About This Workshop

Figure out how to be your best when the pressure’s on. The ability to connect with others in an authentic way is the key to being a great speaker – and it carries over into the success of your business and personal life. Whether you are speaking to an entire company or a few clients, your presentation skills establish your credibility and impact.

This is a hands-on workshop for makers, doers and entrepreneurs looking to improve as speakers and better champion their ideas. Learn to share content, pitch ideas and tell stories that create a space for audiences to relate, engage and act.

Through a combination of lecture, hands-on exercises and activities, we’ll focus on honing your speaking style in spite of nervousness, clearly crafting your message and delivering with confidence and authenticity. Limited to a small, supportive group of 15, each student will give a 1-2 minute presentation and get live coaching, group feedback and video footage.

About the Instructor

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 | Rhetoric Coach

Holley Murchison is a social entrepreneur and rhetoric coach who’s been using education, food and music as conduits for change since 2006. In her day-to-day, she helps makers, doers and forward-thinking companies grow into better speakers and communicators and manages operations as founding partner of The Hall Pass Tour; a nationwide concert and events company designed to get underserved youth excited about leveraging higher learning to pursue their dreams.

She leads a monthly public speaking workshop series between the San Francisco Bay Area and New York and has coached at a number of companies including Spotify, Klout, Grind and the Startup Institute. As a speaker, she’s engaged audiences of over 5,000 and has spoken at events for the Harvard Graduate School of Education, CreativeMornings, the New York Daily News and more.

A native of NYC, her work is centered around creating innovative, sustainable solutions to advance education, help the world communicate better and take (big and small) leaps toward championing and executing their ideas.

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Event Organizers

Impact Hub Workbench + General Assembly


Date & Time

09/17/2014 | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM


Impact Hub Berkeley


Entry Fee

Cost for Members: email for discount

Cost for Non Members: $45

Updated on 27 August 2014