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Outside the Speaker's Bubble

a newsletter about speakers and speaking

The Speaker's Bubble is that wrinkle in the time/space continuum you experience whenever you speak, and experience even the slightest bit of pressure to perform. It's that place where your heart rate speeds up, just a little. Where you hear your blood pounding ever-so-slightly in your ears. Where you turn various shades of crimson, or feel short of breath. All these are purely normal physiological responses to the stress of "the-one-versus-the-many." There are ways to control this stress; excellent speakers know this. So do experienced leaders. My Communications Conditioning practice teaches speakers of all skill levels how to deal with stress and present like pros! I can give a practical road map of strategies to make anyone a better communicator for life.

Click here for a schedule of my upcoming workshops.

Wednesday
Aug072019

August 2019

Beware the novety act

It's been two months since I sent out my newsletter and a lot has happened! My show with Pipeline Playwrights at the Capital Fringe had a sold-out run in July. Here's a review that captures some of our audience's enthusiasm! And if you'd like to read the scripts of our five provocativley funnny one-acts, you can buy your own copy. E-mail me and I'll tell you how.

And then there were the Presidential Debates. I have some insights to share about those, and one candidate in particular. Go to my blog and read all about it.

In other news. . . 

If you're looking for ways to celebrate the Suffrage Centennial in 2020, why not stage a production or organize a reading of an original play? My script, It's My Party!, offers a fresh take on the storied conflict between establishment and radical suffragists. And lots of juicy roles for the talented women in your midst!

For more info, click here .

 

Thursday
Jun132019

June 2019

When to call in the pros

This month I recount an interesting experience with a client who was an expert in his own field, but was smart enough to know where his expertise ended! 

 In other news.... 

My play about the women who made Amercian suffrage possible, It's My Party!, will have a reading in D.C. this month!
June 24th at 7 p.m. 
Hammer Auditorium, Flagg Building, Corcoran School of Art And Design
500 17th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20006.
 
Leslie Jacobson will direct.
For more info on the play, click here .

 AND -

My one-act comedy Sally Has Issues will be one of five *NEW* subversive comedies by persistent women presented every night in 
How's That Workin' Out For Ya? 2.0
short plays by Pipeline Playwrights at the 2019 Capital Fringe Festival

Thursday July 11 at 6:15 / Saturday July 13 at 6:30
Tuesday July 16 at 8:15 / Saturday July 20 at 5:45
Friday July 26 at 7:00 / Saturday July 27 at 12:15
Sunday July 28 at 4:30


Dove Performance Space/St. Augustine's Episcopal Church
555 Water Street SW/Washington, D.C. 20024

Tickets ON SALE NOW 
Order online at https://capitalfringe.org/event/hows-that-workin-out-for-ya-2-0/
or by phone at 866-811-4111
Monday
May202019

May 2019

 Time Disruptions

Some days I'd love to turn back time, but I can't even stop the clock! So I've implemeneted some strategies that help make the most of what time I do have. Read all about them in this month's blog.

  In other news.... 

My one-act comedy Sally Has Issues will be one of five *NEW* subversive comedies by persistent women presented every night in 
How's That Workin' Out For Ya? 2.0
short plays by Pipeline Playwrights at the 2019 Capital Fringe Festival

Thursday July 11 at 6:15/Saturday July 13 at 6:30
Tuesday July 16 at 8:15/Saturday July 20 at 5:45
Friday July 26 at 7:00/Saturday July 27 at 12:15
Sunday July 28 at 4:30

Dove Performance Space/St. Augustine's Episcopal Church
555 Water Street  SW/Washington, D.C. 20024

Last year's show sold out, so start planning now!
Tickets go on sale Monday, June 17 
Order online at https://www.capitalfringe.org/
or by phone at 866-811-4111
Wednesday
Apr102019

April 2019

The loops of feedback

This month I share some thoughts about how feedback can be a force for good! Read all about it it in my blog, here.

In other news...

You're invited to a stage reading of my newly revised play, The Whole is Greater:
The lives of a "motivational guru," a cynical unemployed professor, a corrupt local politician, and a wily Dollar Store cashier intertwine unexpectedly in fictional Carlyle, Virginia. Comic drama unfolds as definitions of success, matters of justice, and finding your place in the world collide.

Monday, April 29th at 7:30
MetroStage
1201 North Royal Street/Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Discussion and refreshments to follow!

This reading is part of Pipeline Playwrights' Third Annual Reading Series.
Special thanks to Carolyn Griffin, Produci
ng Artistic Director, MetroStage 
 

 

Saturday
Mar162019

March 2019

Mindful unwinding

A restful island vacation prompted thoughts about the benefits of fully immersing yourself in whatever you are experiencing. Read all about it in my latest blog.    

In other news...

You're invited to a stage reading of my newly revised play, The Whole is Greater: 

The lives of a "motivational guru," a cynical unemployed professor, a corrupt local politician, and a wily Dollar Store cashier intertwine unexpectedly in fictional Carlyle, Virginia. Comic drama unfolds as definitions of success, matters of justice, and finding your place in the world collide. 

Monday, April 29th at 7:30
MetroStage/1201 North Royal Street/Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Discussion and refreshments to follow!

This reading is part of Pipeline Playwrights' Third Annual Reading Series.
Special thanks to Carolyn Griffin, Produci
ng Artistic Director, MetroStage