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Painless Public Speaking

The public speaking class with the
Two Coach Advantage

Radisson Pittsburgh Hotel in Green Tree
Saturday, August 22, 2009
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Class size limited to 10

Two award winning professional public speakers will show you how to transform your presentation skills. Class size is limited to 10 so that you can take part in training exercises that will dramatically improve your public speaking skills.

Class participants will be videotaped at the beginning and end of the training day and you will receive a CD showing how your public speaking skills have improved.

Have you ever sat in an impersonal workshop for 30 or more people and listened to a presenter tell you theories about how to improve your personal skills? And haven't you yearned for a little one-on-one coaching or at least a chance to practice what is being preached? If after that experience you left feeling that you should have stayed home and just bought the book, then the "Painless Public Speaking Class" might just be more what you are looking for.

In this affordable, small size workshop with the "two coach advantage", you will actually get the opportunity to learn by doing.

Our approach to public speaking:
We are award winning speakers whose training in both public speaking and theater give us a unique approach. We teamed up because we thought it was time for a different type of public speaking course. We think of a speech as a total performance, not a boring recitation of information. This same philosophy is carried over to our seminars. We believe that people learn best when they are involved, entertained and can see immediate results.

You'll leave with:

  • A before and after video of your progress

  • A new attitude

  • Skills you can use today!

  • And a notion that public speaking can be fun!

Topics the class will tackle:

  • Scare tactics: Ways to control your fears

  • The fear of flailing: Take charge of your body language!

  • First impressions count: Don't get a zero!

  • Build your house out of bricks: How to organize a speech from the ground up

  • Blow the whistle on bad PowerPoint presentations

  • Wake up your voice and wake up your audience

  • How to think on your feet without falling on your face

Your skill level:
Whether you are a beginning speaker who has never been in the drivers seat or a professional on the public speaking circuit, we can accelerate your learning curve. With a ratio of 1 teacher to 5 participants, everyone can be a winner!

We have designed this course so that it is flexible enough to focus on YOUR problems and YOUR speaking style. This is NOT a cookie-cutter class taught by a trainer who was hired to follow an outline designed for the mass market!

Painless Public Speaking: One day to success!
Registration starts at 8:30.
Class begins promptly at 9 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.
Lunch is on your own. You will have an hour break at lunchtime so that you can enjoy a delicious meal in the Radisson Hotel at the Rivers Restaurant or at their Market Snack Shoppe, or you can visit a nearby restaurant. 

Class registration fee:  $349 which includes a CD of your speeches  at the beginning and at the end of the class.

The Painless Public Speaking Class is only open to ten participants. Make the decision that will improve your skills and attitudes about public speakingGuarantee your place in the classEnroll today!

To register by phone:
Call Acting For Business at 412-478-6785 Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Two Coach Advantage

In the Painless Public Speaking Course the class ratio of teachers to students is 1 to 5 so you will get plenty of individual attention!

Our Two Coaches:

Sally Chopping

Sally is a professional public speaker whose advice about public speaking has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. She gives workshops for major corporations to help people improve their public speaking skills. Her clients include Toyota, Comcast and FedEx. Sally is from Britain and she was trained in acting at the London Drama Center.

Barb Holmes

Barb has taught public speaking and theater classes for over 33 years at the Winchester Thurston School. She has directed over 70 productions, given private coaching in acting and speech and conducted many workshops and seminars in the Pittsburgh Area.

The Coaching

Both Sally and Barb are public speakers with an acting and theater background. They will use their experience to show you how to look natural at the lectern, how to have a powerful stage presence, how to win over an audience and how to have fun doing it!

Questions about the Painless Public Speaking Classes?

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during weekdays
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

What if I register for the public speaking class and later need to cancel?

We understand that circumstances may arise that require you to cancel. You may send someone else in your place if you prefer. If this isn't an option, you can cancel your public speaking class registration up to five business days prior to the event and your registration fee will be refunded less a $20 enrollment charge. If we receive your class cancellation less than 5 business days before the class, you can receive a refund of 50% of your registration fee or you can exchange your registration for a new registration to attend the next public speaking class on Saturday, January 10, 2008 at the same location. Please feel free to call us at 412-478-6785 for addition information.

Acting For Business
Public Speaking Training
In Pittsburgh, call (412) 478-6785


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