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You can capture the attention of audiences of any size, leaving each person feeling seen and heard by the power of your message

 

And your next big presentation doesn’t have to be coupled with late-night anxiety attacks, the recurring nightmare you’re on stage and have completely forgotten what you were going to say (you know those, am-I-right?) or with sweaty palms and shaky knees. 

No, really…it’s possible. Stick with me.

As a speaking coach for C-suite leaders, and a trusted resource by Fortune 500 executives, I help female leaders like you tap into their inner Michelle Obama, Glennon Doyle, or Brené Brown. I teach you how to deliver presentations to groups of 10 to 10,000, online or in-person, with the perfect combination of heart, head, and magic. The results? Instant respect and the ability to inspire change in your company, its culture, and its people. 

Because – move over Lady Gaga –  delivering a quality speech has nothing to do with being “born this way.” 

Let me repeat, you weren’t born a bad speaker. You just haven’t been taught the skills you need to succeed on stage…. yet. 

Theatre of Public Speaking offers you specific techniques and strategies for delivering a quality speech or presentation that leaves your audience going: “I feel like she gets me. She makes me feel like I can change the world.” 

Your audience will come away feeling motivated, inspired, and transformed. They’ll see you as a leader who shares her expertise while lifting up those around her.  And that will make them want to do the same. Impact starts with confidence. By delivering your message confidently, you give your audience the courage to do the same. 

If there’s one thing more than two decades of public speaking has taught me, it’s to never underestimate the power of your words. One speech has the power to change someone’s life. 

I’m Misty, and personally, I’ve spoken on some of the biggest stages in the corporate world, ranging from virtual audiences in the tens of thousands to keynoting in-person events of more than 5,000.  My true passion is helping C-suite executives and corporate leaders own any main stage in the world, virtually and IRL.

Every day, I meet incredible women leaders, winning at their jobs, leading large teams, earning high praise and big bonuses. What fuels them isn’t the money, it’s mentoring others, and contributing to the success of the whole – whether that’s the company, the country, or our planet. They’re climbing the corporate ladder, sure, but more importantly they are working on positioning themselves to make a major impact. Yet, despite all their achievements, these women doubt themselves, particularly when it comes to public speaking. They tell me things like:

    • My anxiety reaches incredible heights days before I even have to present
    • When I speak in high pressure situations all of the right words escape me
    • My body betrays me when I deliver an important presentation, with my voice shaking and my nerves on full display
    • How can I be considered a leader if I can’t lead through example and share my thoughts and ideas confidently

Friend, I’ve been there. 

Gripped by anxiety the night before a big presentation, I remember lying awake, staring at the ceiling, questioning each talking point, and wondering if I was really the right person to speak on this topic. Does this sound like you? 

In meetings, you clam up, wondering: Why is my voice shaking? Why are my hands trembling? Why are the perfect words escaping me

You wonder what happened to the confident, extraordinary leader you know you are.

I see you, fierce woman. I see your sparkle. And I’m here to tell you your voice needs to be heard on a larger stage. Someone out there really, really needs to hear your story.

Like you, I used to believe I was just born a bad speaker. Like too many women, I let my inner gremlins stop me from sharing my gifts with the world. Then one day, I ripped up those inherited, bogus stories and wrote myself a new narrative, one that placed me unabashedly center stage, glowing in the light of my true inner confidence. 

Ready to take out the mind trash that is preventing you from claiming your power? Because I am oh-so-ready to help you kick it to the curb – forever.

Let’s call ‘cut’ on the movie that shows you staying right where you are instead of going after the speaking gigs that will rocket launch your career trajectory and help you create the legacy that you’ve dreamed of. There are people out there who need to hear your voice, your words, and your story, because they’ve never seen anyone just like you on the stage. 

Here’s what I need you to hold deep in your heart: 

That inner script you’ve been reading from for so many years has got it all wrong. 

