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Skillshare: Public Speaking

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Skillshare: Public Speaking

Time: April 2, 2012 from 6pm to 8:30pm
Location: The NonProfit Center
Street: 89 South Street
City/Town: Boston, MA
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Event Type: training, workshop, seminar, skillshare
Organized By: Socializing for Justice
Latest Activity: Mar 23, 2012

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Event Description

Does the thought of speaking in public make you weak in the knees? Are you looking for ways to bolster your public speaking skills and wow your audiences? Join Socializing for Justice for our next skillshare on Public Speaking on April 2nd from 6:00 - 8:30 PM.

RSVP at - newcomers always welcomed!

Cost: $10-$20 (sliding scale) collected at the door.

SoJust hosts events that draw progressives of all stripes that share common values but may work on different issues. We host monthly socials that allow for the possibility of cross-issue connections and run a monthly Skillshare series, hosted by The NonProfit Center*, which increases our individual capacity for movement building.

6:00-6:30 Socializing - bring your own dinner

6:30-8:30 Training and Q&A

Public Speaking
Introductory public speaking training focuses on building the basic technical skills necessary to clearly transmit information from the speaker to an audience. Specific skills include word choice, eye contact, volume, vocalized pauses, and body language. Using a small-group format for practical training followed by a discussion debrief from each exercise, the training is designed to allow all participants the opportunity to practice their speaking in an environment that is supportive, attentive, and can provide useful feedback.

Dave Rini is a social justice speaker and advocate who works with a variety of Boston organizations fighting for equality. He is an award-winning rape prevention speaker for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, and an organizer with the Boston chapter of the National Organization of Men Against Sexism, where he hosted two "Dating While Feminist" events and several pro-feminist men's discussion groups. Dave has worked for four years with the Boston University Office of Orientation to design and execute its public speaking training for summer staff, training over 400 of them, and also used his public speaking curriculum with BU's Schools of Education and Communication. Dave is currently a law student at Northeastern University and co-chair of the school's ACLU and National Lawyer's Guild chapters.

The NonProfit Center is located one block from South Station at 89 South Street. The Center is accessible through the main lobby to people who have restricted physical abilities.

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Since 2006, we've been building this great sandbox where we can bring progressives of all stripes together and try out new ideas in this "Movement Moment". Spaces like this are crucial as we start to reframe and build new visions for our movement(s).

With 2000 members and 5 1/2 years of creating a diverse cross-issue community in Boston (115+ events!), Socializing for Justice is the best place to find the great people, organizations and community you're looking for while putting the SOCIAL back in social justice.

YES, WE MEAN YOU. We've got members of all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, levels of activism and professions. We hope you see someone like yourself and meet someone you otherwise wouldn't have.

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