Authentic Public Speaking In 7 Days!
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Authentic Public Speaking In 7 Days!

Know who you are and inject your true self when public speaking. Look within, be yourself & enjoy public speaking more!
4.7 (11 ratings)
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Created by Shola Kaye
Last updated 7/2017
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  • 6 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
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  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • Reduce your experience of impostor syndrome when public speaking
  • Connect with your audience
  • Know your strengths and apply them to the public speaking process
  • Know your public speaking style using the D-I-V-A framework
  • Tell personal stories that engage and build trust when public speaking
  • Understand your personality type and how you can use it to be a better speaker
  • Use psychometric testing to understand your natural communication style and with that knowledge, become a stronger public speaker
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  • You should have tried public speaking before
  • You should potentially have access to further public speaking opportunities
  • You have some time available to reflect on your public speaking experiences and to complete the activities

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:

  • your values
  • your personality
  • your accomplishments to share during public speaking
  • your big WHY
  • your public speaking personas
  • your use personal stories when public speaking
  • your public speaking style.

With this knowledge you'll be able to:

  • reduce stage fright
  • overcome public speaking fears
  • reinforce your true message
  • play to your strengths
  • be more fully yourself when 'on stage' public speaking
  • reduce impostor syndrome
  • discover your public speaking style
  • tell meaningful stories that increase the know, like and trust factor.

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!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who would like to be more authentic when public speaking
  • Anyone who has wondered about the difference between their 'on stage' public speaking performance and their day to day personality and behaviour
  • Anyone who is interested in exploring how they can be more 'themself' when on stage public speaking
  • This course is for those that want to reflect deeply on how they can use their natural strengths to become a better speaker
  • This course is NOT a conventional public speaking course - there is no instruction on speech writing or delivery
  • This course encourages you to look within, analyze who you are and figure out who your best self is when it comes to your speaking abilities
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Curriculum For This Course
31 Lectures
1 - Your Values and how they apply to your public speaking
9 Lectures 21:06

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.

Preview 01:53

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.

Download your Authentic Public Speaker workbook

1-3 A selection of values

1-4 Values - a deeper exploration and online assessment

Take the Values Assessment

1-5 Analyzing your report
2- Your Personality - how does it relate to your public speaking journey?
8 Lectures 13:22

2-2 Myers-Briggs: See for yourself

2-3 A quick look at your personality traits

Find out more about your personality type

2-4 Take the Myers-Briggs test online

Take the detailed personality test using this link. No email address required!

2-5 Your communication style

Another useful resource
3 - Your Accomplishments - what to share when public speaking
5 Lectures 10:05
3-1 Know your accomplishments

3-2 What are you proud of?

3-3 What have you done that would impress others?

3-5 Ask friends and family
4 - Your Personas
1 Lecture 05:36
4-1 Know your personas
5 - Your Personal Stories
3 Lectures 10:26
5-1 Know your personal stories

5-2 Your story file

5-3 How to bring life to your stories
6 - Your Big Why
1 Lecture 04:34
6-1 Your big why
7 - Your Public Speaking Style: D-I-V-A
1 Lecture 06:22
7-1 Know your public speaking style
8. Summary and Bonus Lecture
3 Lectures 04:46
8-1 Summary and unveiling

8-2 What next?

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.

8-3 Bonus lecture
About the Instructor
Shola Kaye
4.6 Average rating
35 Reviews
2,412 Students
2 Courses
Best-selling author, public speaking trainer and performer

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!