Student Workshop: Thinking and Speaking with Precision
Friday, September 21, 2012 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)
In this workshop co-sponsored by VoxMasters, you will master the basics of communicating as a leader. You will investigate how your eye contact, gestures, movement and posture affect the quality of daily communications and presentations and also how to read your listener’s body language. You will learn how to modulate your vocal tone, breath control, speaking rate, articulation and anxiety to assure pleasant, compelling vocal production. You will learn to fine tune your messages using pausing and effective messaging strategies.
Susan Miller, Ph.D. is principal and founder of Voicetrainer, LLC, a voice and communication consulting firm in Washington, DC. There she specializes in refinement of the speaking voice, anxiety reduction, accent refinement, presentation skills and treatment of the injured voice. For over 26 years Dr. Miller has been helping professional speakers, radio and news personalities, and entertainers maximize their impact every time they speak. Her clients include corporate executives, government officials, broadcasters, and international diplomats. She has promoted the importance of speaking powerfully on NBC, CBS, NPR and other national radio and television programs. Dr. Miller analyzed the voices of the 2008 presidential candidates in the Wall Street Journal article Talk is Cheap in Politics, But a Deep Voice Helps. Her book Be Heard the First Time was released in March of 2006. Dr. Miller is an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at the Georgetown University Medical Center, a scientific fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, and a certified speech-language pathologist.
Vox Masters allows students to practice impromptu public speaking in a comfortable and casual environment. Speak extemporaneously on topics and get feedback from your peers. Vox Masters provides you with general tips on public speaking, such as how to use PowerPoint and how to address numerous people during group interviews. Sessions are held weekly. For specific dates, discussion topics, and speakers see the Center's calendar.
When & Where
Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences at Dartmouth College
The Rockefeller Center for Public Policy at Dartmouth College is a catalyst for teaching, research, and deliberation about public policy. Dedicated to providing an interdisciplinary perspective on policy-related topics, the center fosters a commitment to the ideals of public service and informed public debate exemplified by the man for which the Center is named, Nelson A. Rockefeller.
The Center inspires and energizes students to become effective leaders in their communities & to cherish and participate in democracy.
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