Cool, Calm and Commanding: Public Speaking with Confidence

Control your nerves, look and feel confident, and enjoy public speaking!
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  • Lectures 29
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

Want to increase your confidence in speaking face-to-face? Need to engage or motivate an audience? Worried, anxious or even afraid of speaking in front of others?

Get rid of the fear of public speaking forever and gain the confidence to actually enjoy it. It’s possible and it’s not as hard as you think.

Overcome the fear of public speaking, make an impact, and increase your confidence at work and in your personal life.

Confident public speaking is a valuable skill for people in business and all walks of life. If you need to communicate, convince and connect with others, being a confident public speaker is a vital skill for your success.

Confident public speakers become leaders, people of influence and people others look up to.

Whether you’re a first-time presenter or public speaker or you have a lot of speaking experience, this course will teach you what you didn’t know about developing, maintaining and projecting confidence.

This is not a course on how to relax, or a course in what other (famous) people do to be confident speakers. Instead, you’ll get personal tools that you can use to develop your own unique skills and strategies to make sure that you – your authentic self and style – shine through and feel great when you have an important message to deliver.

Content and Overview

This highly practical course is suitable for those new to the world of public speaking and seasoned speakers who want to lower their anxiety, eliminate nerves and feel more confident.

The course provides practical techniques that will make you look and feel more confident. You’ll learn real strategies and develop the knowledge and skills to look and feel confident in every speaking situation, and ultimately enjoy the experience.

We’ll start with coping with fear. Then once we have those natural fears out of the way, you’ll start to develop the necessary skills to prepare yourself (mind and body) in advance and in between presentations. Then you’ll learn a number of specific and effective techniques for staying calm right up to and throughout your presentation.

This program is about what to do and how to feel, rather than about what to say. If you look and feel confident, you’ll be an engaging speaker. Without that, what you say becomes largely irrelevant to your audience and to you, because neither you nor they will have a pleasant and memorable experience.

After completing the course, you’ll have real techniques, tools and exercises that, if practiced, will build your confidence higher and higher every time you speak to an audience or group of people.

My commitment to you

I will continue to update the course on a regular basis, adding more content and exercises for your success.

I'm always available in the discussions and via private message to answer any questions you have.

I've been a journalist, communications coach and leadership mentor for many years and I know what works. So this course comes with a 30 day money back guarantee. Some people prefer different teaching styles, but I guarantee that what you’ll get from my program will be more than just theory or information. You’ll get practical skills and tools that will enhance your communications skills and your confidence. I've trained thousands of executives and leaders in numerous industries, all over the world and I’m confident that you will build your skills, knowledge and tools for greater success too.

What are the requirements?

  • Students will need to record themselves performing practice exercises. A laptop, phone or tablet that can record sound and vision is ideal.
  • For course notes and practical exercise materials, students will need access to a printer or a device that can store these downloadable materials for future reference.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Multiple quizzes, practical exercises and take-away materials to enhance your learning
  • Accept and positively channel any fear of public speaking
  • Avoid stagefright
  • Build lasting confidence
  • Sound confident - speak with a confident voice
  • Look confident - speak using confident body language
  • Feel confident - adopt a positive mindset and a positive approach and enjoy the public speaking experience

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone regularly speaking to small or large groups of people
  • Anyone with an important speech to deliver
  • Anyone looking for more confidence in delivering speeches and presentations

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Who is public speaking master coach Warren Clarke?
Preview
04:54
How the course works and how to get the most from it
Preview
01:50
Section 2: Coping with fear
02:03

This lecture will give you RIGHT perspective on the fear of public speaking

02:12

In this lecture you'll learn why it's important to confront your fear

01:02

In this lecture, you'll learn what stage fright is, how it can affect you and the one and only way to truly prevent it

01:06

So how do you build LASTING confidence? Learn how here.

3 questions

This section gave you a perspective on fear that confident presenters take.

Check what you learned with this quick quiz.

Section 3: Preparing yourself in advance and in between presentations
01:40

In this lecture you'll learn a highly practical technique for training your head to get in the game.

02:05

In this lecture you'll learn the 3 aspects of confident and commanding vocal delivery.

02:40

Follow this video instruction on how to find your resonant tone.

At the end of the lecture, record your normal voice reading a passage of text. Do this using your computer, a phone, tablet or plain old dicta-phone. Then record your voice again using the resonant tone exercise. Compare the two, paying particular attention to which voice sounds more commanding and confident.

