Learn the techniques of improvisation, speech play, vocal projection, and fluid body movement to create persuasive, naturally lively, and entertaining presentations.
Instructor: Gordon A. Jacoby, who holds an M.A. in Speech Science and a Ph.D. in Theater from Ohio State University, is a legendary teacher of speech, diction and dialects. He has taught many major stars, including Anjelica Huston, Calista Flockhart, Olympia Dukakis, Nicolas Cage and Danny Glover. Students will work on the skills that are essential to making effective presentations, i.e., a strong, dynamic, authoritative voice; a relaxed style; and well-organized presentations focused on ideas. This course will help you develop the techniques and the confidence to speak effectively, both in job-related presentations and in social situations.