Public Speaking: Presentation Survival School



Public Speaking: Presentation Survival School

This course will teach you how to manage your thoughts, body language, nervousness, and speech patterns to present yourself professionally. You’ll also learn how to present at meetings, use the five-S pattern to prepare a good presentation, and punch up your presentation with visual aids.


Learning Objectives
– Establish rapport with your audience
– Implement techniques to reduce nervousness and fear
– Understand your strengths as a presenter and how to appeal to different types of people
– Recognize how visual aids can create impact and attention
– Develop techniques to create a professional presence
– Learn some different ways to prepare and organize information
– Prepare, practice, and deliver a short presentation


  • Session One: Course Overview

    • Learning Objectives
    • Pre-Assignment
    • Pre-Course Assessment
  • Session Two: Communication

    • About Communication
    • Simple Conversations
  • Session Three: Stop! Check Your Mouth!

    • Speaking Characteristics
    • Gender References Exercise
    • Acronyms and Jargon
    • Tact
    • Five Good Rules
  • Session Four: What Is Your Type? How About Mine?

    • The Assessment
    • Identifying Your Characteristics and Preferences
    • Questionnaire
    • What Does it Mean to Have a Number?
    • What Is Important?
    • People That Are Most Like Me
    • People That Are Least Like Me
  • Session Five: Positive Self-Talk

    • Our Thoughts
    • The Steps to Feeling Good
    • Thinking Positively
  • Session Six: Rapport

    • Building Rapport
    • Making Connections: Self-Disclosure
    • Creating an Introduction
  • Session Seven: Maximizing Meetings

    • Four Areas of Opportunity
    • Fifteen Ways to Master a Meeting
    • Mastering Your Meeting Exercise
    • Learning Names
  • Session Eight: Body Language

    • Body Language Signals
  • Session Nine: Sticky Situations

    • Are You Comfortable?
    • Dealing with Tough Situations
    • Dressing Up
  • Session Ten: I Can Just Send an E-mail, Right?

    • Advantages of an Oral Presentation
    • Oratory Exercise
    • Oratory Exercise: Practice Paragraph
  • Session Eleven: Overcoming Nervousness

    • About Nervousness
    • Nervousness Can Have Many Sources
    • Putting Yourself in Control
    • Mastering Non-verbal Communication
  • Session Twelve: The Five S’s

    • Five Points for Any Presentation
    • Framework Example
    • Preparing with the Five-S Pattern
  • Session Thirteen: Start Writing!

    • Evidence
    • Introductions
    • Following the Opening Statement
    • Exercise: Beginning a Presentation
    • Transitioning to the Body
    • Example of a Transition in a Presentation
    • Enhancing Your Presentation with Stories, Numbers, and Examples
    • Endings
    • Making Connections: Think Fast!
    • Your Fast Thinking Presentation
  • Session Fourteen: Audience Profile

    • Preparing an Audience Profile
    • Making Connections: Your Next
    • Presentation
  • Session Fifteen: Your Speaking Voice

    • Parts of Your Message
    • Vocal Variety
    • Paying Attention to Your Voice
    • Mastering Your Material
  • Session Sixteen: Add Punch to Your Presentation

    • The Power of Threes
    • Well Known Tripling Examples
    • Visual Aids
    • Tips for Using Visual Aids
    • More Tips for Using Visual Aids
    • Analyzing Visual Aids
    • Adding Punch Summary
    • Lessons Learned
  • Session Seventeen: Your Presentation

    • Preparation
    • Introduction
    • Body
    • Conclusion
    • Presentation
  • Personal Action Plan

    • Starting Point
    • Where I Want to Go
    • How I Will Get There

Additional information


Call 260-432-9077 or email to schedule your class time, Friday, September 23, 2022