Course Outline

Public Speaking and Presentation Skills


12 Hours




The goal of the workshop is to introduce participants to the fundamentals of creating a presentation. Participants will discuss the components of a good speech or presentation and will eventually develop their own. As they work through the activities, they will write presentations in class. They will be introduced to a variety of delivery techniques that include building rapport with the audience, using body language and humor, and facilitating a question and answer session. Participants do not need to have any prior experience; they only need a desire to improve their presentation skills.

Target Audience

This workshop will appeal to a wide range of audiences and is intended for anyone.

Skills Gained

Upon completion of workshop participants will be able to:

  • Make effective Presentations
  • Overcome the underlying fears of Public Speaking
  • Plan and Prepare for Presentations
  • Develop a Presentation
  • Deliver a Presentation
  • Give and receive Feedback

Topics Covered

1.       Introduction to Public Speaking

  • The 4 Stages of Speaking
  • Presentations
  •  Public Speaking
  • Top Fears
  • Fear of Public Speaking

2.       Believability

  • Significance of Believability
  • Cues to Believability
  • Verbal Communication Skills
  • Elements of Voice

3.       Nine Behavioural Skills

  • Eye Communication
  •  Posture and Movement
  • Voice and Vocal Variety
  • Gestures and Facial Expressions
  • Dress and Appearance
  • Language, Non-Words, and Pauses
  • Listening Involvement
  •  Humour
  • The Natural Self

4.       Planning a Presentation

  • The Presentation Process
  • Presentation Purpose
  • Audience Analysis
  • Presentation Structure

5.       Developing your Presentation

  • The Conclusion
  • The Introduction
  • The Body
  • Transitions
  • Rehearsal Techniques

6.       Delivering your Presentation

  • Gearing Up
  • Personal Motivation
  • Rapport and Credibility
  •  Voice and body Techniques
  •  Humor
  • The question-and-answer session
  •  Visual aids

7.       Using what you’ve learned

  • The Implementation Phase
  • Resources and Tools


  • Learning Concepts/Presentations
  • Group Activities and Discussions
  • Tips and Tools
  • Individual and Team Exercises
  • Role Plays/Case Studies
  • Educational Videos
  • Action Plan to ensure Application of the Learning
  • Session Videotaping
  • Participants Presentations