February 28, 2017
Course runs from 8 a.m. – noon.
Registration fee includes course materials, campus parking and catered breakfast.
About the Program
Terrified of speaking in public? Intimidated by speaking in front of your peers? Looking to hone your skills as a public presence? Whether building team relationships or presenting business plans to potential investors, the most successful business people are confident public speakers. Techniques used by actors to overcome stage fright and create exciting performances can be used in the workplace to communicate effectively, build stronger teams and increase confidence and leadership skills. This course teaches relaxation, concentration, public speaking and team building exercises used in the theater to create more confident business professionals.
This course is appropriate for any business professional that must interact publically, give presentations to investors, lead work group meetings, pitch ideas or represent their company in social events.
- Gain key tools to help overcome the fear of public speaking
- Achieve awareness of how body language can create a strong executive presence
- Discover how to use their voice effectively to inspire confidence in their ideas
- Uncover how active listening and reading body language can aid in communication
This interactive course will help participants:
- Relaxation and concentration tips for public speaking
- Theatre techniques to build confidence in public situations
- Active listening skills
- Improvisational skills
Dr. Rebecca Johannsen has taught courses with Rady in Public Speaking and Emotional Intelligence for several years, pairing exercises used by actors with the latest in organizational training and development. Dr. Johannsen holds a Ph.D. in Theatre from the joint doctoral program at UC Irvine and UC San Diego and a Master’s degree in Theatre from San Diego State. She has taught theatre at New York University, Fordham University, CSU Northridge, and Speech and Communication at Mercy College in New York. She currently resides in London where she is developing courses in Emotional Intelligence, Public Speaking, and Creativity with organizations across the UK. She is also an accomplished actor, director, dramaturg and producer of theatre in San Diego, New York City, and London.