Jan D'Arcy

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About me

Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Speech Coach, Actress
Location Kirkland, WA, United States
Introduction Throughout my career as a coach for Presentations Skills, I've combined the two worlds of science / technology and performance arts. Over the past thirty years, I've studied brain research and countless ways for my clients to minimize the fear of public speaking. Formerly fearful clients report their "confidence has gone through the roof," whether making high-stakes presentations for million-dollar proposals, speaking at Radio City Music Hall, or acing a critical one-on-one job interview. Individuals and companies come to me to help them verbally and visually communicate complex information to audiences in a clear, concise way. I'm currently working on an ebook - an updated third edition of my book, Technically Speaking: A Guide for Communicating Complex Information. I'm looking for anecdotes from your presentations-how you prepare, how you responded to a difficult audience,etc. Recording a show for Imagination Theater this week and will post time of broadcast. I use practical, techniques from my extensive theatre, film, radio and television background to help my clients acquire stage presence and self-confidence. I have been blessed with fabulous clients!
Interests Collecting masks from around the world, Football Fanatic, Yoga, 30+ years have helped minimize stress, History: Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery, Wrote 100-year history of my parish, Grandchildren, Travel: Europe, , Gardening on patio, Finding time to get out in nature, Disabilty issues for the visually impaired.
Favorite Movies I like foreign movies and anything without violence. Where has good comedy gone?
Favorite Music Play Gregorian Chant most of day, jazz, Sade, Enya, symphonies
Favorite Books Just read book on Brain and Fear response, Legend of Rin Tin Tin, several books on nutrition, 2 fiction- not detective -read Forbes, Seattle Business, GQ, Vogue, Health Mags, etc