Marshall Miles Interviews Tina Packer, Public Speaking Workshop Sept 21-23 Taught by Tina Packer & Dave Demke

Public Speaking Workshop with Tina Packer



Learn to speak in front of any size audience and move them with your words.

  • Free your natural voice
  • Understand the basics of speech construction
  • Tap into your truth
  • Connect with and understand your audience
  • Focus your message
  • Persuade an audience of the validity of your message
  • Inspire your audience to act

This weekend is designed to meet your needs as activists, students, community organizers, business people, educators, and concerned citizens. This is a time of urgency to empower people to let their voice be heard and to move others to action!

Our goal is to improve your skills and confidence in connecting to an audience, delivering your message and moving your listeners.

The workshop includes knowledge gained from Shakespeare & Company’s experience of embodying the text of a great speech, and improving the alignment of the speaker’s personal voice to who they are as a person.

Each participant comes in with a message that is intended to move a certain audience to action. Throughout the workshop, you will have the opportunity to improve your message using the lessons learned from great speeches. You will taste the experience of speaking with “the whole of who you are” and learn tools you can use to further develop yourself and your message.

The workshop is open to all walks of life and is limited to 12 participants.

This workshop is a prerequisite for the optional Advanced Public Speaking Workshop.

DATES: September 21-23, 2018 (taught by Tina Packer and Dave Demke)

SCHEDULE: Friday, 6pm-10pm; Saturday, 10am-7pm; Sunday, 10am-2pm



This is an experiential group workshop; therefore participants must be present and fully available at all sessions, from start to finish.


Tina Packer is the founding artistic director of Shakespeare & Company. She has directed, acted, and taught both Shakespeare and theater performance at Shakespeare & Company as well as at over thirty colleges around the globe including Harvard, MIT, Columbia and NYU. She is a social entrepreneur, actor, playwright, author and a recipient of the state of Massachusetts’s highest honor, the Commonwealth Award.

Dave Demke is a Shakespeare & Company Senior Faculty member and a Designated Linklater Voice teacher. He received his BA in Theatre Arts from Minnesota State University, and MFA in Performance from the University of Maryland. He has guest taught at various universities, at the Linklater Center in New York, at the National Theatre of Ghana, and continues to teach Shakespeare & Company workshops in cities around the country.



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