From Panic To The Platform - Connecting With Your Audience
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How To Effectively Deliver A Speech or Presentation With Clarity and Confidence
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Created by Jeff Whitaker
Last updated 6/2017
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 14 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • At the end of this course, graduates of this course will be able to give a presentation or speech before a group with confidence and the tools to ensure they will connect with the audience on a personal and impactful level. The tips and techniques in this course will cut years off of any presenters learning curve.
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  • Students need only to have a desire to break through the barrier of intimitation and fear when it comes to communicating and the desire to learn.
  • This course is designed for everyone who wants to or needs to communicate better. The content is particularly helpful for those who are intimidated by the stage as well as those who are looking to take their speaking skills to the next level. It is designed for anyone who wants to connect with his or her audience.

From Panic To The Platform is your personal online workshop and course for anyone who aspires to effective public speaking.  This course walks you through the process of how to develop a speech or presentation from concept to delivery in a practical, systematic, easy to understand method.  Whether you are brand new and have never spoken before a group of others before or you feel the need to sharpen your skills, this step by step course gives you the tools and techniques to allow you to bring your talk to life in way that will gain your audiences attention and make your presentation memorable.  

Your Step By Step Guide From Story Creation To Platform Delivery

You’ll Learn –

  • How to begin the process of developing your talk or presentation from scratch.    
  • The proven ways of grabbing your audiences attention from the start and finishing with a bang.
  • Tips and techniques for incorporating personal stories to relate to you audience.
  • How to convert statistics and numbers to easy to understand stories that leave a memorable impression.
  • How to overcome panic and learn to present with confidence and authority on your topic.
Who is the target audience?
  • You need not have any prior speaking experience to take this course. It is great for those beginning their speaking journey along with anyone who communicates and wants to improve their craft.
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Curriculum For This Course
15 Lectures
Getting started
3 Lectures 26:32

There is a lot to consider when it comes to speaking from a stage or effectively communicating in any professional setting for that matter.  But it doesn't have to be overwhelming.  

In this lesson, I'll outline some simple steps you can take to help you wrap your mind around this idea of becoming a really effective communicator. In this session, we'll look at three keys to help you learn how to communicate with confidence.

Preview 11:41

How do you stand out from the crowd?  What makes you different from everyone else who is called on to speak?

If you can differentiate yourself from others, you are well on your way to taking your speaking and teaching ability to the next level.

In this lesson, I'm going to share with you how you can do just that.

And here is the bonus.  Once you do, your nerves will calm, your palms won't be as sweaty and you will actually begin to enjoy standing in front of others and speaking.  I know that to be the case because I've seen it over and over with others just like you.

Taking It To The Next Level

In this first exercise we'll take some time to chart a direction for where you want to head.
Exercise One - What's your goal?
3 questions
Developing Your Content
4 Lectures 29:17

When putting together any kind of talk, whether its five or 45 minutes there are certain things to keep in mind in order to make sure your audience leaves with the takeaway you desire.  

This lesson concentrates on the best way to ensure that happens every time.

The One Thing

In this lesson we are going to dive into the importance of "story" as it relates to speaking and presentations. 

One of the best ways you can stand out from others is through the use of stories (prefereably personal stories).  They are the elements of a talk that separate you from others and make you uniquely you.  

We'll also talk about the importance of pacing when it comes to delivering your talk.  If you don't understand what I mean by that, hang in there.  It will become very clear in this video.

The Importance Of Incorporating Stories And Pacing

In this lesson, you have the opportunity to listen in on a nearly three hour TeleSeminar Jeff conducted as part of a paid program for The Power Of The Story seminar.

The Power Of The Story AUDIO TeleSeminar

In this lesson we'll look at how visuals can be used in a presentation.  The tricky thing is, visuals can add a lot to a talk, but not utilized properly, they can actually detract and become distracting to the presentation.

The Power Of Visuals

In this exercise, you'll have a chance to begin to think through your content for your speech or presentation.
Exercise Two - The Planning
3 questions
The Structure Of An Effective Speech or Presentation
4 Lectures 23:47

Asking the right questions increase your chances of delivering a winning presentation. In this lesson, we'll walk through the steps necessary to put your talk or presentation together.

Where Do I Start The Process?

In this lesson you'll learn ways to begin an effective speech or presentation.

How To Start Your Talk

In this lesson I offer an overview of what is essential to the heart of your speech or presentation. 

The Meat Of The Matter

In this lesson we'll talk about ways to successfully wrap up a talk or presentation.

How To End Your Talk

In this exercise we'll practice ways to begin and end your speech or presentation.
Exercise Three - The Beginning and End
2 questions
Polishing Your Presentation
3 Lectures 24:07

A large part of making a polished presentation is feeling confident in your delivery.  One of the major concerns among new speakers and even those who've been speaking for years is how to get over the nervousness and anxiety of presenting.  In this lesson, I'll offer some suggestions for easing your anxiety.

How To Get Over Nervousness

Much like nervousness, body language seems to be a top concern to anyone who is considering standing before an audience.  What do I do with my hands? How do I stand? Where do I stand? Is everyone staring at me?  

Body Language

In this lesson, we'll tackle the pro's and con's of using notes when you speak.
Notes Or No Notes

Polishing your presence.
Exercise Four - Your Presence
1 question
Closing Thoughts
1 Lecture 03:17

Some final thoughts.

Now What?
About the Instructor
Jeff Whitaker
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Jeff Whitaker is first and foremost a storyteller and communicator. For over 30 years he has worked in the field of communications, media and journalism; from Radio Talk Show Host to Television News Director and News Anchor.

Jeff is sought after in the corporate world for communication and media training. He has taught college level Public Speaking courses as well.

Jeff speaks, facilitates workshops and seminars as well as consults individuals and businesses on finding their voice and improving personal and corporate communication along with media relation skills.