Public Speaking

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25 Jan 2017

“Fluency is not required to make a great presentation”

By | 2017-03-07T21:33:29+00:00 January 25th, 2017|People Who Stutter, Public Speaking, Workshops|1 Comment

I recently participated in a public speaking workshop for people who stutter in the new AIS office in Atlanta. We gave both planned and impromptu speeches. It was a tremendously meaningful experience for me. I used to think that I needed to be perfectly fluent, however, this workshop reinforced for me that fluency is not [...]

25 Oct 2016

“Love and Speed Dating”

By | 2017-03-07T21:49:09+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Client Stories, People Who Stutter, Public Speaking, Therapy for Stuttering, Videos|0 Comments

Hector shares his experience at the recent AIS Public Speaking Workshop. I decided to participate in AIS's Public Speaking workshop because I wanted to gain more confidence in my public speaking. My job requires me to speak a fair amount, and while I've gotten better at it over time, it still doesn't feel...right. We [...]

18 Aug 2015

Four videos of Sid from the AIS intensive program

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:51+00:00 August 18th, 2015|Desensitization, Featured, Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Public Speaking, Therapy for Stuttering|0 Comments

Every time a person completes an intensive program here at AIS, we provide them with the videos we recorded during their experience. Sid participated in the July 2015 two-week intensive program and he gave us permission to share all four of his videos. Thank you Sid! On the first day of the intensive program, Sid [...]

29 Jul 2014

AIS Public Speaking Workshop Series: Check out this inside look from David

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:55+00:00 July 29th, 2014|AIS News, Client Stories, Featured, People Who Stutter, Public Speaking|1 Comment

AIS began offering monthly public speaking workshops in January and they have been a huge success! These workshops aim to give past and present clients an opportunity to hone their public speaking skills. AIS client, David Louisia, gives us an inside look at his most recent speech from the June workshop. This workshop focused on [...]

24 Jul 2013

Juan speaks at the 7th annual benefit gala

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:55+00:00 July 24th, 2013|AIS News, Benefit Gala, Featured, People Who Stutter, Public Speaking|0 Comments

At this year's Freeing Voices, Changing Lives benefit gala, Juan talked about his participation in a weekly kids' therapy group and the benefits of coming to a place where people understand what stuttering is like. He set the audience into thunderous laughter when he said, humorously, "I'm thankful to be a speaker at the gala [...]

27 Jun 2013

Samuel L. Jackson speaks at the Freeing Voices Changing Lives Benefit Gala for the American Institute for Stuttering

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:56+00:00 June 27th, 2013|Benefit Gala, Featured, People Who Stutter, Public Speaking|0 Comments

On June 3, 2013, we had the privilege of honoring Samuel L. Jackson at our 7th Annual Freeing Voices, Changing Lives Benefit Gala. Each year at the gala, we aim to raise money in order to continue providing universally affordable specialized therapy to people who stutter of all ages. Bruce Willis, a surprise guest, presented [...]

14 May 2013

Dhruv gives a speech at a Toastmaster’s competition and wins first place!

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:56+00:00 May 14th, 2013|Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Public Speaking|0 Comments

Dhruv attended our intensive therapy program this past January and he recently rejoined his local Toastmaster's club in Guangzhou, China. On March 23rd, he competed in a Toastmaster's divisional speech contest and won second place with his speech titled, "Turn-Around Thinking." In the speech, Dhruv shares about attending the intensive therapy program at AIS, and [...]

25 Apr 2013

Jon Paul’s friends and family speech from May 2005

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:56+00:00 April 25th, 2013|Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Public Speaking|0 Comments

As promised in a recent blog post, this is a video of the speech that Jon Paul Ruggeiri gave to a group of friends and family near the end of his intensive therapy program at AIS in May, 2005.

22 Apr 2013

Eight years after his intensive therapy program, Jon Paul watches his friends and family speech

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:56+00:00 April 22nd, 2013|Client Stories, Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Public Speaking, Therapy for Stuttering|4 Comments

In May 2005, Jon Paul attended the AIS intensive therapy program for stuttering. Near the end of the program, he and the other participants gave speeches to invited friends and family. Recently Jon Paul visited with us watched the video of his speech. In this video blog, Jon Paul discusses the impact of watching that [...]

2 Apr 2013

Dhruv discusses stuttering, Toastmaster’s, and the AIS intensive program

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:57+00:00 April 2nd, 2013|Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Public Speaking, Therapy for Stuttering|2 Comments

written by: Dhruv Gupta Toastmasters & Stuttering. Can the two really go together? Many would consider them contradictory. I consider them complementary. I joined Toastmasters in January 2010. The primary reason I joined was because I stutter - I have been since I was eight years old. A friend had told me “Toastmasters makes you [...]

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