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. 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 TEDxSeattle’s 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.
Being an inclusive speaker
In this fabulous interview, Jacqueline talked about:
- Why Jacqueline wrote the book The Non-Obvious Guide to Better Presentations
- How to be an inclusive speaker
- Clear signs that a speaker is not inclusive with her audience
- How to create a more inclusive presentation
- Rehearsal: the key is that you internalize (not memorize) your presentation
Related: Effective Stage Presence
“The only exercise I get lately is running off at the mouth & jumping to conclusions.” — Carrie Fisher
Poetry books, especially by authors Seamus Heaney and E. E. Cummings
Routine to Shine
Think about your off-stage moment. Rehearse what happens in the moment before you walk on the stage in front of the audience. Use those 30-60 seconds to create the presence you need.
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