What we're about

Connect with subject matter experts, small business owners, and leaders ready to step into the spotlight and take your professional presence and speaking skills to the next level. This masterclass will help you hone your presentation skills and prepare to have a higher impact and share your message with larger audiences.

This unique public speaking and personal branding workshop is part skill building, part community building, and part brilliance incubator.

You will leave feeling motivated, inspired, and fortified with practical skills you can use to become a more polished and powerful presenter.

And, best of all, you won't lose your personal style or feel as if you are expected to look and sound like someone you are not!

The Masterclass Format Is Easy and Effective

Our introvert-friendly process will help you build tools for strengthening your voice, looking and feeling more relaxed when you present, and organizing your content so that audiences find you more engaging and easier to follow.

Each meeting follows a simple process:

1) We begin with 10 minutes of open networking so you can say hello to your fellow presenters and get comfortable.

2) Together we will then watch a TED talk related to topics of speaking, creativity or leadership by a well-known woman leader or entrepreneur.

3) We will follow-up with a facilitated discussion about the talk. We will discuss the content but also the presenting style, noting what worked and the specific techniques that the presenter used to make the message come alive.

4) Next, we will explore a specific speaking and presenting technique, and try out a group activity or partner activity to help us get the new skill into our body memory, rather than just letting it exist in our heads as just another theory about something we "should do."

5) Finally, attendees who wish to do so will have the opportunity to put their names into a hat, and we will draw five names to each do a 5-minute talk for the group. We will follow each presentation with personalized spot coaching to group members polish their delivery.

During the entire meeting, we will focus on helping you find an authentic, modern approach for connecting with audiences.

We won't be counting how many times you say "um" or encouraging you to stand behind a podium and deliver a speech by rote. Instead, you will learn to connect with the best parts of yourself and genuinely share your gifts with audiences in a relaxed and engaging way.

Denver Women's Speak-Easy Masterclass is Facilitated by Mari Geasair

Mari is a small business marketing coach and public speaker who has been helping women entrepreneurs step into the spotlight and shine for the last 20 years. She has had the honor of spending over 19,000 hours working personally with small business owners and self-employed individuals through one-one consulting and small group classes.

Mari is passionate about helping people following a big dream to put their best self forward, find their voice, and grow their business.

What Participants Have To Say:

Working on public speaking is one of the most helpful things I have done both personally and professionally. It has helped me move toward my personal goal to find my voice, step into myself and stop hiding. I had no idea that speech coaching would activate this process as deeply as it has, but I am grateful for the process. Mari’s work has invited me to become fully embodied and step into myself. She has been encouraging, steady and full of specific and helpful insight. This is exactly the growth I need to be doing and I am seeing great results. --- Erin Linehan The Kali Institute

Mari has been amazingly helpful to me. For a long time, I felt I had to master every fact, anticipate every question, and be ready with water-tight answers before I could squeak my voice out there. No more. Of course, I must do the research and be clear with my points. But now I know, I need not be afraid. I trust that I have a valuable perspective to share. ---Em Brott My Family Services

Upcoming events (5+)

Overcome Fear: Speak-Easy Masterclass

RISE Collaborative Workspace

$25.00

We will watch and discuss the talk Reprogramming Your Brain to Overcome Fear by Olympia LePoint Then we will walk through an exercise to help you quickly bust through stage-fright and other self-sabotaging fears and enhance your speaking and presenting skills. After that, we will give 5 speakers a chance to present 5 minutes of prepared material, or take an impromptu speaking challenge. Speakers are chosen by drawing names out of a hat. If you want to speak, put your name in the hat. If you are not ready, no pressure don't put your name in. Either way, you will learn by watching your peers present and receive targeted, personalized spot coaching on how they can make their presenting stronger. Join us for a fun, educational and inspiring evening aimed to help you make speaking easier!

SKIP WEEK. NO Speak-Easy Masterclass this week (first week of the month)

RISE Collaborative Workspace

$25.00

We normally meet the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. So, there is no meeting for Tuesday, September 3rd.

Speak-Easy Masterclass

RISE Collaborative Workspace

$25.00

We will watch and discuss a TED-style talk by a powerful woman speaker. Then we will walk through an exercise to enhance your speaking and presenting skills. After that, we will give 5 speakers a chance to present 5 minutes of prepared material, or take an impromptu speaking challenge. Speakers are chosen by drawing names out of a hat. If you want to speak, put your name in the hat. If you are not ready, no pressure don't put your name in. Either way, you will learn by watching your peers present and receive targeted, personalized spot coaching on how they can make their presenting stronger. Join us for a fun, educational and inspiring evening aimed to help you make speaking easier!

Speak-Easy Masterclass

RISE Collaborative Workspace

$25.00

We will watch and discuss a TED-style talk by a powerful woman speaker. Then we will walk through an exercise to enhance your speaking and presenting skills. After that, we will give 5 speakers a chance to present 5 minutes of prepared material, or take an impromptu speaking challenge. Speakers are chosen by drawing names out of a hat. If you want to speak, put your name in the hat. If you are not ready, no pressure don't put your name in. Either way, you will learn by watching your peers present and receive targeted, personalized spot coaching on how they can make their presenting stronger. Join us for a fun, educational and inspiring evening aimed to help you make speaking easier!

Past events (10)

August 20th Speak-Easy Reprogramming Your Brain to Overcome Fear

RISE Collaborative Workspace

$25.00

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