Christian Artists Seminar

August 5 - August 10 2017

Communication – When Artists have to use words!

Language the workshop will be taught:
English

We scheduled the workshop as follow:
A series of workshops in 3 days placed in shift 1 or 2 of 1 hour and 20 minutes each day.

This workshop should be placed in the following category:
Communication Arts

Maximum number of participants:
8

The needed artistic level of this workshop is:
Average

The skills criteria for participants to follow this workshop are:
Average

Participants will have learned after doing this workshop:

  1. An appreciation of the skills required for effective public speaking.
  2. A development of personal ability to prepare and deliver short talks.
  3. Increased understanding of and sensitivity to non-verbal aspects of communication.

What materials/equipment/other things participants need to bring to be able to do this workshop:
Students are asked to bring a 3-minute talk, (or 3 minutes of a talk), in the language of their choice, that they have written and / or mostly learnt. It can be a stage introduction (to an act or song), a sermon, a sales pitch or a classroom lecture, etc.

Other important things a participant should know to be able to do this workshop:
Recognising that public speaking can be stressful to learn and to practice, we will aim in this workshop for an atmosphere of encouragement and of positive and affirming criticism.

Describe clearly the content of this workshop:
This workshop will consist of illustrated presentations of factors that contribute to effective public speaking, along with exercises for practice. In particular we will cover voice production and care, energy levels, posture and gesture. It will be lead into student presentation of prepared work with constructive feedback. Teaching will be in English, but students will be able to present and to practice exercises in the language with which they are most comfortable.