Personal Development

Public Speaking (preview)


According to a 1973 survey by the Sunday Times of London, 41% of people list public speaking as their biggest fear. Forget small spaces, darkness, and spiders, standing up in front of a crowd and talking is far more terrifying for most people. Through this workshop participants will become more confident and relaxed in front of an audience which will translate into a successful speaking event.

However, mastering this fear and getting comfortable speaking in public can be a great ego booster, not to mention a huge benefit to your career. The Public Speaking workshop will give participants some basic public speaking skills, including in-depth information on developing an engaging program and delivering their presentation with power.

Public Speaking Course Outline:

Module One: Getting Started
Housekeeping Items
The Parking Lot
Workshop Objectives

Module Two: Identifying Your Audience
Performing a Needs Analysis
Creating an Audience Profile
Identifying Key Questions and Concerns

Module Three: Creating a Basic Outline
Outlining the Situation
Identifying the Task That Had to Be Performed
Listing the Actions You Took
Revealing the Results

Module Four: Organizing the Program
Making Organization Easy
Organizational Methods
Classifying and Categorizing

Module Five: Fleshing It Out
Identifying Appropriate Sources
Establishing Credibility
The Importance of Citations

Module Six: Putting It All Together
Writing Your Presentation
Adding a Plan B
Reviewing, Editing, and Rewriting

Module Seven: Being Prepared
Checking Out the Venue
Gathering Materials
A 24 Hour Checklist

Module Eight: Overcoming Nervousness
A Visit from the Boss
Preparing Mentally
Physical Relaxation Techniques
Appearing Confident in Front of the Crowd (Even If You Don’t Feel That Way)

Module Nine: Delivering Your Speech (I)
Starting Off on the Right Foot
Using Visual Aids
Checking the Volume of Your Voice

Module Ten: Delivering Your Speech (II)
Adjusting on the Fly
Gauging Whether Breaks Are Required
Wrapping Up and Winding Down

Module Eleven: Questions and Answers
Ground Rules
Answering Questions That Sound Like an Attack
Dealing with Complex Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up
Words from the Wise
Lessons Learned
Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations

  • Public Speaking
  • 1. Public Speaking - Getting Started-HD
  • 2. Public Speaking - Identifying Your Audience-HD
  • Module 2
  • What Now :)
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed