Public Speaking Training: Create Compelling Speeches & Presentations

Level: Intermediate
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In this Public Speaking & Presentation Skills training course, you learn how to strengthen your public speaking and presentation skills, build your confidence, and establish rapport with the audience — all while practicing and delivering presentations in a safe environment with personalized feedback. You learn to apply effective public speaking skills, keep the audience focused on your message and design interactive questions to engage your audience.

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. Attend this Public Speaking & Presentation Skills training course and learn to present with confidence!

Key Features of this Public Speaking & Presentation Skills Training:

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included
  • After-course computing sandbox included

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

Certifications/Credits:

PMI 17 PDU

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Note: This course runs for 3 Days

  • Jan 22 - 24 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST Herndon, VA / Online (AnyWare) Herndon, VA / Online (AnyWare) Reserve Your Seat

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Important Public Speaking & Presentation Skills Course Information

  • Recommended Experience

    • Basic familiarity with PowerPoint
    • Prior public speaking experience

Public Speaking & Presentation Skills 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
    • Synchronizing 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

Team Training

Important Public Speaking & Presentation Skills Course Information

  • Recommended Experience

    • Basic familiarity with PowerPoint
    • Prior public speaking experience

Public Speaking & Presentation Skills 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
    • Synchronizing 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

Public Speaking & Presentation Skills Training FAQs

  • How will I practice and deliver my presentation?

    You will give your presentation at the end of the course. Prior to you should practice effective rehearsal techniques, staying within your time limit, and opening dynamically to create a winning first impression.

  • How will I receive feedback on my presentation?

    There is an incorporating audience feedback to improve a presentation.

  • Can I learn to improve my public speaking and presentation skills online?

    Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want, including online training.

  • Can I earn Professional Development Units for the Public Speaking: Compelling Speeches & Presentations course?

    Yes, you can receive PDUs from the Public Speaking: Compelling Speeches & Presentations course.

    To find out how many PDUs you can receive, check out the PMI Q&A List ›

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