Public Speaking

Rumour has it that standing up and speaking in public is the number one fear. Potentially more scary than death itself. Whilst we suspect this is more likely a famous internet generated statistic, there’s no doubt that public speaking is scary for most people. Genuine statistics say that 95% of us are less than effective speakers. And don’t think that just because you’re confident you are also effective. Over confidence is often accompanied by under-ability.

Running alongside our Presentation Skills course, this workshop will give participants an entry to public speaking skills, including in-depth information on developing an engaging program and delivering their presentation with power.

Course Duration

1 Day

Course Content

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  • Getting Started
    • Icebreaker
    • Ground rules
    • The parking lot
    • Workshop objectives
    • Action plans and evaluation forms
  • Identifying Your Audience
    • Performing a Needs Analysis
    • Creating an Audience Profile
    • Identifying Key Questions and Concerns
  • Creating a Basic Outline
    • Outlining the Situation
    • Identifying the Task That Had to Be Performed
    • Listing the Actions You Took
    • Revealing the Results
  • Organizing the Program
    • Making Organization Easy
    • Organizational Methods
    • Classifying and Categorizing
  • Fleshing it Out
    • Identifying Appropriate Sources
    • Establishing Credibility
    • The Importance of Citations
  • Putting It All Together
    • Writing Your Presentation
    • Adding a Plan B
    • Reviewing, Editing, and Re-Writing
    • Creating Notes
  • Being Prepared
    • Checking out the Venue
    • Gathering Materials
    • A 24 Hour Checklist
  • Overcoming Nervousness
    • A Word From The Boss
    • Preparing Mentally
    • Physical Relaxation Techniques
    • Appearing Confident in Front of the Crowd
    (Even If You Don’t Feel That Way)
  • Delivering Your Speech, Part One
    • Starting Off on the Right Foot
    • Using Visual Aids
    • Checking the Volume of Your Voice
  • Delivering Your Speech, Part Two
    • Adjusting on the Fly
    • Gauging Whether Breaks are Required
    • Wrapping Up and Winding Down
  • Questions and Answers
    • Ground Rules
    • Answering Questions that Sound Like an Attack
    • Dealing with Complex Questions
  • Wrapping Up
    • Words from the Wise
    • Review of Parking Lot
    • Lessons Learned
    • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations

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If you’re looking a more experienced presenter and need more in depth development of your skills, why not check out our Business Communication division.