Joy in the Performing Arts: Public Speaking
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Joy in the Performing Arts:
Public Speaking

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, and fashion.
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.
Monday - Thursday 6:30-9:30
August 4 - August 14, 2014


($100 non-refundable deposit due at time of registration. Remainder due first day of class.)
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Student Testimonials
“I have been with my company for over 13 years. Having experienced a variety of leadership and teaching styles in my academic and professional careers, I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to work with as intellectually stimulating and empathetic a character as Mr. Kaliski...In all, I am a better public speaker and a more joyful artist thanks to the steady, creative hand of Steve Kaliski’s guidance.”
“As with the course in general, Steve ranks among one of the best professors I've had the pleasure of learning from thus far...He maintained a sense of personal investment in each and every one of his students, offering advice that was tailored to our unique personalities and styles of speaking.” 
“Steve was dynamic and energetic. He truly cares about helping students learn the art of public speaking. This class was incredibly useful.” 
“He is hilarious and engaging. He makes public speaking easy and fun for us. He is one of my favorite professors so far…”

Is your business looking to make its employees more engaging presenters? At a competitive rate, Stephen will come to you and offer an entertaining, customized group class. Email him to learn more.
coming this July


A revival of Nicky Silver's early masterpiece Pterodactyls, directed by Stephen Kaliski and starring Dennis Gagomiros*, Lori Kee*, Maggie Low*, Jeremiah Maestas*, and Roger Manix.
July 17 - August 3, 2014

Teatro Circulo
64 East 4th Street
(b/w Bowery and 2nd Ave)

For more info and tickets, visit:
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