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Every Presentation is A Performance, with Jacqueline Farrington

Episode 84

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Jacqueline Farrington has over 20 years experience as a change maker, empowering leaders and their teams to spark transformation and innovation through communications. Known for her refreshingly direct yet supportive and science-backed approach, Jacqueline works with senior and board-level leaders as the founder and president of Farrington Partners, Inc. She blends her experience in the performing arts, vocal pedagogy, communications, psychology, and organizational and executive coaching to help her clients find unique communication solutions around challenges such as digital transformations, organizational cultural change, the Great Resignation, or engaging in conversations on social justice.

Her clients include multinationals such as Amazon and Microsoft, as well as startups and nonprofits. She proudly served for many years as TEDxSeattles Senior Speaker Coach, where she sourced, vetted, and prepared speakers for yearly sold-out audiences of 3,000. She was thrilled to see several speakers from that event move on to the global TED stage. In addition to teaching at Yale, she has lectured and taught at the London Business School, Rutgers University, Imperial College, and other institutions.

Her book, “The Non-Obvious Guide to Better Presentations: Presenting Like a Pro (Virtually or In-Person)” is the winner of the International Book Awards Best Business Book in Communications/PR and the Axiom Book Awards Gold Medal Best Business Books of 2023 in Networking.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • How to prioritize awareness and intention to make better presentations
  • What vocal pedagogy is, and how it incorporates curiosity into communication
  • How you can become more aware of the way you speak
  • Why you should be thinking of your presentations as performances
  • How rehearsal can keep your brain free to focus on connecting with your audience
  • What strategic presence is, and how it can help us adapt to deliver our message in any situation


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