“Public Speaking Made Easy… Lose the Fear, Gain the Confidence” with Jim Arnoff

Does the thought of speaking in front of a group create images of dread and fear? Never talked to an audience and not quite sure how to get the courage to do it?

Join Entertainment Career Coach/Talent Agent Consultant Jim Arnoff in an immersive, interactive workshop where he will give you the insider’s take on how to embrace the bold step of talking in public and maintain the courage throughout to create powerful results. It’s all about confidence, self-trust, authenticity and creating a strong connection.

This workshop will give you specific tools to frame your presentation, choose empowering words, listen in a more empathetic way and create a public speaking style aligned with your personality. Learn how to answer questions powerfully, engage the audience throughout and create easy to get takeaways.

This event is FREE and open exclusively to NYWIFT members. Advance registration required.

Not a member yet? Email us at membership@nywift.org so we can expedite your application to attend this program. 


Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Time: 12:30 – 2:00pm ET

Location: Virtually on Zoom (Zoom link will be included in confirmation email)




Jim Arnoff is a Certified Career/Business/Life Coach to the entertainment industry, small business owners, veterans in film and television, women in finance and NYU alumni. Jim is certified by the International Coach Federation and founded the Gay Coaches Collective/NYC. He consults as a talent agent having represented television production companies in developing and selling original programming. As a consultant, he shapes pitches, strengthens sizzle reels and works with producers to launch their own production companies. He practices entertainment law in television, film and digital. Jim worked at the William Morris Agency as both an in-house lawyer and television packaging agent. Jim graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, George Washington University School of Law and the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching. He leads workshops for Veterans in Media and Entertainment, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Alliance ofWomen Directors, Writers Guild of America/East and West, Writers Guild Foundation/Veterans Writing Project, New York Women in Film & Television, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, NYU Arts & Entertainment Alumni Network,The Entertainment Community Fund, Hollywood Radio & Television Society, Women in Film, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, AFI, Greenlight Women, PANO and Film Independent. Jim is an adjunct faculty member of the School of Visual Arts (“Pitching Your Scripted Television Series to the Industry Experts”) featuring scripted showrunners and network development executives. He is a member of the New York State, New York City and LGBT Bar Associations. (Website: jimarnoff.com)

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July 10 @ 12:30pm
12:30 pm — 2:00 pm (1h 30′)



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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.