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Mt. Diablo (In-Person): A Deeper Dive into Page to Stage: Public Speaking Skills Every Writer Needs

October 8, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

CWC Mt. Diablo Presents

October Workshop


Betsy Graziani Fasbinder

October 8, 2022
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Includes buffet lunch

A Deeper Dive into June’s Topic

Page to Stage: Public Speaking Skills Every Writer Needs



Back by Popular Demand!


Betsy Graziani Fasbinder is an award-winning, genre-jumping author, a licensed psychotherapist, and an in-demand communications trainer. She has coached public speaking for the reluctant and the downright phobic in fortune 500 companies and non-profit organizations throughout the U.S. and abroad. Her book, From Page to Stage: Inspiration, Tools, and Public Speaking Tips for Writers, is an invaluable resource for not only writers, but all wanting to increase their speaking effectiveness to audiences of any size. She is a podcast producer and host, with The Morning Glory Project: Stories of Determinationnow in its third year.

In-Person – Members $45.00 – Guests $55.00


  • 10:00 – Check-In
  • 10:30 – Workshop
  • 12:00 – Lunch
  • 1:00 – Workshop Continues
  • 2:30 – Workshop Ends

Public speaking skills are learned in the body (not just in the mind) and the jump from our written work on the page to spoken presentations can feel like a big one for lots of writers.

In this workshop participants will learn how gentle feedback and small adjustments can instantly elevate their public speaking skills. We’ll practice the skills, gather peer and facilitator feedback, and make adjustments that will help captivate listeners in presentations both formal and casual. Participants will enjoy a playful, supportive, interactive, skill-building workshop to help them to gain and grow the skills and confidence they need to speak to groups of ANY size about their books and ideas.

We will expand upon the introduction and overview offered by Betsy Graziani Fasbinder at the June 11thCWC meeting. In this workshop, we’ll practice the skills, gather peer and facilitator feedback.

What we will learn:
Delivery skills: How to use powerful presence to effectively convey your message, connect to listeners, and manage nerves both for calm composure and energetic engagement.
Content Preparation: Instruction on using a highly effective, efficient, and simple tool (The Story Map) as a method for selecting, and organizing a message of any length, for any audience on any topic.
Interaction Method: we will overview a method for both encouraging and managing listener interaction.  book sales (without sounding pushy)


October 8, 2022
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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