Lisa Wentz - Grace Under Pressure (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 6:00pm

Grace Under Pressure unveils three areas of training that great speakers use to develop their skills. In the first section, author Lisa Wentz shares techniques that she has developed to help anyone overcome inner obstacles so they can focus on developing their outward presence. The second section outlines how to best develop the physical aspects of speech, including posture, breathing, resonance, and articulation. And the third section centers on delivery: how to use pauses, word stress, and storytelling, among other techniques, to improve your performance from novice to master. This final section offers acting techniques and directorial advice that can be applied to speeches, pitches, presentations, and meeting strategies.

Lisa has dedicated the last ten years of her life to helping speakers develop their skills. She holds a master’s degree in voice and speech pedagogy from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London. Lisa has been featured as a public speaking expert in TIME, the Wall Street Journal, and the L.A. Daily Journal, among others. Lisa regularly coaches executives and managers from Fortune 500 companies and the non-profit sector.

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