What to prepare for your very first session:
- A 3-5 min speech, presentation, elevator pitch or monologue.
- Pick a speech you know and love. Keep it simple!
Important to know:
- Bring your notes, script, speech or presentation
- YES you may read your speech but I suggest you try to memorize it
- Please time your presentation so you don't go overtime
- This is NOT AN AUDITION. I just want to hear your voice.
What to bring for every session:
- Pen and note pad
- Personal recorder/cell phone to record specific exercises
(No, you do not have permission to record entire sessions)
Benefits of Public Speaking Lessons
- Learn to present
- Enhance your tone
- Practice speech
- Try new presentations
- Exercise improvisation
- Embrace storytelling
- Take control of your stance, stage presence and body language
- Improve clarity and projection
- Overcome stage fright
- Have fun
- ...and much more
General Rules and Etiquette
- Find a private, quiet, secluded space with good lighting where you can sit as well as stand
- Keep webcam in one place, do not hold laptop, iPad etc in your hands.
- Let's avoid interruptions and minimize distractions:
- Test your webcam, sound and mic prior to session
- Ask other people in your household not to disturb you
- NO SPECTATORS on or off camera please
- Students who are parents, to minimize distractions, please do not bring your child/children/toddler(s) into our session. If you cannot find a babysitter, please reschedule!
- Kindly ask friends or family to wait outside. No spectators please.
- Upon the first visit students who are children, 17 and under, must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
- We can all sit down and chat for a few minutes and once your child is comfortable to proceed with the lesson you may wait In the waiting area. If you leave the building please return on time.
- If your child is not comfortable then you may stay but please keep in mind that one-on-one lessons with children are significantly more effective without distractions.