It’s not that you don’t have the speaking ‘gene,’ or that you don’t have what it takes to deliver a speech that captivates your audience. It’s that you’ve never been given the keys to bring out the amazing skills that you hold inside. 

You have everything it takes to be a dazzling, confident, mesmerizing speaker. You just need the right tools and training to bring your true self to the surface.

 

GET THE RIGHT TOOLS NOW

I’m here to be your champion. Let me show you how to scale your impact and rocket-launch your career through the power of public speaking.

Let’s get better acquainted. I’m a corporate speaker, creative director, producer, and educator on a mission to help women and underrepresented groups gain the confidence needed to claim their space on stage.  

The mere thought of presenting to a group used to leave me shaking in my sequined high tops. For years, I thought I was born a bad speaker until one day, I found myself in a theatre course and everything changed. 

By learning how to speak with confidence, I transformed my shy, insecure self into an award-winning corporate speaker. By the time I was 22, I was representing companies I worked for globally and soon found myself presenting to audiences of thousands. CEOs would approach me after seeing me speak and offer me jobs on the spot. All because I learned how to nail presentations and speak to large groups with confidence. I went on to lead global teams, including for the Fortune 500 company Intuit.

I KNOW YOU CAN DO THIS, TOO. 

To be clear, my success was not because I have some sort of innate gift for public speaking, passed down to me through generations. I simply gained the tools to channel my initial fear into excitement, and I tapped into theatre-based speaking techniques that are proven to captivate and engage audiences. I learned how to stop worrying so much about myself and instead make my audience the star of the show.

Since my first Fortune 500 job, I’ve built a client roster of amazing business leaders and executives. I’m regularly invited to speak at national and international events, including Quickbooks Connect and the AICPA’s Women’s Global Leadership Summit.

But what really lights me up is helping women like you: amazing leaders I train in the techniques I’ve developed over decades. Powerhouse women, committed to their careers who just need a turbo-charged boost to their skill set in order to be seen as the strong, powerful communicator and leader they are!

Working with me means you’ll be able to open the same doors I did – heck, kick them down if necessary – and learn to own the room with newfound speaking superpower.

It means you get a champion who is 1,000% committed to your success.

SO HERE’S WHAT I WANT FOR YOU:

  • A belief, deep in your core, that you absolutely deserve every bit of success coming your way
  • The confidence you can waltz onto any stage and deliver the best speech of your life (because trust me, you can)
  • Your inbox pinging after you present with people thanking you for your speech, as it was just what they needed to hear
  • The ability, after taking my course, to truly own the power of your voice and be confident enough to share it

The question is, do you want this for yourself?

Why am I SO sure you can do this even though we’ve never met in person? Because I’ve seen it happen for my clients over and over (and over again). By learning how to put the focus on what the audience wants and needs to hear, you too can unleash the stories, confidence, and passion you’ve held inside yourself all along. By helping your audience feel seen, they’ll finally begin to see you and learn from your unique gifts and experiences.  

Enter Stage Right: The Theatre of Public Speaking

It’s opening night, the curtain is rising, and the spotlight is on you…and this time, you’re not afraid. Why? Because this time, you’re prepared with tools you need to project with purpose, deliver with ease, and keep your audience engaged and inspired from your first word to your last. 

If that doesn’t sound like you yet, it will be once you learn and implement the techniques delivered in the Theatre of Public Speaking

When you lean into what makes you uniquely special, it gives everyone in your audience permission to do the same. When your audience becomes the star, they come away from your speech empowered and ready to change the world. Get ready to be approached after you speak by people in tears who are overflowing with gratitude because they feel seen and heard and valued for the very first time. 

“Thanks to Misty’s training, I’ve learned invaluable tips and best practices for an improved online training presentation. The ability to pivot from in-person speaking events on stages to online educational opportunities is a vital one, and Misty has the expertise to develop that skill.

