I. Getting it right
ps1-0. Introduction 1:07
ps1-1. Fearless public speaking 1:16
ps1-2. Remember why 1:41
ps1-3. Have something to say 1:54
ps1-4. Know your time limits 1:39
ps1-5. Research your topic 1:08
ps1-6. Write your introduction 1:37
ps1-7. The leave behind 0:42
ps1-8. Review 0:59
II. Preparing your speech
ps2-0. Introduction 2:04
ps2-1. Create your title 0:27
ps2-2. Start with your ending 0:36
ps2-3. Find your opening 0:28
ps2-4. Don’t memorize, outline 1:29
ps2-5. Show, don't just tell 0:28
ps2-6. Hands on training 0:28
ps2-7. Speaking, not just words 0:29
ps2-8. Review 1:30
III. Making your presentation
ps3-0. Introduction 1:03
ps3-1. Room setup 1:24
ps3-2. Schmooze your audience 1:30
ps3-3. Get the right light 2:04
ps3-4. Silence is loud 0:49
ps3-5. Gaze not glance 0:25
ps3-6. Dress for success 1:18
ps3-7. Review 0:58
IV. Course review
ps1-3. Have something to say
If asked to make a presentation, you will probably get nervous. But you were most likely invited because you have something of value to share with others. If you have nothing to offer, then best back out.
But if the boss wants you to make a presentation, it's your turn to share information and educate your audience. If you have accomplished nothing and have nothing to offer, you probably are already good at faking it, especially if you still have a job you don't deserve.
This course is for the person who is underrating their value. Assuming you have weight to offer, let's organize those thoughts into a passionate speech. Start by creating a relevant list of topics to include: list tips, observations, books, and bits of information that can help those with less experience.
Go down your list. Take a walk. Talk out loud—notice which topics excite you. You will do well with those—no need to write a script.
Practice the same presentation several times without notes. Each time it will be a little different. That's good. You are practicing different ways to get the same message across.
Put your best foot forward. What is the best value you can give this audience for this occasion? Take a walk. You must bring the audience a gift. Your valuable practice and observations can save them time and error.
Above: whatever your message - a good speech gets right to the point.
ps1-3p. Have something to say
Not everybody always has something to say. But if you are taking this public speaking course, the chances are that you have something to say. Or maybe somebody told you that you had better find something to say.
Practice explaining what you have to say until you can say it on video for one to two minutes. Then send it in.