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:
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.
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.
Welcome! Find out what this course will cover, how to become a Certified Professional Workshop Facilitator, and meet the 3 instructors!
Watch this video first to find out how best to work your way through this course and what you'll learn.
Learn why it is so common (and totally normal) to fear public speaking and explore strategies for 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.
Learn how learning to look at the symptoms of your fear and anxiety differently will change how you feel.
Explore strategies and tools for keeping yourself in a confident place and calming anxiety on the day of your 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.
Explore strategies and tools for keeping yourself in a confident place and calming anxiety when you're on stage.
Explore strategies for expanding your speaking in public one step at a time.
Practice makes improvement! Plus, the more you practice the more confident you will be.
The importance of being at your best OFF stage so that you can bring your best to the stage.
Use affirmations and incantations (which engage your physiology/body) to boost your confidence!
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.
An easy to follow process for creating your own unique sentence stems to address any issue
Learn this important priming technique.
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.
Learn where to stand on stage, when and where to move, and advanced techniques for how to use your movement to enhance your presentation.
Learn why smiling is your super power!
Learn how and why to make eye contact with your audience.
Learn how to own your expertise and feel confident in your authority to speak on your topic.
Pointers on ensuring that the workshop objectives are met, and that a positive classroom dynamic stays intact.
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.
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.
Part 2 of Memory Techniques video.
Additional tips for memorization.
Developing message congruence
How to find your "Power Posture"
How to use open gestures and language
Identify and manage your distracting body language and mannerisms.
Learn techniques for adult learning to ensure your message is being learned by your audience.
How to facilitate questions and comments with your audience.
How to help participants become willing to participate when the exercises are challenging.
Learn 3 essential principles of adult learning.
Learn the importance of developing an authentic connection to your audience.
Explore tools for audience engagement and ways to kick your workshops up a notch!
Learn (and see) how to properly create and use a PowerPoint or other slide presentation.
Learn how to use video and worksheets or other writing exercises to enhance engagement with your audience.
Download a variety of workshop activities and ice breakers to use in your events.
Learn how to implement this effective facilitation strategy.
The importance of beginning with a directive approach
Overcoming physical barriers to engagement.
Learn four ways to interact with and utilize your flip chart effectively
Learn how to use your flip chart to help YOU.
Learn this important strategy for keeping discussions flowing using short, focused speaking (for you and your group participants).
Learn how to do quick, focused mini-coaching sessions live, using one participant's specific situation to illustrate paints to the larger group.
Learn how to use role playing to bring engagement and deeper understanding to your groups.
Learn strategies for creating closure at the end of a group session.
Being introduced (and properly) can start you off on the right foot!
Learn creative strategies and resources for connecting to organizations and meeting planners in order to get booked as a keynote speaker.
Explore the first step to writing a great keynote speech: selecting a great keynote speech topic.
Explore important elements and strategies for writing a powerful, engaging keynote speech, including a template to get you started.
Explore different prices in the keynote speaking industry to determine how much to charge.
Find out how to help others help you get bookings!
Identify your ideal audience members by understanding who and where they are and what they need from you.
Determine what expertise, experience, talents, skills, or processes you have that you can teach others.
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.
Learn how to turn the information you wish to share into a full, teachable curriculum (includes a template).
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.
Find out how to get PAID for speaking and facilitating, whether it's for a flat fee, paid by individual attendees, or other strategies.
Learn why and how speaking for free (or low fee) can benefit you, far beyond simply the experience.
Explore strategies for promoting and marketing your self-hosted workshops.
When planning your event, you need to consider your audience's needs with regard to 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.
Use this handy checklist to make sure you stay on track, don't forget important details, and have your events run smoothly.
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.
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
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.