One of the biggest fears people deal with on a regular basis is public speaking. Developing great communication skills is key to being financially as well as emotionally successful. Becoming a polished, confident speaker, takes practice. Expert guidance on how to quickly organize your thoughts and get to the point of your message will help you become a great communicator.
Michele Marshall and Celeste DeCamps, co-founders of Authentic Voice, will help you find your voice. Together they have over a decade of experience with public speaking. They have privately mentored and helped people develop their inner storyteller. Now, they are taking their skills to the public.
Do you have a presentation to deliver for your organization and you need help? We will give you proven tips, tricks, and advice. Everything from breathing, to projecting your voice, to what to do with your hands when you are in front of a group of people. We will help you take command of the room and keep your audience engaged.
Authentic Voices is a combination of lectures and workshops. Twice a month Michele and Celeste will deliver engaging presentations followed by interactive workshops. We will post the topics that we will be presenting to give the participants the opportunity to get involved. We will be working on communication skills, self-improvement, body language and goal settings to name a few. These broad topics will be distilled down to a specific issue. Breaking down the components of becoming an effective speaker will help you achieve your goals quicker.
When you watch someone tell a story and they put their whole body into it, you are not just listening you are watching. You are drawn into their story not just with their words, but with their facial expressions, their gestures and their body movement. Have you found yourself standing like a statue in front of the room or keeping your hands in your pocket? This workshop is for you!
In the first hour, Michele and Celeste will explain the importance of body language and gestures in the context of a speech. We will teach you what to do with your hands, how to move on stage and the importance of eye contact.
In the second hour, we will work with select people to hone their specific presentation/speech. If you are working on a speech and would like to get help and feedback, please do the following to be selected.
Send us your draft and the message you want to deliver to [masked] by Feb 8th. We will notify you upon receipt. At the workshop, we will allot time for your presentation. This will be a great learning exercise for you and your fellow participants.
Even if you do not have an upcoming presentation we will have a fun exercise for you. We promise it will be painless.
We encourage you to reserve your seat early. We have limited space and we sell out quickly.