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Workshops and Seminars
Techniques for Confident, Clear, Persuasive Presentation and Communication

Full and Half-Day Workshops including:

San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
   Roundtable Speaker: Often Overlooked Damages
   Panel Chair: Spencer J. Pahlke, Shareholder
   Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger

Vocal and Physical Presentation and Animation
   Eliminating Nervousness and Stage Fright
   Expanding Vocal Range and Resonance
   Varying Vocal Tone
   Finding Effective Gestures and Body Language
   Using Eye Contact
   Trusting Silence

Applying Acting Techniques to Make Your Point
   Identifying the Playable Objective
   Choosing the Manner of Influence: Using Acting “Verbs”
   Allowing for Spontaneity: Improvisation and Role Playing
   Connecting to the Text: Exploring Personal Commitment to Words

Personal Investment in the Text
   Telling the Story With Clarity and Power
   Finding the Heart of the Story (Using Stanislavski’s “Super objective”)
   Humanizing Language: Minimizing Technical Terms and Finding Persuasive Language
   Immediacy: Using the Present Tense and First Person
   Presenting the Emotional as Well as Intellectual Truth

On-Going Acting and Presentation Skills Class

Participants, including attorneys, business leaders, teachers and opera singers, focus on assignments designed to help them meet their specific goals. In any given session we may see closing arguments, elevator speeches, scenes or monologues from modern theater or Shakespeare, arias, or improvised interviews. Class size is limited to 12. Accepting students as space becomes available. Call 510-524-3676 for further information.

Private Coaching
Individual Coaching—Short Term and On-going

One-on-one coaching to conquer stage fright, increase confidence and persuasive power. Work includes techniques to improve vocal quality, clarity of speech, and non-verbal communication skills and/or organization, language revision and delivery of specific material.

Recent Workshops

  • Townsend Center for the Humanities: Presentation Skills
  • Dannis, Woliver and Kelley, Attorneys at Law Courtroom Presentation Skills
  • University of California, Berkeley Departments of English, Comparative Literature and French Presentation Skills for Graduate Students entering the job market.
  • Hass Business School: Presentation Skills
  • Boalt Law Advocacy Skills Class Presentation Skills, Guest Lecturer
  • Beyond Academia Conference Presentation Skills


For information call 510-524-3676

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