Public Speaking

Communicating with Confidence

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Overview

Do you want to speak confidently in front of an audience? This online course is suitable for anyone who wants to deliver a successful presentation or speech for work, business, school or personal interest.

In 36 engaging video tutorials you will learn candid advice and tips on how to prepare and deliver a speech that commands your audience’s attention. You will learn how to overcome your nerves and get your message across clearly, how to deliver a PowerPoint presentation, how to interact with your audience and much more.

You will also receive access to TJ’s bestselling ebooks which reinforce the tips and techniques on public speaking covered in this course.

Being able to communicate clearly is an indispensable skill in any industry or walk of life. These tutorials will help you conquer your fear, polish your presentation and impress your peers!

Once enrolled, our friendly support team and tutors are here to help with any course related inquiries.

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Summary

Skill level

Beginner

Certificate

Yes

Lessons

36

Accredited by

CPD

Pre-requisites

None

Versions supported

TBD


Accreditations and approvals

CPD - The CPD Certification Service.


Syllabus

Brainstorm Your Topics

Brainstorm every topic you want to cover in your speech.

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How Many Points Should Your Presentation Cover?

Decide what key points your presentation will cover.


What is Your Water Cooler Message?

Plan what you want the key takeaway of your speech to be.


Benefits for Your Audience

Tell the audience how your speech will benefit them.


Writing a Speech

Avoid the most common mistakes people make in writing a speech.


Magical Phrase for Every Speech

Use relevant examples to illustrate your points.


Time to Rehearse Your Presentation

Become a better speaker by rehearsing your presentation on video.

There is No Such Thing as a PowerPoint Presentation

The goal of a PowerPoint presentation is the same as any presentation - to deliver a memorable message to the audience.


PowerPoint Slide Rules

Best practices for how many points, slides and images to use in a PowerPoint presentation.


Use Two Separate PowerPoints

Make your presentation easier to follow by reducing the amount of text used in your slides.


Animation, Video and Special Effects

Best practices for using animations and special effects in a presentation.


B is for Black

How and why to black out your screen during a PowerPoint presentation.


Time to Rehearse Your PowerPoint Presentation

Become a better speaker by rehearsing your PowerPoint presentation on video.

How to Eliminate Nervousness

The reasons people feel nervous about public speaking and how to reduce your nerves.


What to Do if You Don't Like Your Voice

Why your voice sounds different in a recording and how to overcome a complex about how you sound.


How to Speak with Confidence

How to increase your confidence when speaking in front of an audience.


How to Start a Speech

Best practices and techniques for how to effectively start a speech.


How to Pace and Close a Speech

Best practices and techniques for how to pace and end a speech.


How Long Should Your Speech Be?

How to work with time limits and time reductions.


'Tell Them What You are Going to Tell Them' Approach

Caveats of telling the audience the same message repeatedly in a linear fashion.


How to Put Your Audience at Ease

How to make the audience and yourself feel comfortable during a presentation.


How to Choose Memorable Messages

Best practices for choosing messages tailored to the audience.


How to Use Humor in a Speech

Benefits and best practices of using humor in a speech.


How Should You Rehearse Your Speech?

Most effective methods for rehearsing your speech to get results.


How to Manage Time

How to manage time when preparing, rehearsing and giving your presentation.


How to Recover from a Memory Lapse

What you should do to stay cool, calm and collected during a memory lapse.

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How to Manage Challenges from the Audience

How to manage an inattentive or disruptive audience member.


How to Remember What to Say

How to remember what to say without reading your speech word for word.


Learn by Critiquing Others

How observing and critiquing other public speakers can help you improve your speaking skills.


Time to Rehearse Your Presentation Again

Become a better speaker by rehearsing your presentation on video.

Stories Make Great Speeches

How to tell stories that make your speeches interesting and memorable.


Story Settings

How to describe the setting of your story to capture the audience's imagination and memory.

Try it!


Essential Story Elements: Dialogue and Conflict

How to use dialogue and conflict to make your story more effective.


Don't Tell Stories, Relive Them

How to relive a story so that the audience can visualize and remember your messages.


Time to Rehearse Your Story

Become a better speaker by rehearsing your presentation on video.

Conclusion

Key takeaways for continuous improvement in public speaking.