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May 262018

Have you been inspired by a really great speaker who was able to convey passion for a topic without reading a script?  Perhaps it was someone you saw give a TED talk, or maybe it was Bishop Michael Curry at the recent wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. If you ever need to speak in public, whether for large groups or small, these skills are important – and learnable.

The best way to learn them is in a non-threatening, small group workshop.  On Saturday, June 9th, Rev. Mellen Kennedy will be holding such a workshop at the Springfield UU, 21 Fairground Road, from 10:00am – 4:30pm.  If you are interested in learning about, or improving your skill and comfort with, speaking without script, this workshop is for you.  You’ll receive resources, support and techniques for public speaking.  We’ll work in safe, respectful small groups where we’ll actually practice.  You’ll come away uplifted and empowered to share your important message in a way that really engages your audience, whether you’re presenting  at work, volunteer settings, social engagements or church.  Register now for this fun endeavor! Cost is just $35, and generous scholarships are available thanks to NYSCU (New York State Convention of Universalists).

To register, down load the registration form here .Contact Rev. Mellen at with questions or scholarship requests.

Rev. Dr. Mellen Kennedy is passionate about helping speakers find their authentic voice.  She has practiced the art of speaking without a manuscript and storytelling for many years.  She is cofounder of Preaching from the Heart  Mellen is enthusiastic about and an expert in creating small group settings that are safe, fun and transformative. She is co-founder of the Small Group Ministry Network.  Rev. Mellen is an ordained Sufi Cheraga and a Unitarian Universalist minister.  She has the honor of serving the Springfield Unitarian Universalist church in Vermont. Mellen serves as a member of the Board of the Inayati Order, a Sufi Path of Spiritual Liberty.

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