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Utilize skills and tactics by entertainers such as improvisers and actors to elevate your public speaking performance, forget the fear, and learn to love the spotlight!
Public speaking is the most common #1 phobia in today's society, and at the same time, our abilities to strongly represent ourselves are becoming more and more of a priority. Whether we are job interviewing, pitching a startup, actively networking, or needing to lead a presentation in a boardroom or on a massive stage, confidence, clarity, and communication skills need to hit the mark.
In this fun and interactive supersized version of our “Stand and Deliver” class, you will learn how to bring out the best of yourself by proven methods which performers utilize to engage an audience, relax your nerves, leave an impression, and thrive off of positive attention.
The best place to park is in the structure off of Colorado and 2nd St. The first 90 minutes are free (269 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401).
The end of the Expo Line is the Downtown Santa Monica station, which is a 5-minute walk to campus.
The 733 bus also ends in Santa Monica directly in front of our building.
No prior experience is required and any public speaking exercises will be optional. Should you want to get up, be prepared to participate in group games and talk about yourself through easy and fun guided questions.
Please come to class with a story that you're willing to share. The story should be about you and should be around 2 minutes in length.
Lizzy Wallace is the founder of “PitchPolish”, a consulting and coaching practice focusing on improving public speaking and communication skills.
With her background in public relations, marketing, and theatre, she provides private training sessions and group workshops using the fundamentals of improv, scripted theatre, media training, and foundational communication.
Lizzy is a mentor of M Accelerator, US Market Access Center, Project Echo, MakeinLA, and Grid110. She has been a guest instructor for East Los Angeles College, CalArts, Cal State LA, Emerson College, UCLA, and USC. She has taught all over the United States as well as internationally.
Lizzy was the delivery pitch coach for Dreamforce's first startup pitch competition, Dreampitch, which included notable judges Mark Cuban and Chris Sacca and continues to mentor for their ongoing worldwide pitch events. She has provided training for major projects for The Republic of Poland, The Chilean Goverment, National IT Promotion Agency of Korea, and has designed the first improv communication program for the Creative Language Center in Switzerland which debuted in the fall of 2016.
Lizzy has independently consulted with many companies including: Microsoft, The Grammys, WeWork, Netflix, Redbull, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, T-Mobile, East West Bank, LA Metro, CAA, Estée Lauder, Electronic Arts, Zynga, Capcom, Laundry Locker, AIESEC, Atelier Ace, Trailer Park, and SoHo House.
Lizzy has been featured on CNBC, Refinery29, and has provided spokesperson and hosting talent for VidSF, NBC, Verizon Wireless, Nissan, SF Weekly, IM Magazine, ArtWorkSF, Swagg, AirBnB, and others. You can find more information at thepitchpolish.com
We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.
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