How to become a professional speaker
4.0 (19 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
287 students enrolled

How to become a professional speaker

Explained by a speaker, for potential speakers
4.0 (19 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
287 students enrolled
Created by Neil Lazarus
Last updated 4/2016
English [Auto]
Current price: $30.99 Original price: $44.99 Discount: 31% off
11 hours left at this price!
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
Training 5 or more people?

Get your team access to 4,000+ top Udemy courses anytime, anywhere.

Try Udemy for Business
What you'll learn
  • You will learn how to make money speaking as a public speaker
  • You will join a profession that is expanding and offering very large saleries.
  • You will learn how to self promote yourself from your dining room table
  • You will be taught by a professional international key note speaker
  • By the end of this course you will be able to speak with confidence and impact having learnt the secrets of speaking from a professional speaker.
  • You will be able to overcome some of the mega fears of public speaking.
  • You will be shown how to prepare for a speech before you even start writing it. You will discuss the difference between meeting the needs and expectations of the organizer and the audience.
  • In this course you will learn how to start a presentation and to end with impact.
  • You will master how to use your voice,tell a story, and wow your audiences.
  • You will be introduced to alternatives to powerpoint.
  • You will be shown what do with your hands and be taught efficient eye contact in a room that seats over 500.
  • You will be shown how to make a professional video to promote yourself without spending thousands of dollars
  • You will be shown how to make your own website without waisting money on a web master.
  • You will be taught how to avoid answering difficult questions.
  • Each class is supplemented with external resources from the net. The material includes hours of additional video,articles and more.
  • An open mind with an ambition to earn a higher income
  • A wish to succeed.
  • A need to be taught by a professional speaker teaching the secrets of the trade, rather than a consultant, actor or copyrighter.

Within a few hours you will be able to stun audiences with your new communication skills.

Never forget what you want to say and never use PowerPoint again (the real professionals have replaced it with something much better and easier to use).

This online public speaking course reveals secrets only discovered by an instructor who is teaching his own profession. If you want to learn to speak with impact, take a course from a leading professional.

Split into easily comprehensible sections, the course will guide you through the stages of; researching your audience, presenting your speech and ending with impact.

We have added an additional section that reveals the secrets of self-marketing your presentation on the internet. This section includes how to make a website, without prior knowledge, in 30 minutes or less. Additionally there is a fascinating lecture entitled: The Four Secrets of Public Speaking They Never Tell You.

By following short and easy to follow videos, you will learn how to create a presentation that will literally wow your audience. In addition to the lectures you will also be able to read some great "cheat sheets" and notes prepared for you.

This public speaking course is different from others as it does not set out artificial rules for speaking. It reveals the secrets of the trade based on the experience of a professional speaker who addresses over 30,000 people a year in five countries. Soon, you too, could be making a six figure salary in public speaking.

Take this Public Speaking Course right now and learn effective public speak for money.


Who this course is for:
  • The course is intended for anybody who needs to speak in public. Whether giving a presentation at work, or speaking to a larger audience, or even just pitching an idea to a small number of people.
  • You don't need to be a professional speaker to benefit from this class. You may need to just present at work a project of pitch an idea.
  • If you want to join a rapidly growing professional field that offers high income for little return
  • The course offers ways to self promote yourself using social media so it is essential for anybody looking for a job or self employed in a private business.
Course content
Expand all 15 lectures 56:18
+ Speech Preparation
1 lecture 02:58
This course is taught by Neil Lazarus, a professional key note speaker. Unlike other courses on offer, everything taught in this program is based on twenty years experience as a public speaker. In this first lecture, Neil explores what you need to know before you even start preparing your speech. In this no nonsense class you will be able to explore how to reconcile the needs and expectations of your audience and organizer.
Preview 02:58
+ Presenting Your Speech With Impact
8 lectures 27:41
How do you start a speech? How do you grab your audience's attention and have an impact to that your audience has to listen.? In this class, Neil Lazarus explains three secret methods for beginning a speech with impact. This is not just theory, these are practiced techniques used on a daily basis.
Preview 05:25
The class is an essential component of our program. Learn how to end a speech and end with impact. If you are still summarizing your speech and then asking for questions - your  audience won't remember you! In this presentation Neil Lazarus explains how to end leaving your audience begging for more.
The lecture has some fascinating supplementary material. Watch a Pastor turn his speech 180 degrees with a surprise ending. Be inspired by a compilation of some of the best movie speeches and see how Jim Carey makes every member of the audience feel important.
Get To WOW - How to end a speech with Impact
Neil Lazarus changes location and videos this class from the Sheraton, moments before giving a presentation himself. Here he presents the essential do's and don'ts of powerpoint use. The class dismisses powerpoint as an effective tool and recommends Prezi as the only real alternative. 

