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Adulting 101 - Public Speaking

  • 415 Mission Street, 33rd floor San Francisco CA USA (map)

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Adulting 101 - Public Speaking

“According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.”
-Jerry Seinfeld

Yikes! No matter your comfort level with public speaking, it's an inevitability of adult life. Join us for an interactive workshop where we will practice the art of public speaking through storytelling.

Humans have been using stories as a form of communication in every culture throughout history. Our brains are programmed to pay special attention to them, as evidenced by the surge in neural activity that takes place when we hear a story. They are used to share experiences, sell ideas, build community, or simply to entertain. Regardless of the story’s purpose, choosing to communicate in the form of a story will make you more interesting and memorable. After this workshop, you'll be better equipped to use this to your advantage.

About our speaker:

Katie Morris serves as Director of Marketing for Dale Carnegie Training in four of California's largest cities. Katie is also a certified Dale Carnegie Trainer and an adjunct professor at California State University East Bay, where she develops critical communication skills in business students at the start of promising careers, all the way to seasoned executives. Katie holds a key organizer role for Dale Carnegie's Global Day of Giving, an event bringing leadership workshops to thousands of youth worldwide. As a result of her passionate efforts to champion greater inclusivity in the business world, Katie has experience supporting blind and visually impaired individuals in the pursuit of greater interpersonal effectiveness.

"About TAP-SF:TAP enhances the Taiwanese American community by networking individuals interested in professional and career development, while emphasizing the preservation of Taiwanese American identity. TAP provides resources and programs that inspire and empower; develop and support professionals to become community-oriented leaders.

TAP focuses on Leadership, Identity, Networking, and Citizenship (LINC).

TAP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization through its parent organization, Taiwanese American Citizens League ("