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Strengthen Your Stage Presence

with Kimberly MacLean and Sammy Wegent

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  •   01 Class Introduction & Warm-up

    18:32
  •   02 Get Physically Ready to Present

    07:13

Class duration: 1h 30m

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About The Class

Use the Best Practices of Performers to Wow Your Audience

Unless you’re an actor, comedian, musician or juggler, you probably don’t see yourself as a “performer.” But the truth is, if you ever have to stand up in a conference room and give a PowerPoint presentation or make a speech in front of your team, you are performing.

By embracing the performance aspect of public speaking and presenting, you can utilize the same tools that performers use to prepare themselves mentally, physically and vocally before they take the stage. And the more prepared you are, the more successful your speeches and presentations will be.

This course will give you tried and true preparation methods to ensure you’re ready for your big moment, whether you’re talking to a small group or presenting to a big crowd. You’ll learn hands-on exercises that will help transform you from a wary, reluctant speaker to a confident, dynamic performer.

In this class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Bring the best version of yourself to every room.
  • Think like an improviser so you feel more grounded, adaptable and positive.
  • Know the who, what and why of your presentation and audience.
  • Conquer your stage fright.
  • Handle mistakes, mishaps and technical glitches with grace.
  • Alleviate stuttering, stammering, speaking too quickly, being monotone, poor pacing and shifting weight.
  • Use physical, vocal and mental warm-up exercises to feel centered, alert and prepared.
  • Take creative risks.

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction & Warm-up

    18:32
  2. 02

    Get Physically Ready to Present

    07:13
  3. 03

    Get Vocally Ready to Present

    10:08
  4. 04

    Get Mentally Ready to Present

    16:30
  5. 05

    Easy to Use Rehearsal Techniques

    17:07
  6. 06

    Practice Taking the Stage

    15:48
  7. 07

    Tangible Takeaways

    05:06

Meet Your Experts

Kimberly MacLean

Kimberly is the Director of Learning at Speechless and a driving force behind their training programs, curriculum, and processes across the globe. She has been a main stage company member of BATS Improv since 2006, is a professor at California College of the Arts & ACT’s Summer Training Congress, and is a producer of the SF Improv Festival.
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Sammy Wegent

Sammy is the Co-Founder and CEO of Speechless, a startup based in San Francisco that produces live comedy shows and learning experiences that use improvisation techniques to make public speaking more fun and less scary. ... read more

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