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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Public Speaking with Eric LeGrand

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 9 reviews.New Brunswick, United StatesPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Eric

60 mins
Up to 10 people
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

After ten years of public speaking, I know how to enter a room and instantly connect with my audience. I roll onto the stage, begin to tell my story and I can see that all eyes are on me. The audience is listening, engaged and waiting to hear more. But I wasn't always a great public speaker. I had to learn how to be great.

Following my 2010 injury, I became a sought-after public speaker. People really wanted to hear my story. But if public speaking is challenging for the average person, imagine not being able to walk across the stage or gesture with hands and arms for emphasis. I had to come up with my own game plan for success.

During this interactive experience, I will provide tips that anyone can use to be a better public speaker. I will teach my audience how to articulate their story, and how and when to use it. At the end of our experience, each participant will get the opportunity, if they’d like, to practice with the group.

Most importantly, I will ease fears around speaking and help boost confidence to speak in front of anyone.
After ten years of public speaking, I know how to enter a room and instantly connect with my audience. I roll onto the stage, begin to tell my story and I can see that all eyes are on me. The audience is listening, engaged and waiting to hear more. But I wasn't always a great public speaker. I had to learn how to be great.

Following my 2010 injury, I became a sought-after public speaker. People really wanted to hear my story. But if p…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.

What to bring

  • Pen/pencil
  • Notepad
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Meet your host, Eric

Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • 9 Reviews
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I am an author, activist, philanthropist, and public speaker.

On October 16, 2010, the course of my life was altered. I was a junior at Rutgers University and a star athlete on the football team with dreams of joining the NFL. During a game, I collided with a player and fractured my C-3 and C-4 vertebrae. Doctors gave me a zero to five percent chance of regaining neurologic function. After months of rehab, hard work, and determination, I began to regain movement in my shoulders.

In 2013, I created Team LeGrand of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation; our mission is to find cures for paralysis and improve the quality of life for people living with spinal cord injury. Through Team LeGrand, I have spoken publicly in every venue imaginable, from packed stadiums to corportate events and classrooms with young students.
I am an author, activist, philanthropist, and public speaker.

On October 16, 2010, the course of my life was altered. I was a junior at Rutgers University and a star athlete on the football team with dreams of joining the NFL. During a game, I collided with a player and fractured my C-3 and C-4 vertebrae. Doctors gave me a zero to five percent chance of regaining neurologic function. After months of rehab, hard work, and determination, I began to regain movement in my shoulders.…
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About the organization: Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation



The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by advancing innovative research and improving the quality of life for individuals and families impacted by paralysis. Our mission can be summed up into four words, “Today’s Care. Tomorrow’s Cure.”

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
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Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 9 reviews.

Ian
September 2020
Eric was awesome! Incredible speaker and educator, who packed a ton of great insights and a ton of interactivity into just an hour. Eric did a great job of addressing our specific questions about workplace communication, but in the context of a much broader-ranging encouragement to tackle all of our public speaking with passion, commitment, and authenticity. Would highly recommend this to anyone interested in learning to connect better with the humans they talk too.
Eric was awesome! Incredible speaker and educator, who packed a ton of great insights and a ton of interactivity into just an hour. Eric did a great job of addressing our specific…
Rini
June 2020
Eric shared golden tips and advices in a very clear and effective way. We shared our ideas, and Eric gave each of us professional and helpful feedback. Eric is very caring, awesome guy, you can tell he loves what he does. I recommend 💯
Bodor
June 2020
This experience is very helpful for all of us that have no idea of how to speak in front of public. Very useful technics and well teached in order to strategically speak and orginize not only the speech itself but also other activities. My deep thankfulness to Eric
This experience is very helpful for all of us that have no idea of how to speak in front of public. Very useful technics and well teached in order to strategically speak and orgini…
Emily
June 2020
Eric's experience brought together one of the most diverse groups I have been a part of compared to other Airbnb online experiences. It was so special getting to hear all the reasons everyone wanted to attend the Eric's experience, and the 2nd half where Eric gives 1:1 feedback to each person was definitely a highlight!
Eric's experience brought together one of the most diverse groups I have been a part of compared to other Airbnb online experiences. It was so special getting to hear all the reaso…
Leonard
June 2020
Eric was great and personable. He is a public speaker and quickly made the group at ease. Great team building opportunity or for one on one coaching. Wonderful experience. Looking forward to seeing Eric "complete the last play".
Diana
June 2020
What a helpful class! Eric gives great public speaking tips while weaving in interesting elements of his personal story. He leaves ample time for class interaction and feedback. He's a truly remarkable and inspiring person!

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.

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The experience is best viewed on your computer or laptop. Particpation is encouraged but not required.