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Public Speaking: How To Think & Speak More Clearly

"The Ultimate Course to Help You Organize Your Thoughts and Present Them With Greater Precision and Clarity!"
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What Will I Learn?
Organize your thoughts easier and faster
Think more clearly
Speak with greater precision and clarity
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  • Basic ability to understand spoken English
  • Patience
  • Persistence

Your career success greatly if not solely depends on your ability to THINK and SPEAK clearly.  

Do people pay attention when you speak?  Do they understand what you're saying?  Are you able to present yourself and your ideas in a manner such that people are persuaded by what you say?  

You have great potential.  But people will not recognize it IF you're not able to organize your thoughts clearly, and then present those thoughts in a way that virtually anyone can understand them. 

Take this course, put into practice what you learn, and you'll find that more people will...

  • Maintain eye contact with you while you speak,
  • Nod in agreement when you're presenting,
  • Seek you out for advice,
  • More readily accept your ideas,
  • By from you,
  • Hire you, and
  • Promote you!

Companies are requiring that you have the ability to communicate well in English, work well with teams and be able to present information in such a way that you engage the audience and not bore the heck out of them.  

I know you have the ability to present your ideas intelligently.  

THIS course will give you the exact tools you need start thinking and speaking with such great clarity that more and more people will instantly recognize your intelligence.  

Take this course, equip yourself and watch the doors of opportunity fly open for you. 

This course contains not only downloadable videos, but also the complete program in mp3 format so that you can listen on the go!

Who is the target audience?
  • People have trouble organizing their thoughts
  • People who struggle with their minds getting cloudy or going blank when under high pressure situations
  • People can't seem to find the words to express their thoughts
  • People who can find the words, but can't seem to get them out
  • People who want to experience the freedom and power of clear thinking and speaking
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 17 Lectures Collapse All 17 Lectures 02:38:48
Think and Speak More Clearly Introduction
2 Lectures 14:33
Critical to your career is the ability to organize your thoughts and speak clearly.  This video will provide you with an introduction that lays out very clearly what you will learn in this course. 
Preview 14:33

Download this single-page PDF cheatsheet of the course. 
DOWNLOAD THIS: A Single-page PDF Cheatsheet
1 page
Using Mental and Speaking Frameworks In Meetings
4 Lectures 43:10
What in the world is a "framework"?  In this section, we'll go deep and help you understand what they are, why they are important and how they will help you think and more far more clearly than you ever thought possible. 
Using Mental Frameworks - Introduction

How can you use mental or thinking frameworks in meetings with colleagues?  Yes, meetings with colleagues can require you to think and prepare a little differently than meetings with leaders or clients. This video will walk you through how to use frameworks in this context. 
Using Mental Frameworks In Meetings With Colleagues

How should you think through and prepare for meetings with leadership?  That's what we'll discuss in this video. 
Using Mental Frameworks In Meetings With Leadership

What is a Speaking Framework?  How will it help you deliver your information in a more precise, understandable and satisfying manner.  That's what you will learn in this video. 
Using Speaking Frameworks In Meetings
Using Mental and Speaking Frameworks In Presentations
4 Lectures 43:39
How you think through and prepare for a presentation is a bit different than preparing for a meeting in most cases.  I'll introduce you to thinking (mental) frameworks and how they will work for you as you organize your thoughts for a presentation. 
Using Thinking Frameworks In Presentations Introduction

In this video we'll go deep into how you can use thinking frameworks to help you clearly organize your thoughts for a presentation.  I think you'll find that you'll be pretty amazed at the results you get from using this process to prepare.  
Using Thinking Frameworks In Presentations

Do you want to be able to speak with precision, clarity and confidence?  THIS is how you do it. Watch this video. 
Using Speaking Frameworks In Presentations Pt 1

Do you want to be able to speak with precision, clarity and confidence? THIS is how you do it. Watch this video.
Using Speaking Frameworks In Presentations Pt 2

Mental and Speaking Frameworks
5 questions
Using Proactive Speaking Skills for Clarity and Control
4 Lectures 33:19
What is Proactive Speaking?  Watch this video to learn the answer and find out how it can help you gain greater control over your speech especially in high pressure situations. 
Using Proactive Speaking Skills for Clarity and Control Introduction

