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BEspoken with us at the NY Media Center

BEspoken with us at the NY Media Center

We’re always inspired by entrepreneurs at the Made in New York Media Center by IFP—a co-working space, incubator & exhibition venue—and the ideas they create at the intersection of storytelling, media, and technology. We’ve guest taught for their Creative >> Founder Lab twice, and this October we’ll be teaching two classes that are open to the public. Whether or not you’re an entrepreneur, we’ll help you talk about yourself and your work with precision and power.

Jackie will kick-off Part 1 on Wednesday October 5th, and Leah will lead Part 2 on Wednesday October 12th (you don’t have to take the first to take the second).

Click here to register!

When you think of the tools that make a successful public speaker or presentation, what comes to mind? Perhaps hand gestures, body language, eye contact, and confidence come to mind. But what about breath? Or vocalization? Or stance? This class will guide you to become a better, more confident speaker. We will learn how to: manage our known and unknown nerves and tensions; craft and deliver a compelling presentation; improve known and unknown posture and body language; use breathing and relaxation techniques, and master the power of stance.

If you want to learn more about the class format, if you have questions about basic skills you might need to use, if you want to learn more about the specifics of the course, please contact Derrick Foust at

What You Will Learn

  • Learn techniques to manage public-speaking fears.
  • Practice how to optimize your unique expertise and enthusiasm for your idea when introducing your company.
  • Craft your message, identify your audience and hone your story.
  • Leave with improved awareness of your unique communication style and ability to engage an audience of one or many.
Jackie Miller to Speak at New York University

Jackie Miller to Speak at New York University

Bespoken co-founder Jackie Miller is speaking on a panel about professional development at New York University on Wednesday April 13th. She’ll talk about how she’s using her Masters in Arts Politics degree in her work with Bespoken. Details below and register here. See you there!

Alumni / Grad Student Panel: Using Your Advanced Degree in a Unique Way

Date: 4/13/2016
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development
133 East 13th Street
Second Floor New York, NY  10003

Join NYU Alumni and Graduate Career Services for a networking event as fellow alumni share both their experience and “best practices” for utilizing their advanced degrees in a unique way. Light refreshments will be served.

Click here to register.

FOX_0187Bespoken co-founders Leah Bonvissuto and Jackie Miller channel years of professional theater experience into training people to be better communicators and powerful speakers. Our work is customized, on-your-feet and interactive, and designed to improve communication and presentation skills, confidence, presence and emotional intelligence. Rooted in powerful yet practical theater techniques, we provide personalized, in-the-moment feedback to optimize retention and growth. We believe everyone has an innate ability to communicate powerfully and purposefully.

Own Your Voice with Bespoken + ChickTech

Own Your Voice with Bespoken + ChickTech

We’re partnering up with ChickTech NYC on public speaking to help #WomenInTech Own Your Voice on April 19th!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Microsoft Technology Center
11 Times Square, New York, NY

Click here for more info

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Wondering how to speak in public or improve your business communication skills? Learn practical and pro-active techniques to improve vocal command and presence when speaking in high-pressure situations. In this interactive, on-your-feet professional development experience, you’ll receive personalized feedback to optimize your presentation style. We’ll show you how to make the impression you intended—no matter the stakes.

Bespoken is a coaching firm dedicated to helping people speak with conviction and communicate with confidence. Bespoken Co-Founders are Leah Bonvissuto and Jackie Miller. Rooted in powerful yet practical theater techniques, Bepoken’s work is designed to help you harness your innate ability to communicate effectively in any situation. Participants leave with improved vocal command, soft skills, physical presence, self-awareness, confidence, collaborative control, and emotional intelligence. (Contact:

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