Public Speaking - Speaking Under Pressure Course Outline

Public Speaking - Speaking Under Pressure

How to Use This Guide

Session One: Course Overview

Session Two: Getting Started

What is Speaking Under Pressure?

Presentation Preparation


Session Three: Planning

Preparing to Plan

Presentation Preparation


Session Four: Force Field Analysis

What is Force Field Analysis?


Pros and Cons

Session Five: Understanding Your Audience

Understanding Your Audience, Part One

Audience Profiles

Understanding Your Audience, Part Two

Finding Common Ground

Practical Application

Session Six: Controlling Your Jitters

Overcoming Nervousness


Session Seven: Making Your Listener Hear You

Session Eight: Key Themes

About Key Themes

Practical Application

Key Sentences

Session Nine: Key Sentences

Session Ten: Structuring Ideas

Three Key Points

Building a Three-Part Plan

Practical Application

Session Eleven: Organization Methods

Using Time, Place, and Aspect

Practical Application

Two Additional Plans

Session Twelve: Our Body Language

How the Listener Takes Control

The Meaning Behind Our Message

Session Thirteen: If You Could Be…

Session Fourteen: Beginnings and Endings

Session Fifteen: Expanding a Basic Plan

Session Sixteen: Presentations



Recommended Reading List

Post-Course Assessment

Pre- and Post-Assessment Answer Keys

Personal Action Plan

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