Conquering Your Fear of Speaking in Public

Duration: Offered as a 60 minute webinar or 1 day in class

Course Overview

Do you get nervous when presenting at company meetings? Do you find it hard to make conversation at gatherings and social events? Do you lock up in awkward social situations? If so, this course is just for you! It’s aimed at anybody who wants to improve their speaking skills in informal situations. We’ll give you the confidence and the skills to interact with others, to speak in informal situations, and to present in front of small groups.

Learning Objectives

  • Speak with more confidence in one-on-one conversations
  • Feel more confident speaking socially or small groups such as meetings
  • Practice developing these skills

Course Outline

1. Course Overview

2. Good Communication Skills

  • Defining Communication
  • Barriers to Communication

3. Interpersonal Skills

  • Listening
  • Asking Questions

4. Getting Comfortable in Conversation

  • Four Levels
    • Level One: Small Talk
    • Level Two: Fact Disclosure
    • Level Three: Viewpoints and Opinions
    • Level Four: Personal Feelings

5. Practicing Dialogue

6. Redesigning Yourself for Strength

7. Professionalism

8. Maximizing Meetings

  • Four Areas of Opportunity
  • Fifteen Ways to Master a Meeting

9. Sticky Situations

10. Controlling Nervousness

11. Tell Me a Story

12. Personal Action Plan