includes six modules on the following topics:
Platform Presence - overcoming nervousness; tips on how to dress (image); avoiding common distractions
Body Language & Gestures - mastering facial and body gestures; reading the audience
Vocal Effectiveness - controlling pace, pauses, pitch and projection
Speech Construction - how to design and build a speech
Technical/Visual Aids - using microphones, PowerPoint, overhead slides, etc
Putting it All Together - each person gives a 5 minute speech on a topic of his/her choice.
This course may be presented
as 6 2-hour sessions or 3 4-hour sessions. A condensed 1-day course is also available in some areas.
Each session includes short exercises, some in groups and a few solo. They are meant to be fun, to give you a chance
to practice in a supportive atmosphere.
There is no
homework except before Module 6, preparing your speech. However, if you pick your topic early - a hobby, your childhood, your
job, whatever would interest you and your audience - you can work on it as the classes progress.