Jul
23
8:30 AM08:30

Public Speaking Workshop

Harnessing the Butterflies: Public Speaking with Clarity & Confidence

Whether you regularly speak before groups, or you have cleverly avoided speeches your whole life, this workshop provides a fresh approach to improving your public communication skills and enjoying the task.  Practice new techniques that will

  • advance your mission and goals
  • set you apart as an effective communicator and valuable asset to your business or organization
  • apply to a variety of public speaking contexts

Participants gain specific, practical strategies for

  • understanding and connecting with an audience
  • managing anxiety
  • organizing your message
  • practicing a memorable delivery
  • measuring your success and evaluating your communication goals

Each participant will have multiple opportunities to speak before the entire group with the benefits of a highly supportive environment, immediate feedback, and personal video recordings. 

Registration fee: $399, includes all instruction materials, lunch from Flexit Café & Bakery, and a personal one-hour session redeemable during the days or weeks leading up to your next big speech or presentation. Please ask about opportunities for non-profit organizations.  

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Jul
30
8:30 AM08:30

Everyday Writing Workshop

Graceful Grammar & Punchy Punctuation: Everyday Writing for Your Business or Organization

This half-day workshop will revisit some fundamental writing skills that will help your written communication stand out as clear and refined.  

Through interactive lecture content, group discussions, and short in-class projects, you will gain practical, memorable tips for

  • excellence in grammar and punctuation
  • verb strength and lively writing
  • consistency in style
  • audience analysis
  • organization of ideas
  • editing
  • managing the crushing weight of your email inbox

If it’s been a few years since your last English class, join this fun and interactive workshop to tame unwieldy commas and refine clumsy sentences.

Registration fee:  $199, includes all instruction materials.  Please ask about opportunities for non-profit organizations.  

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Apr
4
1:00 PM13:00

Half-Day Writing Workshop with MANP

Graceful Grammar & Punchy Punctuation: Everyday Writing for Your Organization

In partnership with Maine Association of Nonprofits, this half-day workshop will revisit some fundamental writing skills that will help your written communication stand out as refined and impactful.  Through interactive lectures, group discussions, and short in-class projects, you’ll identify the areas of your writing that could benefit from some polishing.  Participants will gain practical tips for achieving verb strength and excellence in grammar and punctuation.  This workshop does not focus on specific kinds of writing strategies, such as grant writing or marketing content.  However, participants will take away memorable, quick ‘n easy tricks for improving all areas of written communication--ensuring consistently clear, effective, professional writing for day-to-day organizational needs: email correspondence, news releases, and internal communication.  If it’s been a few years since you took an English class, join us for a fun and interactive workshop that will inspire a dedication to active verbs and renew your appreciation for the semicolon.

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Mar
12
to Mar 14

Two-Day Public Speaking Workshop

Harnessing the Butterflies: Public Speaking with Clarity & Confidence

Whether you regularly speak before groups, or you have cleverly avoided speeches your whole life, this workshop provides a fresh approach to improving your public communication skills and enjoying the task.  Practice new techniques that will

  • advance your mission and goals
  • set you apart as an effective communicator and valuable asset to your business or organization
  • apply to a variety of public speaking contexts

Participants gain specific, practical strategies for

  • anxiety management
  • understanding and connecting with an audience
  • message organization and clarity
  • a powerful delivery
  • measuring your success and evaluating your communication goals

Each participant will have multiple opportunities to speak before the entire group with the benefits of a highly supportive environment, immediate feedback, and personal video recordings. Participation in both days is essential.

Early bird registration fee: $399, includes all instruction materials and lunch from Mount Desert Bakery. Please ask about opportunities for non-profit organizations.  Space is limited to 10 participants.

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Jan
19
3:00 PM15:00

The Public Speaker's Tool Kit

If it's been a few years since your college speech class (or you cleverly avoided taking Public Speaking 101), join Kendra at Anchorspace in downtown Bar Harbor for this quick, interactive and fun workshop to sharpen a few communication tools and get a little supportive feedback on your own speaking style.  Participants will leave with a helpful checklist of tricks for boosting confidence in their next public speaking or presentation opportunity.  

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