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Friday, May 5 • 10:30am - 11:45am
1A: Public Speaking for the Painfully Shy Author
Limited Capacity seats available

Does the thought of meeting potential readers at a book signing or author event scare you? Does the prospect of getting up in front of an audience make your palms sweat? Let author and former stage director Victoria Noe give you the confidence to face any audience.

No matter what publishing route we choose, writers have to find a way to rise above the crowd. Like any good business, we have to establish a brand. How do we stand out, particularly in person? We'll consider ways to gain new readers without being pushy, what to wear, and how to feel comfortable in front of an audience. You'll also learn how to choose a reading and introduce yourself.

Bring a three-minute excerpt from your work; time permitting, up to three audience members will be chosen to show off what they’ve learned.

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Victoria Noe

Victoria Noe began her career in Chicago’s theatre community as a stage manager, director and administrator in addition to being a founding board member of the League of Chicago Theatres. In the late 80s she moved to fundraising in the AIDS and arts communities. But when a conc... Read More →

Friday May 5, 2017 10:30am - 11:45am
Charles River Room

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