"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but poeple will never forget how you made them feel."
A little bit about me:
I am Annie Meisels, an actress with a BFA from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts. Since graduating, I have acted on TV, in Film and on stage, here in NYC and all over the country. Some of my favorites have been: Anne Frank, Next Fall, The Taming of the Shrew, Law and Order, SVU, Blue Bloods, Happy, and many more... plus countless commercial and voice overs. Take a listen: Annie's mp3. . I have always wanted to be an actress ever since I was little girl and being a coach feels like a natural extension. I've worked with so many renowned businesses and organizations, as well as very accomplished individuals and those who are just beginning their journey. Each time is a new endeavor and a chance to help someone find the power in their voice. I am on the board of advisors for Seton Hall School of Business.
I live in NYC with my son.
My coaching methodology
My approach comes directly from my experience and training as an actress. Actors crave connection. We have a need to give our audiences an experience. The tools and techniques I teach in my workshops and one-on-one coaching are related to those an actor struggles with. Challenges such as:
How to effectively connect to your listeners
How to focus on your listener and not on yourself
How to be influential and impactful
How to make your listeners feel comfortable enough to connect to you
What makes a good leader?
Leadership is about creating an environment where others feel creative, motivated and safe enough to fail. How is that accomplished? Good leadership means being open to others' ideas while still having a clear vision of where you want them to go. I've worked under many directors. Those who get the best results are those who make you can do that. Active listening plays a big part in this. Acknowledging others, complementing, and giving direction in a way that makes them feel like they come up with the idea themselves, giving them confidence and a sense of ownership. How that is accomplished is what we go over in executive training: How to be an exceptional leader, a good listener and a captivating speaker.
What are my goals for my clients?
My goal for you is to always be speaking to eager and engaged listeners. I want you to be excited to give your next presentation, knowing that you have the tools and techniques at the ready to handle any challenge. To always feel confident, in control and connected.
How do you master public speaking?
Learn by doing in a workshop or one-on-one coaching. The more you apply, the more you succeed and the easier it becomes. Here are the things we put into play:
Learning to use your emotions as connectors
Employing vocal dynamics and tonality
Becoming active listeners: let your audiences or clients feel heard and valued
Learning how to use your body and voice to help your audience understand what you are saying