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COM 52 — Presentations: Finding Your Authentic Voice

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Tuesdays
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 9 weeks
Date(s): Oct 1—Dec 3
Time: 6:45—9:30 pm
Drop Deadline: Oct 14
Units: 2
Tuition: $705
Instructor(s): Lee Eisler-Duvall
Limit: 24
Status: Closed
Please Note: No class on November 26
6:45—9:30 pm
Oct 1—Dec 3
9 weeks
Drop By
Oct 14
2 Units
Lee Eisler-Duvall
Please Note: No class on November 26
Each person has a unique speaking voice. This experiential workshop uses business coaching and acting techniques to help speakers unlock their natural talents and find their authentic voice. You will learn to claim the stage, project a sense of presence, and most of all, truly engage an audience. The course will offer a lively combination of speech mapping and writing techniques, as well as skill-building vocal and physical exercises that will help you find new ways of turning nervousness into positive energy. You will present at least three formal and informal speeches, beginning with personal topics and then moving into your specific areas of interest. Step by step, you will accumulate the eight tools of great delivery, adding dynamics through such elements as story, metaphor, vocal tone, and the use of space. Rehearsal techniques that allow you to truly know your material (without memorizing it) will be rigorously practiced. In this course, you will discover an engaging way of speaking in your authentic voice.

Prerequisite: Advanced-level proficiency in spoken English.

Lee Eisler-Duvall, Founder, Presence Delivered

Lee Eisler-Duvall specializes in public presentation, storytelling, and improvisation in the work world. Her company focuses on developing each person’s unique voice and personal presence. She has taught at Cal State Long Beach and Simon Fraser University.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.