Allan Misch

Allan Misch, a First-rate Speaker, Seminar Leader, Public Speaking Coach and Author

Allan Misch’s 30+ years speaking experience includes…

  • Corporate training
  • After-dinner speaking
  • Conference and association speaking
  • Briefings to private industry, government agencies, congressional staffs and the public
  • Coaching to relieve public speaking fear and to hone presentation skills.

Audiences relish his abundant use of humor and engaging interaction. This make his unique programs absorbing, entertaining and highly rated.

Allan teaches presentation skills as an adjunct faculty member at Howard Community College. He is also an accomplished corporate speaker and trainer.

He has a remarkable ability to make learning fun. As one newspaper wrote about him…

“This [telling a funny joke] is how Allan Misch grabs an audience, and how he tells other people how to do it.”

He is the CEO of Allan and Allan, Inc., a communications consulting company.  The company works with organizations to improve management, marketing and sales communications. The company also assists  business professionals to eliminate public speaking fear rapidly and hone presentation skills.

Versatile TV Personality, Writer and Speaking Competitor

Allan Misch is a co-host of Speakeasy, a show about communications, on Maryland’s Comcast Cable Television.

He is the co-author of the book and 2-CD set, Presentation Truths Revealed—101 Universal Principles to Propel Your Speaking Success.

He has written several published articles about communications, and he has been written about in Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC newspapers.

Allan has won two dozen speaking competitions and has competed at the highest levels in International speech competition.

Professional Memberships

  • National Speakers Association (NSA)
  • Toastmasters International (TI)

He has earned TI’s most prestigious achievement—Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM). Since the founding of Toastmasters International in 1924, only 1/10 percent of all speakers worldwide have earned the DTM award.

Variety of Audiences

He has spoken to varied and numerous audiences such as…

  • Dakota Imaging, Inc.
  • Social Security Administration
  • Health Care Financing Administration
  • Association of Wedding Professionals
  • Maryland Department of Human Resources
  • National Association of Catering Executives
  • Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Leadership, Education and Family

Allan Misch has held several leadership positions in Toastmasters International and the DC Chapter of the National Speakers Association.

He has served on the board of directors of his community association. He is a past-president of the Howard County Chapter of the Stepfamily Association of America.

A native New Yorker until 1980, Allan has a B.B.A. Degree from Bernard Baruch College of the City University of New York.

He resides in Columbia, Maryland with his wife, Sandy.

Download Allan Misch’s one-page fact sheet (PDF).

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“Long before you and I started working together last year, two things were certain: 1.) I had a VERY severe fear of public speaking and 2.) This fear was a restraining factor for me - both professionally and personally. For years, I did everything conceivable to avoid speaking while standing. I then tried several commonly-touted remedies, including immersion and controlled breathing. None of these worked and, the entire time, my confidence continued to plummet. Fortunately for me, I found your No Sweat Speaking website. Your individualized approach to coaching and your out of the box techniques for reducing fear and anxiety have been real life savers for me! I was amazed to see—after just a few short, personalized coaching sessions—such a drastic reduction in my speaking fear. Today, I'm pleased to report that I'm fear free. In fact, I've given four formal presentations all while standing. They all went well! I'm so pleased with my progress that I've decided to extend our relationship beyond the terms of our original agreement. In so doing, I'm very much looking forward to continuing to become a better, more confident speaker/presenter with each and every session.” — A