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Billie Shepard and Associates is a multidisciplinary team of professional actors, communicators, writers, and trainers, dedicated to helping you, as a business communicator, achieve your most effective and authentic performance as a speaker.

Billie Shepard, founder of Billie Shepard and Associates holds a Masters in Theatre Arts from San Jose State University and has been a presentation, media and webcasting coach, as well as a professional actor and acting coach for over 30 years.

She has coached corporate executives, financial analysts, lawyers, physicians, engineers, and all types of public speakers to be better presenters and communicators both on- and off-camera. Clients include a range of diverse corporations, such as Cisco Systems, Cypress Semiconductor, Intuit, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Novellus, Wells Fargo, as well as thousands of professional actors.

Billie is a frequent guest speaker and coach at conferences, seminars and universities including San Jose-Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce, IABC, Stanford University, San Jose State University and UCSC. She currently sits on the International MBA Program Advisory Board at UCSC-Extensions.

A strong believer in continuing education, Billie regularly studies with Academy Award winner, Alan Arkin. Star of stage, screen and television, Alan is a founding member of the famed Second City improvisational troupe. The techniques of this groundbreaking performing arts group are now used in acting programs all over the country. Billie draws on many of Arkin's acting methods and life techniques in her corporate workshops and classes.

She is currently at work on a book to help business presenters become more effective speakers. The material is drawn from original research in her thesis, The Actor Within: An Exploration of Present Moment Awareness in Business Presentations.

 

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