Every Person’s Guide To Public Speaking
Public speaking consistently appears at the top of paralyzing phobias lists. It is known to
cause more anxiety than flying, the dark or snakes. Some might even prefer to be trapped
on a plane in the dark with snakes over presenting to even a small group of trusted co-
The fear is very real. The dread can be debilitating.
Unfortunately, people who avoid public speaking miss a surefire way to propel their careers
and advance at work. People who can present with power are seen as strong, confident and
intelligent. People who falter whenever they address a group are often seen as weak, easily
rattled or incompetent.
Give an outstanding presentation and the high fives and pats on the back keep coming.
Stumble through a painful presentation and you’ll receive lots of pity—and maybe a few
hidden snickers or eye rolls.
When it comes to presenting to a group of people, the devil is in the details. With enough
preparation, anyone—everyone—can execute a presentation that wows. So even if you are
terrified at the thought of public speaking, you can use your words to influence, motivate
and spur people to act. And you can do it without all of the anxiety and pain.
Every Person’s Guide to Public Speaking guides you through each step in the process, from creating the perfect presentation to overcoming challenges that might throw you off your
game. Commit to learning and implementing the training and you will build your confidence and become an impressive speaker.
This multimedia resource includes:
- 15-minute video, No Sweat! Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking, with a companion Trainer’s Guide and Viewer’s Guide
- 60-minute audio conference presentation, Ensure That Your Message is Heard and Understood: Tips for Communicating
Clearly and Concisely
- 68-page workbook stuffed full of best practices, guides, tips, quizzes, and more
- Customizable, Print-Ready Forms CD trainers and trainees can reference again and again
This product includes the following sections:
Section 1: Develop Your Presentation.
You’ve likely heard the saying “You can never be too
prepared.” Even if you choose not to abide by that
motto in your life and opt for a go-with-the-flow
attitude, the rule is worth adopting when it comes
to presenting in the workplace.
Your preparation is the key to whether your presentation is a wow-inducing success or an embarrassing
It’s important that you go into even your most infor-
mal presentations with a strategy in mind and an outline of what you plan to say. At the most basic level,
you must understand your goals for the presentation.
In this section, you’ll discover step by step how to
develop a thorough, memorable presentation.
- Brainstorming techniques.
- Tips for writing a compelling presentation.
- Tactics for creating impressive visual aids.
- A process for writing notes.
- Specifics for taking advantage of speaking
opportunities at work.
Section 2: Deliver a Clear Message
No matter how eloquent you are or how enjoyable
you are to watch, if your audience doesn’t walk away
from your presentation knowing exactly what to do
with the information you just presented, you’ve failed.
Section 2, which builds on Section 1, drills down and
focuses specifically on how you organize your presentation. You will discover an approach for organizing
your thoughts and presenting information so that you
leave your audience with one clear, concise message.
Presented in an audio conference format by speech
coach Sally Williamson, this section will teach you
how to focus your message so that you keep your listeners engaged and spur them into action.
You’ll learn to:
- Create a powerful message that participants
- Define your main points.
- Develop examples to support each and every idea you present.
- Structure your presentation.
In addition, you will find articles that support Williamson’s presentation and offer
you more tips for improving your presentations.
Section 3: Ease Your Anxiety
In Sections 1 and 2, you learned how to craft a
compelling presentation. In this section, you will learn
strategies for overcoming the most common public
speaking pitfalls so that you can overcome your anxiety and gain confidence in your public-speaking skills.
Go on to wow people with your presentations after learning how to:
- Control your sweating.
- Eliminate stuttering and the use of filler
- Restart when you go blank.
- Slow down.
- Overcome technical difficulties.
- Enhance your presentation with slides.
- Avoid using your notes as a crutch.
- Recover from a mistake.
- Connect with the audience.
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