Public Speaking Essentials: How to Craft Your Personal Story
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Public Speaking Essentials: How to Craft Your Personal Story

Teaching you to find your authentic voice and engage others through the power of your own stories.
4.3 (139 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.
4,483 students enrolled
Created by Josh Withrow
Last updated 11/2016
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
Discover how to engage and intrigue your audiences right from the beginning of any speech.
Develop powerful personal stories through action-ready lectures that will help you RIGHT NOW!
Discover time-saving techniques while writing a speech.
Develop effect techniques to recognize personal story opportunities
Understand what information you need to know before writing a speech.
Improve your VERY NEXT SPEECH with a course that is 25% theory and 75% ACTION.
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Requirements
  • View these lectures with a journal or notepad so you can record and develop personal story ideas.
Description

Would you like to tell personal stories that impact and engage any audience?

How would you like to use your own PERSONAL STORIES to leave a lasting impression with any kind of group?

You don't have to be a TED Talks speaker to benefit from the practical, action-ready lessons in this course.

All you need is a willingness to develop your own personal stories.

I have been a classroom teacher for 13 years, and I've spoken to groups of 10's and groups of 1000's, and one thing that I've learned through all of my experience is:

Audiences connect better to personal stories.

Studies of the brain show that personal storytelling engages an audience significantly more than just communicating facts and statistics.

In this course, I will show you the SIMPLE ACTIONS you need to take to make your own personal stories more engaging, more intriguing, and more memorable.

In this course you will:

* Understand the dramatic affect that storytelling has on public speaking

* 5 things to consider before crafting your personal stories

* 5 steps to writing an engaging personal story

* How to use your stories in a speech

All in all, this course will give you the tools to develop great personal stories and the understanding of how to incorporate them into any speech.

ENROLL TODAY, and get the benefit of Udemy's 100%, 30-day Money-back Guarantee!

Who is the target audience?
  • Public speakers, teachers, business men/women, or anyone who wants tell better stories will benefit from this well-structured and action-ready course.
  • This course is recommend for anyone who wants to engage the imagination of audiences both large and small.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
3 Lectures 02:28

You will learn how this public speaking class is structured and hear a little bit about my speaking experience. 

Instructor & Structure
01:18

Introduce Yourself
00:00

Learn how to succeed in this public speaking class. 

How to Succeed In This Class
01:10
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Why Storytelling is Essential to Public Speaking
2 Lectures 04:16
What Do I Mean by Storytelling?
02:54

Don't Worry! You're Already a Natural Storyteller
01:22
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Be in the ‘Know”—5 things to consider while crafting a personal story
6 Lectures 29:53

Understanding these 5 areas will prepare you to master your next public speech. 

Overview of "Be in the Know"
00:55

Learn how purpose affects the way your prepare a speech. 

Know Your Purpose for Public Speaking
07:25

Learn how constraints affects the way your prepare a speech. 

Know Your Constraints for Public Speaking
04:21

Learn how audience affects the way your prepare a speech. 

Know Your Audience for Public Speaking
07:15

Learn how desire outcome affects the way your prepare a speech. 

Know Your Desired Outcome for Public Speaking
05:36

Learn how knowing your story affects the way your prepare a speech. 

Know Your Story for Public Speaking
04:21
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5 Steps to Writing an Engaging Personal Story
6 Lectures 09:02

Start writing your own personal story by following these 5 steps of speech preparation. 

Overview of 5 Steps
01:09

Put your speech writing abilities in to action! 

HOW TO Build a Story Bank to Master Public Speaking
01:28

Put your speech writing abilities in to action! 

HOW TO Create a Detail Storm Cloud to Master Public Speaking
01:16

Put your speech writing abilities in to action! 

HOW TO Write Your Personal Action Story to Master Public Speaking
01:44

Put your speech writing abilities in to action! 

HOW TO Make the Main Point the Main Point to Master Public Speaking
01:53

Put your speech writing abilities in to action! 

HOW TO Prepare a Story for All Seasons to Master Public Speaking
01:32
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Putting It All Together
5 Lectures 06:28
How To Use These Stories in a Speech
02:24

5 Points to Remember for Personal Stories & Public Speaking
01:44

Bonus Lecture: Turn Your Knowledge into Skill
00:22

Thank You
01:45

"I want more resources!"

"You can't handle more resources...well, okay, here you go."

A Few Good Resources
00:13
About the Instructor
Josh Withrow
4.3 Average rating
353 Reviews
11,772 Students
5 Courses
Creator of The Wise Imagination

I want to help people creatively tell their stories by giving them the tools to engage other people with captivating ideas. My 14 years of classroom teaching and my master's degree in English Literature give me the experience to make my classes both creative and informative. People don't need a degree to enjoy learning -- but sometimes a little guidance goes a long way.