From stage banter to gig pursuits, public speaking skills are an important tool for musicians to better engage their listeners. Today’s performers and composers are expected to address audiences, students, booking reps, potential supporters, and a host of others.
Work with an expert artistic and nonprofit leader to hone your public speaking skills. With decades of experience compelling audiences, Kevin Causey brings a wealth of knowledge in this free workshop. Participants will practice and refine their ability to send a spoken message that complements and enhances their musical message.
Kevin Causey has an extensive background in nonprofit leadership and development, most recently serving as Director of Development for SFJAZZ, where he was responsible for the planning and execution of the $63 million capital campaign that resulted in the completion and recent opening of the SFJAZZ Center, to local, national and international acclaim.
Before moving to San Francisco, Causey worked for several organizations in Colorado in key fundraising capacities. He served as National Director of Major Gifts for Outward Bound and as Director of Development for both Kempe Children’s Foundation and Naropa University. He also has a background in the performing arts, having served the executive and artistic director for two theaters, as well as attending the School of Drama, Television and Film at the University of Southern California.