GSAS: Engaged Communication: Anxiety, Performance, and Presenting on Zoom [The Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning Event]


Friday, January 15, 2021, 11:30am to 1:00pm



Come learn from Erika Bailey, Head of Voice and Speech, American Repertory Theater; Lecturer on Theater, Dance & Media
Are you preparing to give a presentation, conference paper, or lecture this term? Do you worry about managing anxiety while speaking and staying present with your audience? In this session, we will build vocabulary for effective and engaging speaking, learn strategies for managing anxiety, and practice speaking as a physical act. Using exercises from the theatre, we’ll explore how to stay grounded, introduce vocal variety to keep your listeners engaged, and connect with your audience in Zoom. Participants should be prepared to give a very short introduction of themselves and their research area (no longer than 30 seconds) to put into practice the strategies modeled in this session.
Visit the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning for more information and register.