Christine Clapp

Christine Clapp

Christine Clapp is the author of Presenting at Work: A Guide to Public Speaking in Professional Contexts and the president of Spoken with Authority, a presentation skills consultancy that develops the voice of experts who want to broaden their impact. She has helped professionals in trade associations, law firms, consulting firms, and corporations since 2008. Her workshops and coaching sessions aim to transform subject experts into thought leaders.Christine is a regular contributor to Toastmaster Magazine, the official publication of Toastmasters International, and serves a lecturer in the Department of Organizational Sciences and Communication at the George Washington University, in Washington, D.C., where she has taught since 2003.Christine holds two degrees in communication: a bachelor’s degree from Willamette University, where she debated at the national and international levels, and a master’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. Early in her career, she worked on Capitol Hill for two years as a communications aide to a senator and three years as a communications director for a member of Congress.

What makes a speaker authentic?

Authenticity. It’s something that speakers strive for, but it’s not an easy concept to define. So then, what does authenticity look like? And, what doesn’t authenticity look like? Authenticity looks: – Vulnerable Authentic speakers open up....
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How to be a compelling public speaker

Last week, Ann Brown included me in her piece titled, “How to Be a Compelling Public Speaker,” which appeared in The Network Journal. Here is article in its entirety: If you are a business professional, like it or not there may be a time for...
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Tis’ the season: Graduation speeches

With spring in full bloom, it soon will be the season of graduation speeches. At the George Washington University, where I teach, a graduate student in my Professional Communication course Richard Ruiz won a competition to deliver the student address...
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