Speak Like a Pro: Public Speaking for Professionals
4.3 (2,826 ratings)
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6,741 students enrolled

Speak Like a Pro: Public Speaking for Professionals

Master presentation skills and impromptu speaking, conquer speech anxiety, and get your point across to any audience
4.3 (2,826 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.
6,741 students enrolled
Created by Jennifer Hennings
Last updated 7/2020
English
English [Auto], French [Auto], 4 more
  • German [Auto]
  • Italian [Auto]
  • Portuguese [Auto]
  • Spanish [Auto]
Price: $199.99
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 17 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Connect with any audience and make them care about your message
  • Get your point across without rambling
  • Conquer your speech anxiety
  • Organize your ideas in easy-to-remember frameworks
  • Think and speak on your feet
  • Influence others with powerful stories
Requirements
  • It's great if you have an upcoming presentation or meeting to work on (but it's OK if you don't!).
  • You'll need a video recording device like a smartphone, laptop, or tablet.
Description

If you get nervous about giving presentations or leading meetings at work, this course will help you speak up powerfully when it matters most. And if your public speaking skills are holding you back in your career, this course will give you the tools you need to speak like a leader.

No matter what industry you’re in, you need to speak clearly and confidently to move your team and your career forward.

In this practical Udemy course, you’ll discover how to get your message across and influence others with presentations that make people want to listen. I’ll help you plan your next presentation step by step, from analyzing your audience and discovering your bottom line to organizing your thoughts and improving your delivery. You’ll practice speaking off the cuff and learn tools to manage your nerves under pressure.

I know you’re busy, so we’ll laser-focus on the essentials: no fluff, no filler, just the most transformative and effective exercises I’ve developed over two decades of coaching thousands of clients worldwide to overcome anxiety and deliver powerful presentations.

You’ll graduate with a communication toolbox jam-packed with practical, actionable tools you can use immediately to give more persuasive presentations, lead better sales calls, ace that “hallway ambush” with your boss, share ideas in meetings and 1:1s, and get buy-in from colleagues and business partners.

Specifically, this course will help you:

  • Connect with any audience and make them care about your message

  • Get your point across without rambling

  • Master the art of sounding natural and conversational (while secretly being well-prepared)

  • Organize your ideas into easy-to-remember frameworks

  • Think and speak on your feet, even in stressful situations

  • Influence listeners with powerful stories

  • Make your body and voice work for you rather than against you

  • Manage your anxiety when the pressure’s on

And if public speaking makes you nervous, take heart. On one hand, I’m a presentation coach who’s helped thousands of leaders, entrepreneurs, students, and employees, both at startups and large organizations like Salesforce and Google, tell powerful stories and deliver effective presentations.

But I’m also an introvert who spent 20 years terrified of public speaking, despite teaching college courses on the subject and presenting on a daily basis. And I can tell you that public speaking is truly a skill that anyone can learn.

STUDENT REVIEWS:

***** "Worth the investment! If you're debating which Udemy public speaking class to invest in, stop searching now, and get this one. Jennifer provides immediately applicable, confidence-boosting speaking tips in this easy-to-digest course. In a super short amount of time, she packs in a ton of game-changing information, but without it feeling overwhelming. Just from simply taking the class, I feel more pumped to put these skills into action in my next meeting." - Anna S.

***** "In my opinion, no matter what your level - beginner or advanced, you will get away with practical tools that you can implement immediately in your next public interaction. My favorite takeaways were 'Punctuate with silence' and recording myself on audio was a game changer tool." - Calif G.

***** "As the sole proprietor of a design firm, my least favorite part of having a business is selling my design skills to get new clients. Jennifer offers wonderful tools for dealing with presentation anxiety, etc., like, 'pivoting the spotlight away from one's self and toward the audience', '4-square breathing', and how to "get pumped before your next presentation'. I will definitely be trying all of these next time!" - Stephanie G.

So let’s get started!

Enroll today to master public speaking and transform your presentation skills!

Who this course is for:
  • Professionals who have a presentation or important meeting coming up
  • Leaders who have recently been promoted to new roles that require more public speaking or meeting facilitation
  • Aspiring leaders whose public speaking skills are holding them back in their career
  • Anyone who wants to improve their public speaking skills or overcome speech anxiety
Course content
Expand all 29 lectures 01:13:45
+ Welcome!
3 lectures 07:29
Exercise: Visualize Your Success
01:53
Know Your Communication Contexts
02:41
+ Analyze Your Audience
3 lectures 07:25
Exercise: Why Audience Comes First - Always!
04:57
Exercise: Set Your 3-Part Speaking Goal
01:25
+ Structure Your Content
3 lectures 08:46
How the Power of 3 Will Change Your Life
04:15
Exercise: Power of 3 - Your Turn
00:49
+ Tell Your Story
2 lectures 07:49
Become a Storytelling Expert
04:20
Exercise: Build Your Story Bank
03:29
+ Speak Like a Pro: Delivery Skills
8 lectures 18:00
Exercise: Know Your Speaking Baseline
03:02
How to Master Eye Contact
03:11
What to Do With Your Hands
02:29
Like, You Need to Get Rid of, Um, Filler Words
02:06
How to Sound Natural
01:49
Pace Yourself
02:12
Exercise: Speak Like a Pro
01:10
+ Think and Speak on Your Feet
4 lectures 08:16
How to PREPare for the Unexpected
03:01
Avoid These PREP Pitfalls
01:48
3 Other Ways to Frame Your thoughts Under Pressure
02:28
Exercise: Your Turn to Practice Impromptu Speaking
00:59
+ Manage Your Speech Anxiety
4 lectures 12:20
Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway
01:14
Exercise: Calm Your Body with 4-Square Breathing
05:34
Exercise: Name Your Anxiety
02:18
+ Next Steps & More Resources
2 lectures 03:40
Exercise: Your Takeaways and Commitments
02:23
Master Public Speaking with 1:1 Coaching & Team Training
01:17