Speak With Presence, Power and Ease as a Practitioner




Speak With Presence, Power and Ease as a Practitioner

Instructor: Eric Atwood

Time: 9:30am – 1:30pm

Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019

This Class Is Free For All SLCA Practitioners.

If you are a practitioner at SLCA, and you wish to present confidently from the pulpit – whether delivering a sermon or leading affirmative prayers or emceeing services on Sunday – this is a perfect opportunity for you to learn skills and practices that will engage an entire congregation.

In this half-day experiential workshop, you and your fellow practitioners will learn to:

  • Use the practice of Relational Presence (“being with” people as you speak)
  • Speak spontaneously and speak with prepared content with equal ease and grace
  • Engage and connect with people through your voice and presence (body language)
  • Positively affect the collective dynamic both as a speaker and as an audience member
  • Present part of a sermon and/or other material using practices learned in the class

To register for this workshop or to find out more about it, please email Eric Atwood at Eric@TheSpeakersStudio.com or call him at 770.365.7447.

Meet Your Instructor:  Eric Atwood

Eric, founder of The Speakers Studio, brings more than 20 years experience to his work.  His professional career has included speech and presentation coaching, executive coaching, training, consulting, marketing communications and corporate communications.

He is a certified Speaking Circles facilitator who has been involved with this work since 2007.  He has a passion for language, both written and spoken, and is committed to helping people express themselves effectively in all their interactions.

Among his roles previous to founding The Speakers Studio were Director of Communications & Client Services at a leadership consultancy; Director of Marketing & Sales at a nutritional supplement and health product distributor; Communications Manager at a law firm, city council and district health board; and Public Relations Manager at a business printing and technology company.

Eric has a Speaking Circles Facilitator certificate from Speaking Circles International®; a Neuro-linguistic Programming Practitioner certificate from The Empowerment Partnership®; a Marketing Communications certificate from San Jose State University; an Advertising Copywriting certificate from Portfolio Center; and a B.A. in English from the University of California, Riverside.

He has lived in seven countries and traveled to more than 50, bringing a deep understanding and appreciation of people and cultures to his work and his life.  He currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia.