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Ann Timmons, Communications Artist, teaches emerging and establish leaders across all sectors how to speak so others will listen. Drawing upon her background as an actor, director, writer, and teacher, Ann shares her distinctive approach to presentation skills and communications training, helping each client discover and embrace an authentic presence. Her clients are people who deliver a wide range of messages, from formerly incarcerated women advocating for themselves to leaders on the state and local levels, to women running for office, to subject matter experts of all types who need to make themselves understood by those outside their circles of expertise. She has crafted and led workshops for Women in Public Service Program (Department of State and Wilson Center), The Fulbright Program, among others. She has taught public speaking and presentation skills for Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, The Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University,  Key Leadership Program, American University, and the Women and Politics Institute at American University, where she won the prestigious Alice Paul Award

Ann received her M.F.A in Acting from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of several plays which have been produced in Washington, D.C, New York City, regionally, and nationally. Her play Off the Wall: the Life and Works of Charlotte Perkins Gilman toured the country for 16 years. Her most recent play, A Very Present Presence, premiered at the Kennedy Center’s Page-to-Stage Festival in September, 2016. Ann is part of an initiative to give more women voice on stage, and is launching a new production company, Pipeline Playwrights, in February 2017. She is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA, and the Dramatists Guild of America. Ann has a series of videos on YouTube, “Focus on You with Ann Timmons.”

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