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Vicky N. | Elance
 
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Vicky N.

Communicating to be clear, concise and engaging!
   United States
  |   Marina Del Rey, CA

Overview

I'm a writer, public speaker and standup comic. I'm a 20-year veteran of Toastmasters,International and a member of the Toastmasters Speakers Bureau. My writing talents extend to copywriting, speech writing, comedy, presentations, E-books and marketing plans. I'm a real estate Agent in California and former real estate appraiser. I've also taught real estate and real estate appraisal classes at Kaplan Professional Schools where adults studied to pass their State exams. I run a weekly comedy show in Los Angeles showcasing 8...

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Skills (10)

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Business Planning
Business Writing
Business Writing Skills Test (U.S. Version)
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Creative Writing
English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word
Advertising
Advertising Skills Certification
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Sales
English Grammar
Event Planning

Service Description

I am a writer and a public speaker whose range of work extends from political speech writing to standup comedy. I am a great communicator and can write concisely and clearly about many topics and forms of communications as listed below: www.VickyNissen.com

ARTICLES: I have written fiction and non-fiction articles relating to politics, self-help, the afterlife, business, real estate and finance.

SPEECHES. I have written speeches for politicians in California who know what they want to accomplish but just need to clarify it and communicate it to voters. I also teach a workshop where I show attendees how to organize and write a speech within 30 minutes that connects with the audience, communicates a message and ends with a call to action. My speeches can also be humorous, and I competed in the finals of the Toastmasters International Speech Contest in 2006.

COPYWRITER: I write direct response ads for radio and a few of them are listed on my website. The copy has to catch the audience immediately, state a fear or need, clearly communicate a message to satisfy that need and, lastly, ask for a call to action.

PRESENTATIONS: I can create a presentation, usually with Power Point, that engages the audience while visually communicating a story but not overwhelming the audience with facts and figures.

WEBINARS: I train Web presenters to engage with their audience and communicate their message while keeping their audiences interested! This is particularly...

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Employment

Comics on the Spot Standup Comedy Show
Co-Producer
2009 - Present
The weekly show begins with an Open Mic, followed by a professional show of 6 comics who perform around the country.
Examiner.com
Writer
2009 - Present
Write articles for Examiner.com in the areas of current events and comedy.
Keller Wiliams
Buyers Agent
2008 - Present
Work with buyers who want to purchase single family homes and multi-family units through standard, short sales or foreclosures.
Kaplan Professional Schools
Instructor
2005 - 2009
I taught real estate classes and real estate appraisal classes for those students studying for the State exam.
Conference Plus
Senior Channel Sales Manager
2002 - 2006
Oversaw the marketing, training and sales of more than 200 SBC sales reps who were selling conferences products to their corporate customers. Trained clients to use Webinars effectively for their...

Education

Fordham University Graduate School of Business
Major was Finance, didn't obtain a degree
1984 - 1986
Seton Hall University
Political Science, BS
1978 - 1982

Keywords

speech
political
comedy
real estate
humorous
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