Public Speaking Skills: Breathing for Public Speaking (3 of 4)
Adults · Learning
In this four-part series for effective public speaking, you’ll learn how to manage performance anxiety, cultivate effective communication, utilize proper breathing techniques, and handle a written speech. 1. Tackle Your Performance Anxiety: Do you freeze or tense up when getting ready to speak in front of others? Are you worried that this is tainting your effectiveness as a speaker or presenter? Learn some techniques using the breath and body to ground yourself and find confidence in anxiety-inducing situations. 2. Energy and Presence for Effective Communication: A key factor in clear and effective communication is vocal and physical presence. Join me in exploring what it means to be vocally and physically present, and how that can greatly improve your ability to communicate effectively. Leave this class feeling more confident in the way you present yourself to others. 3. Breathing for Public Speaking: Did you know that the kind of breathing used in yoga and meditation is not the kind of breathing needed for speech? In this class, I will show you how to use breathing as a tool for public speaking. 4. Be an Effective Speech Giver: You have a written speech in front of you. How do you lift it off the page and make it land with your audience? Learn what to focus on when giving a speech and how to bring a piece of text to life.
Meet Our Instructor
A voice, accent, and communication coach and performer from Orlando, Florida. Since receiving a BFA in Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee in 2014, she has performed on tour in the US with TheatreworksUSA and on Royal Caribbean’s Majesty of the Seas. Last year, Sarah completed an MFA in Voice Studies at The Royal Central School of Speech in Drama in London. She has taught at Virginia Commonwealth University, East 15 Acting School, Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance, and the American University in Cairo. Sarah is proud to be a Senior Editor-at-Large for the International Dialects of English Archive (IDEA) and an active member of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA), where she serves on the Junior Board, the website team, and as the assistant archivist. Now based in Washington, DC, Sarah teaches voice and accent workshops for Washington Improv Theater, The Little Theatre of Alexandria, and The Actors’ Center. To contact Sarah with any inquiries, visit her website: www.sarahnicholsvoice.com
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