Public Speaking Training

Public speaking is essential in both personal and professional realms, yet many struggle with anxiety and fear when facing an audience. To address this challenge, we put into place a comprehensive training program focused on building confidence and honing public speaking skills.

Our two-day course is designed to progressively develop participants’ confidence and proficiency in public speaking. The journey begins with understanding the root causes of public speaking anxiety. Participants will identify common fears and misconceptions, share personal experiences, and engage in group discussions. This foundational understanding sets the stage for the importance of preparation.

Participants will learn effective strategies for researching and organizing content, creating compelling introductions and conclusions, and crafting outlines for short presentations. The emphasis on preparation aims to alleviate fear and build a solid foundation for confident public speaking.

Next, the focus shifts to delivery techniques. Participants explore both verbal and non-verbal communication methods, practice vocal projection, pacing, and articulation, and receive tips for managing nervousness. A video recording and feedback session allows for self-assessment and constructive improvement.

Engaging the audience is a crucial aspect of public speaking. Participants will delve into audience psychology, learn engagement strategies, and practice incorporating storytelling, humor, and visual aids. Role-playing exercises provide hands-on experience and feedback from peers.

To put their newfound skills into practice, participants will deliver short presentations based on their prepared outlines. Peer evaluations and constructive feedback from the instructor help refine their techniques. They will also learn to overcome common obstacles, such as fear of judgment and handling unexpected situations gracefully.

As the training progresses, participants reflect on their personal growth, set goals for continued improvement, and develop strategies for maintaining confidence in future speaking engagements. The course concludes with a certificate presentation and feedback collection.

But the journey doesn’t end there. One week later, participants will present a 15-minute live presentation to their peers and a hand-picked group. This session provides an opportunity for practical application and detailed feedback based on written skill points.

In addition, participants receive a 30-minute individual coaching session with the instructor. These sessions can be conducted in-person or online and focus on reviewing progress, setting future goals, and discussing any challenges faced.

Final Thoughts

Our program provides comprehensive support, guiding participants from understanding their fears to mastering the art of public speaking. With follow-up opportunities, including live presentations and individual coaching sessions, we ensure participants continue to grow and excel in their public speaking endeavors.

To learn more, including fees and to schedule a Free Business Training Area consultation:

Contact Holly Katko at holly.katko@uconnectsolutions.com

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