Refining Your Public Speaking and Presentation Skills
30

Thursday, 30 April

12 2 pm CDT

GA Chicago (Remote Online)

Online Class
Livestream
$60 USD
Regular Ticket
$60 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

Refining Your Public Speaking and Presentation Skills | April 30

Jane Scudder Photo


Coach | Consultant | Speaker | Facilitator

30

Thursday, 30 April

12 2 pm CDT

GA Chicago (Remote Online)

Online Class
Livestream
$60 USD
Regular Ticket
$60 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Class

Figure out how to be your best when the pressure’s on. The ability to connect with others in an authentic way is the key to being a great speaker – and it carries over into the success of your business and personal life.

This hands-on workshop gives each student the chance to articulate their specific public speaking goals and give a 1 – 2 minute pitch/speech. You’ll receive expert feedback in a supportive environment and leave this workshop with the physical experience of being in front of a group.

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

Due to the current health concerns in the greater Chicago area, all GA short-form (one day) classes, workshops and bootcamps through April 30 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 Slack messaging apps. Registration for this class will close 1 hour prior to class start in order to allow all students ample opportunity to have the technology enabled.

Please contact chicago@generalassemb.ly or (646) 678-2370 if you have any questions or concerns.

Takeaways

  • What it means to be an effective story-teller and how to do it
  • Develop inflection and understand tone + rate, and its impact on an audience
  • Understand your specific quirks, strengths, and areas of opportunity
  • Build confidence through experiential learning and actual practice in front of a group
  • Less stress, less anxiety, more presence, and more fun while speaking!

Preparation

None.

This course will occur completely online using Zoom and Slack. You will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam and microphone as well as a strong internet connection. Pre-work and course set up information will be emailed to all students signed up around 24 hours before (and again an hour before) your course launches.

About the Instructor

Jane Scudder Photo

Coach | Consultant | Speaker | Facilitator

Jane Scudder is a leadership coach, facilitator, speaker, and corporate anthropologist. She supports individuals and groups make progress on positive, sustainable growth and change.

Jane is the founder of The New Exec, a leadership development firm that supports organizations and professionals through a mix of corporate anthropology, human behavior science, and advanced coaching methods. Grounded in empathy, intuition, and observation, her work focuses on enhancing leadership, executive presence, communication, emotional intelligence, and overall effectiveness.

Along with 1:1 coaching she builds and delivers original workshop programs, facilitates team building and difficult conversations, and delivers keynote speeches. Jane has supported leaders and individual contributors at Fortune List organizations, start-ups, and nonprofits from a range of industries and across five continents. She has supported multiple political candidates making first time runs for office on topics including confidence and public speaking, and served as Adjunct Faculty in the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University Chicago for nearly two years.

Jane frequently contributes to well-known outlets on personal and professional development; she has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Fortune, Essence, Working Mother, Huffington Post, and more.

Prior to running The New Exec full-time, Jane worked in marketing and brand management for a decade at Fortune List companies and start-ups. She launched major products and campaigns, led a cross-functional team in support of a $3 billion banking acquisition, and launched and led a global Culture organization.

She holds a BA in Anthropology and Sociology from the University of Virginia. She is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and a graduate of the Co-Active Training Institute (formerly the Coaches Training Institute). She has coached hundreds of leaders and spoken to and trained nearly 5,000 adult learners across the globe. Jane will earn her Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credentials from the International Coach Federation (ICF) in Summer 2019.

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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