You have to present your PowerPoint to the board. You have to make a pitch to potential investors. You have to give the ultimate wedding toast.
If any of these scenarios turns your stomach upside down, you're not alone. Every day, hundreds of thousands of people with the intelligence, empathy, and power to change the world botch an opportunity because they're afraid to speak out loud. They're afraid of public speaking, the most intractable of human fears.
But don't be fooled by its bad rap. Public speaking is a performance art that can be practiced, stylized, and thoroughly enjoyed.
Miles away from a traditional textbook approach, theater director and communications instructor Stephen Kaliski
has crafted Joy in the Performing Arts: Public Speaking,
a two-week August seminar that reinvents public speaking as a thrilling creative act. Fusing storytelling and theater exercises with the expertise unique to each and every one of us, the class will explore a wide range of speaking scenarios en route to a final "talk," when you'll have your own small opportunity to change the world.
Stephen has taught has taught public speaking, theater, and master classes on leadership and joy at Fordham, Brooklyn College, Yale, NYU, The Professional Performing Arts School, Talent Unlimited High School, and BMCC. His past speaking students have pursued successful careers in such fields as finance, law, medicine, advertising, sports management, film, theater,
This latest edition of Joy in the Performing Arts
, New York's only class dedicated to exploring creativity through the lens of joy, is open to artists and non-artists alike! And fear not--it will all be low pressure, low stakes, and tailored to your own needs. Enrollment is limited, so make sure you reserve your spot now.