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Dana_AngioniThank you so much for taking the time to present to my Business 103 class. My students went on and on about how they found the information useful and how they loved that you were using the tips you shared with them during your presentation. They were excited to let me know that they have tried the breathing techniques and they work! I think it really 'clicked.'
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Dana M. Angioni, M. Ed.
Academic Advisor, University of Nevada Las Vegas

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This is for those who have taken The Zen Speaker - Beyond the Expected course. In that course, you learned to no longer begin your speeches with pleasantries, and instead have compelling openings to engage your audience immediately. You learned to incorporate stories into all your communications and do so now because you know it’s the best way to connect with your audiences of one or one thousand people. And you learned to make it about the audience.

You are now more relaxed when you speak than you were before the course. And, hopefully, you remember to use the “hissing” breathing exercise to calm your nerves and focus your energy.

So now what? Isn’t that enough to know about public speaking and communication? No! You’re better than you were and now you’re ready to go Beyond the Basics! Don’t worry if you forgot some of the above-mentioned techniques; we’ll do a review of those basics and then go zooming beyond them!

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Bernhard

When I met Amy I had already delivered 200 keynote addresses on six continents, and I had been the recipient of positive teaching evaluations over thousands of university lectures, so I felt relatively well-versed in the art and science of speaking. Moments into our first conversation, however, I realized how much there was to learn, and how crucial the "little things" were in public speaking, and that Amy was exactly what I had needed all along. I gravitated to her helpful teaching style immediately, and I could not believe how much my presentation skills improved - and quickly! She took a pacing, rambling, academic talker and turned me into someone who was capable of delivering a captivating TED talk. I will be forever grateful for the opportunity to have met and worked closely with the very best.

Bo J. Bernhard, Ph.D.
Executive Director, International Gaming Institute
CoRE Fellow, Gaming and Hospitality
Professor,William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration
Professor,Department of Sociology
University of Nevada, Las Vegas