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#BeBetter 3: Poetry, Panto and Public speaking

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Event Type: Training
Venue: The Spark, Southampton Solent University
Date: 26th Mar, 2018
Time: 6.30 pm
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Public speaking isn’t just about giving presentations at a board meeting, and they don’t have to be you talking at people for 45 minutes. Whether it’s stepping into the boardroom, classroom or into the shoes of another character, there are lots of forms of public speaking.

Find out how you can use performance skills to make you a more confident speaker, as well as tips and tricks for how to engage your audience in this interactive talk.

This event is open to all JCI Members and Guests

Speaker Bio
Hollie Ward is a local writer based in Southampton. She began performing in primary school, eventually working her way up to playing Belle in Beauty and the Beast. Now aged 22, Hollie graduated from Southampton Solent University with a First-Class degree in English, and has performed her poetry across the South, from Hampshire Reclaim the Night and to the Hammer and Tongue National Finals at the Royal Albert Hall.

Hollie has worked in the local literary industry for two years, through a partnership with Southampton’s first Poet Laureate for Children. She is now the Assistant Facilitator of the Mayflower Young Writers and Co-Host at
Hammer and Tongue Southampton. Hollie also assists to co-ordinate and deliver a variety of workshops in the city, from transformative writing for adults, and the SO: Write Women workshops, to reader reception and
teaching outreach audiences.

JCI Southampton #BeBetter Programme
JCI Southampton is launching a series of training sessions to develop young people to #BeBetter. Each session will have a specific focus to help us#BeConfident #BeActive and #BeOrganised. The #BeBetter programme is designed to give you a variety of training workshops to build upon and develop skills. We have trainers and speakers from different working environments to share their skills to help in the key areas.

How to find out more about the programme
Please contact JCI Southampton 2018 Training Director Ashleigh Harris at