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Public Speaking Foundations

via LinkedIn Learning

Overview

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

Develop the skills you need to prepare and deliver an outstanding speech or presentation. In this course, Laura Bergells offers practical insights that can help presenters prepare, open, deliver, and close their speeches. Along the way, discover how to project confidence, outline a speech, take questions, and develop the creative story that adds life to a speech.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • 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
Conclusion
  • Final inspiration

Taught by

Laura Bergells

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