Learn from a top public speaking and presence coach for global mainstages including TED Talks. Communication is a skill and like a muscle, it takes time to train and strengthen.  In Train for TED you'll learn how to:

  • Transition with ease between communicating with different types of audiences such as potential clients and superiors

  • Vocal techniques to speak with conviction, confidence, and clarity about your work

  • Ways to tackle the discomfort associated with speaking in front of an audience in order to understand where the fear comes from and how to diffuse it

Participants improve communication and presentation skills in a safe space with a trusted outside eye by watching each other incorporate feedback that is personalized for each voice in the room. (Note: participants are invited to come prepared with a two-minute excerpt of a presentation or speech, a personal story, an elevator pitch, or similar.)

About: Jackie Miller is the co-founder of Bespoken, a New York City-based communication coaching firm that offers customized training for individuals and groups.  Clients include Gap, Columbia Business School, AOL, and Global Health Corps.  Bespoken teaches people how to speak their story, find their voice, and command any room they enter.  As a communication coach, Jackie finds the audience and performer relationship endlessly fascinating. She has amassed over a decade of experience as a director and curator of cultural public programming in New York City, most recently as Artistic Director of Only Make Believe, serving as the company's creative lead.