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Public Speaking- Speaking Under Pressure
July 8 @ 8:30 am - July 9 @ 4:00 pm$599
Course Duration, Method: 2 days (8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.), Instructor Led Training
This two-day workshop has been designed for those who are in positions where they must speak in front of audiences that are hostile or demanding. This course is also suitable for those who are relatively new speakers who want some encouragement to speak up in meetings or who want some training before they begin making presentations on behalf of the organization. This course is aimed at improving your skills and learning some new techniques which will give you the persuasive edge when you are making a presentation, fielding difficult questions, or presenting complex information.Read More
This workshop will help participants:
- Use quick and easy preparation methods – whether you have one minute or one week to prepare.
- Know what can be done to prepare for questions.
- How to overcome the nerves when speaking in front of a group, particularly if the group is not sympathetic to what you have to say.
- Apply presentation techniques that establish credibility and get people on your side.
To begin, we will explore what Speaking Under Pressure is. Participants will also learn an easy way to structure any presentation.
This session will offer participants seven easy ways to prepare for a presentation – even if you don’t know the time, date, or topic.
Force Field Analysis
Next, participants will learn about a structured method of looking at two opposing forces acting on a situation.
Understanding Your Audience
During this session, we will explore a three-phase needs approach. Participants will also practice creating an audience profile.
Controlling Your Jitters
This session will focus on how to make the most of stage fright.
Making Your Listener Hear You
During this session, participants will explore what turns listeners on and off in a large group discussion. We will also take a brief look at non-verbal communication.
To wrap up the first day, participants will learn what a key theme is and how to create one and distill it into a key sentence. Participants will also be given a small homework assignment.
To begin the second day, we’ll wrap up our discussion on key themes and participants will share their homework assignment.
A Plan to Structure Ideas
This session will focus on a three-part plan (Aim, Concentrate, and Adapt) that participants can use to structure the body of their presentation.
Next, participants will learn some different ways to organize the information in the body of their message.
Our Body Language
During this session, participants will take a close look at positive and negative body messages.
If You Could Be…
To prepare for the major presentation later on in the workshop, participants will be asked to give a short presentation on this question: “If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one ability or quality, what would it be?”
Beginnings and Endings
This session will give participants some ways to create strong beginnings and endings.
Expanding a Basic Plan
So far, this workshop has focused on small presentations. This session will give participants some tips on fleshing out those small presentations should they be required to present something longer than just a few minutes.
To conclude the workshop, participants will prepare and present a short five-minute speech. Participants will also evaluate each other.
At the end of the day, learners will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.