WHEN Thursdays, June 6 & June 13, 6:45-9:45 pm ET - Full Schedule
ALSO STARTS: New York - 8/8/2013
Great public speakers aren't born; they're trained.
In the first part of this course, we'll focus on nuts-and-bolts tips and techniques for becoming a more confident and competent public speaker. In the second part, students will be assessed on their abilities to apply the learning to specific presentations and coached to address areas of improvement.
In this class, you will learn how to:
- Captivate and engage an audience
- Use "Power Periods" and oral techniques to project competence
- Walk, gesture, and position your body to convey strength
- Interact with displays, notes, and PowerPoint presentations
- Come up with customized ways to improve your own personal public speaking style
By the end of class, you will have:
The skills to speak confidently and with authority to engage any audience.
Joel has written about public speaking for The Huffington Post and is a contributor to Public Speaking Superpowers, which will be released this fall. His essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New York Daily News, Newsweek, New Jersey Monthly, The New York Post, Babble.com, and Chicken Soup for the Soul. He is also the author of the award-winning essay collection The 40-Year-Old Version. Visit his website at successcoacher.com.
"Joel conducts a fun, hands-on class where everyone walks away a more confident speaker." -- Nicole Niebisch
"In only two sessions, I feel that I am already a stronger public speaker as a result of Joel's instruction. He creates a kind environment for confidence-building exercises and provides thoughtful, precise feedback. I would absolutely take another class with this instructor."-- Molly Maymar
"Joel was funny, patient, and encouraging. He provides a number of tricks to get over speaking anxiety, to sound confident and project strength, and to win over any audience." -- Lionel Beehner, mediabistro.com instructor
"Joel was extremely helpful and engaging. He peppered his presentation with humor and made the room feel at ease. It was well worth the money." -- Debbie Sirico
"Joel delivered an enormous amount of information in an extremely palatable -- not to mention memorable -- way." -- Laura Harrison McBride
"Joel was an enthusiastic and accomplished speaker. I came away with great information that I can put to use right away." -- Valerie Peterson
"Joel is an inspiring, energetic, and well-informed teacher who generously shared tips from his years of experience. I recommend this class to anyone." -- Karen Sorensen
"Joel had great energy and was a great speaker. He was a perfect instructor and I enjoyed taking his class." -- Beverly Anderson
"Joel did an excellent job sharing his skills. I definitely will remember all the techniques and become a more effective public speaker." -- Khristina Godlewski
"Joel was friendly and helpful throughout the course, offering timely, clear, and detailed feedback. I have already applied what I learned and achieved great results!" -- Nicola Lees