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PCC class teach how to harness intuition, public speaking skills

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PORTLAND, Ore. – You’ve heard it said before: "use your intuition." But what does using our intuition really mean and how accurate is it? A new non-credit class offered by Portland Community College reveals intuition as one of the most powerful and underused senses available within our bodies. Developing Intuition I will offer simple and sure ways to find and sharpen your trust in what is right for you. Instructor Robert Finkleman will explain how intuition works, and lead the class through fun practice using the sense. The two-part class will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 7 and Oct. 14, at PCC’s Southeast Center, 2305 S.E. 82nd Ave. Cost is $19. For more information, contact PCC Community Education at 503-788-6265.###Public speaking class uses professional actors’ secrets PORTLAND, Ore. – You’re comfortable speaking in front of crowds, but do you know how to keep an audience in the palm of your hand? A new non-credit class offered by Portland Community College teaches how to use the tricks professional actors use to keep an audience riveted. Beyond Toastmasters teaches public speaking skills that move beyond the basics and offer strategies for a polished delivery. Instructor Barbara Kite will show you how a simple movement of the hand or a sudden slowed pace of speech, coupled with excellent timing, can make the difference between a standing ovation or a flop. "It is so exciting to watch the transformation that students make when they incorporate these techniques," said Kite. "As a class, we’ll watch together as person after person moves from satisfactory presenter to enthralling speaker people are eager to hear." The two-part class will meet from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Fridays, Oct. 8 and Oct. 15, at PCC’s Southeast Center, 2305 S.E. 82nd Ave. Cost is $29. For more information, contact PCC Community Education at 503-788-6265.

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »

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