Public Speaking with Confidence

Course Details

Learning Path: Workplace Skills

Duration: 3 Day(s).

Course Overview

Public speaking is still the number one universal fear. If you get nervous about participating in company meetings, you're not alone. If you find it awkward to make conversation at business and social events, you're not alone. Do you completely freeze when someone asks you to speak in a group without notice? Would you like more confidence when you speak in group situations?

Excellent public speakers are not born. They develop their skills through training and practice. They share two common traits: refined presentation skills and strong personal confidence. Their confidence comes from being fully prepared and knowledgeable on their topic. This course is designed to help you develop the skills that will improve your public speaking, not only in formal presentations to an audience but also in meetings and social settings.

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Learning Objectives

  • Engage confidently in one-on-one conversations
  • Speak comfortably in small groups
  • Actively participate in meetings
  • Establish a connection with the audience
  • Limit stage fright and nervousness
  • Prepare mentally for a group that may not support what you have to say

Target Audience
All professionals seeking to improve public speaking skills
Classroom and Audiobook 

Course Outlines

Unit One: Start with Communication Basics
Setting the Tone
Begin with Simple Conversation
Be Conscious of Every "Word"
Five Good Rules to Talk By
Unit Two: Use Everyday Skills
Put Yourself and Others at Ease
Active Listening
Asking Questions with Purpose
Unit Three: Enjoy Everyday Conversation
Four Levels of Conversation
Level One: Small Talk
Level Two: Share Personal Facts
Level Three: Share Personal Opinions
Level Four: Share Personal Feelings
Use Positive Self-Talk
Unit Four: Maximize Meetings
Four Steps to Participate with Confidence
Can't I Just Send an E-mail?
Oratory Exercise
14 Ways to Master a Meeting
Learn to Remember Names
Understand Body Language
Unit Five: Overcoming Nervousness
What Causes Nervousness?
Unit Six: Speaking Under Pressure
Setting the Tone
Let's Get Started
Show Time!
Unit Seven: Understanding Your Audience
Considering Your Audience's Perspective
Understanding Audience Profiles
Build Rapport
Finding Common Ground
Unit Eight: Presenting a Professional Style
Unit Nine: Five Points for Any Presentation
Use the Five-S Framework
Unit Ten: Crafting Your Key Points
Finding a Key Theme
Writing Key Sentences
Unit Eleven: It's Time to Write a Presentation
Organize Your Thoughts
Prepare Your Introductionr
After the Opening Statement, What Next?
Transition to the Main Points
Craft Your Ending
Think Fast!
Unit Twelve: Structuring Your Ideas
Start with Three Key Points
Show Time 4 - Evaluations
Unit Thirteen: Organizing Your Ideas
Tips and Tactics
Two More Tactics to Try
Unit Fourteen: Crafting Your Beginnings and Endings
Unit Fifteen: Expanding Your Basic Plan
Unit Sixteen: Use Your Speaking Voice
Performance Counts
Vocal Variety
Practice. Practice. Practice.
Unit Seventeen: Add Some Spark to Your Presentation
Unit Eighteen: You're Ready to Speak with Confidence!
Prepare Your Presentation
You're Up!

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