Studying with Bonnie has provided me with the tools and confidence to know what to listen for, in order to keep improving. Bonnie won't let you off easy, but she'll always do it with respect and humor!
-Judith Da Silva, actress
Sometimes I'm invited for a chat and then it even gets recorded... ;-)
Have a listen to a 20 minute intimate chat with podcast host Orla about making connections across borders, applying acting skills to public speaking and why making connections are invaluable to getting yourself out there and being successful.
This year we introduced a new form to the professional side of the filmfestival. The 'Communicating with Impact' session for 60 emerging producers of the Rotterdam Lab was an interactive session with actors Emma Dingwall and Michael Krass. It was a lot of fun and a great learning experience!
We were so absorbed that we didn't even realize there was someone looming over us the whole time ;-)
This year pitching instructor Marjorie Bendeck and I joined forces to offer filmmakers & producers the opportunity to prepare their pitches to the professional panels in an intimate group coaching setting. "Pitch Out! The Art of Presenting" We shed some light in the Dark Room ;-)
This year, in addition to coaching 4 incredible main-stage speakers at the main event 'Bridging the Gap', I also was one of the judges for the very first TEDx AmsterdamWomen Pitch Night. An honor to be in the presence of so many incredible women with ideas worth spreading.
Official speaker coach for TEDx event 2018
Excited to have led an interactive materclass on Creating a Successful and Personal Voice-over Narration for filmmakers, with director Roger Ross Williams, at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam
This Dutch article "Four tips for a brilliant TEDxtalk according to the speaker coaches" is a behind the scenes interview at the Amsterdam event.
Official speaker coach for TEDx event 2017
I hope you enjoy listening to this 25 minute interview I did with David Shriner-Cahn about "Using Theater To Ace Your Communication". I share my thoughts on the art of public speaking, non-native speakers presenting in English, how using theater and acting techniques can increase your confidence and impact, giving and getting feedback, and much more.