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Public Speaking: Compelling Speeches & Presentations

Course Details

Name Public Speaking: Compelling Speeches & Presentations
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Virtual Classroom
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Price:
£889.50 +vat
was £999.00
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Course ID:
448136
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Overview

Public speaking is required in almost every business role, but a variety of factors cause many professionals to struggle when talking in front of an audience. In this training course, you learn how to strengthen your speaking skills, build your confidence, and establish rapport with the audience — all while practicing and delivering presentations in a safe environment with personalised feedback.

Learning Objectives

You Will Learn How To

  • Speak publicly in a convincing, confident, and concise style
  • Deliver dynamic and effective presentations
  • Employ a method to create materials that support a compelling speech
  • Build audience rapport through eye contact, vocal delivery, and body language
  • Sharpen your public speaking skills by integrating feedback

Pre-Requisites

Recommended Experience:

  • Basic familiarity with PowerPoint
  • Prior public speaking experience

Course Content

Course Outline

Creating Compelling Speeches

Employing a proven five-step method

  • Hooking the audience
  • Identifying the critical need
  • Presenting the key ideas concisely
  • Explaining the payoff
  • Calling for action

Identifying your goal

  • Informing
  • Persuading
  • Motivating
  • Entertaining

The skill-building cycle

  • Determining your baseline public speaking skills
  • Taming fears and increasing confidence through practice and preparation
  • Leveraging your own personality and style
  • Increasing your awareness and abilities by evaluating other speakers
  • Integrating audience feedback to fine-tune your delivery

Building an Effective Presentation

The construction and design process

  • Setting objectives
  • Assessing and addressing the needs of your audience
  • Matching purpose and point to the audience
  • Creating the storyboard model

Mind mapping as a presentation design tool

  • Rapidly capturing presentation ideas
  • Structuring content for clarity
  • Converting mind maps into presentations

Shaping the presentation

  • Applying learning theory for optimal information transfer
  • Employing 7+/-2 rule to aid comprehension
  • Volume vs. retention
  • Identifying the key points

Designing high-impact slides

  • Making text, colour and graphics work together
  • Limiting content to increase effect
  • Employing information graphics to simplify complex data
  • Avoiding visual traps

Engaging Your Audience

The speaker as a visual aid

  • Directing the audience's natural eye movement
  • Moving dynamically within the presentation space
  • Engaging the entire audience with effective eye contact
  • Synchronising gestures to the verbal message

Animating your speech with vocal variety

  • Adding pitch modulation and dynamics
  • Reinforcing points with pauses and silence
  • Reducing verbal distractors

Delivering memorable openings and closings

  • Five opening strategies to spark interest
  • Motivating the audience with a call to action

Adding Interactivity to Your Presentations

Drawing the audience

  • Stimulating participation with preplanned questions
  • Conveying content through topical questions
  • When to ask rhetorical, group or targeted questions

Handling questions from the audience

  • Reward, restate and respond
  • Keeping your answers short and simple
  • Getting back on track after an unplanned interruption

Managing the post-talk Q&A session

  • Pre-empting "hot-button" questions
  • Staying aware of the message you are conveying
  • Priming the pump when there are no questions

Rehearsing and Delivering Your Speech

Building confidence with practice

  • Effective rehearsal techniques
  • Incorporating audience feedback to improve a presentation
  • Staying within your time limit

Delivering your presentation

  • Opening dynamically to create a winning first impression
  • Applying your public speaking toolkit

Virtual

Description:

Online AnyWare™ immerses you in a dynamic online training environment where you access and participate in an actual classroom. You interact with both your instructor and your peers—just as if you were together with them in the classroom—as you master the essential knowledge and skills in today's most important IT and management topics.

With AnyWare Online Training, you can...

  • Access your course from any Internet-accessible location
  • Gain scheduling flexibility—choosing from a wide selection of course dates
  • Immerse yourself in an actual classroom experience
  • Benefit from AnyWare's unique real-time interactivity
  • Achieve the same results that you expect from an instructor-led classroom course

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the technological requirements for participating in a live, online course delivered via Online AnyWare?

