BarCamp Austin by Scott Beale/Laughing Squid on Flickr[photo of me speaking by Scott Beale/Laughing Squid]

Last week, a group of us had the distinct pleasure of doing a 2-hour seminar with the delightful Lura Dolas, an acting coach who also trains speakers, business professionals and lawyers how to 'reassure' their audiences. Her technique is here...and it was wonderfully gentle and extremely helpful.

At the end of it, all of us in her class were begging for more, so I thought I'd take the initiative and beg and plead and convince Lura to offer the same training in a 6-hour format at Citizen Space.

Sure enough, she accepted!

I don't know about everyone else, but I'm incredibly relieved to have this opportunity. I have many speaking gigs coming up and, if I want to continue to do this and do this effectively, I need to get some coaching. But coaching is expensive...starting at around $100/hour (Lura's one on one is $150/hour) and I'm not super wealthy (all of my disposable income goes to keeping the teenager happy).

Lura agreed to do the class for $99/person for the full day, which is an amazing bargain. If you cannot make the seminar on January 27th, there is another class at Berkeley that costs $400 for the day. I believe it is on February 10th.

Here are more of the details for anyone interested in partaking. Be sure to sign up soon because there are only 20 spots available.