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Who are you and what have you done with my vanilla public speaking coach?

Keep reading if you've heard the advice "tell 'em what you're gonna tell 'em, tell 'em, and tell 'em what ya told 'em."

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I'm Hannah Michelotti, and I'm your public speaking superpower. 

In the words of Taylor Swift, the old public speaking coach can't come to the phone right now.

Public speaking isn't like middle school - it's not about fitting in.
It's about standing out.

I've been doing exactly that since I was 12-years-old. In 7th grade, I gave a speech and persuaded my entire class that small dogs are better than large dogs (an axiom I still stand by today. We can agree to disagree.).

Instead of thanking my teacher for forcing us all to present, listing facts that would go in one ear and out the other, and putting up slides with snooze-fest pie charts, I brought in two dog carriers and a neon yellow homemade poster shrouded in a Costco-sized black plastic bag. This 99 cent visual aid was my piece de resistance for the St.Bernard holdouts.

As I'd expected, the poster sealed my fate.
My presentation ended in raucous laughter, nods of agreement, applause, and an A.
Its been decades and old friends still remember my speech.

These accolades, it turns out, aren't far from what adults seek when they speak in public.

Find out what was on that poster

Fast-forward to CASH (Corporate America Speaker-Hannah)

I quickly noticed how employees who presented often - and effectively - not only gained that all-important visibility, but were promoted.
I wanted that.
97% of the time when I requested 5 minutes on a meeting agenda to give a presentation, the answer was a resounding yes. I cut my corporate presentation teeth on meetings in front of higher ups. My manager's manager took notice of my speaking, and eventually so did the SVP of North America.

In months, instead of asking for 5 minutes on a meeting agenda, I was invited to speak, and for more than 5 minutes.

Fast-track promotions

Public speaking takes guts. Standing out takes guts.
Speaking up takes guts.

In fact, one of the hardest things in life is to be you, in front of others, and not care about their judgements or assessments of you.

This is where your presentation freedom lives.
Where public speaking fears get incinerated.
Where doubt dies.
Where anxiety atrophies.
Where shyness sloughs off.
Where confidence rises from the ashes.

You've got the guts.

Truth only, no dare

Real talk? I'm not your average public speaking coach.

I don't believe OSFA.

That's never worked for me, or hats.
If hats can't be OSFA, your public speaking and presentations certainly can't be either.
I don't have a proprietary formula for presentations to sell you.

Instead, my job is to help draw out your natural talents, teach you to feel comfortable using them, and put them on display whenever you speak in public so you shine and radiate confidence.

You and your best attributes in a presentation?

It's like watching real life magic.

I give you the wand, teach you how to use it, and guide you with new spells to cast on your audience.

Abracadabra me
Here’s what really makes me tick:

Born and raised in Portland, OR, I'm addicted to type two fun: 

  1. Getting up at 4:00am to climb a mountain
  2. Running 26.2 miles on a beautiful Saturday
  3. Skiing 35,000 vertical feet in a single day

Public speaking is in my blood.

I’ve spoken for PDXWIT, Women’s Center for Leadership, WIFS Portland Chapter, Toastmasters, The Moth, and PitchFestNW.

When I’m not in Portland, you can most likely find me on Mt.Hood with my dog, Maggie.