Even if you don't need to make regular presentations in front of a group, there are plenty of situations where good public speaking/presentation skills can help you advance your career and create opportunities. You might have to talk about your company at a conference, make a speech after accepting an award, or teach a class to new employees.
Good public speaking/presentation skills are important in other areas of your life as well. You might be asked to make a speech at a friend's wedding, give a eulogy for a loved one, or inspire a group of volunteers at a charity event. In short, being a good public speaker can enhance your reputation, boost your self-confidence, and open up countless opportunities.
However, while good public speaking/presentation skills can open doors, poor speaking/presentation skills can close them. For example: your boss might decide against promoting you after sitting through a poorly delivered presentation, you might lose a valuable new contract by failing to connect with a prospect during a sales pitch, or you could make a poor impression with your new team because you trip over your words and don't look people in the eye.
Most students find it useful to bring a presentation they have already prepared or one they are currently working on to discuss during class.
Module One: Getting Started
Module Two: Identifying Your Audience
Module Three: Types of Speeches/Presentations
Module Four: Choosing Your Delivery Methods
Module Five: Organizing the Program
Module Six: Creating a Basic Outline
Module Seven: Providing the Details
Module Eight: Creating Fantastic Flip Charts
Module Nine: Creating Compelling PowerPoint Presentations
Module Ten: Wow ‘Em with the Whiteboard
Module Eleven: Vibrant Videos and Amazing Audio
Module Thirteen: Being Prepared
Module Fourteen: Overcoming Nervousness
Module Fifteen: Delivering Your Speech/Presentation
Module Sixteen: Questions and Answers
D = Day Class E = Evening Class
D Tuesday, May 21, 2013
D Thursday, May 30, 2013
E Monday and Tuesday, June 3 and 4, 2013
D Friday, June 7, 2013
D Wednesday, June 26, 2013
D Monday, July 15, 2013
D Friday, July 26, 2013