How to Present Your Thoughts Smoothly, Clearly & Powerfully
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How to Present Your Thoughts Smoothly, Clearly & Powerfully

How You Can Feel Calmer, Be Confident and Speak Smoothly, Especially Under Pressure
4.3 (2,878 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.
7,071 students enrolled
Created by Michael Williams
Last updated 9/2017
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 22 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Feel calmer and more relaxed under pressure
  • Perform well while under pressure
  • Speak smoothly
  • Present ideas and thoughts more clearly and succinctly
  • Capture and hold the attention of those listening
Requirements
  • You should be able to understand spoken and written English in professional environments
Description

Do you sometimes struggle to share your thoughts and ideas smoothly and clearly in professional or social situations? Do you feel like your career or social life has been limited because you hold back even when you have something brilliant to say?  

If so, then take a deep breath and release it.  You're about to learn a systematic approach to retraining yourself to feel calmer, be more confident and speak smoother.  You'll feel free to say what you want when you want in a way that people will want to listen to you.  

My name is Michael Williams and for the past several years I've been working with professionals like you helping them literally transform the way they communicate.  We're not just talking about tips and tricks here.  We're talking about people who have struggled with: 

  • low speaking confidence
  • fast, choppy speech
  • stuttering or stammering

For more than 25 years I stuttered, well into my adulthood.  So I know what it's like to feel trapped inside your own head, not being able to say what you want when you want.  I know how it feels to feel limited and hold back especially when you have a great idea or valuable input. 

I designed this course to help you change your pattern of speaking and thinking so that you can: 

  • feel calmer
  • be confident 
  • speak smoother

As a full-time Speech and Presentation Coach, I've worked with hundreds of clients one-on-one from around the world, many of whom are multilingual.  And, I've been able to help them take their speech, career, and personal lives to the next level with much of the information I'm going to share in this course.  

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

In this course you will learn: 

  1. Two of the most powerful skills required for smooth and engaging speech, and how to execute them. 
  2. Two techniques you can use immediately to articulate your words and thoughts with complete clarity.
  3. 5 Steps to retrain your brain to say what you want when you want the way you want.
  4. What to focus on while you're speaking so that you don't lose your train of thought, freeze up or otherwise embarrass yourself.

This course is for you if you. . .

  • Have a strong and immediate need to improve your communication skills
  • Are willing to put in the time and effort to change your speaking and mindset
  • Want people to listen when you speak and take you seriously

WHAT RESULTS CAN YOU EXPECT FROM THIS COURSE? 

If you consistently practice the skills taught in this course, you can expect. . .

  1. To feel much calmer and relaxed in high-pressure speaking situations, giving you an edge over those who crack under pressure. 
  2. To perform well even when you're nervous or anxious, projecting much sought after leadership qualities.
  3. To speak with absolute authority, projecting confidence to your audience. 

WHAT MAKES THIS COURSE SPECIAL?

The content in this course is based not only on personal experience, but also on Neuroscience, Habit Formation, and Observational Learning.  More importantly, the skills you will learn have been tested by professionals like yourself, so they actually work in real-life situations, like the ones you face from day-to-day.  

Here's an extensive comment from someone taking my Pro90d Self-Study: 

"Hello, Sir. As I continue to work through this, I am experiencing more and more successes and expecting more of them. I never take huge steps. I take small steps every day but do maintain consistency, which I think is the top key to success. Two days back, I was supposed to read a passage aloud in front of some of my colleagues, which I hated before. But I continued to tell myself consistently " I love reading aloud and I am an absolute genius at it." 

Not only that, I used all the appropriate techniques and strategies e.g extending some words and blending them and I maintained a smooth and relaxed rhythm. And I pulled up a picture of Sir Michael and supposed that he was reading, so I also modeled him. 75% of that reading went relaxed and smooth, which was much better than my past experiences of reading aloud. 

Moreover, I am also constantly improving upon my conversations, and the past week I had many successes on the phone and even on face to face conversations. I am really very happy. Thank you, Sir Michael."

Who this course is for:
  • Professionals who want to take their oral communication skills to the next level so that they can foster confidence authority and impact.
Course content
Expand all 25 lectures 01:34:06
+ Welcome and Introduction
2 lectures 07:37

Discover why I created this course, a little about me and why this course will teach you very practical and immediately implementable speech patterns that can make a huge difference in your professional and personal life. 

Preview 03:24

Would you like to be able to recall and use what you're learning in this course?  If so, then watch this session to learn how.  

Preview 04:13
+ What Is Smooth Speech?
3 lectures 12:06

What exactly is smooth speech anyway?  What are some of the characteristics of smooth speech?  Get these questions answered in this session. 

Preview 04:51

Use this exercise to help you better understand your own speaking patterns and how they compare with others. 

Your Smooth Speech Assessment
03:15

This session will discuss why speaking smoothly is so very important to your professional and personal life.  You'll want to know this so that you'll be more inspired to smooth out your speech because of the huge payoff, especially to your career. 

