Make a big space more intimate

Speak Schmeak

If you know the room is too big for the numbers who are expected, go ahead and just put away the chairs in the back rows before people arrive. Check out these acoustically friendly and unfriendly spaces at Voice Academy for ideas. "In the boom, in the 80s, of comedy clubs, all these entrepreneurs were putting together these rooms with these high ceilings and 'Hey, look at this great comedy room!'

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Make a big space more intimate

Speak Schmeak

If you know the room is too big for the numbers who are expected, go ahead and just put away the chairs in the back rows before people arrive. Check out these acoustically friendly and unfriendly spaces at Voice Academy for ideas. "In the boom, in the 80s, of comedy clubs, all these entrepreneurs were putting together these rooms with these high ceilings and 'Hey, look at this great comedy room!'

2010 100
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Make me care: TEDxSB Part 3

Speak Schmeak

From the way everyone spoke about him, I was expecting something special, especially when word went around that no one wanted to be the person to speak after him. Fulbeck brought the energy and passion that I expected from a TED-level thinker and speaker. Electric or acoustic?" Now for the fun stuff! There were several speakers at TEDxSB who knocked my socks off, and I want to talk about what made them effective and successful at rousing the crowd.

2010 100

Make me care: TEDxSB Part 3

Speak Schmeak

From the way everyone spoke about him, I was expecting something special, especially when word went around that no one wanted to be the person to speak after him. Fulbeck brought the energy and passion that I expected from a TED-level thinker and speaker. Electric or acoustic?" Now for the fun stuff! There were several speakers at TEDxSB who knocked my socks off, and I want to talk about what made them effective and successful at rousing the crowd.

2010 100

What guitar lessons are teaching me about public speaking--and training

The Eloquent Woman

Case in point: I predicted for Leah that I wouldn't be able to handle a dreadnought, the largest acoustic guitar, but it's what I own now. So these days, I think of my guitar instructor when I get a comment like this one from a woman who participated in one of my workshops focused on creating and delivering a message: "Thanks for making me step out of my comfort zone and for the warning that I would be expected to step out of my comfort zone.