Public Speaking: How to Kill (Not Die) In a Room & On the Internet

Public Speaking: How to Kill (Not Die) In a Room & On the Internet

In today’s multi-media world it’s essential to effectively present yourself in front of various audiences—be it in-person or on video. Most people fear public speaking more than death itself, but you can learn to ace those stressful scenarios be they book readings, live panels, speed dating events, business presentations, Skype job interviews, or TV appearances.

In this class you will get a sense of how you come across to others—your personal brand. Via lecture, exercises, discussion and a few laser coaching examples, you will learn tips on how to remain calm and grounded, and how to project your message (and your personal brand) to your target audience.

This seminar will cover:

  • Exercises to help you relax and focus
  • Improv games to develop your self-confidence and ability to be in-the-moment
  • Preparing via research and rehearsal
  • Using your voice, body language and message to capture the attention of your audience
  • In-class practice and feedback

Instructor: Katherine Wessling has taught seminars for the Hearst corporation, Princeton Review, Mediabistro and other organizations, and appeared in various corporate training videos including the comedic business series Cutting Edge.

She studied improv with Amy Poehler and other geniuses at the Upright Citizens Brigade and elsewhere, and has extensive training in acting, voice and movement. Katherine has appeared on numerous stages and screens as an actor, improviser and storyteller.