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Build your capacity, confidence, and connections

Six afternoon/evening sessions

For more info or to reserve your spot in one of the Fall 2024 classes,

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Laurie Sherman is an executive coach and strategy consultant who spent three decades leading and managing organizations and initiatives, including serving as a senior policy advisor for Boston’s longest-serving Mayor. She has designed and taught public speaking courses for adults, kids, and college students. Laurie's own speeches have taken place in front of audiences as large as 3000 and included testifying before a Presidential Commission. 


Through 15 hours (full class, small groups, and 1-1 coaching with the instructor), you will:

  • harness the power of your voice and body

  • learn to present more confidently in person and on screen

  • understand how to craft compelling speeches and design presentations that engage any audience

  • collaborate with classmates from various industries

  • create a final presentation for use in your work

Remote Fall 2024 class (six sessions):
Each session lasts two hours, which fly by with the interaction and creative exercises. 

Dates to be announced soon for late September through early November, choosing from mid-day on Tuesdays and late afternoon/early evening on Wednesdays.



“I learned even more than I expected. Laurie shifted our thinking to public speaking as actually a way to have a conversation. She has this powerful and interactive approach to ending each class that brings home the learnings from the session.” 
-    Ellen Bisson, District Sales Manager, TD Bank

"Both the structure and material were excellent. It’s interesting, the way Laurie teaches, with immediate feedback and a chance to re-do on the spot. She also created this sense of community where the students reinforced each other, learning from each other. I loved it!” 
-    Manuela Evans, Career Specialist, One Family, Inc.

“I have been speaking publicly for decades but wanted to up my game. And I did! Laurie has developed five core principles that really resonated with me, and a unique way of teaching about voice, body, and speech content. I looked forward to every class.” 
-    Ellie Anbinder, Founder, Caregivers-Wellbeing

“As a young professional who is still finding her path, I benefitted immensely from the course and from Laurie’s coaching. She instilled confidence in us in a way that was so powerful and such a gift. Each session flew by. I learned to tap into my inner storyteller and communicate effectively with all kinds of audiences.
-    Stephanie Morales, Manager, College for Social Innovation



FEE: $1200 (see below for discounted rates)

$50 discount for early registration
Please contact us about a reduced fee available for participants who work in nonprofits and for self-pay. 

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