Speak Up: Three Week Presentation Skills (Prospect Heights)
Taught by Jill Frutkin of The Engaging Educator
Jill Frutkin was an NYC Teaching Fellow, and earned her Masters of Science in Teaching at Pace University. She is a NYS certified special education teacher with a focus on autism. She has experience working in both private and public schools, and taught elementary 6:1:1 classes for four years with the DOE. Jill earned her BFA in Drama at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She is the co-founder of the internationally acclaimed devised theatre company The TEAM. With The TEAM, Jill has taught devised theatre and creative collaboration workshops to students and artists of all ages.
Jill believes in the fusion of individualized education and artistic practice; that creativity and collaboration are key elements to productive learning experiences for people of all ages and professions. www.jillfrutkin.com
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.