How to become an effective public speaker
What you'll learn
- Identify ways of becoming a more confident, effective public speaker
- Recognize various kinds of speeches, e.g., informative, persuasive, etc.
- Practice public speaking for effective communication
- Use techniques to relieve public speaking anxiety
- Desktop or Laptop, good internet connection and willingness to grow and learn
PUBLIC SPEAKING, THE WHAT, THE WHY, AND THE HOW?
Public speaking is not a new phenomenon. It is as old as time itself. Great orators like Aristotle, Plato, and Cicero used public speaking to persuade in ancient times.
And speakers like Nelson Mandela, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and Brené Brown, in modern times, use public speaking successfully in a variety of settings and situations. It is useful for Professional Presentations, training events, and motivational talks. In the workspace, it is helpful for interviews, training, sales, and consulting. It is especially useful for teachers!
Public speaking allows you to communicate your thoughts with a wide audience, distinguish yourself from the corporate crowd, and gain recognition in your industry.
WHAT PUBLIC SPEAKING IS AND IS NOT
Public speaking is a soft skill that requires excellent communication skills, enthusiasm, and the ability to engage with an audience. Soft skills are interpersonal skills that are less technical and more about how you interact with others.
Beyond a soft skill
Public speaking is more than a soft skill. It is the key to success in any area of life!
A person with poor speaking skills can make a good product or idea look less appealing while a polished speaker can lend Charm to a substandard product or idea.
You can have all the information, facts, and figures, but if you don’t know how to compose your information in a clear, compelling, and captivating way, you will have a hard time getting people’s attention.
Who this course is for:
Hi, I’m Carole Hargrett – professor, soft skills trainer, public speaker, coach, and founder of CDH Education Inc. I have taught over 15,000 students public speaking and other soft skills and have authored two published textbooks.
I am a passionate educator who is devoted to helping others succeed personally and professionally.
As you read my favorite quote, you will see that it embodies my professional belief in education.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ~ Nelson Mandela