MasterClass - Neil deGrasse Tyson Teaches Scientific Thinking and Communication [Video]

MasterClass - Neil deGrasse Tyson Teaches Scientific Thinking and Communication [Video]
MasterClass - Neil deGrasse Tyson Teaches Scientific Thinking and Communication [Video]
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Neil deGrasse Tyson was just nine years old when he became fascinated by the mysteries of the cosmos. Today he’s known worldwide for inspiring others to consider the world—and the universe—around us. The astrophysicist, director at the world-renowned Hayden Planetarium in New York City, and science influencer has been a powerful advocate for science literacy with a popular television series and the NYT–bestselling book Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. He’s been awarded the U.S. National Academy of Sciences Public Welfare Medal for his “extraordinary role in exciting the public about the wonders of science.” Now he’s teaching you how he connects with audiences around the world.

In his MasterClass, Neil deGrasse Tyson teaches you how to discover and communicate objective truths in clear, exciting, and engaging ways. Learn to think, measure, and weigh information like a scientist; detect flaws in your own reasoning and navigate cognitive bias; and gauge the credibility of information and ideas. He also teaches you his personal approach to communicating, whether you’re presenting to an audience, delivering a sound bite, or simply conversing with friends and family around the dinner table.

In this online class, you’ll learn about:

  • Scientific literacy
  • Cognitive bias
  • Personal and political truths
  • The scientific method
  • Making predictions
  • Scientific measurement
  • Effective communication
  • Connecting with an audience
  • Creating a sound bite
  • Inspiring curiosity
MasterClass - Neil deGrasse Tyson Teaches Scientific Thinking and Communication [Video]

MasterClass - David Sedaris Teaches Storytelling and Humor [Video]

MasterClass - David Sedaris Teaches Storytelling and Humor [Video]
MasterClass - David Sedaris Teaches Storytelling and Humor [Video]
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With regular pieces in The New Yorker, national tours, and appearances on NPR’s This American Life, David Sedaris is one of the most recognizable essayists writing today. He’s known for his wit, weirdness, satire, and serious humor, and his collections of personal essays—Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, and Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls—each became immediate bestsellers. He’s also the author of a New York Times–bestselling fable collection and has twice had his work included in “The Best American Essays” anthologies.

So far, more than 10 million copies of his books are in print around the world, and he’s been nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album. Now the writer Entertainment Weekly calls the “preeminent humorist of his generation” teaches you his tools for writing humor and his approach to the art of personal storytelling.

In David’s MasterClass, learn to turn everyday observations into stories with meaning, craft personal essays that resonate from beginning to end, and incorporate humor that not only gets a laugh but also connects with readers on a deeper level. Join David backstage as he workshops and perfects his public readings and find inspiration in his approach to publishing and the writer’s life. Find stories and inspiration all around you, hone your humor writing, and embrace the power of your personal perspective.

In this online class, you’ll learn about:

  • Fine-tuning your observational skills
  • Turning observations into stories
  • Perfecting your opening line
  • Writing with meaning
  • Connecting with readers and live audiences
  • Writing about family and friends
  • Turning vignettes and diary entries into stories
  • Tools for writing humor
  • Getting the most out of public readings
  • Creating and titling collected essays
MasterClass - David Sedaris Teaches Storytelling and Humor [Video]

MasterClass - Misty Copeland Teaches Ballet Technique and Artistry [Video]

MasterClass - Misty Copeland Teaches Ballet Technique and Artistry [Video]
MasterClass - Misty Copeland Teaches Ballet Technique and Artistry [Video]
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From the moment she stepped on the dance floor at age 13, Misty Copeland broke away from the norm. Three months later, the burgeoning ballerina was dancing en pointe. In just over a year, she was performing professionally, a nearly unfathomable accomplishment in the world of classical dance.

Music and performing gave her a voice and helped her rise out of difficult circumstances. They also helped her create a platform to advocate for diversity and inclusion. Now, as the prestigious American Ballet Theatre’s first African American female principal dancer, she’s an inspiration around the world and a cultural icon. Through her MasterClass, the history-making ballerina is teaching you to develop a deeper appreciation for ballet and the liberating power of movement.

In Misty’s class, learn to embrace your own uniqueness and tell a story on stage through the universal language of dance. At the barre, Misty demonstrates her warm-up routine and buildable techniques, from pliés to ronds de jambe, and teaches you to focus on the quality of your moves over repetition. She also breaks down her Black Swan variation and Nutcracker performances and shares her approach to delivering powerful, dynamic performances. She’ll show you how she works with partners and with choreographers to create artistry on stage, how she embodies characters, and how you can bring emotion to life through authentic, organic dance and movement.

In this online class, you’ll learn about:

  • Ballet positions
  • Barre warm-ups and techniques
  • Ballet moves, from pliés to ronds de jambe
  • Diversity and inclusion in ballet
  • Misty Copeland’s Black Swan variation and Nutcracker performances
  • Balancing technique and artistry
  • Stage presence
  • Delivering dynamic performances
  • Embodying characters
  • Working with partners
  • Collaborating with choreographers
MasterClass - Misty Copeland Teaches Ballet Technique and Artistry [Video]