If you find a noticeable difference, practice this exercise a number of times before your next speech or presentation until you can easily recognize and adjust your voice to the tone you want to project when you speak publicly.

02:10

Follow this video instruction on how to improve your nasal tone - your vocal pitch.

At the end of the lecture, record your normal voice reading a passage of text. Do this using your computer, a phone, tablet or plain old dicta-phone. Then record your voice again using the nasal tone exercise. Compare the two, paying particular attention to which voice sounds more pleasant to listen to, more engaging and more confident.

If you find a noticeable difference, practice this exercise a number of times before your next speech or presentation until you can easily recognize and adjust your voice to the pitch you want to project when you speak publicly.
03:16

Follow this video instruction on how to improve your diction and avoid sloppy speech.

At the end of the lecture, record your normal voice reading a passage of text. Do this using your computer, a phone, tablet or plain old dicta-phone. Then do the vocal exercises for sloppy speech and record your voice again. Compare the two, paying particular attention to which voice sounds clearer and more confident.

If you find a noticeable difference, practice this exercise a number of times before your next speech or presentation until you are happy that you are ready to speak with clarity and comfort.

02:26

There is no substitute and no shortcut. You must follow this timeless rule to generate confidence.

Section 4: Getting your body and nerves under control just before you speak
02:00

You can easily shatter your own confidence by focusing your attention incorrectly. This lecture explains where to put your focus and how to control it to control yoru confidence.

01:38

Physical tension will restrict your confidence. In this lecture, you'll learn practical techniques for releasing this tension from you body before you stand up to speak.

Practice this exercise a number of times before your next speech or presentation until you are able to locate and release tension quickly and easily from your body.

01:09

In this lecture you'll learn how to keep that tension under control so it doesn't steal your confidence when you're ready to get up and speak.

01:08

In this lecture you'll learn how to use the most powerful weapon against the fear that can trap you just before speaking or presenting.

02:15

Here's another great technique that's scientifically proven to change the stress levels in your body and guarantee greater confidence and a stronger performance.

00:45

This lecture will introduce you to another tension and fear releasing approach that works magic for many people.

01:49
What you put into your mouth before you speak can affect the confidence of what comes out of your mouth when you speak.
Section 5: And now for the delivery…..
01:43

It's time to stand and deliver. Are you ready? Are you in the right mindset to get up and deliver a winning confident performance?

In this lecture, you'll learn the thoughts to plant firmly in your mind to get your head in the game and go for it!

00:51

Learn the one simple truth that will change the way you think about public speaking and create a more positive and confident attitude toward the process.

01:25

This lecture busts the bad advice about making eye contact with your audience.

02:11

Here you'll learn the most effective audience eye contact techniques to make you look and feel confident in your delivery.

06:23

There are some very specific things to do and not do with your body and your body language when speaking to an audience. In this lecture, you'll learn the key things you need to know about and do with your body to present with confidence.

03:37

This lecture will give you very specific techniques and tips for using the instrument of your voice to project confidence.

8 questions

This section gave you specific tools, techniques and exercises for delivering your speech or presentation with confidence - to look AND feel confident as you speak.

Check what you learned with this quiz.

Section 6: Closing thoughts and Bonus material
One final important thing to remember
00:21
Conclusion
01:01
Course Notes
6 pages
Bonus Material: Guidelines for Speaking with Energy and Sparkle
1 page

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Instructor Biography

Warren Clarke, Media and Communications Expert, Trainer, Consultant, Coach

Warren Clarke is a communications trainer, adviser and coach to business, community and political leaders. He teaches leaders how to improve their communication skills, audience connection and reputational credibility.

He has more than 30 years of experience as an award-winning journalist, broadcaster and news producer, trainer and corporate consultant, and has worked with global companies such as Virgin, Bechtel, BHP Billiton, Pepsico, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Rio Tinto, Shell and News Limited, as well as major government agencies and non-profit organisations.

As a recognised expert in the fields of crisis leadership, reputation management, corporate communications, public speaking, media relations and journalism, Warren believes everyone is a communicator and every message counts, in business and in life. He cuts through the theory and mystery of good communications to give you highly practical tools to speak, write and connect with power and credibility.

Never before has Warren's expertise been available online. Now, exclusively through Udemy, you can receive the same expert training Warren provides in person to CEOs, corporate executives and political leaders, at just a fraction of the price.

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