At long last, May is here!
Here in New York, it feels like spring is finally in the air, and the streets are buzzing with the possibility of new beginnings.
On that note, I’ve got a personal update that I’ve been busting to share…
Next week, I’ll be jumping into rehearsals for a new musical at the New Jersey Repertory Company!
I’m overjoyed to have the opportunity to perform for a live audience for the first time in many moons.
Spring has sprung and live theatre is back in a big way!
Now, if you’re newer to my emails you may be thinking,
“Wait, I didn’t know Sara acted. Isn’t she a public speaking coach?”
You’re not wrong!
I am indeed a public speaking and storytelling coach.
What I probably don’t talk about enough in these newsletters is where my training for these fields comes from.
So it’s at this point that I must reveal my secret identity: I am, and have always been at my core, a theatre kid.
(See the incriminating photographic evidence below)
My parents made the mistake of showing me a VHS recording of The Wizard of Oz when I was 5 years old, and after that there was no turning back. I watched that video so many times that not only did I memorize all the dialogue, I memorized the commercial breaks as well.
I would careen through the house with my stuffed Toto shouting “Campbell’s Chunky Soup! Soup so big it eats like a meal!”
And from there my obsession with storytelling and performance only grew.
I ended up getting a BFA in drama from NYU, where I took classes in vocal technique, improvisation, and storytelling–3 skills that are foundational to the work I do with my clients today.
I’ve personally gotten to put those skills to the test on the audition circuit and on the professional stage.
This is also where I was forced to develop strategies to keep performance anxiety at bay.
(Because if you think delivering an impromptu speech is stressful, imagine having to deliver that speech while wearing a leotard!)
One of the greatest joys of my life has been bringing these acting techniques to the non-acting community.
Because whether you’re looking to captivate a theater full of tourists, or a boardroom full of clients, a little technique can go a long way.
So what do you think?
Are you ready to confidently step into the spotlight?
If so, I’d love to invite you to set up a complimentary strategy session with me.
I still have room for a couple new clients on my roster this summer, but I anticipate filling up pretty darn soon.
If you’re feeling ready to embrace your inner theatre kid, you know where to find me.
Sara Glancy is an NYC-based actor and public speaking coach and the founder of Speak Masterfully, a service that helps professionals take the stage with less fear and more fun!
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