Public Speaking I: Building Confidence & Clarity

Learn about the relaxation, concentration, public speaking and team building techniques taught in theatre to exude more confidence.

Details

2019 Date: TBD

$395

8:00am - 12:00pm

Registration fee includes course materials, campus parking and catered breakfast.

The class is part of the Communication Certificate Program.

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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.

Participants

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.

Impact

Participants will:

  • 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

Focus

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

Faculty

Rebecca Johannsen

Dr. Rebecca Johannsen specializes in creating active learning environments, based on techniques used in the theatre, to create opportunities to not only learn the latest in organisational theory, but to put it into practice. She has been working in the fields of emotional intelligence, collaboration, and creativity, as well as working as a public speaking coach, for nearly 10 years.  She holds a Ph.D. in Drama from the University of California Irvine. She has worked with organizations ranging from the fields of Biotech and Communications, to Government, Retail, Military, Education, and Advertising, among others. She is one of the highest rated instructors at the UC San Diego Rady School of Management's Centre for Executive Education, where she works with business leaders on emotional intelligence, resilience, communication, and collaboration. She has taught at New York University, Fordham University, the University of California Irvine, California State University Northridge, and Mercy College. She is also a successful playwright, director, actor, and producer. For more information about the programs Dr. Johannsen offers, visit www.rebeccajohannsen.com.

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*The Rady School of Management Center for Executive Development (CED) may change, postpone or cancel a class at any time.  We do not provide refunds for any fees related to travel, including but not limited to gas, bus fare, train tickets, airline tickets, etc.  Certificate requirements may also change. We will provide as much notice as possible should this occur.