Public Speaking Coach

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Amber C.

Bookkeeper & Office Manager

Posted Date
Mar 22, 2019
Virtual volunteer opportunity
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Impact statement
This project will save us $8,660 , allowing us to get this valuable coaching for our team, which would otherwise be outside our current budget capability.

Project Details

What We Need
  • Personalized feedback and up to 5 coaching sessions with one member of the Organization
  • Document outlining strengths, weaknesses, and suggested next steps and/or resources for the member
Additional Details

After one staff member requested public speaking coaching, we learned that our entire staff of 5 would like training in this area. As a state-wide advocacy organization, our staff members are engaged in a variety of persuasive & presentational public speaking situations, including Board & Policy Council presentations, funder engagements and presentations at arts education convenings and retreats for our activists. We are open to both group coaching and individual coaching.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have an eager staff, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have a conference room at our Pasadena CA office, Zoom & Skype, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help

We are a statewide arts education advocacy organization working with a small but mighty staff to build equitable access to arts education throughout the State. This is the one area of professional development that would support and help to 'grow' every member of our team so that we can do this important work more effectively in a variety of venues and environments.

Project may require a short interview with the organization.

Project Plan

Prep: Initial Assessment and Goal Setting
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with information about goals of the presentation/media relations, audience, and any other relevant factors (e.g., other presenters, previous public speaking experience, professional development goals, personal objectives, etc.)
  • Professional and staff member receiving coaching discuss perceived strengths and areas for improvement
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager decide on specific areas to focus on and goals for coaching sessions
Milestone 1: Brainstorm and Coaching Plan Draft
  • Professional reviews presentation materials and information (if applicable)
  • Professional drafts coaching plan
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager discuss presentation goals
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager discuss coaching plan and agree on/set dates for coaching sessions, as well as any preparatory work required
Milestone 2: Coaching Sessions
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager connect up to 5 times to practice and tailor presentation for specific audience(s)
  • Professional begins to draft document with feedback and next steps for Volunteer Manager
Milestone 3: Wrap-up Session
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager meet for wrap-up session to review feedback and learnings
  • Professional presents a detailed written document with an analysis of strengths and weaknesses with resources (such as websites, books, organizations, etc.), strategies, and tips for future presentations
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About The Org

Our Mission

The California Alliance for Arts Education advocates for high quality arts education for all students by providing policy expertise and by mobilizing a statewide network of advocates and allied partners.

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