Speak Easy Facilitators Goes Global
Communications Coach and Facilitator, Marisa Sarfatti, established and has drawn on her 15-plus years’ experience as a theatre, radio, film and television actor to add value to corporate clients.
She is now taking this offering not one, but two steps further, by going national and global at the same time!
Marisa recently relocated to Europe and, just prior to this move, accredited three independent affiliates to take the Speak Easy offering to corporates and the general public throughout South Africa.
Commenting on the decision to grow the company in this manner Sarfatti cited the excellent track record and history of success as a key driver. “Since 2010 I have been working with colleagues from the acting industry and up skilling them in the field of communication facilitation, incorporating them into the Cape Town market, as well as national clients. However, the growing need for not only local material of exceptional quality, but also national support structures, new techniques and the incorporation of global trends, had led to the expansion of SEF.”
Sarfatti believes her international training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) gave her a much broader scope as to the importance and role of drama in the field of communication.
“Just take one aspect of communication – that of presenting in front of a group of people, most people want to run for the hills. Using basic voice coaching and other drama techniques, we are able to coach even the most fearful to be able to present confidently and get their point across,” Marisa adds.
It is for this reason that, to date, all SEF facilitators have come from a professional acting background. In building the SEF community, Sarfatti has chosen to deviate from her normal casting couch and hand-picked affiliates that are qualified specialists in other areas.
SEF’s global community can be accessed via the web, Facebook, twitter and other online platforms. All of these portals add significant value to clients, as well as cost-effective solutions in the form of Skype coaching, on-line training tools and support, regular newsletters, etc.
After 12 successful and exciting years it is clear that Marisa Sarfatti is indeed Passionate about creating Conscious Communicators.