Public Speaking Training & Facilitator Certification
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Public Speaking Training & Facilitator Certification

World-class public speaking and facilitating: Learn presentations skills, engage your audience, and develop confidence
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  • 9 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 65 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • How to get rid of the Fear of Public Speaking and feel confident and know how to handle nerves
  • Deliver a high-energy, engaging workshop
  • How to develop a connection to your audience as a public speaker
  • Use slide presentations and other enhancements in a professional manner
  • Stay on time and easily remember your content
  • Develop and market your own workshop or program
  • Become a keynote speaker
  • Facilitate interactive groups
  • Collaborate with joint venture partners
  • Get corporate and governmental contracts
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  • You do not have to have speaking or facilitating experience--this course is designed for new, aspiring, or experienced speakers.

Are you passionate about inspiring or training others because you want to make a difference?

Do you want to be a professional public speaker or enhance your skills?

Would you love to facilitate training or group programs?

Do you want to expand what you currently do by getting in front of an audience of your ideal clients/customers?

Or, do you want to develop your own workshops and programs, teaching what you know and love?

If so, we can relate! All 3 of the instructors in this program are professional speakers and facilitators who started right where you are now. We have over 30 years of combined experience public speaking and facilitating, and have presented at and developed programs for government agencies, corporations, social services, conferences, high schools, colleges, as well as developed and produced their own programs, workshops, and conferences. As Instructors we have more than 50 courses taken by over 60,000 students from 172 countries.

We all know from experience that you may be running into roadblocks that keep you from making the difference, or the living, that you want to make through public speaking and facilitating:

  • You want to be a public speaker and facilitator, but you’re terrified to speak in front of an audience.
  • You believe you have value to offer but you fear you’re not credible enough.
  • You want to become a corporate trainer, keynote speaker, or lead seminars and workshops but you simply don’t know how to get started in the industry.
  • You currently do presentations but you want to improve your public speaking and facilitating skills, such as communication, control the room, raising the energy, persuade the audience to action, and increase your level of confidence.
  • You’re working in one of the industries we’ve mentioned but you aren’t making the income you know you could.

We understand because we’ve all been there! And that’s exactly why we developed this program!

Not only will be teaching industry best practices and proven strategies we’ve picked up along our personal journeys, we will be including all the tools, methodologies, and techniques you need to know to become a world-class facilitator and public speaker.

Upon completion, you will also receive the designation of PWF Professional Workshop Facilitator Certification, which reflects your commitment to excellence, as well as earns you an official certification.

This training program covers the 6 Core Competencies of Professional Facilitation, which include the knowledge, skills and experiences a facilitator and speaker should possess to consistently present and lead outstanding events, be able to evoke meaningful and lasting learning in their audience, and develop a strong public speaking and facilitation business.

  • Stage Presence, which includes developing confidence, managing group energy, and owning the stage
  • Command, which includes owning your expertise and authority, controlling the room, directing the flow of the event
  • Communication, which includes expressing your message effectively, engaging with your audience and using body language to enhance your communication
  • Engagement, which includes connecting with your audience, using professional presentation techniques, and facilitating powerful group activities
  • Education, which includes teaching material in a manner that leads to authentic learning and transformation and developing well-structured and effective curriculums
  • Entrepreneurship, which includes strategies for developing collaborative partnerships and joint ventures in order to reach your intended audience and promote your workshops and services to those who need you

Being a public speaker and facilitator is a deeply rewarding and lucrative profession. We look forward to sharing our passion and experience with you in support of your mission to learn, grow, and create the lifestyle you desire while making your own unique impact on the world.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to become a speaker or facilitator and has a message to a share
  • Life coaches, counselors, consultants, teachers or other professionals
  • Professional publis speakers
  • Corporate trainers
  • Workshop presenters
  • Meeting facilitators
  • Seminar leaders
  • Sales marketing presenters
  • Managers and human resources
Compare to Other Public Speaking Courses
Curriculum For This Course
74 Lectures
Public Speaking Training: Getting Started
6 Lectures 30:51

Welcome! Find out what this course will cover, how to become a Certified Professional Workshop Facilitator, and meet the 3 instructors!

Preview 06:14

Watch this video first to find out how best to work your way through this course and what you'll learn.

Preview 03:02

Meet instructor Joeel Rivera!

Preview 05:50

Meet instructor Patrick Howell!

Preview 05:53

Meet instructor Natalie Rivera!

Preview 05:48

Collaboration and Connection
Public Speaking Training: Overcoming Stage Fright
8 Lectures 57:46

Find out what we'll be getting into and why it is important.

Preview 02:05

Learn why it is so common (and totally normal) to fear public speaking and explore strategies for overcoming stage fright.

Overcoming Stage Fright

In this lecture you will learn how to implement the "as if, do it until you become it" practice.   Moving away from the disingenuous "fake it until you make it" approach to a much more empowering context. 

Self-Esteem Modeling

Learn how learning to look at the symptoms of your fear and anxiety differently will change how you feel.

Re-Frame Your Fears

Explore strategies and tools for keeping yourself in a confident place and calming anxiety on the day of your event.

