Whether you're addressing an intimate group or an audience of thousands, we all know that public speaking can be pretty nerve-racking. Sometimes your palms get sweaty, sometimes your voice cracks like the second coming of puberty - I've been there. But through those experiences, I conquered my fear and have been able to build a career around public speaking that includes concert and event hosting, engagements from conferences to commencement addresses and private public speaking consulting for individuals, companies and small start-up teams.
My goal is to guide you toward owning your voice so that no matter the occasion, you can always be your most confident, authentic self when speaking publicly.
This is a hands-on class for working professionals, entrepreneurs and anyone with a genuine desire to improve as a speaker. You'll be part of a small group of individuals who may share your public speaking angst and you'll serve as each other's built-in audience and support team.
YES, this class is right for you if you:
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (in order to get the most out of this class)
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RECENT CLASS HIGHLIGHTS
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WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING
“Great class! Holley is the real deal. She is authentic and practices what she preaches. The format of the class is exactly what it should be - a little bit of background and contextual information, but mostly action. The collaborative, interactive nature of the class means not only that you will improve your skills, but also bond with the other students trying to accomplish the same thing. Definitely worth going once... or twice :)”
“Holley is a great teacher. She creates a class environment that is very comfortable even though we're practicing one of the scariest things - public speaking! I've taken a lot of public speaking classes but this one taught me some very valuable tips that I hadn't heard before. I definitely recommend taking her class!”
- Joe Fairless, Marketer, Real Estate Investor, Author & Skillshare Master Teacher
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I grew up extremely shy. I went from being the girl in elementary school who barely said a word - and wrote her answers on a piece of paper because she was too afraid to raise her hand - to the captain of my high school debate team. Armed with a love for public speaking, I went on to study Communications graduating with a degree in Television & Radio and spent a number of years as an online radio personality and working in project management before committing to a career in social good.
As a social entrepreneur, I’ve been invited to speak at events for CreativeMornings, Democracy Prep, New York Daily News and more. In my work, I’ve engaged audiences of over 5,000. Presently, I'm a public speaking consultant and the co-founder and host of The Hall Pass Tour; a nationwide concert series designed to get underserved youth excited about leveraging higher learning to pursue their dreams.
Tue, Oct 23rd, 2012
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm EDT