Public Speaking Fundamentals

with Laura Bergells
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This course qualifies for 1.00 PDUs towards maintaining PMI® certification. Learn More
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Public Speaking Fundamentals
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Develop the skills you need to prepare and deliver an outstanding speech or presentation with our public speaking training. Author Laura Bergells offers practical insights that can help presenters prepare, open, deliver, and close their speeches. Along the way, discover how to project confidence, storyboard a speech, take questions, respond with thoughtful answers, and develop the creative story that adds life to a speech. is a PMI Registered Education Provider. This course qualifies for professional development units (PDUs). To view the activity and PDU details for this course, click here.

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Topics include:
  • Identifying your audience
  • Developing credibility
  • Introducing an agenda
  • Exploring five strong opening techniques
  • Developing great body language
  • Understanding room dynamics
  • Handling questions and answers
  • Getting feedback

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- At some point in your life, it's likely that you're going to be asked to deliver a speech, or a presentation. Too many courses begin by focusing on the fear of public speaking, however, I'd rather focus on how terrific you're going to be, when you develop more confidence by using powerful techniques. If you're a savvy presenter, you can use the insights from this course as a helpful reminder. And if you're a novice speaker, you'll find techniques that can help you polish any presentation. We'll discuss how to prepare, both technically and emotionally.

We'll explore how to warm up, and open your presentation. I'll show you delivery techniques, including how to use visual aids, and props. We'll also talk about how to handle Q and A, and deliver a strong closing to your presentation. Join me to discover how to develop the confidence and techniques you need to become an effective public speaker.

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