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Joy Goodman: When the Heart Speaks, Listen

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Date and time
Thursday, January 27, 2011

Joy Goodman, an educator for over 35 years, talks to a class at Atlanta's Grady High School about how her heart told her to leave her job and start teaching public speaking to kids. Joy talks for Liz Lieberman's *Grady Talks* program on how public speaking builds self-confidence. She tells stories of amazing success in getting shy students to stand up and present to others. Joy's offers tips to help young speakers find inner strength.

Joy Goodman is an enthusiastic and creative educator with 35 years of teaching experience. After participating in an intensive professional public speaking course in 1991, Joy discovered a passion for self-expression that would greatly influence her life's work. She was inspired to apply her newfound speaking skills by creating an original public speaking program at Morningside Elementary School. Joy's program enabled her students to face their fears, decrease shyness, and increase their confidence and self-esteem. The program was an unprecedented success that benefitted more than 1,000 students.