Yes, that’s a younger me. I fell (quite literally) into a career of performance.
Growing up as a [stunt kid] working with actors, I was encouraged to perform and speak; despite my shy nature. At some point, my improv and public speaking training became a pastime. Now I’m always working on a new bit or script.
As a creative, I’ve helped pitch and win new business, including A&E, Philips and Top Golf.
I recieved in-person training with [Mirren] and studied Pitch Anything on my own. I’ve led creative workshops with clients and MC’ed events, such as a UCLA summit of 200 marketing and communication professionals.
But, presentation is much more than ballroom banter and pitch pressure.
We spend so much time preparing to speak that sometimes we forget to listen. I know I’ve been guilty of this. For me, being a student of presentation is about listening.