Public Speaking Bootcamp
16

Wednesday, 16 December

12 5 pm EST

GA Washington D.C. (Livestream)

Online Class
Livestream
$250 USD
Regular Ticket
$250 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

Public Speaking Bootcamp | December 16

Shahier Rahman Photo


Senior Partnership Specialist - Washington DC, General Assembly

16

Wednesday, 16 December

12 5 pm EST

GA Washington D.C. (Livestream)

Online Class
Livestream
$250 USD
Regular Ticket
$250 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Class

The wellbeing of our employees, students, clients, instructors, and guests is our number one priority here at General Assembly. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation very carefully and are adjusting delivery of our programs.

Due to the current health concerns, all GA short-form events, workshops & bootcamps will temporarily be held online - including this one.

Registered students will be notified 24 hours in advance of this program with information on how to log in to the Zoom Meeting Room and other tools you'll need for the session. Registration for this class will close 2 hours prior to the session start in order to allow all students ample opportunity to have the technology enabled.

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.


General Assembly’s classes, workshops and events are recreational and for avocational purposes only. No certificate is awarded.

Takeaways

  • In depth lecture which will provide enhancement to your communication skills and abilities to connect with people
  • Learn new ways of handling stress and nerves associated to public speaking and presenting yourself in high pressure situations
  • Develop a warm up routine which will give you helpful strategies for feeling calm, present, ready and able to make an impact on stage
  • Receive feedback to help identify your speaking strengths and weaknesses combined with time to practice for improvement

Preparation

  • You will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam and microphone as well as a strong internet connection.
  • This course will occur completely online using Zoom and Slack.
  • Course set up information will be emailed to all students signed up around 24 hours before (and again an hour before) your course launches.
  • No prior experience is required and any public speaking exercises will be optional. Should you want to, 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.

About the Instructor

Shahier Rahman Photo

Senior Partnership Specialist - Washington DC,
General Assembly

Shahier Rahman is the partnerships specialist for General Assembly DC. He was previously the regional business development manager for DC incubator and venture fund 1776. Before moving to DC, Shahier co-founded Central Florida's first tech incubator, Canvs. When he's not connecting startups with political, intellectual, social and financial capital in Washington, DC, you can find him doing stand-up comedy in dive bars around town.

Refund Policy

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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