Ever get tongue-tied when the teacher calls on you? Are you outgoing with your friends, but shy in front of a crowd? This workshop is a crash course full of tips and tricks to break out of your nerves, and say your piece. We’ll use improv games, storytelling, and writing prompts to prepare you for those moments in the school day (and beyond) when you need to speak in front of a crowd. We’ll touch on everything from how to stand and gesture, to linking ideas persuasively, to using humor and story to persuade your audience. Each student will go home with a brief video clip of their best public speaking!
Poornima Kirby has taught acting and theater arts at the Nirmal Arts
Academy in Canajoharie, NY, as well as coaching privately in acting techniques, Shakespeare, and movement. She studied at Shakespeare and Co. and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, and received her B.A. in Drama, with honors, from Vassar College.