Public Speaking Training & Facilitator Certification
Are you passionate about inspiring or training others because you want to make a difference?
Do you want to be a professional public speaker or enhance your skills?
Would you love to facilitate training or group programs?
Do you want to expand what you currently do by getting in front of an audience of your ideal clients/customers?
Or, do you want to develop your own workshops and programs, teaching what you know and love?
If so, we can relate! All 3 of the instructors in this program (Joeel & Natalie Rivera and Patrick Howell) are professional speakers and facilitators who started right where you are now. We have over 30 years of combined experience public speaking and facilitating, and have presented at and developed programs for government agencies, corporations, social services, conferences, high schools, colleges, as well as developed and produced their own programs, workshops, and conferences. As Instructors we have more than 50 courses taken by over 100,000 students from 190 countries.
We all know from experience that you may be running into roadblocks that keep you from making the difference, or the living, that you want to make through public speaking and facilitating:
You want to be a public speaker and facilitator, but you’re terrified to speak in front of an audience.
You believe you have value to offer but you fear you’re not credible enough.
You want to become a corporate trainer, keynote speaker, or lead seminars and workshops but you simply don’t know how to get started in the industry.
You currently do presentations but you want to improve your public speaking and facilitating skills, such as communication, control the room, raising the energy, persuade the audience to action, and increase your level of confidence.
You’re working in one of the industries we’ve mentioned but you aren’t making the income you know you could.
We understand because we’ve all been there! And that’s exactly why we developed this program!
Not only will be teaching industry best practices and proven strategies we’ve picked up along our personal journeys, we will be including all the tools, methodologies, and techniques you need to know to become a world-class facilitator and public speaker.
Upon completion, you will also receive the designation of PWF Professional Workshop Facilitator Certification, which reflects your commitment to excellence, as well as earns you an official certification.
This training program covers the 6 Core Competencies of Professional Facilitation, which include the knowledge, skills and experiences a facilitator and speaker should possess to consistently present and lead outstanding events, be able to evoke meaningful and lasting learning in their audience, and develop a strong public speaking and facilitation business.
Stage Presence, which includes developing confidence, managing group energy, and owning the stage
Command, which includes owning your expertise and authority, controlling the room, directing the flow of the event
Communication, which includes expressing your message effectively, engaging with your audience and using body language to enhance your communication
Engagement, which includes connecting with your audience, using professional presentation techniques, and facilitating powerful group activities
Education, which includes teaching material in a manner that leads to authentic learning and transformation and developing well-structured and effective curriculums
Entrepreneurship, which includes strategies for developing collaborative partnerships and joint ventures in order to reach your intended audience and promote your workshops and services to those who need you
Being a public speaker and facilitator is a deeply rewarding and lucrative profession. We look forward to sharing our passion and experience with you in support of your mission to learn, grow, and create the lifestyle you desire while making your own unique impact on the world.
STUDENTS WHO COMPLETE EVERY LESSON IN THIS COURSE WILL RECEIVE AN OFFICIAL CERTIFICATION FROM TRANSFORMATION SERVICES, INC., AS WELL AS THE CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOP FACILITATOR LOGO TO USE IN HIS/HER MARKETING MATERIAL. SEE THE FINAL LESSON IN THIS COURSE FOR INSTRUCTIONS.
So, are you ready to transform your speaking business? If so enroll now, we look forward to seeing you in the course!
Guarantee: We know you will love this course. However, we offer a no-questions-asked 30-day money-back guarantee if the course does not meet your needs for any reason.
Public Speaking Training: Getting Started
Welcome! Find out what this course will cover, how to become a Certified Professional Workshop Facilitator, and meet the 3 instructors!
Watch this video first to find out how best to work your way through this course and what you'll learn.
Meet instructor Joeel Rivera!
Meet instructor Natalie Rivera!
Find out how to get the answers to any questions you may have as well as utilize the extensive workbook material and exercises contained in this course.
Public Speaking Training: Overcoming Stage Fright
Find out what we'll be getting into and why it is important.
Learn why it is so common (and totally normal) to fear public speaking and explore strategies for overcoming stage fright.
In this lecture you will learn how to implement the "as if, do it until you become it" practice. Moving away from the disingenuous "fake it until you make it" approach to a much more empowering context.
Learn how learning to look at the symptoms of your fear and anxiety differently will change how you feel.
Explore strategies and tools for keeping yourself in a confident place and calming anxiety on the day of your event.
Explore strategies and tools for keeping yourself in a confident place and calming anxiety when you arrive at the event venue before you begin.
Explore strategies and tools for keeping yourself in a confident place and calming anxiety when you're on stage.
Explore strategies for expanding your speaking in public one step at a time.
Public Speaking Training: Developing Confidence
Building off of stage fright we'll now study psychological practices to build confidence eat the core.
