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Speaking Performance Skills: A Primer

January 22, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

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What’s the one critical question you must answer before you utter your first word?  And once you do utter that first word, how can you capture the audience’s attention?  What is the value of “the hook” and how does it work?  How do you handle stage fright?  And how do you warm up your voice?  How do you manage the content of your speech and decide how much or how little core content to include?  How do you tell a story that lands with emotion and sincerity?

At our January meeting, we will explore the answers to these questions and demonstrate how the speech’s content and the speaker’s performance techniques are collaborating partners in every great speech.

This interactive session invites all participants to perform the first three minutes of any speech and receive feedback from team members as well as chapter members.  Material does not need to be memorized, but it must be rehearsed.

Teaching Team

Bill Ganon: Keynote Speaker; Corporate Coach for Communication, Presentations, Sales Performance; and Award-Winning Storyteller

Dr. Frances Lucas: Professional Speaker, Executive Coach, Organization Developer, Former College President

Dr. Jaye Stanley: Actor, Director, Speaker Coach, Former Theatre Professor

Melanie Weller: Nervous System. Voice Specialist and Consciousness Coach

This will be a hybrid event. Join us virtually via Zoom or attend in-person!

Our in-person meeting will be held at Loyola University
6363 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118.

It is $45 to attend, whether you come in person or attend virtually.

Please RSVP and let us know if you plan to attend in-person or virtually!



January 22, 2022
9:00 am - 12:30 pm


Loyola University – Monroe Hall – Room 610
6363 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, 70118 United States
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