This is course will take you on a complete journey of self-discovery with your public speaking!
In the quest to become truly authentic when you're out public speaking, over 7 days you will explore:
With this knowledge you'll be able to:
You will need to spend 10 - 30 minutes each day, completing the self-exploration exercises in the comprehensive workbook. You will also need to be prepared to look deep within and be open to applying the results that you learn about yourself to your public speaking.
If you do the work you will not regret it!
People are often nervous and fearful when public speaking because they feel they have to be a different person on stage. They worry that they will be judged whenever they are public speaking, and found wanting. This in turn leads us to be less of ourselves on stage: less confident, less assured, less of who we are.
The first step is to know exactly who we are and to try to give the audience our true selves whenever we are public speaking. For example, some people will be excellent at preparation and planning, so the course suggests you focus on that, which in turn will give you confidence when you are out there doing your public speaking. By looking at what you are strong at and allowing that to reflect throughout your public speaking experience it will help you feel in control.
If, using a different example, your values revolve around friends and family, but you dislike public speaking, one way you can enjoy it more is by using stories and examples from your personal life during your speeches. That way, you are reflecting more of yourself and your likes when you are public speaking, and in turn, you are being more of the 'real' you.
Every person is different - we all have different likes and dislikes, different strengths and weaknesses. This course helps you have a stronger grasp on who you are and what motivates you and, importantly, how that can be related to your public speaking. Key areas this work can affect are your preparation, content planning and delivery.
There are no quick fixes. As with public speaking, there is no substitute for rolling up your sleeves and doing the reflective work, but once you have completed the course and have the self-knowledge to hand, it will change your approach to planning and delivering a speech. You'll inject more of yourself and become truly authentic at public speaking!
This is a public speaking course like no other! Find out what you'll be discovering as you work through each section and why it's so important.
You will need this workbook to complete the course. It contains questions, links and exercises to help you get the most out of this training.
Your bonus is a free copy of the chapter 1 of my book, How to be a DIVA at Public Speaking. Learn more about the DIVA speaking system that was referenced earlier in this course.
Hi! I'm Shola - award-winning public speaker, best-selling author of the book 'How to be a DIVA at Public Speaking', and a professional singer.
I love teaching and training, both of groups and individuals and run Speak Up Like A DIVA which is a public speaking training company in the UK.
I'm super excited about being a Udemy instructor and being able to connect with students from such a diverse range of backgrounds. Please do reach out to me and say hi - I'd love to hear from you!
I'm a fully qualified teacher with a Post Graduate Certificate of Education from Oxford University and I have an undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University.
I enjoy tennis, rebounding and Thai food. I also love to travel - I lived in the USA for 7 years while I got my Masters degree, and after that I worked in consulting for a while before returning to the UK.
I'm now fully committed to speaking, teaching and performing; my dream activities!