Why Smooth Speech Is Important to Your Career
04:00
+ How to Develop and Use Smooth Speech
4 lectures 17:13

What does it really feel like to speak smoothly?  You might already know what it feels like to speak in a rushed, hurried and choppy manner.  Now imagine the opposite of that.  Let's discuss how it feels to speak smoothly and two specific skills you can develop to help you speak this way. 

How it Feels to Speak Smoothly
04:37

This session is designed to clarify and expound upon one of the skills we discussed in the last video and that is "extending your words".  

How to Extend Your Words
03:46

Like the last video, this one expands upon the other video where we discussed the skill of inflecting, why it's important and how to do it.  

How to Inflect Your Words
04:05

In this session we'll again define the two major skills involved in speaking smoothly and give you an exercise to begin practicing these skills. 

An Exercise to Practice Extending and Inflecting
04:45
+ How to Speak With Absolute Clarity
6 lectures 22:16

What is clear speech, why is it important and what impact does it have on how you're perceived in the workplace?  That's what we'll discuss in this video. 

What Is Clear Speech?
03:01

Let's discuss the four major characteristics of clear speech so that you have a "clearer" understand of what it is and how you can use it in your daily conversations and presentations.  

Four Characteristics of Clear Speech
03:56

We often use the word articulation, when technically we mean enunciation. However, in keeping with the common usage of this word, we'll continue to use articulation to mean speaking or saying what you want to say with clarity.  This video will define articulation and discuss what it means to articulate.  

How to Articulate More Clearly
03:14

In this video I'll give you an exercise you can use to practice articulating your words and thoughts.  

An Exercise to Practice Articulating
03:33

"Finishing Your Words" is a term you probably haven't heard before.  But it comes from my work with clients who struggle with speaking smoothly and clearly.  Finishing your words is a technique you can immediately use to slow your speech down if needed, and articulate more clearly. 

Finishing Your Words
03:49

Here's another term you may have not heard of, "finishing your thoughts".  What in the world does this mean?  And, how can you use it to help you think and speak more clearly?  That's what we'll discuss in this session. 

How to Finish Your Thoughts for Clearer Thinking and Speaking
04:43
+ How to Say Whatever You Want to Say with Confidence
3 lectures 13:25

Believe it or not, there is a difference between feeling or acting confident and being confident.  What is it?  Is one better than the other?  Which one should we strive to be?  Let's discuss that in this session. 

What Is the Difference Between Being and Acting Confident?
04:20

Did you know that you CAN perform well under pressure EVEN when you're anxious or nervous?  Want to know how?  I share the secrets with you in this and the next session.  

Performing Well Under Pressure Even When You're Anxious
04:24

One of things you can do to relieve some of the pressure when explaining or presenting your thoughts or ideas is to use a basic framework or structure to organize your thoughts and words.  This alone can help you speak more clearly and confidently.  Let's see how this works in this video. 

How to Perform Under Pressure Using This Framework or Structure
04:41
+ How to T.R.A.C.K. Your Success
6 lectures 16:47

Changing the way you speak is all about changing your speaking patterns or habits.  This can be one of the most challenging things you ever do.  T.R.A.C.K. can help you do this much easier than without it.  In this session we'll take a look at the "T" in track.  This is one of THE most important strategies in the entire system.  

How to Retrain Your Self to Speak Well Using T.R.A.C.K.
02:54

We often tend to default to negative thinking.  That is, we focus on what we did wrong or how little we're improving rather than on our incremental progress or what we did well.  In this session, we'll discuss how to change this pattern of thinking. 

Why It's Important to Remember ALL of Your Successes
02:13

Everything you do is accumulating.  It's either moving you in the direction you want to travel or away.  If you want to smooth out your speech there are some steps you'll need to take consistently to move you in that direction.  Want to know what they are?  Let's discuss them in this video. 

How to Accumulate More Successes
03:07

To create a new way of speaking, there's one action you'll need to take that will guarantee your success.  Know what it is?  Check out this session to find out. 

Create Don't Wait for Speaking Opportunities
03:04

Sometimes we set unrealistic expectations for ourselves.  And, when these expectations go unfulfilled, we become disappointed and give up.  However, when set realistic ones, then we're far more likely to stay motivated and stick in there until we see success.  This can make the difference between our achieving our goal or not.  This session will provide you some tips to help you set expectations that accumulate and motivate. 

Know That It's Just a Matter of Time Before You See Amazing Results
04:22

Here's an exercise to help you make the most of the T.R.A.C.K. System. 

Here's a T.R.A.C.K. Exercise for You
01:07
+ Course Summary
1 lecture 04:42

Here are 5 major benefits you can experience when you put into practice what you've learned in this course.  These are huge and can make your professional and personal life so much richer you won't believe it.  Let's see what these 5 benefits are and how you can experience them as quickly as possible. 

5 Major Benefits You Can Experience NOW As a Result of What You've Learned
04:42