Public Speaking Done Different
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Public Speaking Done Different

A hipster, frat star, and Irish guy come together to teach public speaking. And they're all the same person.
4.0 (68 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.
824 students enrolled
Created by Nathan Robertson
Last updated 6/2016
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Apply core skills to amp up your public speaking game.
  • Understand who you are and how to leverage that for your best speaking.
  • Pull ideas from advanced public speaking forms to level yourself up to expert status.
  • Learn how to have fun and take yourself less seriously.
  • Handle ANYTHING the audience throws at you.
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You will either love this course or hate it.

I've been speaking publicly for more than a decade - acting and improv, motivational and business, all the good things.

I've been through a lot of public speaking courses that are boring. Courses that don't address the big challenges around this skill and how to beat them.

So I decided to take a risk and make something crazy. You'll see what I mean when you watch the intro video.

In this course:

  • You'll learn the CORE techniques and tricks you need to build the foundation of good public speaking. Go from novice to good.
  • We'll talk about your STYLE and how to inject that into your public speaking to connect with audiences and win at engagement. Go from good to great.
  • I'll deep dive into CREATIVITY so we can talk about pro tips you can pull from all sorts of advanced forms of public speaking. Go from great to awesome.

This course is a wild ride of weirdness, authenticity, and comedy. You'll laugh, you'll think, and I hope you'll come out the other end with not only new knowledge but a new mindset as well.

Grab a seat, get some popcorn, and buckle up - it's going to be a ride.

-Nathan, Billy and Chad

Who is the target audience?
  • SHOULD: You're a total beginner who wants to learn how to do public speaking.
  • SHOULD: You're experienced, but looking for some new ideas (I have many of those).
  • SHOULD: You're bored from past classes and are looking for something interesting.
  • SHOULD NOT: You think public speaking has a specific, one-size-fits-all formula.
  • SHOULD NOT: You like formal, non-weird teachers. Not my forte.
  • SHOULD NOT: You are a robot. No robots allowed.
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Curriculum For This Course
25 Lectures
1 Lecture 03:10

10 seconds in, wait for it...

Preview 03:10
10 Lectures 53:36

What is public speaking?

Speaking is Storytelling

Time for an acronym!

The 4 P's of Public Speaking

The 4 P's of Public Speaking
1 question

"So I was in the middle of the woods, at night..."

Preview 07:27

Fine tuning the concepts from the last video.

How to Tell a Story - Part 2

I want the audience looking at your face, not your chucks.

Preview 07:02

Ricky Bobby was right. Hands are a problem.

Break Bad Habits - Hands

Story Check
1 question

If the face and eyes are the window to your soul, let's make sure the window is clean.

Break Bad Habits - Face

Let's add some oomph to that voice.

Break Bad Habits - Voice

Let's real talk about the elephant in the room.

Why Fear is Okay

Part one done! Let's keep going!

Core Conclusion
8 Lectures 37:12

Justin brought sexy back. I'm bringing style back.

Why is Style Important?

This lecture title makes me hungry.


PBJ, anyone?
1 question

Go from verbose scripts to simplified buckets.

Clear Your Head with Chunking

Cue the Les Miserable soundtrack: "Who am I?"

Self Perception

Let's talk about your funk.

Quirk and Swag

Quirk and Swag
1 question

You know who you are? Rad. Now let's find your knob so you can dial up and dial down.


How to help your audience understand your specific style of weird.

Break that Ice!

A heartfelt apology from Billy.

Style Conclusion
6 Lectures 31:18

Let's talk about ImAgInaTiOn.

Introduction to Creativity

Is spelled "theatre" or "theater?"


One sentence premise, five minute scenes, and what we can learn from them.


No knock-knock jokes allowed.


Channel your inner Sham Wow guy.

Entrepreneurial Pitches

1 question

Well done! You made it to the end! Digital high five!

Class Conclusion
About the Instructor
Nathan Robertson
4.5 Average rating
733 Reviews
11,059 Students
3 Courses
EdTech Startup Director, Bilingual, Ex-Actor, Author

I'm that funky Southern guy who speaks Chinese, works at a startup in Boulder, and wants to change the world.

I have over a decade's experience in public speaking: theatre, improv, film acting, motivational speaking, business pitching, trainings, and workshops. I'm also a writer / blogger / idea guy / video editor / amateur cook / not-so-amateur hiker.

I have helped thousand of students and teachers offline through my current work - and now I'm bringing it to you.

Buckle up.