This project was completed on May 20, 2019
Matched with Deb P
Matched with
Deb P.

Public Speaking Coach

for  Beacon Theatre Productions
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Posted by
Georgina B.

Artistic Director

Posted Date
Apr 15, 2019
Virtual volunteer opportunity
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Impact statement
This project will save us $8,660 , allowing us to expand our outreach to more disadvantaged communities.

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

Our organization is holding a fundraising event on May 18th. This project looks like it could have the potential for enabling me to give a more compelling presentation at the event.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have a great program and feedback from those we serve, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have a platform coming up for telling our story, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help

We are excited to share our story and our inspiring work with others. We want to expand our reach and need to learn how to motivate more people to donate to our work and realize its impact.

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

Beacon Theatre Productions is a theatre company that produces accessible theatre productions that educate, inspire, and challenge based on historical characters and events.

Our project is sponsored by: Philadelphia Foundation


Deb has a wealth of professional experience to draw from, and gave me just the right tools and advice for success in my speaking engagement. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with Deb and highly recommend her as a public speaking coach!
Georgina Bard
Georgina B.

Artistic Director

Public Speaking Coach Project

This project was an absolute joy.
Deb Pagnotta
Deb P.


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