Professional Development

Public Speaking: Speaking Under Pressure


Description
This workshop has been designed for those in positions where they must speak in front of audiences that are hostile or demanding. This material is also suitable for those who are relatively new speakers and want some encouragement on speaking up in meetings, or who want some training before they begin making presentations on behalf of the organization.

Speaking under pressure, or thinking on your feet, means being able to quickly organize your thoughts and ideas, and then being able to convey them meaningfully to your audience to modify their attitudes or behavior. It applies to formal speeches as well as everyday business situations.

It requires presence of mind, goal orientation, adaptation, and judgment. It also requires differentiating between oral and written communications.

This course is aimed at improving your skills and learning new techniques that will give you the persuasive edge when you are making a presentation, fielding difficult questions, or presenting complex information.
Content
  • How to Use This Guide
  • How to Use This Guide
  • Session One: Course Overview
  • Session One: Course Overview
  • Learning Objectives
  • Pre-Assignment
  • Pre-Course Assessment
  • Pre-Course Assessment
  • Pre-Course Assessment
  • Session Two: Getting Started
  • Session Two: Getting Started
  • What is Speaking Under Pressure?
  • Three-Part Technique
  • Planning Our Approach
  • Presentation Preparation
  • Evaluations
  • Session Three: Planning
  • Session Three: Planning
  • Preparing to Plan
  • Be Informed
  • Get Involved
  • Understand Yourself
  • Stay on Track
  • Presentation Preparation
  • Evaluations
  • Session Four: Force Field Analysis
  • Session Four: Force Field Analysis
  • What is Force Field Analysis?
  • Exercise
  • Pros and Cons
  • Session Five: Understanding Your Audience
  • Session Five: Understanding Your Audience
  • Understanding Your Audience, Part One
  • Audience Profiles
  • Profiling Your Audience
  • Aim, Plan, and Convey
  • Understanding Your Audience, Part Two
  • Finding Common Ground
  • Why?
  • How?
  • Practical Application
  • Session Six: Controlling Your Jitters
  • Session Six: Controlling Your Jitters
  • Understanding Nervousness
  • Where Does Nervousness Come From?
  • Getting Nervousness Under Control
  • Being Prepared
  • Sequencing Ideas
  • Presentation
  • Session Seven: Making Your Listener Hear You
  • Session Seven: Making Your Listener Hear You
  • Use Non-Verbal Communication
  • Leave the Appropriate Distance
  • Stand Erect
  • Consider Your Appearance
  • Move About and Use Gestures
  • Control Your Facial Expressions and Mannerisms
  • Maintain Eye Contact
  • The Value of a Pause
  • Session Eight: Key Themes
  • Session Eight: Key Themes
  • About Key Themes
  • Practical Application
  • Key Sentences
  • Session Nine: Key Sentences
  • Session Nine: Key Sentences
  • Preparation
  • Presentation
  • Session Ten: Structuring Ideas
  • Session Ten: Structuring Ideas
  • Three Key Points
  • Why Three Key Points?
  • Aim
  • Concentrate
  • Adapt
  • Depth
  • Move Forward
  • Ease
  • Building a Three-Part Plan
  • Practical Application
  • Session Eleven: OrganizationMethods
  • Session Eleven: Organization Methods
  • Using Time, Place, and Aspect
  • Preparation
  • Presentation
  • Two Additional Plans
  • Session Twelve: Our Body Language
  • Session Twelve: Our Body Language
  • How the Listener Takes Control
  • Sample Passage
  • Questions
  • Answers
  • The Meaning Behind Our Message
  • Qualities of a Good Voice
  • Session Thirteen: If You Could Be…
  • Session Thirteen: If You Could Be…
  • Presentation
  • Session Fourteen: Beginnings and Endings
  • Session Fourteen: Beginnings and Endings
  • Things to Remember
  • About Beginnings
  • Session Fourteen: Beginnings and Endings
  • Session Fifteen: Expanding a Basic Plan
  • Session Fifteen: Expanding a Basic Plan
  • Building a Bigger Presentation
  • Symbols
  • Opposites
  • Statistics
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Session Sixteen: Presentations
  • Session Sixteen: Presentations
  • Preparation
  • Evaluations
  • Session Seventeen: A Personal Action Plan
  • Session Seventeen: A Personal Action Plan
  • A Personal Action Plan
  • Summary and Recommended Reading List
  • Summary
  • Post-Course Assessment
  • Post-Course Assessment
  • Post-Course Assessment
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever