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Public Speaking Webinar: Channel Nervous Energy & Be In The Moment

Online • Chicago

Join communications expert Jenny Riddle & jazz singer Alyssa Allgood for this unique hour of jazz performance and candid conversation on how to leverage improv to speak up with confidence & courage.

Wed, Jan 27, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST

Women in business can learn how to sharpen their communication skills from the arts, specifically improvisation in jazz—being in the moment; taking risks; speaking from the heart; and performing under pressure.

In this sixty-minute webinar of conversation and performance, we’ll hear Alyssa sing three songs, each with a specific communication strategy that we can emulate as speakers. In between, she’ll sit down and chat with Jenny about how one can apply the principles of jazz singing to effective speaking. Your questions and comments throughout the event are welcome.

Learn how to:

  • Bring your own perspective and story to what you’re saying
  • Channel nervous energy
  • Be in the moment
  • Embrace fear
  • Overcome mistakes
  • Take risks
  • Connect to your own beliefs
  • Keep the audience in mind
  • Share difficult subjects
  • Join communications expert Jenny Riddle each month for Public Speaking Fight Moves to Speak Up and Stand Out.

    About Alyssa Allgood:

    Alyssa Allgood has gained attention for “her technical control and the creative imagination of her work” (Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune). She has been described as an “impressive bop-oriented singer” by DownBeat Magazine and “an emerging talent of considerable strength” by The New York City Jazz Record.

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    Staten Island, NY

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