Effective Public Speaking Skills

Course Description

This 2-day public seminar gives you a reliable model for preparing and delivering effective presentations and speeches, or simply “making a few comments”.

Key Topics covered

Module 1: Getting started – The basics

  • Who am I talking to?
  • What am I to say?
  • How and what am I to achieve?

Module 2: Planning and structure 

  • Make yourself a Mind Map
  • Turn it into a Route Map
  • Flesh it out with research
  • Presenting with influence

Module 3: Deciding on the words 

  • Scripts vs cue cards
  • How to start
  • How to finish big
  • Developing and rehearsing your speech

Module 4: Personal presentation 

  • Nervous to Natural
  • The First three Minutes
  • Your voice
  • What should I do with my body?

Module 5: Time for questions –

  • The pros & cons of taking questions
  • Preparing for questions
  • Staying in control
  • Dealing with difficult people

Module 6: Conclusion –

  • Who? What? Why? When? Where? How?
  • Useful quotations
  • Stand up, Speak up and Shut up.
  • Continuous improvement

Who is this course for?

This course is for any working professional who, due to the nature of their work, may need to improve on their public speaking abilities. Everyone gets the jitters but this course aims to help the student with practical ways of making speeches or standing up in front of the crowd to say a few words.


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