The class provides external links that will guide you the essential process of building your first Prezi.

Stop Using Powerpoint - This is What The Professionals Use

Learn how to use good eye contact when speaking. It can make or break the deal.

Eye Contact - With an Audience of 500
The ability to include a short but effective story within your speech is a crucial element of any effective presentation. it will take your communication and business ability to the next level.

In this class Neil Lazarus describes three ways to design a speech with a purpose and a message. In addition you will learn the secret of the 1+5+1 rule of story telling. Soon you will be on the way to wowing your audiences 

Through effective story telling in your speech you will learn an important element of leadership - how to inspire. There is no need to take a full day workshop, within minutes you will have learnt a compelling and strategic presentation method.
Learn to motivate, break down barriers and move people to action
Using Story in Speech - The 1+5+1 Rule

Some speakers absolutely dread taking the question and answer session at the end of a speech. Presentations can be prepared, but you can never predict what type of question you will receive from the audience.

Will someone ask something you don’t know? Will there be questions you don’t even understand? Or, perhaps worst of all, will no one ask a question at all?

In this class Neil Lazarus  will discuss what can go wrong—and how to handle it. 

How to Answer a question
The most frequently asked question I am asked is "What do I do with my hands?" In this video the question is answered. You'll be surprised by the answer!!

What do I do with my hands?
Your voice is the most powerful tool in public speaking. In this fun and interactive class learn how to use your voice to develop character and stress different parts of your speech. The presentation has some great external resource links too.
This class is accompanied  with supplementary material that will fascinate you.
Preview 03:11
+ BONUS. Learn how to promote yourself on social media
3 lectures 16:50
In less than 10 minutes learn how to make your own website for free. This lecture is priceless and will save you literally thousands of dollars in webmaster expenses. Explained in non technical terms, this lecture shows you the simple steps of making a web site. The results are stunning.
Make a website for free without experience
This lecture is priceless. In less than three minutes you will be shown how to make a professional video to promote yourself.  This is one of the great secrets of the trade. With these insider techniques you will be able to make glossy and professional styled videos. Why waste thousands of dollars asking somebody else to make it for you, when you can do it yourself for nearly free?
Make a promotional video for $30

There are many courses about effective public speaking, but this program is different. This class is actually taught by a public speaker. This class reveals the four secrets of public speaking that you would only know if you spoke on stage everyday. We are not offering fanciful techniques, or formulas, we are teaching from experience.

This course enables you to ask questions after you have finished the program and most important of all, it is taught by a professional speaker who speaks to over 30,000 people a year in five countries.

4 Secrets That Every Professional Speaker Should Know
+ Final Thoughts
3 lectures 08:49
We invite you keep in touch with Neil after you finish the class. We're serious. this class will explain how.
How to ask me a question
Take yourself seriously, otherwise nobody else will. However don't take yourself too seriously and you will never fear speaking. Statistically you will make a mistake, the question is how you deal with them. Everybody makes a mistake and here are some of the mistakes I made in filming...have fun!
The Last and Best Kept Secret
This class summarizes everything that we have learnt in the program, revising some of the big ideas covered. We hope you enjoyed the course...we did! Now go and speak with impact.
Let's Sum Up