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Everyone Has Something to Say: Master the Art of Public Speaking
Tue, January 25 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
What would it mean for your team or company to make meetings less boring, customer interactions more positive and persuasive and projects easier to run?
In a relatable, enlightening, humorous, but practical talk, author and writer John Bowe describes how the Ancient Greeks and Romans invented, then taught speech for over two millennia. His simple, modernized explanation of the art of rhetoric will use examples drawn from your team’s daily communication struggles to illustrate solutions, and a new way of thinking about communication.
Attendees will be given an easy-to-use template for speech preparation that will save time and reduce the anxiety and fogginess that impedes their performance in meetings, pitches, and presentations. John’s humor and stories will be a welcome break from the workday, but his practical solutions will be immediately useful for all.
Speaker: John Bowe
John Bowe is the award-winning author of I Have Something to Say (Random House, August, 2020). He is a speech and presentation consultant specializing in corporate and individual presentations. He has worked with students, business and charity leaders, entrepreneurs and executives from all over the world. He has given talks at the New York Public Library, the 92nd St. Y in New York City and many other companies and organizations.
John contributes regularly to CNBC about public speaking. He has also contributed to The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, GQ, McSweeney’s, This American Life, and many others. He is the co-editor of GIG: Americans Talk About Their Jobs (Crown, 1999); editor of US: Americans Talk About Love (Faber USA, 2010), and author of Nobodies: Modern American Slave Labor and the Dark Side of the New Global Economy (Random House, 2007). His work has been featured in the Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, and he has appeared on CNN, The Daily Show, with Jon Stewart, the BBC, and many others. He lives in New York City.