Presence: Your Key to Powerful Speaking

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When: Monday, May 18, 2009 Time: 6:30-9:00pm Where: East Bay Coaches, 24 Orinda Way, Orinda, CA www.eastbaycoaches.org 510-524-4055 When you deliver a speech to an audience, work with a client, or talk intimately with a friend, it is your presence that carries your words to the listeners. Being in the moment, fully present, connected to your self and others gives power to what you say. Fear can block you from being yourself in front of others. Doreen Hamilton’s book, Essential…

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Writing Out Loud: Speak and Write from Your Heart

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Facilitated by Doreen Hamilton and Linda Joy Myers When: TBA Information: doreen@essentialspeaking.com 510-524-4055 Don’t just sit in front of a blank page…learn how to write out loud. Through techniques of deep listening and unconditional acceptance, your stories are invited into the sacred space of the group. • Free your inner voice • Tap into your life stories • Write from your heart Activities include creative and stimulating writing exercises, group listening, and supportive reflection.

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SpeakingQuest: Journey to Your Authentic Self

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Week-long retreat in Molokai, Hawaii Facilitated by Doreen Hamilton and Katherine Mapes-Resnik When: October 10-16, 2009 Where: Island of Molokai, Hawaii Information: www.speakingquest.com SpeakingQuest retreats combine the excitement of travel with the satisfaction of personal discovery. • Discover the confidence to express yourself easily in all areas of life • Develop the art of listening and speaking from your heart • Learn how to deepen intimate connections with others Activities include Speaking Circles®, storytelling, art, creative writing, nature walks, ancient…

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Speaking Circle® Facilitator Certification Training Program

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Three month program starting with four-day intensive in San Anselmo, California. Facilitated by Lee Glickstein and Doreen Hamilton When: October 7-10, 2010 Time: 10am-5pm Where: San Anselmo, CA Fee: $2500 Registration: www.speakingcircles.com 415-488-4460 Prerequisite: Leadership Presence and ongoing practice in Speaking Circles. This concentrated program works on the level of personal transformation while teaching you the skills and tools you will need to become a masterful Facilitator. Enrollment is limited, allowing for extensive personal attention for all trainees. Upon completion…

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Leadership Presence: How to Inspire Groups to Action

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Facilitated by Lee Glickstein and Doreen Hamilton When: Saturday and Sunday, January 30-31, 2010 Time: 10am-5pm Where: San Anselmo, CA Fee: $350 Registration: www.speakingcircles.com (415-488-4460) Prerequisites – Speaking Circle® experience that demonstrates your understanding of Relational Presence Leaders influence others to action through the power of presence. There’s nothing more crucial to successful leadership communication than being receptive, genuine, and compelling whenever you give a presentation, lead a meeting, or speak with just one individual. The mistake most leaders make…

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Fearless Speaking: Discovering Your True Voice

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When: Saturday, April 17, 2010 Time: 9:30am-4:30pm Where: San Francisco, CA Fee: $165 Registration: SFSU College of Extended Learning (415) 405-7700 Imagine feeling relaxed and confident when you speak in front of a group. Whether you dread the thought of public speaking or are an experienced presenter, Fearless Speaking supports you in discovering your own natural speaking style so you can shift out of performance mode and move into comfortable, self-confident, and genuine expression. This program will help you to:…

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Speaking Circle®

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When: 2nd Wednesday of each month Time: 7-9:30pm Where: Berkeley, CA Fee: $40 per session Registration: doreen@essentialspeaking.com 510-524-4055 At a Speaking Circle® you are provided all the support you need to express yourself in your own time and in your own unique way, without fear or discomfort. Some call this depth of expression, “speaking from the heart,” “the authentic self” or “your real voice.” Whatever you call it, you know when you are there; you know when someone else is…

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Essential Being: a guide for “Taking the risk of being yourself”

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5.0 out of 5 stars from Amazon.com Essential Being: a guide for “Taking the risk of being yourself”, January 17, 2010 By Michael F. Bouscaren Doreen Hamilton’s “Essential Speaking” delivers practical tools from many perspectives to release the true self as speaker. She shows us how to become the open hearted, connected persons we all long for but are afraid of becoming. Doreen guides the reader into a sense of security with the silent center of self. From this truthful,…

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Anderson Cooper’s Secret to Success: Talk to One Person

