SAN FRANCISCO, May 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- MasterClass, the platform that makes it possible for anyone to learn from the best, today announced that Robin Roberts, one of the most recognizable and beloved broadcasters on network television, will teach a class on how to communicate more effectively and authentically. Known for her mantra "Make Your Mess Your Message," Robin will share how to find purpose in life's difficult moments and how to use those experiences to help inform personal and professional journeys. Roberts' class is now available at MasterClass.com, and students can subscribe for unlimited access to all new and existing 80+ classes through the All-Access Pass. MasterClass categories include business, culinary arts, film & television, music & entertainment, photography, sports and more.
"Robin makes communicating feel so authentic and effortless — we feel it every morning tuning in to GMA," said David Rogier, co-founder and CEO of MasterClass. "In her class, Robin shares her craft. She teaches us not only how to become better communicators, but more confident, optimistic, and resilient people. Now more than ever, we can all benefit from learning how to lead with effective communication in our everyday lives."
Roberts started her broadcast career as a sports anchor for local TV and radio stations and went on to become a sportscaster at ESPN for 15 years from 1990-2005. In 2005, she then joined ABC's "Good Morning America," America's #1 morning show, as co-anchor. Roberts' career has been marked by several high-profile and notable interviews, including one with President Barack Obama where he affirmed his public support for same-sex marriage for the first time in 2012. Under her leadership, GMA has won a multitude of awards including four Emmy® Awards and a People's Choice Award. She has also earned several personal award recognitions including a Peabody Award, Gracie Award, and the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs for chronicling her bone marrow transplant and fight against cancer.
"I can't think of any line of work where you're not going to benefit from knowing how to communicate effectively," said Robin Roberts. "My hope is my MasterClass shows you how to live life with optimism and have that shine through in your communication and storytelling."
Roberts' MasterClass is about more than TV journalism or broadcasting techniques — at the core, the class is about communication skills. Roberts shares insights on how to become more confident in key professional communication scenarios, including public speaking, negotiation, interviewing for a job, and communicating at work and with a boss. In the "Public Speaking" lesson, Roberts talks through the power pose and why it's important to know your audience, whether you're talking to your boss or preparing for a wedding toast. Roberts dives into insider tips for aspiring broadcast journalists, including things to do before the camera starts rolling and having a game plan. Roberts also reflects on her personal journey, sharing stories about battling myelodysplastic syndrome and breast cancer and covering Hurricane Katrina. These lessons and stories are brought to life through an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Roberts in action at GMA.
The class joins the 80+ classes taught by world-renowned instructors on culinary arts, photography, writing, performance, and much more. Each MasterClass has digestible video lessons sized to fit into any part of your day and cinematic visuals with close-up, hands-on demonstrations that make you feel one-on-one with the instructor. The All-Access Pass gives you access to every MasterClass and new ones as they launch. Learn on the go with mobile apps or in the comfort of your home with Apple TV®, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Roku® devices. Subscribe to greatness at MasterClass.com.
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MasterClass's current roster of courses includes:
Business: Howard Schultz (business leadership), Anna Wintour (creativity and leadership), Sara Blakely (self-made entrepreneurship), Bob Iger (strategy and leadership), Chris Voss (art of negotiation), Goodby and Silverstein (advertising and creativity), Robin Roberts (effective and authentic communication)
Culinary Arts: Gordon Ramsay (cooking), Alice Waters (home cooking), Thomas Keller (cooking techniques), Wolfgang Puck (cooking), Dominique Ansel (French pastry), James Suckling (wine appreciation), Aaron Franklin (Texas BBQ), Massimo Bottura (Italian cooking), Gabriela Cámara (Mexican cooking), Lynnette Marrero and Ryan Chetiyawardana (mixology)
Film and Television: Werner Herzog (filmmaking), Martin Scorsese (filmmaking), Ron Howard (directing), Spike Lee (filmmaking), Mira Nair (independent filmmaking), Jodie Foster (filmmaking), Ken Burns (documentary filmmaking), Helen Mirren (acting), Samuel L. Jackson (acting), Judd Apatow (comedy), Aaron Sorkin (screenwriting), Shonda Rhimes (writing for television), Natalie Portman (acting), David Lynch (creativity and filmmaking)
Lifestyle: Bobbi Brown (makeup and beauty), RuPaul (self-expression and authenticity), Kelly Wearstler (interior design), Ron Finley (gardening)
Music and Entertainment: Steve Martin (comedy), Christina Aguilera (singing), Usher (performance), Reba McEntire (country music), Herbie Hancock (jazz), Deadmau5 (music production), Armin van Buuren (dance music), Hans Zimmer (film scoring), Tom Morello (electric guitar), Carlos Santana (art and soul of guitar), Timbaland (producing and beatmaking), Penn & Teller (magic), Itzhak Perlman (violin), Danny Elfman (music for film)
Writing: James Patterson (writing), David Mamet (dramatic writing), Judy Blume (writing), Malcolm Gladwell (writing), R.L. Stine (writing for young audiences), Margaret Atwood (creative writing), Dan Brown (writing thrillers), Neil Gaiman (storytelling), Billy Collins (poetry), David Baldacci (writing thrillers), Joyce Carol Oates (short story writing), David Sedaris (storytelling and humor)
Photography: Annie Leibovitz (photography), Jimmy Chin (adventure photography)
Design and Fashion: Frank Gehry (architecture), Diane von Furstenberg (how to build a fashion brand), Marc Jacobs (fashion design)
Sports and Games: Serena Williams (tennis), Stephen Curry (shooting, ball-handling, and scoring), Garry Kasparov (chess), Daniel Negreanu (poker), Phil Ivey (poker strategy), Simone Biles (gymnastics), Misty Copeland (ballet)
Politics and Society: Jane Goodall (conservation), Bob Woodward (investigative journalism), Karl Rove and David Axelrod (political campaign strategy), Paul Krugman (economics and society), Doris Kearns Goodwin (U.S. presidential history and leadership)
Science and Technology: Chris Hadfield (space exploration), Will Wright (game design), Neil deGrasse Tyson (scientific thinking and communication)
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