'Join the Talk & Spread the Word' is a course developed by Homuork, in collaboration with professors from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in Barcelona and Public Speaking experts, that aims to explain techniques and provide resources that will aid you in preparing your presentations and delivering ideas convincingly.
Our public speaking is a key element of how we are perceived, both in professional and private environments: that is why it is so scary! For 6 weeks, participants will submerge themselves in the world of public speaking analyzing famous speeches through TED videos, political interventions or business gurus), will work on their individual weak spots, and improve drastically while having fun. Moreover, you’ll have the ability to put your learnings in practice during the 1st Elevator Pitch Contest, which will be held in Spring 2015 in Barcelona!
What do I learn?
The course enables participants to learn tricks and tips to enhance their presentations and therefore feel comfortable while presenting. In addition to taking the course and exchanging with peers, we expect participants to develop an understanding of different communication styles which they can subsequently apply to their daily conversations.
Chapter 1 - Discover your communicative style
Unit 1 - My experience
Unit 2 - What makes a good presentation?
Unit 3.1 - Communicative styles of your audience
Unit 3.2 - Personal communicative audit - exercice
Chapter 2 - Structure your presentation
Unit 1 - Meet your audience
Unit 2.1 - Preparation technique 1: 6 w's
Unit 2.2 - Preparation technique 2: Visual mapping
Unit 2.3 - Preparation technique 3: Communication circle
Unit 3 - Reason & argue or how to win your battles
Chapter 3 - Write and design your presentation
Unit 1 - Tell us a story
Unit 2 - Be funny
Unit 3.1 - Write well
Unit 3.2 - Write well: rhetorical resources
Unit 4 - Be elegant or how to prepare your visuals
Chapter 4 - Rehearse your presentation
Unit 1 - Practice makes excellence
Unit 2.1 - Prepare for rehearsal
Unit 2.2 - Train your diction
Unit 3.1 - Set the tone & speed
Unit 3.2 - Set the tone & speed - exercise
+ bonus track on elevator pitch
Chapter 5 - Deliver your presentation
Unit 1 – Talkative bodies
Unit 2 – What we look like to others
Unit 3 - Use the space
Unit 4 - Stress management
Unit 5 - Get dressed
Unit 6 - Holding a Q&A session
Alexandra Maratchi Legrain