Mar 31, 2021

Public Speaking Primer: Say It Right the First Time Online

Presented by The Belonging Project
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Cost is free, but registration is required.

Wednesday, March 31
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Central
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Mountain
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Pacific

About the Program

How often do you fall short when trying to clearly, convincingly, and confidently get your message across “in the moment”—such as when someone asks you a question in a virtual meeting, during a phone call, or in any other online situation where you want and need to be at your most articulate? This session will teach you a set of little known—but profoundly effective—tools and tips to ensure that you always express yourself with clarity and composure; even when the last thing you were expecting was to be in the spotlight.

  • Appreciate the importance of readiness and polish in online meetings, virtual events, and phone calls.
  • Learn a strategy for responding concisely and confidently to questions in meeting and conversations.
  • Gain experience and confidence speaking off the cuff.


Christine Clapp, Founder and President of Spoken with Authority

Christine Clapp is the founder and president of Spoken with Authority, a Washington, DC-based presentation skills consultancy that elevates the presence and expands the influence of legal professionals, and promotes inclusion in their organizations. She is the co-author of Presenting Virtually: A Guide to Public Speaking in Online Contexts (2020) as well as Presenting at Work: A Guide to Public Speaking in Professional Contexts (2014), and a collaborator on Let ‘Em Speak, a podcast launched in 2020 that explores the intersection of presentation skills and inclusion. 

She holds two degrees in communication: a bachelor’s degree from Willamette University, and a master’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. She also taught public speaking to undergraduate and graduate students at The George Washington University for thirteen years.



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