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'Slam' techniques for public speaking

Monday 17 March 2014, 1-3 pm (Please note change of time)


Presented by Jasmine Ann Cooray

This two-hour workshop will use the poetry slam format as an introduction to public speaking for researchers. Slam performers place great emphasis on the confident and persuasive delivery of material, and these skills will be transferrable to a variety of academic and non-academic contexts in which audience engagement is key. during the session, you may expect to try out different methods of delivery, focusing on engaging delivery styles and examining what their effect is on those watching. If you want to improve your public speaking or simply try out slam techniques, this workshop will offer the perfect opportunity to do so.

Jasmine Ann Cooray is a poet from London, of British and Sri Lankan heritage. She works with young people and adults as a mentor and workshop facilitator, developing confidence through poetry and performance. She aims to create spaces for voices of all kinds to speak out, and has just finished a six month writer's residence at the National University of Singapore. She is also training as an integrative psychotherapist.

Jasmine is known for her vivid images, inclusive performance style, and storytelling through personal experience. She is often moved to address taboo issues through her writing, and has performed in a variety of spaces in the UK, Singapore and the Philippines. Her debut poetry pamphlet 'everything we don't say' was released with Tall Lighthouse Press in 2009 and she is currently working on her first full collection.

Book a place on this workshop through the LSE Training and Development System|

This workshop is being run by the LSE Research Festival 2014 and will serve as a precursor to the LSE Research Festival and LSESU 'Social Science Slam', to be held in May 2014. At this event, researchers will each be given 10 minutes to present their work to a lay audience, with a winner chosen based on audience applause. For more information on this and other events for the LSE Research Festival 2014, please join our mailing list.


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