I am SURE this is nothing to do with my last post, but I was contacted by Ros Barber about a workshop she’s giving soon in Brighton and it just sounds so brilliant, I thought I’d share. If you go, do let me know how you get on and any tips you pick up, ie to actually use sound….
Give Powerful Readings
Next Delivery: Brighton/Hove on Wednesday 23rd February 2011, 6.30-9.30pm.
It’s not enough to sit typing in your garret and trust your genius will be discovered. Successful writers know that writing is only half the job. The other half is putting yourself out there, and delivering your work with confidence, verve and style.
Fear of public speaking is the most common social phobia, affecting 20% of the population. And even if public speaking in general is not a problem, many writers feel deeply anxious about reading their own work.
In just three hours, we will take you through a process which enables you to:
* eliminate reading anxiety
* connect with your words
* connect with your audience
* deliver your work confidently
* become a more powerful communicator
We guarantee at the end of the training you will come away with
* the confidence to read well in public
* an instant method for calming down before you read
For more information, and to book a place, go here.
Ros Barber is a poet and author with 14 years of experience teaching creative writing, including 12 years at the University of Sussex. She has read her work on Poetry Please and The Verb, as well as television, and graced countless stages from Komedia and other performance poetry venues to literary festivals (including Ledbury, Cheltenham). Her focus now is on helping writers to rapidly overcome the psychological barriers to success using EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), in which she is a qualified advanced practitioner.