Recently, I took an amazing Public Speaking Workshop with a fantastic teacher named Andrew Linderman and got so much out of the experience that I want to offer the class to Greenpointers readers.
If you want to communicate more confidently and convincingly, perhaps to make a presentation at work or to tell a great story in an effective way, then take this class! I promise that you will leave this workshop a better public speaker and you will learn a lot about yourself and maybe make some new friends. It was really a lot of fun, too!
Class: Public Speaking Workshop Date: Monday, June 6th 2013 Time: 7-10pm Location:Dobbin Project Space (50-52 Dobbin St, Greenpoint, BK, 11222) Price:$45
Need to feel confident speaking in front of group of strangers? Come across as more genuine and less robotic? Want to finally overcome your fear of public speaking?!?
In this 3-hour workshop, participants will get expert coaching and feedback on ways to strengthen their presentation skills, from techniques to calm frayed nerves to exercises designed to build confidence and improve focus. The class is limited to 16 people, so participants are guaranteed lots of time to practice and plenty of instructor feedback. Everyone will leave this workshop with experience speaking in front of a group and valuable insight into how to be a powerful communicator.
Preparation: If you have something short (1-2 mins) that you’d like to work on, bring it in! Otherwise we can generate some content in class.
Andrew Linderman has a B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley. Andrew currently teaches storytelling with the Brooklyn Brainery and The Moth, and is the executive producer of Local Stories, a monthly storytelling series featuring writers, comedians and performers from all over New York City. Prior to his work as a storyteller, Andrew trained as an actor and improvisor at the Upright Citizens Brigadeand the Atlantic Theater Company in New York City. Andrew has also worked as a city planner, a radio DJ and an economist and has lots of stories to tell.
Don’t be jealous of your friends who have green thumbs and gardens; brighten up your apartment with a gorgeous green thriving world! Come make a terrarium and drink beer at Diamond Bar (43 Franklin St) on Sunday May 12, 2013 from 5-7pm, with Claire. All supplies are included, plus a beer. For $50, come empty handed and leave with a beautifully made-by-you terrarium filled with ferns, decorative stones, pretty moss, and enjoy a complimentary Sly Fox!
The terrarium I made over a year ago, thanks to Claire is still thriving and I have somehow managed to keep my evil cat from destroying it! I am very proud of it and know you will enjoy yours for a long time, too.
Are you like me, so short everything even cropped pants need to get tailored? My first mistake is wearing cropped pants! But this isn’t a fashion lesson it’s a sewing lesson from the resident seamstress Melody over at Kill Devil Hill. The class is $30, but $5 off for Greenpointers’ readers! Just mention us when you sign up!
Tuesday September 25th, 2012 – 6-8pm
Sunday September 30th, 2012 – 5-7pm
Three Japanese master craftsmen from Kikuichi Knives will be at Smorgasburg (27 N. 6th St.) this Saturday 8/18/12 from 11am-3pm demonstrating how to make knives from iron to blade as part of The Brooklyn Kitchen’s ‘Kitchen Island’ summer series.
Kikuichi Knives has been making knives for over a hundred years, but before that they were making Samurai swords that bore the Emperor’s Chrysanthemum symbol as a mark of their excellence.
This event is Free and there will be tastes of Japanese beer, sake and sushi from Chef Kaz Limori.
Tonight and every Wednesday at 8pm, a very fun and talented friend of mine is teaching a new class called IntenSati at Human@Ease. Elina is passionate about IntenSati, a this new workout method that combines “high-energy aerobics, martial arts, yoga and strength conditioning,” along with “spoken affirmations.”
Elina has been raving about Intensati for the past two years and said that one of her goals was to teach it. So I did what I do best, plantonic and professional matchmaking (I don’t touch the romantic stuff).
I introduced Elina to Dishan, owner and trainer/life coach at Human@Ease, where I work out weekly. I knew that if I put these two ladies together, their boat would sail off into fitness/self-improvement heaven.
I am so proud and happy that Elina is in Greenpoint, doing what she does best, which in her professional life is enabling people to discover and pursue their dreams through a company called Dream Careers, Inc. Now time it’s for Elina’s dream to come true and share the benefits of fitness and wellness with you.
Join IntenSati with Elina tonight at 8pm, which promises “you will leave class feeling stronger, uplifted and inspired.” For $10, that is a steal!
Join Greenpointers for a Rice Balls Class & Supper with Jen on Monday April 23rd, 2012 at 7pm at Paulie Gee’s (60 Greenpoint Ave). Learn how to make homemade arancini, which means little oranges, a delicious, traditional Sicilian specialty. After we fry up all the rice balls we can sit down and eat them all. Includes wine. Course includes all food and materials. (Vegetarian Friendly.) This is going to be ALOT of fun!
Limited seating. Reserve by making a payment via paypal.
We are excited to announce our next class: Chutney Class with Drake from DP Chutney Collective. The class will take place on Wednesday March 14, 2012, 7pm at Good Yoga (73 Calyer St.) Learn to make and take home 2 fresh chutneys: coriander/mint & tamarind, and one cooked and unusual eggplant chutney, which will be canned. Class is $25 and includes all materials. Limit 12 people. RSVP to greenpointers (at) gmail.com. Our last class sold out quickly so sign-up ASAP.
Some visual credits: I shamelessly stole the poster design from Claire Typaldos, our Terrarium Class Instructor. And Jon Pywell made the awesome jar illustration!
Got skills? Want skills? Greenpointers is presenting an ongoing series of classes and workshops, taught by Greenpointers for Greenpointers. If you want skills, attend a class. If you have skills, let’s talk about how we can set-up a class for you to teach and make some cash. You can teach anything! How to make beer? How to start a website? How to speak Cantonese? How to pinstripe your hot rod? ANYTHING! As long as it is fun and informative…
For our first class we are going green! Our first Terrarium Class with Claire will be on Sunday March 4, 2012 from 5-7pm. It includes all materials and a free beer! Claire Typaldos is an amazingly talented floral designer, as well as an amazing artist, and we are going to have a lot of fun learning how to make a terrarium. At the end of class you will take home a gorgeous terrarium all for $40! I am personally hoping this will be the solution to my plant problem at home, since my cat murders all my plants.
To rsvp email greenpointers (at) gmail.com with “Terrarium Class” in the subject line. Limit 15 students per class.
Compost rules! And now it needs to be ruled. Become a compost master! The North Brooklyn Compost Project can help you reach this goal. The certificate program is designed to promote the practice of urban composting. You get 25 hours of classroom training (including two field trips) and 30 hours of volunteer outreach service in compost education and promotion. Application due: February 17, 2012.
The NBCP says: “Composting is an important alternative to garbage export. Currently, our waste is trucked around the city and exported for landfill or incineration in New Jersey, Virginia, Pennsylvania and so on. The impacts of dealing with garbage this way are felt in communities who live all along these truck routes, transfer stations and disposal sites. Public money is thrown away on polluting the air and wearing down the roads to export thousands of tons of compostable material each day In New York City.
We think it’s a waste, because we know that by composting you get a very valuable product, and spare these negative impacts!
As a soil amendment, compost increases nutrition and moisture available to plants and animals living in the soil. Composting reduces the use of herbicides and chemical fertilizers, helps conserve water, filters pollutants from water, improves soil structure, increases water-holding capacity, and improves disease resistance in plants.”