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Public Speaking, presentations – painless and powerful

Public speaking ? Forget the fear and learn to enjoy giving fantastic presentations . Powerful, persuasive, confident.
Instructor:
Len Smith
6,432 students enrolled
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By the end of the course you will be able to speak with confidence, project your ideas, capture attention and be in full control of your audience or group.

Learn how to enjoy giving business presentations and public speaking – and captivate your audience

Giving a presentation is one of those things you just can’t escape these days. And for most people it’s a painful experience. This course is dedicated to them. It’s also dedicated to anyone who has got past the ‘I hate doing presentations… I hate public speaking' phase to the ‘How do I become a stellar performer?”

Over the years, Len Smith has given literally thousands of presentations, across Europe and North America. Everything from small boardroom sessions to theatre-style multilingual roadshows. In this course he reveals all.

Even if you are already a proficient speaker, you will almost certainly benefit from learning some of the techniques that can add power to any presentation.

You will discover:

· how to project ideas with confidence

· a simple, proven structure that works every time

· controlling panic and using nerves

· timing – how to pace a talk and stay within time

· handling questions with ease

· turning round an unresponsive or hostile audience

· easy ways to maintain interest

· brain death – how to cope with every speaker's worst fear

· covert rehearsal – eliminating the pain

· ensuring your visual aids really do add impact

Anatomy lesson

We look at the anatomy of a successful presentation. You will learn a simple structure that will cover the requirements of almost any business presentation you will ever have to give. A structure that can enable you to prepare a presentation in minutes. And remember, a speaker working to a structure, a speaker who at all times knows where they are going, is a confident speaker.

Len has trained speakers from start-ups to family businesses and multinationals. His style is lively, entertaining and very engaging. He has presented on BBC’s Executive Business Channel, as well as producing presentations for organizations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, IBM, Welcome and Pharma Systems.

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Promotional video - is this course for you?

An opportunity to meet me briefly. Check me out

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FREE taster lecture
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Connect With The Community

Hot Spice - adding flavour

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Grabbing attention

Five proven techiques for grabbing - and maintaining - attention

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Handout Attention Grabbers
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Eye Contact

 One of the biggest single complaints about presenters is poor eye contact. There are some golden rules.

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Eye Contact Notes
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Voice part one

 Monontonous? Here's the cure

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Voice part two
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Handout VOICE
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Visual Aids part one

 How to create and use visual aids that really are VISUAL and really do AID your presentation

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Visual Aids part two
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Visual aids three
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Handout VISUAL AIDS Power Point
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Handout VISUAL AIDS II

Drugs - reducing the pain

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Visual Aids part four
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nerves lesson one

 Nerves might help a presentation (adrenaline) but panic can ruin it - and destroy confidence along the way

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NERVES part two
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Nerves - summary
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HANDOUT NERVES

Anatomy of a persuasive presentation

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Anatomy of a presentation

 An anatomy lesson -  how to structure a presenation that has clear objectives - and achieves them

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Ospope OPENING
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OSPOPE_final
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HANDOUT - Anatomy OSPOPE
A downloadable pdf summarizing everything we have covered about the anatomy of a presentation - the OSPOPE structure

Networking events - speed presentations

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Fireside Chat - Networking Presentations

Networking events and Business Breakfasts can be a great way to grow a business. And often, they ofer the opportunity of a 3-4 minute presentation. A bit like speed dating. In this fireside chat we learn 'heavy duty' dating skills.

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