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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.

Module One: Getting Started

  • 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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