Dealing with Nerves the Day of the Event

Explore strategies and tools for keeping yourself in a confident place and calming anxiety when you arrive at the event venue before you begin.

Dealing with Nerves When You Arrive

Explore strategies and tools for keeping yourself in a confident place and calming anxiety when you're on stage.

Dealing with Nerves on Stage

Explore strategies for expanding your speaking in public one step at a time.

The Exposure Ladder
Public Speaking Training: Developing Confidence
6 Lectures 27:58

Practice makes improvement! Plus, the more you practice the more confident you will be.

Practice, Practice, Practice

The importance of being at your best OFF stage so that you can bring your best to the stage.

Be At Your Best

Use affirmations and incantations (which engage your physiology/body) to boost your confidence!

Affirmations and Incantations

A research-based method for discovering solutions to challenges.  The sentence stem technique allows you to bypass your conscious critical thinking and tap into your own internal wisdom.  In this video we will use sentence stems to help you find the actions needed to feel more confident. 

Self Coaching Tool for Confidence

An easy to follow process for creating your own unique sentence stems to address any issue

Creating Sentence Stems to Address Various Challenges

Learn this important priming technique.

Language that Pulls Us Closer to Our Goals
Public Speaking Training: Stage Presence/ Front of the Room Presence
4 Lectures 28:00

Developing the psychology of "I own this space" is extremely helpful in developing stage presence.  In this video we discuss what "owning the space" means and how to achieve it. 

The Psychology of Owning the Space

Learn where to stand on stage, when and where to move, and advanced techniques for how to use your movement to enhance your presentation.

Positioning On the Stage

Learn why smiling is your super power!

Taking Advantage of Mirror Neurons

Learn how and why to make eye contact with your audience.

Eye Contact
Public Speaking Training: Command and Control
6 Lectures 51:51

Learn how to own your expertise and feel confident in your authority to speak on your topic.

Becoming an Expert

Pointers on ensuring that the workshop objectives are met, and that a positive classroom dynamic stays intact. 

Guiding the Dialogue

Be prepared by knowing how much time each segment of your presentation should take and use timing tools to stay on track and finish on time.

Time Planning and Staying on Track

Learn how to make sure you don't forget what you're supposed to talk about by using powerful memory techniques as well as prompts.

Memory Techniques and Visual Prompts

Part 2 of Memory Techniques video.

Memory Techniques Part 2

Additional tips for memorization.

Memory Tips
Public Speaking Training: Communication
7 Lectures 39:17

Developing message congruence

How to find your "Power Posture" 

Congruence and Power Physiology

How to use open gestures and language

Open Gestures & Open Language in the Classroom

Identify and manage your distracting body language and mannerisms.

Distracting Mannerisms

Learn techniques for adult learning to ensure your message is being learned by your audience.

Teaching with Learning as Your Goal

How to facilitate questions and comments with your audience.

Asking for Questions and Comments

How to help participants become willing to participate when the exercises are challenging.

Getting Participants Involved in Exercises that Challenge the Comfort Zone

Learn 3 essential principles of adult learning.

Essential Adult Learning Principles
Public Speaking Training: Audience Engagement
5 Lectures 49:09

Learn the importance of developing an authentic connection to your audience.

Connecting with Your Audience

Explore tools for audience engagement and ways to kick your workshops up a notch!

Engagement and Activities

Learn (and see) how to properly create and use a PowerPoint or other slide presentation.

Effective Use of PowerPoint

Learn how to use video and worksheets or other writing exercises to enhance engagement with your audience.

Enhancing Engagement with Videos and Worksheets

Download a variety of workshop activities and ice breakers to use in your events.

Workshop Activities Repository
Public Speaking Training: Facilitating Interactive Groups and Workshops
10 Lectures 58:47

Learn how to implement this effective facilitation strategy.

Think Write Pair Share Group Engagement Strategy

The importance of beginning with a directive approach

Taking Leadership at the Start of the Session

Overcoming physical barriers to engagement.

Removing Barriers to Engagement

Learn four ways to interact with and utilize your flip chart effectively 

Flip Chart Ideas

Learn how to use your flip chart to help YOU.

How to Use the Flip Chart as Your "Cheat Sheet"

Learn this important strategy for keeping discussions flowing using short, focused speaking (for you and your group participants).

Laser Speak

Learn how to do quick, focused mini-coaching sessions live, using one participant's specific situation to illustrate paints to the larger group.

Laser Coaching

Learn how to use role playing to bring engagement and deeper understanding to your groups.

Role Playing

Learn strategies for creating closure at the end of a group session.

Group Closure

Being introduced (and properly) can start you off on the right foot!

Your Introduction to Workshop Participants
Public Speaking Training: Keynote Speaking
5 Lectures 50:16

Learn creative strategies and resources for connecting to organizations and meeting planners in order to get booked as a keynote speaker.

Getting Booked as a Keynote Speaker

Explore the first step to writing a great keynote speech: selecting a great keynote speech topic.

Writing a Keynote Part 1: Choosing a Topic

Explore important elements and strategies for writing a powerful, engaging keynote speech, including a template to get you started.

