from Holley Murchison…
I grew up incredibly shy. In third grade, I’d scribble my answers down on paper and hand it to Ms. Smith when she’d call on me. Most times I had the right answer but the idea of standing up and publicly addressing a group paralyzed me.
Sometimes, as adults, we feel the same way.
We know we have ideas, stories and content worth spreading but sometimes struggle to articulate them clearly or even worse – we opt out of sharing altogether.
Ironically enough, some years after Ms. Smith’s class, I fell in love with public speaking and ended up building a career around it. Having figured out a way to own my voice, I wanted to help others grow into better speakers and communicators as well. I designed Cool As a Cucumber so that you can better champion all those amazing ideas you’re working on. And it’s nothing like that freshman year Intro to Public Speaking class, promise.
This workshop is for makers, doers and creatives looking to improve on one of life’s most vital skills -whether you’re pitching to new clients, preparing to speak up in the meetings you’ve been dodging, or readying yourself for the big toast at your best friend’s wedding.
Taking a hands-on approach to the art of speaking, Cool As a Cucumber is 1 part lecture, 1 part Q&A and 3 parts participation. It’s a fun, encouraging, small group experience where you’ll learn how to navigate your feelings of speaking angst, craft engaging content and become a more authentic, confident speaker in the moments where it counts most. Plus – my favorite chef whipped up an awesome menu of comfort food goodies for you to snack on while we work.
So, now’s your chance to board the Oratory Glory train and get a step closer to owning your voice. I’m looking forward to working with you on the 20th!
Cheers to the cool in you,