If you don’t incorporate characters into the stories you tell, you’re missing an opportunity to connect with your audience. People don’t remember what you say, they remember what you do. Building a character is one thing you can “Do” to cultivate a deep connection with your audience making your presentation memorable. During this highly interactive session you learn tools, tips and techniques that you can start using right away to liven up your presentation and keep your audience engaged. Find your hidden characters while adding a new dimension to your stories.
Who would be the ideal audience for this presentation?
Are you a speaker who wants to spice up your stories adding character and humor?
What five questions does this presentation address that would be important to our CAPS colleagues?
Why add characters to my stories?
What simple tools can I start using immediately, to cultivate a new dimension to my presentations?
What additional tips, techniques and resources can I use to help me to explore character development on my own?
How do I avoid some performance pitfalls?
What if I’m no good at building a character?
Vinny Verelli is actually Jon Schwartz, a character actor with over 40 years of performing experience including a prison tour of Samuel Becket’s Waiting For Godot and performing mime at Carnegie Hall. Jon worked with Tennessee Williams in the world premiere production of Tiger Tail and has sailed the high Seas as cruise director and entertainer. An award winning speaker, Jon and his wife, former Broadway performer Ginny King, produced theme shows for the event business in Atlanta for 20 years. Jon has written, produced and directed fifteen interactive mysteries that have been produced at over 350 corporate events. Jon jumped into NSA with both feet in 2003 and started off as sound man and then serve 8 years on the board. A past president of the NSA Georgia chapter, he also spent 2 years on NSA’s Chapter Leadership Committee and presented chapter programs 12 times including ones for Montreal and Calgary. He has presented on the NSA and CAPS main stage 7 times and says ‘yes’ to any request from NSA or CAPS. Jon says that, “I can’t give enough to the association that has given so much to me. I’m continually learning new things about the business of speaking but most important, is what I’ve learned about friendship and being a part of this incredible family”. www.motivatethis.net