Inspirepreneur: Creating change through public speaking
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Inspirepreneur: Creating change through public speaking

A course for those who believe their story and experiences can leave the world a better place.
4.9 (9 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
292 students enrolled
Created by Jonty Bush
Last updated 6/2015
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Master stage fright and performance anxiety
  • Develop an audience profile
  • Gain behind-the-scenes insights into the speaking industry
  • Complete a professional bio that appeals to your audience
  • Learn how to open with a bang!
  • Scaffolding your presentation to appeal to your audience
  • Create a powerful closing that will have your audience talking
  • Learn the framework to effective presentations
  • How to master and maximise any Q&A session
  • Working with the three P's of pitch, pace and pause
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  • We will be doing some brainstorming activities so bring along some writing materials, and of course energy!

The professional speaking industry yearns for diverse, compelling and honest stories - the kind of story that comes from ordinary people with extraordinary messages.

If you've ever thought that your story could change others' lives, if only you could get it out there - then this course is for you.

Whether you're wanting to educate others about better nutrition, raise awareness about environmental issues or simply extend your business practices to include public presentations this course will provide you with a complete framework for developing a speech that will impact your audience.

This course includes:

Over 90 minutes of video-lectures

Over 20 lectures

Additional worksheets to help you apply the tools as we go

Practical solutions from an awarded and recognised Inspirepreneur

Insights into the speaking sector

***BONUS*** full-paying students receive a complimentary 30 minute skype session discussing anything associated to you and your speaking ambitions

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for people who want to enhance their public speaking. Who may have some experience speaking but wouldn't yet consider themselves a 'speaker' and is seeking a framework to professionalise their message
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Curriculum For This Course
27 Lectures
What we'll be covering in this course
0 Lectures 00:00
Developing credibility
9 Lectures 26:17

So you have a topic, but how do you know its what your audience wants to hear? Refining your topic selection ensures you're always clear about who your audience is and what you're delivering them.

Preview 06:00

Many people fail to consider who their ideal audience is. Not only who their current audience is - but their ideal one. Being clear about who in the room you're speaking with with greatly enhance your rapport with the audience.

Preview 03:12

Letting your audience know who you are and what you're bringing to the conversation is a great way to build instant cred. By the end of this lecture you will have your speakers biography written.

Your professional bio

More than 70% of communication occurs through body language. Having body awareness is an easy step to establishing authority on stage. In this lecture we'll talk about savvy shortcuts to improve your credibility through posture and movement.

Credibility through body language

Dressing for success not only fills you with confidence but sends a message to your audience about your overall brand.

A lesson from Roxette

Eye contact is an area where many people struggle, and yet we are hardwired to judge others' confidence and trust based on their ability to maintain engagement through the eyes.

Credibility through eye contact

By the end of this lecture you will have some practical strategies for developing that easy and natural smile!

Confident people smile!

There are a couple of big no-no's when it comes to body language. Let's see if they are ones you are currently doing?

Three body language dont's

You can always fake it till you make it... this lecture will give you four shortcuts for presenting with an air of confidence.

Four strategies to promote the image of confidence
The nitty gritty
8 Lectures 28:29

Establishing a solid frame is essential for creating a sound and sustainable landmark. During this lecture we will use a three-principle approach to erecting your story.

Setting up the frame of your presentation

Now the foundation is up, its time to start laying down sound some content. By the end of this lecture you will have your first draft of a presentation.

Laying the brickwork

If you're currently opening with "good afternoon, its wonderful to be here' then you NEED to see this. By the end of this lecture you will have NUMBER creative and fun ways to open your next presentation.

The importance of a strong opening

Hear my top five tried-and-tested methods for opening with confidence and impact.

Five proven methods to open with a bang!

Learn the three common mistakes first-time presenters make when wrapping up.

Three traps to avoid when closing

Open strong, finish stronger! A memorable close takes preparation. By the end of this lecture you will have three strong closing options for your presentation.

Mastering a powerful close

There are no shortcuts to professional speaking. Writing, editing and repetition are the antidotes to all speaking ailments. In this lecture we'll talk about the importance of selective editing, ensuring your speech is packed with useful and powerful content.

Write, edit, review, repeat!

Visual aids are a great way to impact your audience. During this lecture we're going to step through the common traps and unusual ideas surrounding visual aids. I guarantee you'll walk away inspired to try something new.

Using visual aids to enhance your message
Speaking with confidence and authority
7 Lectures 20:06

Dont let all your awesome planning come unstuck at the last moment - a couple of practical tips before you take the stage.

Before you say a thing

Its no secret that pace, pitch and pause are the key ingredients for a memorable presentation, but do you know how to incorporate each effectively? Do you know how to layer them to create a presentation which conveys the right emotion..? At the end of this lecture you will!

Harnessing the three P's for a perfect presentation

Are you aware of the tonal register of your voice? This lecture will get you thinking about the image you project through your pitch, and ideas for now to adjust it to suit your brand.

Finding your pitch

Do you know the optimal word-per-minute talking rate..? This lecture will take you through the same approach used by politicians and speakers, including Barack Obama, to keep their audience mesmerised.

Setting the pace for your presentation

As Mark Twain suggests, nothing is quite as eloquent as a well timed pause! Find out how incorporating some space into your presentations will help both you and your audience.

Incorporating pause into your presentation

You may not believe it, but anxiety is going to be one of your best allies as a speaker. During this lecture we're going to talk about where anxiety comes from, why we experience it and just how useful it can be!

Understanding anxiety and stage fright

Ok, so yes anxiety is remarkable.. but that doesn't mean we want to have a panic attack overtime we walk on stage! Now that we've spent time understanding where anxiety comes from and why it's there, lets talk about practical steps to de-escalate stage fright prior to taking to the floor.

Self-soothing: de-escalating anxiety and stage fright
That's a wrap
2 Lectures 05:02

Don't drop the ball during a Q&A session, these are the best opportunities to make an impact, to display your personality and to gain insight into what your audience wants from you.

Preview 03:46

Now that the big gig is over - where to from here?

What now?
Connecting with Jonty
1 Lecture 00:20
Where to from here
About the Instructor
Jonty Bush
4.9 Average rating
9 Reviews
292 Students
1 Course
Awarded motivational speaker, policy and reform

Following an eight-year career in human resource management I found my passion working with victims of crime who wanted to utilise their experiences for the greater good. Since then I've worked with thousands of people following a life-changing event, helping them draw from their experiences to make the world a better place.

I specialise and speak on the topics of resilience, post-traumatic growth and community mobilisation.

For me, Udemy is the perfect place to situate courses. Providing affordable, effective and above all interesting lessons on how to leave the world a better place.