Public Speaking for Success

Enhance & advance your career & business opportunities by becoming an effective & authoritative communicator
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  • Lectures 19
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 2/2016 English

Course Description

How often have you attended a business event only to find that the presenter is nervous, ill-prepared or downright boring? How often have you been thrust in front of an audience and asked to present a speech, conduct a business workshop or seminar, or a sales pitch to a potential customer?

Do you fear having to stand up and speak in public? Would you like to overcome your fear of public speaking? What would you give to be a confident, imaginative, inspiring public speaker, able to capture the imagination and motivate your audience, or turn a prospect into a customer?

If the answer is 'yes' to any of these questions, or you realise that good public speaking is a key to business & career success, then this course is for you.

Enhance & advance your career & business opportunities by becoming an effective & inspiring communicator.

To enrol on this course you don't have to have any prior experience of speaking in public, you will simply have concerns about public speaking and will want to know how to handle the various skills and problems.

This course includes 19 video modules and with the assistance of my three associates we will take you through, in an entertaining & engaging way, the following six steps to becoming an accomplished public speaker.

Part 1 - My fears
Most people will have fears when required to speak in public – we understand that. We look at these fears and we will show you how you can overcome them.

Part 2 - My purpose
You need to have a purpose when you speak and we will look at how you can convert this into the beginnings of a speech or presentation.

Part 3 - My speech
This is all about the speech itself – how you structure it, how you write it and how you target it at your audience.

Part 4 - My speaking
So you are standing up there with your speech in your hand, looking at your audience. This is all about how you actually deliver the speech and make it a success.

Part 5 - My audience
You will not be speaking to yourself so you will need to have some idea about the differences between speaking to an audience and social conversation. These are the people you will need to persuade. What are they like? How do you gain rapport?

Part 6 - My practical speaking
For business, speaking in public is a practical skill - you will need to give presentations, speak 'off the cuff', take part in meetings and try to persuade others. Here we show you the way it is done.

As a bonus - along with each module is a downloadable 'Speechnotelet' which describes the key points of the lesson, and even more - at the last module you can download our 100-page E-book detailing the entire course and more.

What are the requirements?

  • The course includes downloadable Adobe pdf files

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Stand and deliver a speech in front of any size audience with confidence and authority
  • Present entertaining & informative speeches that will keep your audience captivated
  • Enhance your career opportunities whether you are employed or run your own business
  • Become the 'go to' person for presenting at workshops, seminars and conferences
  • Add an invaluable skill to your portfolio and LinkedIn profile and give yourself the best chance of success in future job roles, meetings, interviews, reviews and presentations

Who is the target audience?

  • To sign up for this course, there is no need for prior experience of public speaking. This course would be perfect for any candidate who needs to brush up on their public speaking skills – either for a current job role where it’s needed to move forward along their career path, or as an essential skill required for an aspirational job role

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: My Fears
  • Recognition of public speaking fears
  • Analysis of fears
  • How to begin to overcome them
Section 2: My Purpose
  • Defining the purpose of the speech
  • Writing the objectives
  • Targeting the outcome
  • Types of speech to achieve the objectives
  • Towards a speech framework
Section 3: My Speech
  • Why a speech needs structure
  • The rule of threes
  • The three-part structure – the BLT Sandwich
  • Beginning/Middle/End
  • The importance of the beginning and end of a speech
  • Making an impact
  • Examples of beginnings
  • Examples of endings
  • The makeup of the main section
  • The rule of threes - again
  • Supporting each point
  • Linking points
  • Re-visit purpose
  • Determining the structure
  • Researching and choosing material
  • The writing frame
  • The importance of revisions - the three 'R's
  • What is signposting?
  • The need for signposting speeches
  • Explicit signposting
  • Implicit signposting
  • An example speech delivered with on-screen analysis
  • Finding the correct language
  • Using vocabulary and word painting
  • Humour - to use or not to use?
  • Different types of written note
  • How to write them
  • Mind maps
  • Speaking without notes
  • Introduction to use of tablet computers in public speaking
  • Demonstrations of software
Section 4: My Speaking
  • First impressions
  • Dress and stance in front of an audience
  • Gestures – the good, the bad and the ugly
  • Eye contact – its importance for rapport and confidence
  • To move or not to move, that is the question
  • How the voice is produced
  • Controlling what your voice does
  • The need for practice
  • The 4 P's:
    • Pronunciation
    • Pitch
    • Pace
    • Pause
  • How to use speaking notes
  • Demonstrations of correct and incorrect ways of using speaking notes
Section 5: My Audience
  • Who is my audience?
  • The venue
  • The dynamics of Speech vs Conversation
  • Rapport with the audience
Section 6: My Practical Speaking
  • Why PowerPoint presentations fail
  • How to give a good presentation
  • Examples of best practice
  • Being put on the spot
  • The nature of impromptu speaking
  • How to approach impromptu speaking
  • Using public speaking techniques to prepare and run effective meetings
  • Using public speaking techniques to participate in a meeting

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Instructor Biography

Peter Sinnott, Professional Business Coach & Public Speaker

Peter Sinnott is a professional Business Coach and uses the skills of Public Speaking to achieve business success. As a Business Coach he has worked with over 100 business owners over the past 6 years helping them to maximise the performance of their businesses and achieve their goals & ambitions.

As a Public Speaker Peter has used his skills to further his own business opportunities and while running a large telecommunications company in West Africa made regular appearances on TV & radio, and attended press conferences with political figures.

Peter was the President of his local Speakers Club in England and developed a Public Speaking course, which he delivered to both business people and others who aspired to improve their communication skills. This led to Peter creating an online e-learning course in Public Speaking and the formation of his company Speech Direct Limited.

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