From audience engagement to camera angles and lighting, Misty has a tip, trick, or suggestion to provide the best result possible.

Thank you, Misty, for sharing your wisdom, wit, and experience to make others better presenters and trainers. YOU ROCK!”

—Ellen Marrs, Relationship Marketing Specialist

Behind the Scenes

I cannot wait for you to dive into this course to discover the power of your voice so you can deliver meaningful messages! I truly believe if you implement these techniques, your speeches will pack the same kind of punch as Amanda Gorman, Oprah, and Shonda Rhimes. Theatre of Public Speaking is filled with techniques to tap into your authentic swagger in order to make a center stage impact. Think of me as your personal champion and coach, cheering you on every step of the way. 

Before you join me inside the Theatre of Public Speaking, let’s take a peek behind the curtain to see how you’ll transform into a speaker that earns influence and trust from their audience. 

Welcome: Crafting an Impactful Presentation

Welcome: Crafting an Impactful Presentation

How you craft the flow of a presentation matters. Just like the best keynote presenters you will learn how to compose compelling story arcs into your speeches. You'll discover techniques to develop different styles of conflict, incorporate sense, and create an experience for your audience. You’ll get tips on how to deliver a speech so good people will be transported by your words, and after, won’t be able to stop thinking about what you said.

Module 1: Acting Techniques for Broadway Caliber Delivery

Module 1: Acting Techniques for Broadway Caliber Delivery

Acting methodologies help you analyze your speech and transform how you deliver it. By manipulating your pacing and timing, your key points will land with the impact of a 747 at O’Hare. You’ll learn how to fire up your audience from the start, and keep them chomping at the bit to learn more. We’ll work on seamless transitions that do justice to the total pro you are and help your audience know with you, they’re in the best of hands.

Module 2:  Strategies for Engaging Every Audience Member

Module 2: Strategies for Engaging Every Audience Member

We all have different strengths in the way we consume information. It’s essential we make it easy for our audience to absorb and retain the knowledge bombs we drop on them. Get ready to see “Yaaasssss!” dropped into the chatbox and for a deeper understanding of your topic because you are breaking things down in a mode where every audience member gets it. I’ll show you how to build this authentic, connection with your audience, keeping them at the edge of their seats from start to finish.

Module 3: Performance Strategies for Taking the Stage

Module 3: Performance Strategies for Taking the Stage

You know that feeling when you’re watching someone kill it on stage or in the boardroom? The speaker always appears calm, collected, and confident. In this module, I’ll show you how to transform your nerves into excitement and energy. These are tangible ways to overcome the totally normal anxiety you feel so fear doesn’t stop you from fulfilling your career potential and sharing your story with the world. After this, you’ll know exactly where to put your hands when and feel confident that you can use body language to engage every person in the (Zoom) room or IRL auditorium. This module will stretch you, physically and mentally, but growth comes from stepping outside your comfort zone.

Module 4:  Fine Tuning your Performance Process

Module 4: Fine Tuning your Performance Process

What does the volume of your voice have to do with the success of your presentation? Turns out, a lot. To project your voice so that your words are heard begins with an understanding of how to support your breath to create a well-rounded tone. In this module, I’ll walk you through the vocal warmups I use to help you sustain breath in a longer presentation so that you don’t get winded halfway through your deck. I share the strategies that will have your audience hanging onto every word you say, both for virtual and in-person presentations. Guest star alert: Vocal coach and equity actress Ashley Cowell guides you through vocal exercises and projection tips to boost your skills.

Module 5: Technical Aspects – Lights, Camera, Action!

Module 5: Technical Aspects – Lights, Camera, Action!

Even the best presentation can’t reach its full potential without the right technical elements in place. I’ll share lighting, camera, and background techniques to put your presentation in its best light. I’ll coach you through talking to technical directors IRL. My stage and video makeup tutorial will help you avoid wardrobe malfunctions, a sweaty forehead, or melting mascara. We’ll be joined by professional stylist, Laura Tully, who will teach you how to put on the perfect outfit that stands out on stage while still feeling like your authentic self.

