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Public Speaking: Presentation Survival School

2 Days, 9:00-4:00

Course Overview

A great presenter has two notable qualities: appropriate skills and personal confidence. Confidence comes from knowing what you want to say and being comfortable with your communication skills. In this two-day workshop, you will master the skills that will make you a better speaker and presenter.

Course Objectives

  • Establish rapport with your audience.
  • Learn techniques to reduce nervousness and fear.
  • Understand your strengths as a presenter and how to appeal to different types of people.
  • Recognize how visual aids can create impact and attention.
  • Develop techniques to create a professional presence.
  • Learn some different ways to prepare and organize information.
  • Prepare, practice, and deliver a short presentation.

Course Outline

Stop! Check Your Mouth

  • Five Good Rules
  • Speaking Characteristics

What’s Your Type? How About Mine?

  • The Assessment
  • Learning to Type

Positive Self-Talk

  • Our Thoughts
  • Thinking Positive
  • Rapport

Maximizing Meetings

  • Four Areas of Opportunity
  • Fifteen Ways to Master a Meeting
  • Learning Names

Body Language

  • Sticky Situations

I Can Just Send an E-mail, Right?

  • Advantages of an Oral Presentation
  • Oratory Exercise Swotting Up


  • About Nervousness
  • Mastering Non-verbal Communication

The Five S’s

  • Five Points for Any Presentation
  • Preparing with the Five-S Pattern Planning and Organizing

Start Writing!

  • Evidence
  • Introductions
  • Following the Opening Statement
  • Transitioning to the Body
  • Endings
  • Think Fast

Your Speaking Voice

  • Parts of Your Message
  • Vocal Variety
  • Mastering Your Material

Add Punch to Your Presentation

  • Your Presentation
  • Preparation
  • Presentations



Public Course at Softek Private Course at Your Office Private Course at Softek
This class is only $4800 flat fee up to 12 students $5100 flat fee up to 12 students
offered for private groups $5500 flat fee up to 18 students $5800 flat fee up to 18 students

Private Group Training

Private group courses are cost effective when you have a group of students who need the same course. Pricing is based on the maximum number of students anticipated per day per course. Volume discounts of 5% to 20% are available when five or more training days are scheduled. For classes conducted at your office, you are responsible for the classroom setup, including student computers, instructor station, LCD projector, and software installation. For courses conducted at Softek, we take care of classroom setup.


Softek can easily customize a training course that covers the specific topics you require and integrate examples relevant to your work environment. Course customization is billed at $125 per hour and covers time needed to meet, discuss, prepare, and incorporate any specific examples into the training program. Once we have a better idea of what you have in mind, we will be glad to provide a specific price quote for the customization. There is a 2-hour minimum fee for customization.

Why Choose Softek?

  • Live, in-person training
  • Instructors with 10+ years of experience
  • Detailed training guide
  • Certificate of completion
  • Money-back guarantee