Foundations of Public Speaking

$795.00 USD

1 Day


Delivery Methods
Virtual Instructor Led
Private Group

Course Overview

Public speaking is an essential skill for nearly every professional. You may find yourself speaking to a committee to make a case for funding, management to advocate for your team, or your project office to report on project status. As common as it is, most people dread and even fear speaking in front of others.

In this course, you will discover the mindset, tools, and tactics to make you effective as a public speaker in any context for any purpose. You will explore your own fears about public speaking and learn strategies for turning that fear into energy to positively impact your message and delivery. Interactive exercises and rich discussion bring concepts to life. Throughout the course you will develop your own blueprint to set you up for success in your public speaking engagements after class.

Course Objectives

  • Embrace a healthy speaker mindset to enhance delivery
  • Effectively prepare for a public speaking engagement
  • Explore the real fear of public speaking and practice ways to mitigate it
  • Utilize proven tactics to engage the audience and present successfully
  • Understand top public speaking challenges and how to address them

Who Should Attend?

This course is intended for anyone who finds themselves needing to speak to groups of people for any reason. Course content applies to formal, informal, online, or in-person settings.
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  • Interactive classroom participation: Our virtual training includes live lectures, demonstrations and virtual labs that allow you to participate in discussions with your instructor and fellow classmates to get real-time feedback.
  • Post Class Resources: Review your class content, catch up on any material you may have missed or perfect your new skills with access to resources after your course is complete.
  • Private Group Training: Let our world-class instructors deliver exclusive training courses just for your employees. Our private group training is designed to promote your team’s shared growth and skill development.
  • Tailored Training Solutions: Our subject matter experts can customize the class to specifically address the unique goals of your team.

Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.


The Public Speaking Mindset

  • Embracing a healthy presentation mindset
  • Setting expectations for the speaker and audience
  • Fostering engagement in a safe environment

Preparing for Public Speaking

  • Outlining topics and ideas
  • Considering the opening and closing
  • Using presentation staging and visual backdrops effectively
  • Creating high-quality slides to guide the presentation

Mitigating the Stress of Public Speaking

  • Understanding and overcoming the fear of public speaking
  • Using humor effectively
  • Leveraging the techniques and tips to mitigate stress

Speaking Effectively with Confidence

  • Delivering a solid opening to connect with the audience
  • Reading the audience
  • Using tactics to encourage audience engagement
  • Making good use of space and optics
  • Managing stress in the moment
  • Responding effectively to the top public speaking challenges
  • Concluding the presentation successfully

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