Speak Up: Three Week Presentation Skills
Taught by Lawrese Brown of The Engaging Educator
LAWRESE BROWN is the founder of Brown Coaching and Consulting, LLC, an organization on a mission to equip students with the skills, learning, and development necessary to navigate all post-secondary pathways. To date, they’ve equipped thousands of students with the 21st-century skills pertinent to college and career success through partnerships with top educational institutions and organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Club Newark, Young Women’s Leadership Network, Step Up, and Girls Who Code.
Lawrese has a Masters in Educational Leadership from NYU and aspires to be a media maven like her birthday-twin, Oprah.
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.
Ready to level-up your presentation skills? Prepping for the big meeting, conference, interview? This is the class to get you thinking about how you present yourself and what your words mean – and how they are interpreted. Don’t be afraid to take the podium! This class will give you the tools to take your words to the stage with clarity, energy, and poise!
Through Improv-based activities, students will focus on their personal style for presenting, specifically pose, projection, cadence and enunciation, gestures, eye contact and the dreaded impromptu speaking. Over three weeks, participants will be guided through activities to help them grow their presentations and style, focusing on HOW you say what you say, as well as any specific upcoming presentations. Participants are also invited to bring a ‘work in progress’ to focus on over the course of the class for feedback and refinement.
Class size is limited to 8 students so there's plenty of time for individual attention.