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I have been a public speaker for most of my life both in the world of business, corporate entertainment and motivational speaking. I am naturally shy and introspective, but have been able to develop highly effective strategies that have worked for me time and time again in large arenas and auditoriums in front of hundreds of people, and in small group settings. The ability to be a public speaker is absolutely essential for anyone in business. As a business owner, if you want to motivate your staff, promote your goods and services to key decision makers, and enhance the kudos of your company, then public speaking skills are crucial. This course covers the principles of public speaking from a business perspective and includes PDF files and exercises for staff training or personal development. Once applied, the principles I teach will take your self confidence to another level. And more than that, they will take your business to the next level too. There are 7 lectures and each lecture comes with the presentations in PDF file format.
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|Section 1: Introduction: Why Public Speaking Skills?|
It shouldn't be the case, but some people in business take a lot of convincing that they need to be good at public speaking. This might be because they feel it is outside of their remit. However, anyone who heads up any kind of business, whether it be a small home business or a corporate company, needs to be able to present themselves well in front of an audience. In this lecture I give ten solid reasons why this is the case and how public speaking skills can enhance your kudos, enthuse your colleagues and grow your business.
|Section 2: How To Overcome Problems In Public Speaking|
Speech anxiety is a common problem for people in business. Business owners can be experts at one on one meetings, and managing projects and people. But when it comes to standing up in front of a group of people to present a business plan, or promote a product or service, or in the context of a pre tender meeting or CPD event (Continuous Professional Development), the nerves set in and they are unable to present well. This can affect the business both internally with staff and colleagues and externally, with potential customers or shareholders. This lecture highlights the problems and offers practical solutions.
|Section 3: Tips, Techniques And Strategies|
As a public speaker in many different forums for many years, I have developed a number of practical tips that, when ignored, can make or break a public speaking event. This lecture is presented out of my experience in a variety of settings and offers my top twenty practical tips that will enable you to have confidence that your speech will have the best possible outcome. When practised and applied, they will become a natural part of your preparation and presentation and enable you to stand out above the rest, even giving you a competitive advantage.
Now we progress from the last lecture into exploring some of the deeper issues that need to be understood when preparing a speech. The point of this lecture is to give you the tools which can be applied to every speech or presentation and this will enable you to have confidence in your own ability and confidence in front of an audience. The '9 Basic Rules' are not complicated, but they are crucial in the formation of any speech and will give you a framework and structure for a successful speech.
Public speaking is most successful when the speaker knows how to use the response triggers that captivate their listeners. Good content is critical in the formation of a good speech and there are a number of simple ingredients that will enhance the quality of your speech and encourage a response from the listeners that will make the exercise worthwhile for you, your business and for the participants. In this lecture I unpack some of the key ingredients that will enable your message to have the impact you want.
|Section 4: The Power Of Motivational Speaking|
Motivational speaking is big business and people can command vast sums of money if they have this ability. But anyone can be a motivational speaker with a few simple guidelines and strategies. In this lecture I reveal the best framework for a motivational speech, explain why this style of speaking is so effective in moving an audience to be receptive and responsive and how you can apply this simple techniques in your own business.
|Section 5: Practical Exercises In Public Speaking|
You will find these exercises are useful for staff training or for personal development. They will develop your self confidence and enable you to start to articulate the things you want to say very naturally. Download the PDF file to get all the information you will need to use this material to the full
Steve Flashman is a Business Development and Media Consultant. He has a long and successful track record as a professional communicator and has applied these skills in a variety of settings and business sectors. He has worked in television and radio as a programme presenter and travelled extensively as a singer-songwriter releasing a number of books and albums. As a Marketing Consultant he has generated £$millions worth of contract opportunities for various businesses. In the charity sector, he launched and managed an overseas development agency from scratch and turned it into one of the biggest Short Term Voluntary Aid Agencies in Europe, taking over 300 people of all ages from the UK to do humanitarian aid projects in 19 developing countries each year. In his media and communications career he has been involved in public speaking and presentations in a variety of settings and is used to speaking to large audiences or small groups using motivational speeches, business presentations, seminars and other public meetings. He is the founder and director of Community Choirs UK, developing his love for music and performance.