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Cora Ann W.

Speech Coach with 25+ years of teaching effective public speaking

Speech Coach with 25+ years of teaching effective public speaking

$125/hour

  • 293 hours tutoring

About Cora Ann


Bio

Hi! I'm a high-energy professor with a Ph.D. in Speech Communication and a law degree who loves helping others communicate. My tutoring and coaching methods are creative, practical, insightful and interactive. Now, are you ready to move from being "good" to "GREAT"? Let me help you!

For 25 + years, I've enjoyed teaching and coaching people of all ages in speech. Specifically, my clients are able to overcome: fear, shyness, poor diction, boring presentations and poor interview skills,...

Hi! I'm a high-energy professor with a Ph.D. in Speech Communication and a law degree who loves helping others communicate. My tutoring and coaching methods are creative, practical, insightful and interactive. Now, are you ready to move from being "good" to "GREAT"? Let me help you!

For 25 + years, I've enjoyed teaching and coaching people of all ages in speech. Specifically, my clients are able to overcome: fear, shyness, poor diction, boring presentations and poor interview skills, too. Many times, people have had negative speaking experiences; however, it's not a life sentence! Using practical communication tips, anyone can reclaim their inner voice and shine bright.

Yes, shining bright is possible for non-native speakers with strong accents, too,. Everyone has an accent! Therefore, I ask a client to rethink eliminating an accent (it's a unique part of you) but, consider refining it, so you're clearly understood during social and business conversations. In the end, with or without an accent, every person can speak graciously, sparkle more and shine bright!

Moreover, I share proven strategies on how to deliver impactful presentations when training small and large groups. You'll discover how to transform a dry, boring POWERPOINT presentation into an enjoyable experience. As a result, clients leave sessions equipped with skills that they can use when face-to-face, on ZOOM calls, on job interviews and even during media press events.

TOPICS OF EXPERTISE: Greater Confidence, Speech Improvement, Powerful Public Speaking, Impactful Presentation Skills, Accent Refinement, Pronunciation Strategies, Improved Conversational Skills, Successful Interview Techniques, Small Group Strategies, Radio and Media Coaching and Stronger Interpersonal Skills.

Now, contact me for a free/complimentary 10 minute phone consultation. Discover how your speech can improve and take you fom "good" to "GREAT" as you conquer the next level in communication!


Education

Tuskegee University
Business
• University of Baltimore School of Law
J.D.
(2010) University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $125
  • Rate details: 1 hour minimum for required. Free 10 minute discovery call.
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Career Development,

Career Development

For over 15+ years, I have been doing career development coaching. My academic background includes two Master's Degrees, a Law Degree and a PhD, so students were drawn to me for advice. During the same time, college graduate students wanted advice on how to enter Master's and PhD programs. After coaching students successfully, they know how to select the career that speaks to their heart, so they can reach their goals. In the end, students should focus on a balanced quality of life which includes earning potential but at times "the road not taken" is the way they need to go.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have 20+ Years of Experience taking good public speakers and making them great. I help coach students who want to learn strategies that encourage audiences to listen because you speak with impact. I assist in fine tuning speakers abilities to help students overcome common public speaking challenges.

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

For over 15+ years, I have been doing career development coaching. My academic background includes two Master's Degrees, a Law Degree and a PhD, so students were drawn to me for advice. During the same time, college graduate students wanted advice on how to enter Master's and PhD programs. After coaching students successfully, they know how to select the career that speaks to their heart, so they can reach their goals. In the end, students should focus on a balanced quality of life which includes earning potential but at times "the road not taken" is the way they need to go.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have 20+ Years of Experience taking good public speakers and making them great. I help coach students who want to learn strategies that encourage audiences to listen because you speak with impact. I assist in fine tuning speakers abilities to help students overcome common public speaking challenges.

Elementary Education

Reading, Vocabulary

English

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have 20+ Years of Experience taking good public speakers and making them great. I help coach students who want to learn strategies that encourage audiences to listen because you speak with impact. I assist in fine tuning speakers abilities to help students overcome common public speaking challenges.
Reading, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Reading

Most Popular

Reading

Other

College Counseling

College Counseling

For over 20+ years, I've built a strong reputation as a College Counselor. My academic background includes: a Bachelor's Degree, 2 Master's Degrees, a PhD and a Law Degree; so, students are drawn to me because I can give great academic advice. I've served as an Academic Counselor, Coach and Mentor at the community college, university, and graduate school level. In addition, I enjoy counseling high school, non-traditional and ESL students who are struggling to decide if starting in a community college is a better choice than going to a 4 year university. I'm passionate when it comes to helping students choose the right degree plan that meets their interests and is financially achievable.

