Public Speaking Training: Create Compelling Speeches & Presentations

Course 903

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Sandbox: Yes
  • Language: English
  • 17 NASBA CPE Credits (live, in-class training only)
  • 17 PMI PDUs
  • 8 DevOps Institute Continuing Education Units
  • Level: Intermediate

In this Public Speaking & Presentation Skills training course, you learn how to strengthen your public speaking and presentation skills, build your confidence, and establish rapport with the audience — all while practicing and delivering presentations in a safe environment with personalized feedback.

Public Speaking Training Delivery Methods

  • In-Person

  • Online

Public Speaking Training Benefits

Speak publicly in a convincing, confident, and concise style

Deliver dynamic and effective presentations

Create reference materials that support a compelling speech

Build audience rapport through eye contact, vocal delivery, and body languageSharpen your public speaking skills by integrating feedback

Continue learning and face new challenges with after-course one-on-one instructor coaching

Public Speaking Training Outline

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Determine your baseline public speaking skills
  • Tame fears and increase confidence through practice and preparation
  • Integrate audience feedback to fine-tune your delivery

You will also learn how to use the five-step method for speech delivery

  • Hooking the audience
  • Identifying the critical need
  • Presenting the key ideas concisely
  • Explaining the payoff
  • Calling for action

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Create a storyboard for your presentation
  • Assess and address the needs of your audience
  • Convert your ideas into clear, structured content
  • Apply learning theory for optimal information transfer when shaping your presentation
  • Employ the 7 +/- 2 short-term memory principle to maintain your audience’s attention
  • Design effective presentation slides by simplifying complex data with visuals and graphics

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Direct the audience's natural eye movement
  • Move dynamically within the presentation space
  • Engage the entire audience with effective eye contact
  • Synchronize your gestures to the verbal message
  • Animate your speech with vocal variety, pitch modulation, pauses, and silence
  • Deliver memorable openings and closings

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Engage your audience by stimulating participation with preplanned, topical, rhetorical, group, and targeted questions
  • Handle questions from the audience with the reward, restate, and respond approach
  • Keep your answers short and simple
  • Get back on track after an unplanned interruption
  • Manage the post-presentation Q&A session

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Build confidence with practice
  • Incorporate audience feedback to improve your presentation
  • Stay within your time limit
  • Open your presentation dynamically to create a winning first impression

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Course FAQs

You will give your presentation at the end of the course. Prior to you should practice effective rehearsal techniques, staying within your time limit, and opening dynamically to create a winning first impression.

There is an incorporating audience feedback to improve a presentation.

Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want, including online training.

Yes, you can receive PDUs from the Public Speaking: Compelling Speeches & Presentations course.

To find out how many PDUs you can receive, check out the PMI Q&A List ›

  • Basic familiarity with PowerPoint
  • Prior public speaking experience

Yes, this course is eligible for 8 DevOps Institute Continuing Education Units. Learning Tree offers a variety of DOI CEU-eligible training to help you maintain your certification. View the list of DOI CEU-eligible training courses.

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