Writing a Keynote Part 2: The Content

Explore different prices in the keynote speaking industry to determine how much to charge.

What to Charge

Find out how to help others help you get bookings!

Help Others Help You Get Bookings
Public Speaking Training: Developing Your Own Workshop or Program
11 Lectures 01:34:05

Identify your ideal audience members by understanding who and where they are and what they need from you.

Identifying Your Target Market

Determine what expertise, experience, talents, skills, or processes you have that you can teach others.

Teaching Your Expertise

If you've every been successful at something, you used a process to achieve your goal and that process can be broken down into steps and taught to others.

Teaching a Process

Learn how to turn the information you wish to share into a full, teachable curriculum (includes a template).

Writing Your Curriculum

Explore different types of events, including self-hosted workshops, corporate events, keynote addresses, corporate training, conferences and virtual events, and determine which types you are interested in speaking at.

Types of Workshops, Presentations and Events

Find out how to get PAID for speaking and facilitating, whether it's for a flat fee, paid by individual attendees, or other strategies.

Getting Paid!

Learn why and how speaking for free (or low fee) can benefit you, far beyond simply the experience.

The Benefits of Free or Low-Fee Events

Explore strategies for promoting and marketing your self-hosted workshops.

Marketing Self-Hosted Workshops

When planning your event, you need to consider your audience's needs with regard to timing and location.

Consider Timing and Location

Learn a proven strategy for selling your products or services from the stage in a way that doesn't feel like "selling" and makes your audience WANT to know what you have to offer.

Selling Products from the Stage

Use this handy checklist to make sure you stay on track, don't forget important details, and have your events run smoothly.

Helpful Event Checklist
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About the Instructor
Joeel & Natalie Rivera
4.6 Average rating
4,290 Reviews
34,750 Students
45 Courses
Top Udemy Instructor with over 30,000 students

Joeel & Natalie are firestarters, entrepreneurs, coaches and professional speakers. They are powerful, passionate, and REAL! They have had over thirty thousand students from over 170 countries take their courses. They take students beyond the typical online course experience by evoking deep, emotional reactions that transform them from within. Rather than simply learning information, students finish each course with a clear, immediate action to take and practical tools to stay empowered and achieve success.

Their goal is to challenge individuals to step outside their comfort-zones and break free of their old patterns and limitations. They inspire students to rewrite their life stories, turn their curses into blessings, discover their greater purpose, and be the change they want to see in the world.

More about the instructors:

Joeel A. Rivera, MEd: From an early age, Joeel faced adversity, including failing his first year of college and losing his brother to a car accident at the age of 19. This experience transformed his life and instilled a deep sense of purpose by inspiring him to give his brother Daniel's name a meaning by helping others find their true path. He returned to college, earning a Master's Degree in Counseling, and he is currently completing his dissertation for his Ph.D. in Psychology, with an emphasis on happiness. In almost a decade, Joeel has reached over ten thousand people from different parts of the world as an educator, entrepreneur, speaker, curriculum developer, and consultant. His clients have included school systems, the juvenile justice system, non-profits, the penitentiary system, medical centers, legal firms, individuals and small businesses.

Natalie Rivera is passionate about empowering others to live authentically and embrace their inner callings. After a decade of living a life that wasn't hers and developing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Natalie let go of everything and completely transformed. Through her journey to healing she rediscovered her true self and greater purpose—to be an entrepreneur and inspire others to transform their lives. Natalie “retired" from the rat race at 24, put herself through school as a freelance designer, and created a non-profit teen center. She is also the Publisher of Transformation Magazine.

Transformation Services, Inc. (a.k.a. Transformation Academy) offers online courses, life coach training programs, professional speaking, curriculum development, life coaching, event management, and publishing for individuals on a path of transformation.

Patrick Howell
4.6 Average rating
919 Reviews
20,610 Students
14 Courses
Pioneer in Applied Psychology, NLP & CBT - Best Selling Inst

Best-Selling online teacher with over 25,000 students in 168 countries.   

Facilitated human development programs for leading organizations like these:

US Department of Defense
Johnson & Johnson
Meridian Health

I'm Patrick Howell and I love helping people experience greater wellbeing, happiness and confidence.

I've trained and coached people at a variety of organizations. I've coached executives past roadblocks created by poor communication.  I've taught people in seminars around the country, certifying them in applied positive psychology and neuro-linguistic programming. I also teach workplace engagement curriculum for local community colleges. Personal clients often come to me to work through challenging issues. While together they often discover the art of Narrative Therapy and learn to re-write their life stories. 

I am the director of coaching at Internal Change Academy, which provides research assistance and personal development programs to growth-seeking individuals.

After leaving a career with the global Dale Carnegie Training company where I won multiple awards as a trainer, I founded Team Development Group. As the managing director of Team Development Group, I head a team that includes happiness experts, NLP practitioners, and workplace learning trainers that teach public seminars and in corporations.

I am also the co-author of the best-selling field manual The Positive Workplace that was published by the American Society for Training & Development in 2014.

But for me, the best part of my job involves sharing my knowledge of happiness interventions with others.  I love giving people the confidence to live their best-possible lives.