Special Needs

Speech

Speech

I have a Ph.D in Speech Communication and over 20 years of experience teaching speech to clients of all ages. I'm a speech professional who understands how to take good speakers and make them great. My coaching focuses on the specific techniques a client needs to know that can transform and improve the way the person speaks and presents information to an audience. I help clients with all types of speech challenges. Speaking challenges are not to be viewed as weaknesses but as an opportunity for a client to improve their self-confidence. Speaking skills are like muscles. As speakers exercise the tips they learn, their speaking abilities become stronger. Under my direction, clients learn valuable speaking tips that can transform a person's speaking skills from being ‘Average' to 'Great'. My clients see their speaking abilities improve dramatically because I create a customized speaking plan to meet their specific needs. I assist in fine tuning speakers abilities to help students overcome common public speaking challenges. Ultimately, I love taking good speakers and making them great!

Summer

Reading

Test Preparation

Career Development,

Career Development

For over 15+ years, I have been doing career development coaching. My academic background includes two Master's Degrees, a Law Degree and a PhD, so students were drawn to me for advice. During the same time, college graduate students wanted advice on how to enter Master's and PhD programs. After coaching students successfully, they know how to select the career that speaks to their heart, so they can reach their goals. In the end, students should focus on a balanced quality of life which includes earning potential but at times "the road not taken" is the way they need to go.
College Counseling

College Counseling

For over 20+ years, I've built a strong reputation as a College Counselor. My academic background includes: a Bachelor's Degree, 2 Master's Degrees, a PhD and a Law Degree; so, students are drawn to me because I can give great academic advice. I've served as an Academic Counselor, Coach and Mentor at the community college, university, and graduate school level. In addition, I enjoy counseling high school, non-traditional and ESL students who are struggling to decide if starting in a community college is a better choice than going to a 4 year university. I'm passionate when it comes to helping students choose the right degree plan that meets their interests and is financially achievable.

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The quintessential tutor

Dr. Cora Ann Williams is a person of impeccable integrity. She is the quintessential tutor. Dr. Williams is very down-to-earth and she demonstrated this by responding to my needs and how the audience would benefit from the lessons I would receive. Dr. Williams expressed exuberance and infectious enthusiasm. If you want an expert in their field AND most importantly if you are specific about your needs AND are prepared, I highly recommend you reach out to Cora Ann. I cannot express how pleased I was with our lessons together.

Steven, 1 lesson with Cora Ann

Great session

Dr. Williams taught me a lot about presenting and really breathing through presentations. I am trying to get back into leading trainings after many years and it has been a struggle. Her tips and suggestions were really helpful

Veronica, 1 lesson with Cora Ann

Great Teacher,very fun and patient

This was my son Asaad first lesson and it was great ! My son look forward to the next lesson ! Thank you !

Sarita, 7 lessons with Cora Ann

Very professional and knowledgeable!

Dr. Williams is working with my 13 year old daughter to become more comfortable with public speaking! The first lesson was AMAZING! My daughter loved Dr. Williams energy and enthusiasm! We are excited about lesson 2 next week!

Yolanda, 8 lessons with Cora Ann

Outstanding and Knowledgeable Coach!

I put together a speech and through positive and very intuitive critique Mrs. Cora catapulted my session experience. She showed me how to hone in and sharpen my speech structure and gave very helpful and positive feedback. One coach you can't pass up if you are looking to improve. I recommend her anytime.

Abike, 1 lesson with Cora Ann

Prompt and Very Professional

This was somewhat of an introduction meet with my son. It was not a full lesson as we wanted Dr Williams to provide us with an assessment. She had agreed to an initial 30 minute virtual meet with me prior, in order to learn what it was we were looking for and for her to also introduce herself. Both visits went well. The only thing is I hoped she had her video on in order to officially introduce herself to my son and have a more personal initial exchange. Besides that, everything else went well. My son was pleased with this intro session. Dr William was prompt in providing her assessment right after the lesson.

Carline, 1 lesson with Cora Ann

Very Good teacher!

Dr. Cora taught me to use visualization and she taught me to forget about my past mistakes. Both of those cues were very helpful to give me the confidence to move forward! Thank you!

Faye, 3 lessons with Cora Ann

Very helpful

So helpful with interview preparation! So passionate about my success! I would definitely recommend for anything related to getting a job!

Karen, 2 lessons with Cora Ann

An Outstanding Teacher

Some view teaching as just a career, and it shows in the instruction of those that are... and do. It may meet the educational curriculum, and even benefit students in the way of immediate learning... But, I’m not so sure just how impactful it is on the student’s life in the long-term. However, there are still others that seem to have this innate quality to impart knowledge, encourage, and up lift the student, leaving them better than when they discovered one another. Not only satisfying the student’s intellectual hunger, but also encouraging the need for intellectual growth. Dr. Williams is such a teacher! I could have never imagined that I would learn so much about myself and my erroneous approach to public speaking and just all-around communication in just an hour. What a terrific educator she is!!! Needless to say, I will be continuing my sessions with Dr. Williams.

Delenor, 12 lessons with Cora Ann
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$125/hour

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Cora Ann W.

$125/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Cora Ann

Response time: 36 minutes