Rev. Stephen M. Shick has practiced speaking without a manuscript for more than 20 years. Stephen’s love of the spoken word began with hosting a nationally syndicated radio program for 12 years. As a principle founder of Community Ministry and the founding director of Unitarian Universalist Peace Network and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee’s US programs, Stephen has used this style of preaching nationally in keynote speeches, workshop presentations, and public and congregational worship. He is a national CENTER Presenter on this subject for the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association and the author of two books, Be the Change and Consider the Lilies.
Speaking by Heart: The Art of Speaking Without a Manuscript
Date(s) - November 5, 2017 - November 7, 2017
Stephen M. Shick
Are you ready to go paperless in your public speaking? This innovative approach will liberate you to speak successfully to any group!
Are you a pastor, an activist, or someone yearning to communicate with greater effectiveness socially or in your business? Whether you’re a seasoned speaker or you’re about to face your first audience, or even if you’re preparing to speak at a family gathering, do you have a feeling that you could be a better speaker — if only you knew how?
If the prospect of public speaking terrifies you (as it does most people), this workshop will give you the courage and confidence to try, and if you relish the prospect of speaking to groups, you’ll improve your skills. Stephen has successfully taught hundreds of people from all walks of life. In a safe space, you’ll learn a liberating and strikingly effective method of communicating with an audience of any size. You’ll discover how to embody your ideas and your passion and let your heart speak. You may come in a mumbler, but you’ll leave with new tools to speak with presence, authenticity, and power.
Funded in part by a grant from the Fund for Unitarian Universalism. Limited scholarships available.
This program starts on Sunday after 4 pm and ends on Tuesday after lunch.