To get the most out of this course, you must prioritize yourself. Carve out time every week to put these strategies into play. 

Protect that time like you would a brunch date with your bestie or the last piece of chocolate cake. Elbows out, girlfriend: Don’t let anyone take it from you!

AFTER COMPLETING THIS COURSE, YOU COULD…


Be on stage at a keynote and get a new job offer right after because your speech was so good (yes, this has really happened!)


Have people coming up to you after your presentation to tell you that for the first time, they felt like someone understood them


Become the go-to person for your company or division


Finally be seen by peers and staff as the powerful communicator and thought leader you are!


 

 

THE THEATRE OF
PUBLIC SPEAKING

Core Program

On-Demand Course
+ Live Group Coaching

THE THEATRE OF
PUBLIC SPEAKING

VIP Program

On-Demand Course
+ Live Group Coaching
+ 1on1 Coaching


  • Access to 6-week training
  • Over 100 pages of downloadable worksheets to help you put the lessons into practice
  • Weekly 1.5-hour group coaching calls
  • Access to Misty and her team weekly via email support
  • Ability to earn ToPS Certification
  • You’ll be added to our alumni roster that’s referenced when our corporate clients are looking for conference speakers
  • Access to 6-week training
  • Over 100 pages of downloadable worksheets to help you put the lessons into practice
  • Weekly 1.5-hour group coaching calls
  • Access to Misty and her team weekly via email support
  • Ability to earn ToPS Certification
  • You’ll be added to our alumni roster that’s referenced when our corporate clients are looking for conference speakers
  • Four (4)  1on1 hour-long deep dives:

– Review Outline
– Review Deck and Flow
– Branding You and Your Background (Setting the Stage!)
– Presentation Rehearsal

*After certification, you will be on our list of recognized professionally trained speakers to recommend to events and conferences. And you know what else? You’ll be eligible to earn a Board-Certified Theatre of Public Speaking (ToPS) Certificate.

*Bonus Alert*  If you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m bursting at the seams with excitement to make sure you have everything you need (and more) to succeed which is why, when you buy DATE, you’ll receive all of these juicy extras!

Bonus 1: Simple Comedy Tips with Comedian and CPA Geni Whitehouse

This bonus video is so good you might want to save it for your next date night. Get ready to laugh till you cry with comedian Geni Whitehouse as she shares practical knowledge for how to encourage your audience to laugh, smile, and enjoy their time during your presentation.

Bonus 2: Market Yourself as the Go-To Speaker

Work it. Own it. Market yourself, girl! I take you behind the scenes to uncover how conferences vet new speakers, how to craft the perfect bio to sell yourself, and marketing tips that will get you noticed. Plus, if you need a bio refresh that accurately represents your top strengths, most-recent accomplishments, and unique skill set, best-selling author, Stacey Ennis, shares her easy-to-follow method for crafting a bio that engages people while steering away from the typical boring list of jobs and titles.

 

Course Promise (money-back guarantee):

If you’re not happy, neither am I.

I love helping people find their authentic voice, and I hope you’ll be as over the moon about this course as I am. If you’re unhappy with it for any reason, you can access my 15-day money-back guarantee.

 

 

Stacy Ennis

Stacy Ennis

Author, speaker, and founder / Nonfiction Book School

Misty Megia has helped me show up dynamically and authentically, both in person and online. Along with guidance for the strategic launch of a live program, she coached me on what I do well as a trainer and where I can improve, all with the signature Misty smile. She’s brilliant, strategic, and—dare I say—a creative genius. Thanks, in part, to the many hours we’ve spent discussing business and marketing strategy, I’ve seen my audience nearly double and my program change lives. I’m so grateful. If Misty is involved, you know it’s going to be great! Highly, highly, highly recommend!

Mindi Wernick

Mindi Wernick

Financial Representative / Lee-Nolan Associates, LLC

I am a newbie to doing webinars and Misty’s generous guidance was invaluable. She made suggestions on everything from managing participant engagement during  a webinar to how to angle the camera to maintain good eye contact and be seen at a flattering angle. Misty is a public speaking coach who  guides with wisdom,  warmth, and expertise!

Loreigna Sinclair

Loreigna Sinclair

Actress, Makeup Artist / Loreigna Sinclair

Misty Megia is one of the most welcoming and collaborative directors that I have had the opportunity to work with. She does a great job of analyzing text and conveying the intention, while also being very receptive to the individual actor’s point of view. When working with Misty, an actor never feels pressured or misunderstood. The goal with Misty is always authenticity. She has a natural way of working that allows her performers to open up and really put themselves into the text to create an authentic performance.

Madeline Pratt

Madeline Pratt

CEO & Founder / Fearless Foundry

Misty is hands down one of the most positive and engaging trainers I know. Her background as an actor and director give her unparalleled expertise when it comes to teaching leaders the skills they need to create high caliber presentations that engage an audience and evoke emotions. Misty is a master at helping people unpack the most powerful parts of their story to take their speaking skillset to a new level.

Andrea

Theatre Critic / Broadway World

Director and choreographer Misty Megia's decision to ratchet up the energy by going steampunk, lifts this production into the stratosphere, making it a must-see theatrical event.

Megan Gavin

Megan Gavin

Event Producer / AICPA Women's Global Summit

Misty brings such a unique way of delivering essential content to corporate audiences. The energy in the room instantly changes the minute she steps on stage and you just know your attendees are in for an experience they will never forget! The pure joy and enthusiasm she incorporates and brings to her theatrical presentations is unmatched. I highly recommend hiring Misty Megia if you are looking to elevate your event to the next level.

Jeannie Ruesch

Jeannie Ruesch

Director of Marketing, Author / Bill.com

Recently, I had to give a presentation to leaders at my company. The first thing I made sure to do was practice, practice, practice. This was the mantra stuck in my head from Misty Megia, who told me "Professional athletes practice. So should presenters." That simple tip has made all the difference in my confidence level as a speaker. That and all the theater secrets! Misty's tips and tricks translate so well into the business world of presentations— you'll be amazed at the small changes that have such a big impact. And combine that with Misty's unflagging coaching and cheerleading? If you present anything, ever, and you haven't worked with her yet? Run. Sign up now. It will be the best decision you make today.


THE THEATRE OF
PUBLIC SPEAKING

Core Program

On-Demand Course
+ Live Group Coaching

THE THEATRE OF
PUBLIC SPEAKING

VIP Program

On-Demand Course
+ Live Group Coaching
+ 1on1 Coaching


  • Access to 6-week training
  • Over 100 pages of downloadable worksheets to help you put the lessons into practice
  • Weekly 1.5-hour group coaching calls
  • Access to Misty and her team weekly via email support
  • Ability to earn ToPS Certification
  • You’ll be added to our alumni roster that’s referenced when our corporate clients are looking for conference speakers
  • Access to 6-week training
  • Over 100 pages of downloadable worksheets to help you put the lessons into practice
  • Weekly 1.5-hour group coaching calls
  • Access to Misty and her team weekly via email support
  • Ability to earn ToPS Certification
  • You’ll be added to our alumni roster that’s referenced when our corporate clients are looking for conference speakers
  • Four (4)  1on1 hour-long deep dives:

– Review Outline
– Review Deck and Flow
– Branding You and Your Background (Setting the Stage!)
– Presentation Rehearsal

*After certification, you will be on our list of recognized professionally trained speakers to recommend to events and conferences. And you know what else? You’ll be eligible to earn a Board-Certified Theatre of Public Speaking (ToPS) Certificate.