Speak BOLDLY

New!

A seven-week course for innovators and visionaries

Starts Sunday, January 30th

Audience

Learn how to confidently prepare for your presentation so that instead of being tormented by sleepless nights and self-doubt, your courage grows, your presentation flows, and your audience is hooked and totally engaged.

This is your chance to practice, practice, practice in a group setting and receive feedback in a safe, supportive environment.

Speak with power and ease so you can change the room or zoom you're in!

 DO YOU... 

  • Deeply want to make an impact on the world, but your fears related to public speaking are holding you back?

  • Want to take advantage of exciting career opportunities, but (oh no!) - they require more speaking and visibility?

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  • Avoid and run away from speaking opportunities because of negative public speaking experiences in high school, college, or early in your career?

 

  • Want to spice up your talks, have more fun, and influence your audience more powerfully?

 

  • Need a safe and encouraging space in which to face your fears and practice?

At different times during my acting career, I struggled with stage fright. Even though I was well-trained and super prepared, had years of performance mileage under my belt, AND got lots of positive feedback from reviewers and the audience - fear made my tummy hurt before I ventured out on stage.

Fear robbed me of my joy.  I was confused and upset and frankly pissed about it. And disappointed in myself. And hard on myself.  This didn't make things better. I became DETERMINED to change, have more ease, and get my joy back.  So...

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Hey! I'm Amanda , who's teaching this course.

I GET YOU!     I GOT YOU!

“Amanda was approachable, relatable, and had a valuable depth of experience and insight. I especially found helpful her advice on finding a confident, grounded mindset through affirmative statements, and identifying intentions and how to tackle nerves.”
          - participant at a recent workshop for Women in Design                               

Here's what I got for you!

Speak BOLDLY

​A 7 WEEK COURSE

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • a weekly live two-hour virtual class* that:

    •  delves into a specific topic (click HERE to see the topics!)

    • includes time to practice the skills being taught

    • includes feedback from Amanda

  • weekly challenge assignments (creative and fun)

  • a 20-minute Zoom goal-setting session before the course starts (a time to get super clear and committed!)

  • a 20-minute Zoom wrap-up session after the course finishes 

  • a community Facebook group for support and accountability

  • a copy of my book YOUR GUIDE TO PUBLIC SPEAKING to help reinforce all that you are learning in the course

  • an MP3 to guide you as you explore empowering body language choices

  • and a few more surprise goodies!

*Replays of each class will be available to you on the class portal for the entirety of the course. Yay!

the DETAILS

DATES:  Sundays, 1/30- 3/20*

       

*NO CLASS on  2/20 for President's Day Weekend

TIME:  1:00 - 3:00 PM PT

                             

FOR:  18 and older

WHERE:  On ZOOM!

Limited to 12 participants

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What if

How MUCH? 

you could think clearly, sleep well, and actually 

look forward to your upcoming public speaking adventure?

what becomes possible?
 

During this course you'll learn:

  • how to confidently introduce yourself and describe what you do 

  • how to comfortably be on-camera 

  • how to tell a story that leaves your audience wanting more

  • how to prepare for Q & As and panels

  • how to let go of filler words like ummmmm

  • how to use your voice powerfully and creatively, without rushing

  • how to choose body language that serves you and your audience

  • how to create a script that works for you

  • to develop a rehearsal process that you can trust

  • to talk yourself through your nerves and self-doubt

  • how to focus on creating an experience for your audience rather than focusing on yourself

  • how to feel strong and start strong

  • how to handle the unexpected

  • how to ask for feedback in a clear way

“Amanda Hennessey is a gem.  

 

She has a unique approach in her coaching of public speaking skills. It is not the typical “pad and paper/lecture” approach. Instead, she uses her acting background to allow participants to tap into a part of themselves never previously explored. Amanda is a coach…a cheerleader…a role model.  

 

Thank you, Amanda for your transformational approach to public speaking that helped me learn more about myself than I ever thought possible.”   

 

—Lori P., Nonprofit Consultant 

PS  These are great skills to develop for work! Some companies reimburse their employees for this kind of training.

Let's Break It Down

See what we'll be covering week by week

 

WEEK 1:
MYTH BUSTING &
BUILDING CONFIDENCE

It's time to break up with the negative thoughts that are tripping you up.  It's time to start to own your power!

Plus practice time and direct feedback!

Learn to use your body language and your voice to enhance your message and your impact.

Plus practice time and direct feedback!

Who exactly are these people? WHO they are will determine WHAT you'll say and HOW you'll say it. I know they'd love a compelling and powerful story.

Plus practice time and direct feedback!

WEEK 4:
REHEARSING

All the tips & tricks you'll need to set yourself up for a win on stage or on Zoom.

Plus practice time and direct feedback!

WEEK 5:
TECHNOLOGY &
DIGITAL SPACES

Know how to speak in any medium - on Zoom, podcasts, radio, and T.V.. 

Plus practice time and direct feedback!

WEEK  6:
OWN YOUR POWER &
YOUR VOICE

You got this. This week we'll focus on preparing for Q & As and panels.

Plus practice time and direct feedback!

WEEK 2:
BODY LANGUAGE &
VOCAL VARIETY

WEEK 3:
YOUR AUDIENCE &
STORYTELLING

WEEK 2:
BODY LANGUAGE &
VOCAL VARIETY

WEEK 3:
STORYTELLING

WEEK 7:

PERFORMING

Our final class! Students will present (YES!) and receive coaching.

Plus celebrating!

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Whether you are on Zoom or in the room, you can feel
at ease and make an impact!

SO,  WHAT'S  MY  STORY?​

I love helping innovators and visionaries to speak with power and ease so they can change the rooms or zooms they are in without self-doubt or losing precious sleep.

Through one-on-one coaching and customized corporate workshops, I help these game-changers experience public speaking as an adventure with exciting risks, discoveries, and massive rewards rather than as a horror movie with terror, hiding, and dread.

 

I have coached a wide variety of individuals who are making waves in their industries - scientists, entrepreneurs, executives, activists, doctors, chefs, lawyers, artists, a top dog trainer, and also a mountaineer who completed the Explorer’s Grand Slam (think Everest, the Poles, and more!)

 

CLICK HERE to read the rest of my bio!

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WEEK 3:
STORYTELLING