Public Speaking

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

  • Workshop Objectives
  • Performing a Needs Analysis
  • Creating an Audience Profile
  • Identifying Key Questions and Concerns
  • Outlining the Situation
  • Identifying the Task That Had to Be Performed
  • Listing the Actions You Took
  • Revealing the Results
  • Making Organization Easy
  • Organizational Methods
  • Classifying and Categorizing
  • Identifying Appropriate Sources
  • Establishing Credibility
  • The Importance of Citations
  • Writing Your Presentation
  • Adding a Plan B
  • Reviewing, Editing, and Rewriting
  • Checking Out the Venue
  • Gathering Materials
  • A 24 Hour Checklist
  • 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)
  • Starting Off on the Right Foot
  • Using Visual Aids
  • Checking the Volume of Your Voice
  • Adjusting on the Fly
  • Gauging Whether Breaks Are Required
  • Wrapping Up and Winding Down
  • Ground Rules
  • Answering Questions That Sound Like an Attack
  • Dealing with Complex Questions
  • Words from the Wise
  • Review of Parking Lot
  • Lessons Learned
  • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations