Date: January 12, 2022

Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Duration: 6 Weeks

Level: Professional Development |

Cost: €165 (€150 Members)

All Irish Writers Centre remote courses take place on Irish Standard Time (GMT)

Course Summary

This masterclass series is for writers, speakers, presenters, performers, and business professionals who present and speak publicly and want to upskill their speaking, presenting, and communication toolbox.

You will learn skills & strategies that you can use to take back control of your voice and your confidence when you speak on virtual platforms and face to face.

In this masterclass series you will learn:

*How to use your breathing to combat nerves, anxiety, and fear of speaking up
*How to change your panicked and fearful mindset to one of confidence and clarity
*How to build up your toolbox with physical and vocal presence skills

*Storytelling and why it’s essential to great communication
*How to engage with and connect to your audience
*How to refocus your nervous energy into laser-clear, powerful authenticity and passion
*How to use planning and preparation to smash your next communication situation

You’ll walk away with a toolbox of skills that you can put into practice right away in your next virtual presentation, tv interview, pitch, speech, or in your next high-stakes meeting.

You deserve to be the most courageous, powerful, clear, joyful speaker that you know is inside you. Own your voice, own your story, and own your space!





 Course Outline

Session 1 – Identifying individual challenges and Goal Setting, begin looking at Physical Presence.

Session 2 – Breathing, using hands, Virtual Platform Hacks, Eye contact (f2f and virtual) *Exercises live in session

Session 3 – Managing nerves and Limiting Beliefs  *Exercises live in session

Session 4 – Vocal Tools  *Exercises live in session

Session 5 – Writing Content shortcuts specifically for speeches, interviews, and presentations  *Exercises live in session

Session 6 – Live presentations and individual feedback

Participants will have homework after every session to send ahead of time to me.



Course Outcomes

Participants will take away a toolbox of skills and strategies that they can put into practice right away in their next virtual meeting, interview, presentation, pitch, or tv appearance.





Maria Tecce is a Public Speaking & Voice Coach, actor, singer, and keynote speaker.   As a High Performance Coach, Maria empowers business professionals, writers, and performers to become authentic, confident, and powerful speakers and presenters so they can deliver stunning on-camera and live presentations.

She has coached for RADA/The Lir Academy, The Gaiety School of Acting, Rose Bruford College, and heavy hitters like Google, Diageo, Volkwagen, Virgin Media, and Ericsson to name a few.  She helps professionals take their public speaking and performance to the next level, so they can persuade, engage, and inspire their audiences.

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