Public Speaking and Presentation Skills Training Class Outline

Public Speaking and Presentation Skills Training Day 1: Speaking Skills Training Outline

Module One: Getting Started

What Is Your Speaking Style?

Module Two: The Big Picture

What is Communication?
How Do We Communicate?
Other Factors in Speaking

Module Three: Understanding Speaking Barriers

An Overview of Common Barriers
Language Barriers
Cultural Barriers
Differences in Time and Place
Strong Opinions
Lack of Focus
Focus on the Past

Module Four: Paraverbal Speaking Skills

The Power of Pitch
The Truth about Tone
The Strength of Speed

Module Five: Non-Verbal Speaking

Understanding the Mehrabian Study
All About Body Language
Interpreting Gestures

Module Six: Speaking Like a STAR

S = Situation
T = Task
A = Action
R = Result

Module Seven: Listening Skills

Seven Ways to Listen Better Today
Understanding Active Listening
Sending Good Signals to Others

Module Eight: Asking Good Questions

Open Questions
Closed Questions
Probing Questions

Module Nine: Appreciative Inquiry

The Purpose of AI
The Four Stages
Examples and Case Studies

Module Ten: Mastering the Art of Conversation

Level One: Discussing General Topics
Level Two: Sharing Ideas and Perspectives
Level Three: Sharing Personal Experiences
Our Top Networking Tips

Module Eleven: Advanced Speaking Skills

Understanding Precipitating Factors
Establishing Common Ground
Using “I” Messages

Public Speaking and Presentation Skills Training Day 2: Presentation Skills Training

Module One: Identifying Your Audience

Creating an Audience Profile or Analysis Identifying Key Questions and Concerns

Module Two: Types of Speeches/Presentations

Informative Speeches
Demonstrative Speeches
Persuasive Speeches
Special Occasions

Module Three: Choosing Your Delivery Methods

Basic Methods
Advanced Methods
Basic Criteria to Consider

Module Four: Organizing the Program

Asking Organization Easy
Organizational Methods

Module Five: Creating a Basic Outline

Basic Speech Outline

Module Six: Providing the Details

Identifying Appropriate Sources
Establishing Credibility
The Importance of Citations

Module Seven: Creating Flip Charts and Whiteboard Usage

Required Tools
The Advantages of Pre-Writing
Using Colors Appropriately
Flip Chart Usage
Traditional and Electronic Whiteboards

Module Eight: Creating Compelling PowerPoint Presentations

Required Tools
Best Practices
Creating Your Presentation
Preparing for Your Presentation
Delivering Your Presentation

Module Nine: Vibrant Videos and  Amazing Audio

Required Tools
Tips and Tricks

Module Ten: Putting It All Together

Writing Your Presentation
Best Practices
Reviewing, Editing, and Rewriting

Module Eleven: Being Prepared

Checking Out the Venue
Gathering Materials
Get Your Voice Ready!
Creating a Plan B
A 24 Hour Checklist

Module Twelve: Overcoming Nervousness

A Visit from the Boss
Preparing Mentally
Physical Relaxation Techniques

Appearing Confident in Front of the Crowd

Module Thirteen: Delivering Your Speech

Starting Off on the Right Foot
Your Voice Creates An Impression: What Kind Of Impression Do You Want To Make?
Checking the Volume of Your Voice
Using Visual Aids During Your Speech Adjusting on the Fly
Gauging Whether Breaks Are Required Wrapping Up and Winding Down

Module Fourteen: Public Speaking and Body Language

Module Fifteen: Questions and Answers

Ground Rules

Answering Questions That Sound Like an Attack
Dealing with Complex Question