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Unleash the Power of Your Voice!

Join us for an electrifying event on June 18th where passion meets the stage! Experience the magic as 10 daring amateur speakers take the spotlight at our inaugural Drop The Mic Night.

In this high-energy live event, you will have your moment to shine, hone your speaking skills and captivate the audience in just 5 minutes! It’s a thrilling showcase where nerves meet excitement and confidence is born.


This event is the perfect platform for amateur speakers to flex your speaking muscles, build confidence and unleash your inner orator in a safe and supportive environment.



The theme for our June event is AUDACITY

Your challenge is to prepare a 5 minute presentation related to this theme. Whether you're cracking jokes, sharing a heartfelt story or inspiring us with your wisdom, your mission is to "drop the mic" and leave us wanting more!


Prizes will be awarded for the most mic-drop worthy presentations. Will you walk away with the Golden Mic?

Event Deets

Tuesday, June 18th

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

HAYVN Coworking Community

320 Boston Post Road, Suite 180

Darien, CT 06820

Meet the Organizers

Jenn Lederer

Jenn is an NYC based award-winning comedian and keynote speaker. Her work has been featured by SiriusXM,, The Huffington Post, Inspiring Lives Magazine, on stages at YALE, Twitter and Google Headquarters in NYC and comedy clubs throughout New York City and Europe. Performing all over the country, internationally and virtually, too! Jenn emcees and leads workshops and keynotes helping audiences learn how to answer the one question everyone hates (but can’t avoid) “What do you do?” using the “comedian’s formula” for educating, connecting and amusing your audience. Jenn’s experience spans 15+ years and at least 8 different avenues in the creative industry that include earning a BA in Dance from Point Park University, co-writing an off-off-Broadway musical, co-writing an album, owning and running a Talent Management company representing actors for film, TV and theater, Motivational Speaking, Business Coaching and now comedy. Stay tuned for what’s next!

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Shannon Malkin Daniels

Shannon is a communication nerd, TEDx speaker, international author and entrepreneur who views obstacles as opportunities and believes anything is possible with the right combination of creativity, hard work and perseverance. Applying this mindset has enabled Shannon to develop innovative solutions and stand out as a leader. In 2018, she drew upon her communication expertise to found encaptiv, an award-winning audience engagement and conversion platform for virtual, hybrid and in-person presentations and events. Shannon holds a master’s in interpersonal communication from the University of Central Florida, has served on the faculty at Columbia University and Iona College, and has been coaching executives, professionals, entrepreneurs and students on effective communication and public speaking skills for a decade. Among her many accomplishments, Shannon has helped clients land, develop and deliver TEDx talks - including one that became a viral phenomenon that turned into a book deal; successfully navigate Shark Tank auditions to get to filming; transform authors' words into impactful keynotes that launched their books...and more! Shannon is the Co-Founder of SOW Victory Fest, a global event that celebrates, elevates and empowers women; and Co-Founder of Stamford Innovation Week, a week-long festival and conference celebrating innovation, entrepreneurship and technology. Her book, Water Yourself, has been read in 10 countries and the second edition was released in April 2023.

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Are You Ready?

For those who dare to step up, applications are open

Only 10 will take the stage - will you make the cut?

Those who make the cut will receive a complimentary 30-minute prep session with Shannon & Jenn!


Don’t miss your chance to be part of the action, where every word counts and every moment is electric! 

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