Public Speaking Training Course

There are many factors that make someone an exceptional public speaker. The PD Training Public Speaking Training course is designed to help you overcome your fear and develop the skills to be able to speak to any audience with confidence, impact and ease.

After completing this one-day course, you will have developed the following skills: audience analysis, planning, researching and organizing a speech tailored to your audience, writing a complete and concise speech that expands the key points and provides maximum impact, mental and physical preparations to overcome nervousness, and other skills that will make you an effective public speaker.

This interactive training course is available across the U.S., including Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Birmingham, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Jackson, Los Angeles, Manhattan, Miami, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Antonio and Seattle.

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  • Learning Outcomes - Public Speaking Training Course

    After completing this course, participants will have developed skills in:

    • Tailoring the speech according to audience
    • Using visual aids to enhance interest
    • Making adjustments midway
    • Designing presentations
    • Making the speech clear, powerful and relevant
    • Identifying key notes and using them appropriately
    • Planning the speech
    • Organizing the material
    • Wording the speech
    • Using citations, research and interviews
    • Turning complex ideas into engaging, easy-to-understand content
    • Overcoming nervousness
    • Preparing Plan B
    • Feeling comfortable with the audience
    • Mentally and physically preparing themselves for the presentation
    • Answering questions and replying to comments with presence of mind
    Duration: 1 day course
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    Public Speaking Training Course Reviews:

    Awesome session today. Inspiring and had a lot to take home. The information supplied was great and in-depth. It tied the activities all together. The whole concept of the course is eye opening and have increased my self-awareness.

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    Matt did an excellent job - we made changes in course material and he was very flexible and responsive. He clearly tied the material to our roles and functions. well Done!
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    Marilyn was very knowledgeable on the topic and did an excellent job teaching. I would definitely take a class from her again!
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    All of the content was good and beneficial to me.
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    The instructor was really friendly and knowledgeable, I had a really good time in the training, it will help me to do my job better
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    The training was absolutely helpful to all of us. It was a fun and we learned a lot of important details that can be applied to our daily task.
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    The activities really help to set the stage for the activities. The students all worked together and made the class fun with the instructor. I found the class very enjoyable.
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    The instructor was great, knowledgeable and very engaging. Would love to take more courses that she teaches.
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    The trainer was excellent at keeping students engaged through the 2 day session. I would suggest adding some additional exercises or group activities that underscore certain learning objectives. Overall, the course provided a good refresher.
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    Public Speaking consistently ranks as people's top fear, followed by the fear of death and spiders. Additionally, an astounding 75% of the people suffer from 'speech anxiety'!

    However, mastering this fear and gaining control during speaking in public can be a great ego booster, not to mention a huge benefit to your career. This Public Speaking Training Course will provide you with valuable public speaking skills, including in-depth information on developing an engaging program, and delivering your presentation with confidence and power.

    Public Speaking Training Course - Lesson 1
    Identifying your Audience
    • Performing a needs analysis
    • Creating an audience profile
    • Identifying key questions and concerns
    Public Speaking Training Course - Lesson 2
    Being Prepared
    • Checking out the venue
    • Gathering materials
    • A 24 Hour checklist
    Public Speaking Training Course - Lesson 3
    Creating a Basic Outline
    • Outlining the situation
    • Identifying the task that had to be performed
    • Listing the actions you took
    • Revealing the results
    Public Speaking Training Course - Lesson 4
    Overcoming Nervousness
    • A word from the boss
    • Preparing mentally
    • Physical relaxation techniques
    • Appearing confident in front of the crowd
    Public Speaking Training Course - Lesson 5
    Organizing the Program
    • Making organization easy
    • Organizational methods
    • Classifying and categorizing
    Public Speaking Training Course - Lesson 6
    Delivering your Speech - Part One
    • Starting off on the right foot
    • Using visual aids
    • Checking the volume of your voice
    Public Speaking Training Course - Lesson 7
    Fleshing it Out
    • Identifying appropriate sources
    • Establishing credibility
    • The importance of citations
    Public Speaking Training Course - Lesson 8
    Delivering your Speech - Part Two
    • Adjusting on the Fly
    • Gaging whether breaks are Required
    • Wrapping up and Winding Down
    Public Speaking Training Course - Lesson 9
    Putting it all Together
    • Writing your presentation
    • Adding a Plan B
    • Reviewing, editing and Re-writing
    Public Speaking Training Course - Lesson 10
    Questions and Answers
    • Ground rules
    • Answering questions that sound like an attack
    • Dealing with complex questions

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    In-House training benefits:

    • Flexible length - sessions as short as 1-hour
    • Cost effective - great group pricing
    • Greatest impact in the shortest time
    • Excellent Team Building Opportunity
    • Certificate of Completion (always available in the App)
    • Comprehensive courseware as books (& available in the App)

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    On average PDT trainers have 15 years industry experience 7 years training experience.

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    Focussed on you

    We always tailor activities and scenarios to be relevant to you.

    Refresher course

    Refresher Course $0

    Client Site and Public Class participants are welcome to join a public class in the same topic for 12 months.

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    1/2 Price Coaching

    We all know the importance of reinforcement, so we'll come back within 90 days of the original course 1/2 price.

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