Public Speaking Coach - Speechwriter - Comedian

Meera Manek, MBA is a dedicated communicator, educator, and motivator with the ability to build consensus and influence change. As an organizational leader and public speaker with experience in speechwriting, advocacy, public speaking coaching, and event planning for diverse groups, Meera is an expert at training and coaching individuals to elevate their performance for speaking engagements by helping to improve messaging, stage presence, and delivery. She consults individuals looking to improve their abilities to connect with and influence audiences small or large to take action.  Meera has worked with CEOs, non-profit executives, entertainment, business, and sales professionals, entrepreneurs, real estate agents, politicians, engineers, city planers, fitness instructors, clergy, actors, and students.  Meera speaks to inspire and take action.  She tailors each speech and presentation to her audience and organization. She has given speeches and trainings on topics such as: Tips on Public Speaking; Elements of Speechwriting; Connecting with your Audience; Improving Your Bottom Line by Improving Your Presentation Skills; and Improving your Interviewing Skills and Workplace Communication.

Meera has been practicing the art of public speaking since she won a Junior High Speech Contest and has since spoken to numerous audiences, large and small, either as a speaker, facilitator, master of ceremonies, or stand-up comedian.  Since 1999, Meera has been a member of Toastmasters International (public speaking organization) and has earned the distinction of Advanced Toastmaster. She has served as an Area Governor and Club President and mostly recently, as the Vice President of Education and Membership for Warner Bros. Toastmasters. During graduate school, she studied speechwriting with former Vice Presidential Speechwriters.

Education

  • Masters in Business Administration, American University, Kogod School of Business, Washington D.C.
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, University of California, Irvine