Overcome Your Public Speaking Fear - San Jose - Trial

at Zenspeak - Public Speaking Center

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Course Details
Price:
$25 100 seats left
Start Date:

Sat, Sep 25, 7:00am - 8:30am Pacific Time

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Important:
This is a trial class for the student to evaluate their interest in the larger program.
Description
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 15
System Requirements:

You will need a reliable Internet connection as well as a computer or device with which you can access your virtual class. We recommend you arrive to class 5-10 minutes early to ensure you're able to set up your device and connection.

Class Delivery:

This class will be held via Zoom unless otherwise specified.

Teacher: Charles di Cagno

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this public speaking class:

Overcome public speaking fear with gradual exposure, in a supportive environment. Observe a trial class to see if it's right for you. Based out of New York City for 30 years, we are now offering these classes online to an international audience.

This one trial class is a typical class session to see if the US$425/10 session program is right for you. The instructor will be happy to answer any questions following the session.

Once the 10 session package is purchased, the student may use their sessions however they choose. The course is ongoing, so each session has participants at all levels. We use a workbook which each student works through at their own pace.

This is the 30th year we’ve been helping people turn their dread into confidence. Gradual exposure allows you to face fear in manageable steps, at your own pace, in a supportive environment. Instructors Charles di Cagno and Kyra Smith, are phobia therapists, and former and current Directors of Public Speaking at White Plains Hospital Anxiety Treatment Center in the United States.

Whatever the level of public speaking, we can help you improve. For those with anxiety, we provide gradual exposure to public speaking through a step ladder of basic to more advanced exercises. For the more experienced, it's a platform tailored to your specific needs to improve various delivery techniques. It is self-paced, in a low pressure, supportive environment with lots of feedback to address your specific issues. Begin with basic exercises and move forward only when ready.

The course is ongoing, with a mix of beginning and advanced students. Our hope is you are inspired, not intimidated by the dynamic speakers present, and keep in mind they started with the same fears, progressing to their present level by consistent effort. The course is not difficult. If you have the will, we offer the way to turn a liability into your most powerful asset. The real challenge is admitting you need guidance, getting started, and making a committed, consistent effort.

Our 100% success rate over 20 years for wedding speeches is just one indication of our effectiveness. But, whatever the challenge, (formal presentation, group discussion, business meeting, sales, confrontation, employment interview) the program is customized to fit your needs.

Sample Gradual Exposure Program Outline for Public Speaking Anxiety:

Session One - Get comfortable hearing your voice in public by responding to very simple questions while seated. The questions (i.e., name, occupation, where you live, etc.) require little thought or content.

Session Two - Learning to stand confidently before a group. You will stand, with several others and respond to simple questions. As your confidence increases, one by one, each person standing will sit, until you are standing alone. You will continue until this begins to feel comfortable.

Session Three- This exercise is the same as the previous one except you start by standing alone.

Session Four - Gestures and Movement. Enhance your message, decrease tension and project a confident demeanor incorporating non-verbal skills.

Session Five - Implement the skills learned in the session four by relating a personal experience using gestures and movement to enhance your narrative.

Session Six - Respond to Questions. Open the floor to questions on a topic of choice.

Session Seven - Impromptu Speaking. Learn to organize and deliver an unprepared (no notes) talk.

Session Eight - Prepared Speech (Instructor Guided). Learn the secret of outlining and presenting a prepared speech with minimal effort or stress.

Session Nine - Prepared Speech. Outline and deliver a speech unassisted.

Once you have mastered the above you can begin simulating all manner of interpersonal and public communication including:

Persuasive Speaking

Panel Discussion

Conflict Resolution

Defending your Position

Debating

Initiating and Sustaining Conversation

As well as many others

We look forward to working with you.



Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

Still have questions? Ask the community.

Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows: 

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider 

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Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

No refunds given. Unexplained absence exceeding 60 days results in forfeiture of credits.   

Start Dates (25)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
7:00am - 8:30am Pacific Time Charles di Cagno 1 $25
3:00pm - 4:30pm Pacific Time Charles di Cagno 1 $25
7:00am - 8:30am Pacific Time Charles di Cagno 1 $25
3:00pm - 4:30pm Pacific Time Charles di Cagno 1 $25
7:00am - 8:30am Pacific Time Charles di Cagno 1 $25
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
3:00pm - 4:30pm Pacific Time Charles di Cagno 1 $25
7:00am - 8:30am Pacific Time Charles di Cagno 1 $25
3:00pm - 4:30pm Pacific Time Charles di Cagno 1 $25
7:00am - 8:30am Pacific Time Charles di Cagno 1 $25
3:00pm - 4:30pm Pacific Time Charles di Cagno 1 $25
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
7:00am - 8:30am Pacific Time Charles di Cagno 1 $25
3:00pm - 4:30pm Pacific Time Charles di Cagno 1 $25
7:00am - 8:30am Pacific Time Charles di Cagno 1 $25
3:00pm - 4:30pm Pacific Time Charles di Cagno 1 $25
7:00am - 8:30am Pacific Time Charles di Cagno 1 $25
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
3:00pm - 4:30pm Pacific Time Charles di Cagno 1 $25
7:00am - 8:30am Pacific Time Charles di Cagno 1 $25
3:00pm - 4:30pm Pacific Time Charles di Cagno 1 $25
7:00am - 8:30am Pacific Time Charles di Cagno 1 $25
3:00pm - 4:30pm Pacific Time Charles di Cagno 1 $25
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
3:00pm - 4:30pm Pacific Time Charles di Cagno 1 $25
3:00pm - 4:30pm Pacific Time Charles di Cagno 1 $25
3:00pm - 4:30pm Pacific Time Charles di Cagno 1 $25
3:00pm - 4:30pm Pacific Time Charles di Cagno 1 $25
3:00pm - 4:30pm Pacific Time Charles di Cagno 1 $25

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