To participate fully in a virtual AnyWare course, you will need the following:

  • An audio-enabled computer
  • A minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768
  • An Intel Pentium® 4 computer, or equivalent, with a 2.5 GHz or faster processor; or an Intel Mac
  • A minimum of 1 GB of RAM
  • A reliable high-speed Internet connection, either via cable modem, DSL or corporate LAN (a wired Internet connection is strongly recommended)
  • Internet Explorer 7 or higher; or Mozilla Firefox 2 or higher
  • Support for Java and ActiveX within your browser with the latest version of Java installed
  • Adobe Flash version 8 or higher
  • Access to www.logmein.com
  • Ability to install the LogMeIn ActiveX control, which may require local administrative privileges
  • Learning Tree AnyWare will support a dual-monitor setup, which allows concurrent access to the classroom and the computer used for the hands-on exercises. This setup may enhance your training experience; however, it is not a requirement for full participation in any of our courses.

Do I need to install any special software?

None! All you need is a high-speed, flash-enabled Internet browser—Internet Explorer 7 or higher, Mozilla Firefox 2 or higher, or Safari.

Can I participate in a course via Online AnyWare using any type of operating system?

You can participate in a class on a PC or Mac. However, the hands-on exercise material in Course 2320 and Course 984 is not compatible with the Mac operating system at this time. Please contact our AnyWare support team if you are planning to participate in either of these courses using a Mac operating system.

Do I need my own microphone, earphones and/or headset?

Prior to the course, we will provide a microphone-enabled headset for you to use during the course. The headset is yours to keep after the course.

Is the virtual classroom experience really the same quality when it's delivered over the Internet?

Absolutely! Online AnyWare is designed to provide you with the same experience you would receive in the classroom. You connect to an actual classroom where you participate online in live, instructor-led training that is facilitated either at one of our Education Centres or on site at a client's location. As an online participant, you engage with the instructor and interact with your classmates just as if you were in the actual classroom. And you perform all of the same hands-on exercises, so the knowledge you learn and the skills you gain are no different than if you were taking the course as an in-class participant.

Why is Online AnyWare so much more effective than off-the-shelf, self-paced e-learning programmes?

The most important benefit of live, instructor-led training is the ability to interact with your instructor and fellow classmates. It is through such interaction that real learning takes place. Courses taken via AnyWare offer the same benefits. In fact, over half the time spent in courses is dedicated to interactive activities—where real learning happens! You'll have your specific questions answered on the spot, receive immediate clarification of anything that is confusing, perform hands-on exercises by remotely accessing an in-class PC, and share your experiences in real time with your fellow classmates. Most importantly, you'll receive expert advice on how best to apply what you learn to your own projects.

How is the classroom experience actually delivered?

Adobe Connect is the foundation technology for our AnyWare training delivery solution used to deliver our IT and management courses. You'll acquire new skills in a safe environment—your computer's files and applications are never engaged, so there is no risk of damage. A hard copy of the course materials and a microphone-enabled headset will be shipped to you prior to the course.

Using your Internet browser, you remotely access a dedicated in-class PC so that you can participate in hands-on exercises and develop new skills just as if you were in the actual classroom where your instructor is coaching in real time.

How do I connect to the classroom?

One week prior to the class start date, you will receive a "Getting Ready" e-mail with a URL and your login credentials. We'll ask you to complete a three-step validation process prior to the class start date to test your system, two-way audio connection, and Internet connection to the classroom and to your dedicated, in-class PC on which you'll be performing your hands-on exercises.

A few days before your class starts, you'll also receive a call from one of our customer service representatives who will answer any questions you may have. When it's time for the course to begin, just log in—from anywhere—and join your classmates, live in the classroom. During your course, our AnyWare support technicians are available to assist you as needed. It's that easy!

What are the course hours?

Start and end times vary for each individual course. Please confirm the start and end times during registration, as your course may be delivered from a different time zone than your own. On the first day of class, plan to log in to your classroom 30 minutes prior to the start of the class.

This course is approved by PMI® for 17 professional development units (PDUs).

  Technical : 16 PDUs
  Business & Strategic : 1 PDUs

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