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Presentations &
Public Speaking

Program Materials

Preparation

I. FORBES MAGAZINE ARTICLE

Read this article from Forbes Magazine (~5 minutes):

Consider the following questions: 

  • What is one thing you are looking forward to learning in this course? 

  • What do you need to be successful in the workshop?

II. TEDx TALK

Watch our President of Improv for Work and Wellness, Dan Dumsha, deliver a compelling TEDx Talk on the art of sharing control (~15 minutes):

III. Speaker Profile

Please fill out this form ahead of the program (~10 minutes) and bring it with you (printed or on a device).  Please note: this page is also in the Presentations & Public Speaking workbook. 

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The Flow of a Talk Worksheet

Download the Worksheet here:

Continue Your Learning

I. EMPATHY SKILLS

Observe and interpret people's emotions through "people watching" to connect better with your audience in the moment:

II. SHINE THEORY

Check out the Time Magazine article on Shine Theory:

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