development,
College Counseling
Corporate Training:
Business,
Career Development,
College Counseling, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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