Through improvised monologues and group games we apply theater techniques to public speaking situations to improve confidence, presence, eye contact, body language, diction, projection and more. Every student comes with different experience, challenges and growing edges so this workshop will be tailored to address each student's individual needs as well as to foster a healthy and supportive group dynamic. Rather than learning how to give a speech the "right" way, the focus will be on learning to enjoy being in the spotlight and communicating your message in ways that are fun for you and therefore fun for your audience!
At the end of this workshop students will:
--learn the basics of how to apply improv to public speaking
--practice delivering powerful and fun two-minute speeches
--learn two team building improv games to help them connect with any audience
Taren Sterry is a communication coach, public speaking teacher and performer in New York City. For the past ten years she has led corporate trainings for the Visiting Nurse Service Of New York. She holds degrees in Counseling, Community Studies and Training Management at New York University. Taren has been performing and teaching improvisation with the People's Improv Theater since 2004 and co-developed their business program. Taren's one woman play, 180 Days, has enjoyed multiple successful sold out runs in NYC and is now touring theaters and health care programs around the country. Taren's passion is helping people at all levels of business become better communicators. Her specialty is helping professionals find creative solutions to every day challenges.
More info at www.tarensterry.com
"After several one-on-one private sessions with Taren and a couple of group improv workshops, I made leaps and bounds in my ability to give public presentations. I went from a public speaking "voice" to a more genuine, self-aware and personalized approach, both in and out of the corporate environment. Taren is not only a great teacher and extremely professional, but also perceptive in bringing out attributes in you, that you may not have recognized existed."
Wed, Sep 5th, 2012
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm EDT