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Public Speaking Workshop, Advanced

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What you will learn

Learn how to master your message construction and delivery skills at the Leadership Institute's Advanced Public Speaking Workshop taught by speech writer Dr. John Shosky.

The Advanced Public Speaking Workshop takes place at the Leadership Institute's Steven P.J. Wood Building located in Arlington, VA.

Former speech writer for three presidential administrations, Dr. John Shosky, will be your instructor for this informative and hands-on workshop.

You will learn effective public speaking techniques and will be coached through a speech you have prepared while receiving personalized critiques.

You will receive footage of your public speaking performance at the conclusion of the workshop. Space is limited to four to maximize one-on-one time, so register early!

Who it's for:
  • Political strategists and advocates
  • Policy experts
  • Current or future elected officials and candidates
  • Students and professionals looking to up their public speaking game
  • Anyone preparing for an upcoming speaking engagement

How you'll benefit:
  • Learn to deliver speeches professionally
  • Overcome common fears about speaking in public
  • Prepare for an effective speech
  • Learn appropriate dress, gestures, and appearance

What to expect: In three intensive hours, you will have the opportunity to deliver your speech on-camera and receive individualized feedback from the instructor. Your speech and remarks from the instructor will be recorded and provided to you 1-2 weeks following the workshop.

What's included:
  • Notes and training materials
  • Personalized critique of your presentation
  • Breakfast
  • Copy of footage

Cost: $150.00*

*Ask us about student and group rates.
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Starts Thursday, September 26

Thu 26:   9:30 AM  - 12:30 PM EDT


Leadership Institute
Steven P.J. Wood Building
1101 N Highland St

Arlington, VA 22201 Map




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Your faculty

John Shosky

John Shosky

President, Roncalli Communications

John Shosky is the president of Roncalli Communications, Inc. He has been a professional speechwriter, consultant, coach, and trainer for thirty years. He has written almost 3000 speeches for government officials, political candidates, and public interest advocates. This amounts to over seven million words on the public record.

He has been a speechwriter at the highest levels of government. Dr. Shosky has served in the Reagan, Bush (41) and Bush (43) Administrations, working in the Executive Office of the President, White House Public Affairs, The Department of Health and Human Services, The Department of Education, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

In addition, Dr. Shosky is the author of two books: Speaking to Lead, London: Biteback Publishing 2010, and The Words of our Time, London: Biteback Publishing 2012.

In a recent review of The Words of our Time, former Tony Blair speechwriter Phillip Collins wrote “Shosky's introduction is so full of insight and great tips that I wanted more. He knows what he is talking about.”