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CNN’s Anderson Cooper has earned four Emmys because he knows how to talk to one person, not millions. What is the secret to his success? He says he is “not talking to X number of people, I’m just talking to one person through that camera lens.” The Art of Essential Speaking Cooper has mastered the art of Essential Speaking because he knows how to make public speaking seem like a one-on-one conversation. Listeners in an audience respond more readily when…

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SpeakingQuest: Journey to Your Authentic Self

[2010] SpeakingQuest: Journey to Your Authentic Self

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SpeakingQuest: Journey to Your Authentic Self Week-long retreat in Molokai, Hawaii Facilitated by Doreen Hamilton and Katherine Mapes-Resnik When: TBA Where: Island of Molokai, Hawaii Information: www.speakingquest.com SpeakingQuest retreats combine the excitement of travel with the satisfaction of personal discovery. Discover the confidence to express yourself easily in all areas of life Develop the art of listening and speaking from your heart Learn how to deepen intimate connections with others Activities include Speaking Circles®, storytelling, art, creative writing, nature walks,…

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From Dread of Public Speaking to Enjoyment: A Workshop Participant Speaks

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I was surprised that my presentation went so well! What was really wonderful was that I didn’t have the shaky hands or voice. The breathing became very natural for me and it kept me relaxed while I was up in front of the class. Another great thing was being able to make eye contacts. I usually can’t focus on the audience, but this time, I was able to look around and just see what was going on. I observed some…

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Discover What You have to Say

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A potential participant heard that in Speaking Circles we come up with our own topics, and she wrote to me asking if this was true. She was afraid she didn’t have anything to say. This is my response to her… “I’m glad that you are considering how Speaking Circles might help you. Our process focuses on developing your presence…your ability to stay present with yourself and with your listeners. Content, what you say, is not the focus of attention, so…

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Praise for Essential Speaking: The 7-Step Guide to Finding Your Real Voice

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More Praise for Essential Speaking I found Essential Speaking: The 7-Step Guide to Finding Your Real Voice, by Doreen Hamilton to be a wonderful book—ostensibly about public speaking, but also about learning how to be true to yourself while in the presence of people listening to you. Statistically, fear of public speaking is said to be higher on the chart than fear of death. Indeed, for many, public speaking is the same as death. Doreen Hamilton, a psychotherapist who understands…

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SpeakingQuest: Journey to Your Authentic Self

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SpeakingQuest: Journey to Your Authentic Self Week-long retreat in Molokai, Hawaii Facilitated by Doreen Hamilton and Katherine Mapes-Resnik When: October 10-16, 2009 Where: Island of Molokai, Hawaii Information: www.speakingquest.com SpeakingQuest retreats combine the excitement of travel with the satisfaction of personal discovery. • Discover the confidence to express yourself easily in all areas of life • Develop the art of listening and speaking from your heart • Learn how to deepen intimate connections with others Activities include Speaking Circles®, storytelling,…

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Journey to Your Real Self and Speak Authentically

Journey to Your Real Self and Speak Authentically

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Essential Speaking Programs Can Lead you to Your Real Self Have you been longing for a deeper connection to your real self? Your heart, mind, and soul may beckon you toward a path that can lead you to speak authentically. In Essential Speaking programs, you will find an innovative process that not only dissolves stage […]

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Navigate Safely to Your Authentic Voice

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Recently a participant made a comment to me about how he felt that the Speaking Circle was “too safe” and this made him doubt our approach. I explained that in this process I intentionally create a gentle learning environment because I believe it’s difficult to change behavior without support and acceptance. To guide people into their fear and help them learn how to stay present while they are experiencing intense anxiety requires new conditions that will promote growth. We say…

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Facilitating Change with your Authentic Voice

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I rang the chimer to start the Facilitator Training program, and the sound of the bell hung in the air for a very long time. We were all quiet as the vibration filled the room. The note seemed to float through the window, into the forest, beyond the village, and across the land. My intention was to help liberate the inner voice of every trainee who was sitting there. Like the bell that was still traveling through the universe, I…

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Presence: Your Key to Powerful Speaking

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When: Monday, May 18, 2009 Time: 6:30-9:00pm Where: East Bay Coaches, 24 Orinda Way, Orinda, CA www.eastbaycoaches.org 510-524-4055 When you deliver a speech to an audience, work with a client, or talk intimately with a friend, it is your presence that carries your words to the listeners. Being in the moment, fully present, connected to yourself and others gives power to what you say. Fear can block you from being yourself in front of others. Doreen Hamilton’s book, Essential Speaking:…

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