Presentation Skills - Park Slope
Taught by Jasmine Wilson
Jasmine Wilson is an American vocalist, poet, and educator based in New York. She trained in classical vocal performance at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where she also hosted and produced several Canadian radio programs. She has also taught music and English as a Second Language in France and Canada. Jasmine enjoys combining her international experience in music and media production into thoughtful educational exchanges in the arts.
In New York, Jasmine regularly performs classical works by underrepresented female composers and composers of color. Through The Dream Unfinished, an activist orchestra, she has collaborated with Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the DiMenna Center. Internationally, Jasmine has appeared with Canadian funk/R&B bands What It Is, the Morphtet, Freak Motif, and Kalmunity. While in Montreal, Jasmine hosted Soul Perspectives on CKUT 90.3 FM, as well as produced multiple radio programs for CJAD 800 Radio and the Kelly Alexander Show.
She loves helping other people tell their own stories as a public speaking facilitator with the Engaging Educator. Jasmine is also a Community Engagement Specialist at New York's PBS Station, WNET.
Realizing the connection between improvisation and communication, The Engaging Educator (@TheEngagingEd), specializes in customized improv-based education. We provide classes that enhance public speaking, creativity, flexibility, positive risk-taking, teamwork and more by flexing improv muscles. Beyond our classes for educators and professionals, we also specialize in improv for high school students, corporate workshops, and improv for individuals on the autism spectrum, as well as individuals with cerebral palsy.
One of the top fears in the world is public speaking. And some people make it look so simple – they use the right tone, the right gestures, project correctly and enunciate every word. Your school doesn’t necessarily offer a class in how to do this well – so why not take one with someone who’s trained in all of these things?
In this class, I’ll walk you through presentation skills essential to being a more interesting speaker. You’ll practice activities, work on breathing, learn warm-ups, build confidence and address that fear of public speaking and learn how to be a better presenter. We all need to be better communicators – why not start now?
A Note about Photo Policy: You will notice that our instructors take a few photos during class! We use these for social media and our own records. We will never post anything unflattering or embarrassing, but if you have an issue with your photo being taken, please let the instructor know.
Class size: 8-10, very interactive!