Practice makes improvement! Plus, the more you practice the more confident you will be.
A research-based method for discovering solutions to challenges. The sentence stem technique allows you to bypass your conscious critical thinking and tap into your own internal wisdom. In this video we will use sentence stems to help you find the actions needed to feel more confident.
An easy to follow process for creating your own unique sentence stems to address any issue
The importance of being at your best OFF stage so that you can bring your best to the stage.
Use affirmations and incantations (which engage your physiology/body) to boost your confidence!
Public Speaking Training: Stage Presence/ Front of the Room Presence
Developing the psychology of "I own this space" is extremely helpful in developing stage presence. In this video we discuss what "owning the space" means and how to achieve it.
Being introduced (and properly) can start you off on the right foot!
Learn where to stand on stage, when and where to move, and advanced techniques for how to use your movement to enhance your presentation.
Learn why smiling is your super power!
Learn how and why to make eye contact with your audience.
Public Speaking Training: Command and Control
Pointers on ensuring that the workshop objectives are met, and that a positive classroom dynamic stays intact.
Learn how to own your expertise and feel confident in your authority to speak on your topic.
Be prepared by knowing how much time each segment of your presentation should take and use timing tools to stay on track and finish on time.
Learn how to make sure you don't forget what you're supposed to talk about by using powerful memory techniques as well as prompts.
Part 2 of Memory Techniques video.
Additional tips for memorization.
Public Speaking Training: Communication
Developing message congruence
How to find your "Power Posture"
How to use open gestures and language
Identify and manage your distracting body language and mannerisms.
Learn techniques for adult learning to ensure your message is being learned by your audience.
How to facilitate questions and comments with your audience.
How to help participants become willing to participate when the exercises are challenging.
Learn 3 essential principles of adult learning.
Public Speaking Training: Audience Engagement
Learn the importance of developing an authentic connection to your audience.
Explore tools for audience engagement and ways to kick your workshops up a notch!
Learn (and see) how to properly create and use a PowerPoint or other slide presentation.
Learn how to use video and worksheets or other writing exercises to enhance engagement with your audience.
Learn four ways to interact with and utilize your flip chart effectively
Learn how to use your flip chart to help YOU.
Download a variety of workshop activities and ice breakers to use in your events.
Public Speaking Training: Facilitating Interactive Groups and Workshops
Learn how to implement this effective facilitation strategy.
The importance of beginning with a directive approach
Overcoming physical barriers to engagement.
Learn this important strategy for keeping discussions flowing using short, focused speaking (for you and your group participants).
Learn how to do quick, focused mini-coaching sessions live, using one participant's specific situation to illustrate paints to the larger group.
Learn how to use role playing to bring engagement and deeper understanding to your groups.
Learn strategies for creating closure at the end of a group session.
Public Speaking Training: Keynote Speaking
Learn creative strategies and resources for connecting to organizations and meeting planners in order to get booked as a keynote speaker.
Explore the first step to writing a great keynote speech: selecting a great keynote speech topic.
Explore important elements and strategies for writing a powerful, engaging keynote speech, including a template to get you started.
Explore different prices in the keynote speaking industry to determine how much to charge.
Find out how to help others help you get bookings!
Public Speaking Training: Developing Your Own Workshop or Program
Identify your ideal audience members by understanding who and where they are and what they need from you.
Determine what expertise, experience, talents, skills, or processes you have that you can teach others.
If you've every been successful at something, you used a process to achieve your goal and that process can be broken down into steps and taught to others.
Learn how to turn the information you wish to share into a full, teachable curriculum (includes a template).
Explore different types of events, including self-hosted workshops, corporate events, keynote addresses, corporate training, conferences and virtual events, and determine which types you are interested in speaking at.
Find out how to get PAID for speaking and facilitating, whether it's for a flat fee, paid by individual attendees, or other strategies.
Learn why and how speaking for free (or low fee) can benefit you, far beyond simply the experience.
Explore strategies for promoting and marketing your self-hosted workshops.
When planning your event, you need to consider your audience's needs with regard to timing and location.
Learn a proven strategy for selling your products or services from the stage in a way that doesn't feel like "selling" and makes your audience WANT to know what you have to offer.
Use this handy checklist to make sure you stay on track, don't forget important details, and have your events run smoothly.
Public Speaking: Joint Ventures & Getting Hired
Learn how to find and collaborate with other speakers, referral partners, and host organizations to expand your business and reach a broader audience.
Learn more about how to contact and get contracts with local governments, non-profits and more in your own community.
Learn how to identify the needs of an organization and then design and propose a custom program that fulfills their needs and gets you a contract!
Learn more about how to get contracts with corporations and organizations
Public Speaking Training: Next Steps
Now that you've these skills and tools, what is the next step?
Instructions for receiving the official Certified Professional Workshop Facilitator certification and logo.