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Public Speaking Foundations

via LinkedIn Learning


Learn practical strategies that can help you confidently deliver an outstanding speech or presentation.


  • Deliver a great presentation
1. Prepare Your Speech
  • Identify your audience
  • Know why you're talking
  • Outline your speech
  • Find your story
2. Prepare for Your Speech
  • Warm up
  • Research the room
  • Say yes to the microphone
  • Manage pre-performance anxiety
  • Rehearse
3. Open
  • Develop credibility
  • Explore five strong openings
  • Introduce your agenda
  • Avoid common opening mistakes
4. Deliver
  • Develop vocal variety
  • Reduce the use of crutch words
  • Practice great body language
  • Use props and visual aids
  • Anticipate tech mishaps
5. Close
  • Handle Q&A
  • Explore strong ways to close
  • Get feedback
  • Final inspiration

Taught by

Laura Bergells


4.7 rating at LinkedIn Learning based on 1935 ratings

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