Public Speaking

You know the old joke—public speaking is the #1 fear among North American adults. Death is #7. So, if you’re gong to a funeral, are you really better off in the casket than delivering the eulogy? We don’t think so.

Our clients have to speak very will in public. We provided comprehensive public speaking courses for about 1500 top international diplomats on five continents. The world’s press hang on their every word. A false statement can cause a diplomatic incident and hundreds of hours of staff work to fix. But our public speaking course has kept these valued clients safe.

Public speaking may involve a podium or platform, a microphone in a large auditorium or a round table discussion. Effective public speaking is a function of eye contact, gestures, body language, vocal quality and the speech content. We work on all these details. We video your performance and analyze your skills. We provide you with your own personal video of your training session.

Our public speaking course is augmented with a textbook, workbook, a companion half-hour DVD and a 90 minute audio CD with diagrams and checklists for private study.

Control nervousness…develop clear messages…be a great public speaker.

Day 1
9:00 am Elements of effective communication  SOCKOs ® ™
Strategic Overriding Communications & Knowledge Objectives
freight trains, building blocks, icebergs
10:15 am Refreshments
10:30 am Appearing on the podium, on mike & in front of an audience
language, word pictures, gestures
12:00 pm Instructional Video
12:30 pm Lunch
1:15 pm Analysis of on camera work
2:00 pm On getting called upon to speak or meet…
2:20 pm 13 classic Q & A pitfalls
how to deliver effective answers handing controversy
2:40 pm Getting started
it’s all in the details
3:00 pm Break
3:15 pm Humour
the double edged sword
4:00 pm Preparing for an interview
5:00 pm Adjournment
Day 2
9:00 am Nervousness
…special topic with special exercises
9:45 am Visual Aids – a blessing and a curse
handouts, viewgraphs, flip charts, etc.
10:30 am Refreshments
10:45 am Fielding questions from a tough audience
11:30 am Instructional Video
12:30 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Scrums
fielding questions from several people at a time
2:00 pm Tips for technical topics
2:30 pm The pro-forma presentation
when something must be said
3:15 pm Break
3:30 pm At the podium
the Grand Finale
4:00 pm Discussion
5:00 pm Adjournment

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