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Jesse Scinto, Fulbright Scholar, American University in Bulgaria, AY 2017-2018

Jesse Scinto has been busy with many activities in the past year, here’s a list of some of them:

Articles

  • “Blues Without Borders,” Bulgarian-American Commission for Educational Exchange Newsletter (3/2019)
  • “The Camera Never Lies” Toastmaster magazine (8/2019)

Illustrations

  • Gave a talk at the America for Bulgaria Foundation and was illustrated for their website in “Quit Fig-leafing.”

Conferences/Roundtables

  • Gave a workshop at the Fulbright Bulgaria 100 Days Conference on “Persuasive Speaking” (1/25)
  • Gave a talk at the Hungarian Consulate’s Taste of Fulbright entitled “Free to Speak” (5/20). It was a reflection on my Fulbright experience.
  • Led a workshop for activists at the Long Island University Left Forum called “Courage to Speak” (6/30).
  • Took part in a PRWeek/IBM Roundtable “Crystal Ball: What the Industry Will Look Like in 10 Years” (9/26). This featured industry leaders from IBM, PRSA, PR Council, and others.
  • Led a workshop called “Executive Presence: Mastering Body Language” for the Columbia Alumni Leaders Weekend (10/5).
  • Will participate in a roundtable discussion at the U.S. Department of State Career Connections Forum on Integrating Media Literacy (10/23).
  • Will lead a roundtable discussion at the Fulbright Association Annual Conference entitled “Free to Speak: Exploring Cross-Cultural Expectations for Public Speaking” (10/26).
  • Will lead a youth outreach program on public speaking for Double Discovery Center / Harlem Children’s Zone entitled “The Influential Speaker” (11/7).

Business

• Started his own business, Public Sphere, focused on speaker training and presentation consulting.

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