An Actor’s Take on Public Speaking


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Presented on December 18, 2015

Presented by Josh Holmes (@joshholmes)

Part of the meeting: Speaking for Developers II

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Public speaking is a fantastic way to share your thoughts and ideas with the world. But to most effectively share those thoughts, you need to spend some time honing the craft of public speaking. There are a ton of techniques from the acting world that apply. This expands beyond the rehearsal of the talk. Actors do many things that public speakers should do including practicing speaking, practicing improv, speaking from the diaphragm, voice warm ups, blocking out your talk physically in the space and much more. In this session, Josh Holmes, who has his degree in theatre, will talk with you about how he practices, warms up and delivers a talk leveraging many aspects of his classic theatre training.