You care about doing a good job and want to begin preparing to speak. So why do you keep putting off practicing?Read More
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One of the best ways to hone your public speaking skills or presentation skills is to record yourself when you practice. Yet many of us would rather eat glass than listen to the recorded sound of our own voice.Read More
Na'ilah Amaru came to Bespoken in January of this year with a desire to share her story and a fear of public speaking. Seven months later, she addressed the nation at the DNC with poise, power and precision.Read More
We're always inspired by entrepreneurs at the Made in New York Media Center by IFP—a co-working space, incubator & exhibition venue—and the ideas they create at the intersection of storytelling, media, and technology. We've guest taught for their Creative >> Founder Lab twice, and this October we'll be teaching two classes that are open to the public. Whether or not you're an entrepreneur, we'll help you talk about yourself and your work with precision and power.
When you think of the tools that make a successful public speaker or presentation, what comes to mind? Perhaps hand gestures, body language, eye contact, and confidence come to mind. But what about breath? Or vocalization? Or stance? This class will guide you to become a better, more confident speaker. We will learn how to: manage our known and unknown nerves and tensions; craft and deliver a compelling presentation; improve known and unknown posture and body language; use breathing and relaxation techniques, and master the power of stance.
If you want to learn more about the class format, if you have questions about basic skills you might need to use, if you want to learn more about the specifics of the course, please contact Derrick Foust at email@example.com.
What You Will Learn
Learn techniques to manage public-speaking fears.
Practice how to optimize your unique expertise and enthusiasm for your idea when introducing your company.
Craft your message, identify your audience and hone your story.
Leave with improved awareness of your unique communication style and ability to engage an audience of one or many.