Online Academy:

Public Speaking

Instructor: Megan Grano, Comedian and Public Speaking Coach – Los Angeles, CA

> Instructor Profile:

Megan is a comedian, writer, and public speaking coach based in Los Angeles. She got her start in comedy in Chicago as part of the cast of the famed Second City Theater. In LA, she’s written for Jimmy Kimmel Live, toured with Jim Belushi and the Board of Comedy, written original content for Snapchat, and performed on TV shows like Veep, Parks and Rec, and Spaceforce. A decade ago, Megan was referred to a C-suite exec at a Fortune 500 company who wanted help adding humor to speeches and presentations. She referred her to other execs, and before long, Megan had a side business doing public speaking coaching.

> Course Description:

In this course, you will learn the nuts and bolts of what makes a good public speaker. You could drop in any day, or attend every day for the most thorough experience. We will spend two classes focusing on how to defeat Stage Fright since public speaking is the number two fear in life besides death. The course will end with us giving peer to peer feedback - an invaluable resource to improving your skills.

> This Academy Meets on:

Monday, July 27​​

Tuesday, July 28

Wednesday, July 29​​

Thursday, July 30

> How to Prepare for this Academy:

For Day 4, you will be asked to prepare a 30 second speech telling us a bit about yourself.

> Lesson Plan:

DAY 1:  How to Conquer Stage Fright - Seven exercises to conquer nerves

DAY 2: Using Improv to Build Confidence - Frequent used improv exercises to build confidence at thinking on your feet

DAY 3: The Nuts & Bolts of Every Good Public Speaker - How to hold your hands, your arms. How to stand. How to warm up your voice.

DAY 4: Peer to Peer Feedback - Review of each other's 30 second elevator speeches

> This academy is for:

1.    Participants of all ages.

2.    Up to 24 participants.

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