Speaking Skills for Leaders

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Overview

Whether motivating coworkers, voters, or teammates, great leaders share many common traits. Most importantly, they speak with confidence and have a keen ability to break down complex ideas into simple statements. But this isn’t a skill you’re born with. In fact, most great leaders work hard to refine their speaking abilities.

In this course, we'll give you a clear formula to improve your speaking skills so you’ll be able to:

  • Communicate clear and convincing messages, from daily talks to large-scale speeches.
  • Capture the attention of others through genuine connection.
  • Gain confidence in your delivery of important points, no matter how challenging the subject matter.

Respected leaders know how to motivate their teams through speeches, presentations, and other meaningful talks, and you can too!

This bite-sized course will help all learners use speech to connect with colleagues in a powerful way.

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Summary

Skill level: Beginner
Certificate: Yes
Lessons: 11
Accredited by: CPD
Pre-requisites: None
Video duration: 57m
Estimated study time: 3h for all materials

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Syllabus

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Leaders Speak with Confidence and Authority

Great leaders have common traits, but they aren't born with them. Anyone can develop these traits with practice.

2

Why Every Talk Should Have a Clear Goal

If you know what do you want the audience to do at the end of your talk, you can focus on getting them to do that.

3

Get Your Audience to Take Action with Key Points

Focus your talk by identifying no more than 5 key points that you want to communicate.

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Don't Be Concise, Be Memorable

If you want people to take action, you need to ensure your audience remembers what you say.

2

Elements of Effective Storytelling

Stories are far more memorable than charts and bullet points.

3

Share Real Stories to Create Lasting Memories

Don't make up stories - use real experiences to connect with your audience.

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The Most Effective Way to Use PowerPoint

Avoid tons of text - PowerPoint presentations should support your talk with memorable, focused slides.

2

Capture Your Audience's Attention with Visuals

Powerful visuals - whether you use slides or real-life props - can help you communicate your message.

3

Improve Your Technique by Practicing on Video

Record yourself on video and review the results to gain massive improvement in your speaking technique.

4

Refine Your Talk, Not Your Text

Don't devote all your time to tweaking text or slides. Use your time to practice and evaluate yourself before a big talk.

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How to Gain Confidence and Eliminate Nerves

Practicing and evaluating your speeches will give you confidence and provide you with a framework to improve your skills well into the future.

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