Public Speaking

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.

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

    * Pre-Assignment Review
    * 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

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
    * Notes