21 and older
Learn tangible tips to help overcome your fear of public speaking and become a more dynamic and engaging speaker. In this course students will receive professional feedback to take their speaking and presenting to the next level. We'll cover everything from body language to calming your body to managing your audience. Whatever level you're starting out, you'll learn how to improve and elevate your speaking skills. Each week will be packed with presenting, learning, and using your authentic voice.
Week 1: We'll evaluate where we're starting and receive real, honest, and compassionate feedback on areas for growth. We'll work on techniques to elevate our presence and talk about gesturing, posture, and other body language cues that will help your body match your message.
Week 2: We'll work on technique to calm your body and reverse the effects of fight or flight. We'll practice "getting out of our heads" using some improv and breathing exercises.
Week 3: We'll learn tips for how to engage and manage the audience and how to handle Q&A. We'll even discuss how to handle a hostile audience or meeting member and how to take back control when things derail. Then we'll bring all the skills we've learned together for our final presentations.