What are Voice Inflections?  How can you use them to enhance your speech and gain control over it?  Discover the answers here in this video. 
Using Proactive Speaking Skills - Inflections

Learn how Extennnnnding your words can slow your speech down and give you control when your tendency might be to talk too fast.  
Using Proactive Speaking Skills - Word Extensions

THIS is a BIG one.  Finish your words!  Finish your thoughts!  If you can keep this one in mind, you'll drastically improve the smoothness, completeness, understanding and clarity of your speech. 
Using Proactive Speaking Skills - Finish Your Words and Thoughts

Proactive Speaking Skills
1 question
Three Principles for Thinking and Speaking Clearly PLUS Wrap-up
3 Lectures 23:07
Do you do some of the same things over and over again at work?  If so, you can use this occurrence to help you formulate frameworks or templates, which in turn will help you think and speak more clearly because you will not need to "reinvent the wheel" each time. 
Principle 1. Repeated Recognizable Patterns

The more you use this thinking and speaking process, the easier it becomes.  In fact, you'll eventually be able to put together clearly organized presentations within just a few minutes.  Discover why in this video. 
Principle 2. Principle of Repetition

Keep it simple.  Could a child understand what you're explaining?  Do you know, exactly, what you are about to present?  Can you see it clearly in your mind?  Let's answer these questions in this video. 
Wrap Up AND Principle 3. Clarity AND Simplicity
About the Instructor
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Speech Coach for Professionals Who Stutter

Michael is the founder of The Start Speaking Training Center, LLC, author of "Don't Try to Stop Stuttering, REPLACE It!" and creator of The Pro90d Speech System. He is the author of several courses on Udemy and has over 100 videos on YouTube. Michael was a professor of Student Success at a local community college where he began teaching on campus and later switched to online to give him more flexibility.

One of the careers that has served him well was being a Relationship Coach which he did for more than five years. Being married for over 24 years to the same woman both helped him do this job well and gave him an opportunity to enhance his own relationship.

Currently, Michael has devoted himself to two endeavors. One of them is helping people who stutter, stammer, have fear of public speaking or otherwise want to improve their communication (speaking) skills speak more smoothly, fluently and confidently. The other is helping people like himself who are called to teach reach their audiences as effectively and efficiently as humanly possible.

In 2012 Michael was contacted by a wealthy Indian doctor who hired him, and flew him to India to coach his son who was also a doctor (Update: Michael has completed his second paid trip to India in November 2013 where he spent almost (4) weeks doing life and speech coaching). This doctor found Michael on YouTube. THIS event was a turning point for him because it clearly demonstrated the power of clarity, purpose, passion, dedication and video. He had been working with people who stutter for over three years and wondered if he could ever really do this full time. This experience answered his question and totally transformed his life, business and subsequently the lives of all of those whom he has coached since.

More about the Michael the Speech Coach...

For more than 20 years Michael struggled with stuttering, sometimes severe, and other times mild. He always had this awareness of stuttering which in many ways controlled his life and limited him. There were times when he would stutter so severely, he would bite his tongue trying to get a word out. In school, he wouldn't volunteer to do certain things because it required him to read aloud or speak in public. Even when he knew an answer, he would not raise his hand because he wasn't sure he could get the words out. Although, he didn't completely let this hold him back, it did limit him greatly.

Sometime in his mid twenties, he figured out that stuttering speech was not just physical, but was also psychological. He realized that stuttering was as much a way of thinking as it was a way of speaking. Therefore, if he could change his thinking and create a new way of speaking, he could start speaking well.

THIS was the turning point for him. Once he believed this, it gave him hope, courage and the perseverance he would need to stick in there with this process of changing his subconscious over the next several years or so. He also discovered that it would be better to focus on learning to speak well, by modeling great speakers, than to focus on trying to stop stuttering. He didn't know it at the time, but this would be a great breakthrough.

Michael focuses not on treating stuttering, but teaching and coaching people to speak more smoothly, fluently and confidently. He has studied, taught and used accelerated learning strategies, and student success strategies. He has worked in ministry, and as a Relationship Coach, so he knows the importance of having excellent communication skills. Michael has taught live and online. He's done live T.V. interviews, been on radio and even cable television. He has taught classes in English and Spanish. Although he hasn't worked with Spanish intensively in a while, he understands the challenges of learning new patterns of speech, and more importantly, how to overcome those challenges.

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