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Speak Up: Get Control of Nerves, Fillers + Apologies (New York)

  • Luminary 1204 Broadway New York, 10001 United States (map)

Bespoken's progressive, fun, and interactive approach to professional development arms women with effective business communication skills through training designed to help them amplify their work and themselves.

In this class you'll learn to minimize unconscious behaviors (um, like, sort-of) undercutting your power as well as how to own your ideas and speak without apology. Each participant will have a chance to practice the techniques on their feet in scenarios such as, interviewing, managing up/down, client relations, and formal presenting + public speaking. 

Key takeaways include: 

  • Clearly articulate your ideas

  • Identify unconscious behaviors undercutting your authority

  • Build executive presence 

  • Defuse nerves 

  • Practice applying the techniques in real-time

Who should take this class: 

Professionals at any point in their career struggling with overuse of fillers and who want to speak with increased confidence in the workplace.

About the instructor
Jackie Miller,
 President + CEO of Bespoken: As a woman-owned business, Bespoken is passionate about helping women communicate consciously and be powerfully present when speaking. Jackie’s driving passion is helping people own their voice and speak with purpose. Previous clients include MAKERS for Oath (formerly AOL), Columbia Business School, Global Health Corps, Ladies Get Paid, and Blue State Digital. Before founding Bespoken Jackie amassed over a decade of experience as a director and curator of cultural programming across New York City. She holds a B.F.A. in Performance and M.A. in Arts and Public Policy both from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Learn more at

About the host
Luminary is New York City’s premier collaboration hub for women and women-identified who are passionate about professional development and expanding their networks.

We are reimagining a space for women-identified with an emphasis on investing in self-development, wellness, flexibility and giving back. Members have access to a vibrant space and a vast ecosystem of services, offerings and perks.

Learn more at