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. Through this workshop your 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.

Course Outline:

Module One: Getting Started
• Icebreaker
• 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
• Review of Parking Lot
• Lessons Learned
• Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations


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