Workshop “How I Stopped Worrying: Presenters’ Survival Kit”
The text is polished, the slides are double checked, the glorious moment has finally come. But why are we standing gaping, tongue-tied, and frozen stiff with hands shaking, looking for words? Fear. Fear of speaking in public in English makes it still worse. At the workshop, we will provide you with a number of proven warming-up exercises and techniques to recover breath, perfect diction, and fine-tune your body and voice. The survival kit will help to facilitate the kickoff and reduce stage fright. During the workshop, we will eventually reveal the secret of an English smile.
Speaker: Tatiana Skopintseva is Chair of the Humanities and Languages Department at New Economic School in Moscow. Before joining NES, she worked at the Department of English Phonetics at MSLU where she earned her Kandidat Nauk and Associate Professor degrees. Tatiana is an IREX alumna (UPenn), a frequent IATEFL speaker and a former IATEFL PronSig committee member.
Target audience: HSE teachers, researchers, and graduate students
Date & Time: October 7, 17:30 - 20:00