Public Speaking: Speaking Under Pressure

COURSE OUTLINE:

Description This one-day workshop helps participants to develop the skills necessary to be effective when presenting data to technical and nontechnical audiences. Participants will also learn to understand the differences between presenting to technical and nontechnical professionals and how to meet each group’s specific needs. This workshop will also aid in selecting and designing media and visual aids that capture and hold attention, use various presentational modes to handle different types of technical presentations; applying the various types of organizational patterns used in technical presentations; and handling questions confidently. Your presentations will be recorded for playback and review. See for yourself what comes across to an audience. It's a great way to get instant feedback and helpful recommendations. This recording is yours to keep.

Course Content


WHAT IS SPEAKING UNDER PRESSURE?

PLANNING

FORCE FIELD ANALYSIS

PROS AND CONS

UNDERSTANDING YOUR AUDIENCE

CONTROLLING YOUR JITTERS

MAKING YOUR LISTENER HEAR YOU

Key Ideas
Finding Common Ground
Key Sentences

A PLAN TO STRUCTURE IDEAS

The Three-Part Plan
Building a Three-Part Plan

ORGANIZATION

Using Time, Place, and Aspect
Two Additional Plans

OUR BODY LANGUAGE

BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS

EXPANDING A BASIC PLAN

PREPARATION, PRESENTATIONS, AND EVALUATION