Public Freaking vs Public Speaking
Cultivating Dynamic Authentic Presence

Do public speaking, interviewing or networking make you want to run for cover? Do you wish you could do these face to face interactions via email? 

Do nervousness and self-consciousness undermine your ability to share your passion and vision?

This fun workshop will teach you physical, emotional and mental strategies that will enable you to bring your most confident and authentic self to all aspects of your work-life including leadership, public speaking, networking and interviewing.

We will address those overwhelming nerves, self-consciousness, and what to focus on as you prepare. Vocal variety, tone, movement and other relevant topics will also be covered.


About the Workshop Presenters:

Amanda Hennessey, MFA, Public Speaking and Acting Coach, Founder of Boston Public Speaking

Amanda has coached clients from a variety of industries, including scientists, writers, activists, lawyers, businesspeople, librarians, entrepreneurs, artists, designers and even a top dog trainer.

She teaches acting at Boston Acting Classes, which she co-founded with her husband, and at the Film/TV Department at Boston University's College of Communication. She has also taught at the New York Film Academy and The Huntington Theatre Company. Amanda received her MFA at the Actors Studio Drama School at the New School. Click here for full bio.


Peggy Lynn Romero, MS, MBA, A financial primary care provider, The Bulfinch Group: Uncommon Thinking, Exceptional Outcomes

As a financial primary care provider, Peggy’s role is to integrate all elements of a client’s financial world into a unified strategy for financial wellness, success and fulfillment. She accomplishes this goal by demystifying complex ideas and combining in-depth discovery (a financial X-ray), uncommon thinking and unbiased, transparent analysis. As with other primary care providers, Peggy introduces specialists into the process when indicated to fully support a client’s personal needs and goals. A strategic path forward is formulated for each client, aligned with their hopes and dreams to give them clarity and confidence for the future.

Prior to joining Bulfinch, Peggy was active in multiple biotechnology companies from start-up to IPOs and acquisitions by pharmaceutical companies at “the bench” (as a scientist) and in operations management. Click here for full bio.


Date and Time:  
June 17, 2015
6:00 - 8:30 PM


5:50-6:10pm: Registration and light dinner
6:10-6:30pm: Facilitated networking
6:30-8:00pm: Training/workshop
8:00-8:30pm: Optional networking


The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, 415 Main Street, Monadnock Room, Cambridge, MA 02142



Members: $35; Non-Members: $55, Workshop and Annual Membership: $120

This is part of the summer series and you can register for multiple events at a discounted rate.

** We are offering a special rate for postdocs who register on or before May 16th to attend all four events for only $90.  Please email [email protected] for the discount code.

A light dinner will be served.

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