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Apr 3, 2019 at 8:00 am

Public Speaking Part 2

About the Program

Practice makes perfect. Business professionals speak in front of people every day, but no matter your experience level, you can always perfect your speaking style and work to clarify your message. Building on the skills developed in Public Speaking Part 1: Building Confidence and Clarity, this advanced public speaking course uses skills developed by actors to overcome stage fright, develop a strong stage presence, and develop a commanding voice. Additionally, participants are given the tools to perform a self-assessment and continue their growth after the course. This course is appropriate for any business professional that must interact publicly, give presentations to investors, lead work group meetings, pitch ideas or represent their company in social events. It is highly recommended that participants take Public Speaking Part 1 before enrolling in Part 2.

Dr. Rebecca Johannsen specializes in creating active learning environments, based on techniques used in the theatre, to create opportunities to not only learn the latest in organizational theory, but to put it into practice. She has been working in the fields of emotional intelligence, collaboration, and creativity, as well as working as a public speaking coach, for nearly 10 years. She holds a Ph.D. in Drama from the University of California Irvine. She has worked with organizations ranging from the fields of Biotech and Communications, to Government, Retail, Military, Education, and Advertising, among others. She is one of the highest rated instructors at the UC San Diego Rady School of Management’s Center for Executive Education, where she works with business leaders on emotional intelligence, resilience, communication, and collaboration. She has taught at New York University, Fordham University, the University of California Irvine, California State University Northridge, and Mercy College. She is also a successful playwright, director, actor, and producer. For more information about the programs Dr. Johannsen offers, visit

Participants Focus

  • Build on the tools learned in Public Speaking Part 1: Building Confidence and Clarity
  • Achieve awareness of how body language can create a strong executive presence
  • Discover how to use their voice effectively to inspire confidence in their ideas
  • Uncover how active listening and reading body language can aid in communication
  • Learn how to create compelling content to aid the listener experience


  • Relaxation and concentration tips for public speaking
  • Theatre techniques to build confidence in public situations
  • Active listening skills
  • Improvisational skills
Event Website

Date and Time

Apr 3, 2019 at 8:00 am


Rady School of Management

Event Registration

Registration for this event is required by Apr 3, 2019. Visit the registration page for details.

Event Fee



Rady Center of Executive Development    (858) 534-9000


Faculty, Staff, The General Public

Event Category

Career Development