Public Speaking, presentations - painless and powerful
4.4 (237 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.
6,502 students enrolled

Public Speaking, presentations - painless and powerful

Public speaking ? Forget the fear and learn to enjoy giving fantastic presentations . Powerful, persuasive, confident.
4.4 (237 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.
6,502 students enrolled
Last updated 4/2018
English [Auto]
Price: $89.99
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 7 downloadable resources
  • 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
  • By the end of the course you will be able to speak with confidence, project your ideas, capture attention and be in full control of your audience or group.
  • An open mind.

Learn how to enjoy giving business presentations and public speaking - and captivate your audience

Giving a presentation is one of those things you just can’t escape these days. And for most people it’s a painful experience. This course is dedicated to them. It’s also dedicated to anyone who has got past the ‘I hate doing presentations... I hate public speaking' phase to the ‘How do I become a stellar performer?”

Over the years, Len Smith has given literally thousands of presentations, across Europe and North America. Everything from small boardroom sessions to theatre-style multilingual roadshows. In this course he reveals all.

Even if you are already a proficient speaker, you will almost certainly benefit from learning some of the techniques that can add power to any presentation.

You will discover:

· how to project ideas with confidence

· a simple, proven structure that works every time

· controlling panic and using nerves

· timing - how to pace a talk and stay within time

· handling questions with ease

· turning round an unresponsive or hostile audience

· easy ways to maintain interest

· brain death - how to cope with every speaker's worst fear

· covert rehearsal - eliminating the pain

· ensuring your visual aids really do add impact

Anatomy lesson

We look at the anatomy of a successful presentation. You will learn a simple structure that will cover the requirements of almost any business presentation you will ever have to give. A structure that can enable you to prepare a presentation in minutes. And remember, a speaker working to a structure, a speaker who at all times knows where they are going, is a confident speaker.

Len has trained speakers from start-ups to family businesses and multinationals. His style is lively, entertaining and very engaging. He has presented on BBC’s Executive Business Channel, as well as producing presentations for organizations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, IBM, Welcome and Pharma Systems.

Who this course is for:
  • Your friends and colleagues will be astonished - and this works for ANYONE, any age, any background.
Course content
Expand all 25 lectures 03:02:32
+ Hot Spice - adding flavour
12 lectures 43:45

Five proven techiques for grabbing - and maintaining - attention

Grabbing attention
Handout Attention Grabbers
7 pages

 One of the biggest single complaints about presenters is poor eye contact. There are some golden rules.

Eye Contact
Eye Contact Notes
5 pages

 Monontonous? Here's the cure

Voice part one
Voice part two
Handout VOICE
6 pages

 How to create and use visual aids that really are VISUAL and really do AID your presentation

Visual Aids part one
Visual Aids part two
Visual aids three
Handout VISUAL AIDS Power Point
15 pages
10 pages
+ Drugs - reducing the pain
5 lectures 25:06
Visual Aids part four

 Nerves might help a presentation (adrenaline) but panic can ruin it - and destroy confidence along the way

nerves lesson one
NERVES part two
Nerves - summary
12 pages
+ Anatomy of a persuasive presentation
4 lectures 19:11

 An anatomy lesson -  how to structure a presenation that has clear objectives - and achieves them

Anatomy of a presentation
A downloadable pdf summarizing everything we have covered about the anatomy of a presentation - the OSPOPE structure
17 pages
+ Networking events - speed presentations
1 lecture 09:24

Networking events and Business Breakfasts can be a great way to grow a business. And often, they ofer the opportunity of a 3-4 minute presentation. A bit like speed dating. In this fireside chat we learn 'heavy duty' dating skills.

Fireside Chat - Networking Presentations