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All Levels. Public speaking is the world’s leading phobia. Although writers tend to be bookish types, at some point you’ll need to discuss or read your work in front of an audience, be interviewed on TV or radio, or take part in a discussion panel. In this busy session, you’ll learn (and practice!) how to speak into a mic, do a public reading, read an audience, handle a Q&A, and use comedy techniques to win over a crowd and overcome stage fright.
Kathleen Flinn is best known for the New York Times best-seller The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry (Viking/Penguin), about graduating the famed Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. Her latest book, Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good, hits shelves this August.