Advanced Communication & Public Speaking for Leaders and Managers

Communication Masterclass

Three-Days Course

Many studies have found that public speaking is the number one fear amongst most people, outranking flying, snakes, insects, and even death. Ironically, it is also one of the skills that can make or break a person’s career. Your participants will be provided with a robust set of skills that will complement their current presentation skill set.

The Communication & Presentation Masterclass will give participants some presentation skills that will make speaking in public less terrifying and more enjoyable. This workshop includes topics that participants can look forward to, including creating a compelling program, using various types of visual aids, and engaging the audience.

Course Objectives:

  • Perform a needs analysis and prepare an outline
  • Select presentation delivery methods
  • Practice verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Knockdown nervousness
  • Develop and use flip charts with color
  • Create targeted PowerPoint presentations
  • Utilize white boarding for reinforcement
  • Describe how video and audio enhance a presentation and list criteria for determining what types to use
  • Enrich the learning experience with humor, questions, and

Target Audience

Employees at all levels.

Day 1 Outline

1) Creating the Program Performing a Needs Analysis Writing the Basic Outline Researching, Writing, and Editing6) Creating Fantastic Flip Charts Required Tools The Advantages of Pre-Writing Using Colors Appropriately Creating a Plan B
2)  Choosing Your Delivery Methods Basic Methods Advanced Methods Basic Criteria to Consider7)  Creating Compelling PowerPoint Presentations Required Tools Tips and Tricks Creating a Plan B
3)  Verbal Communication Skills Listening and Hearing: They Aren’t the Same Thing Asking Questions Communicating with Power8)  Wow Them with the Whiteboard Traditional and Electronic Whiteboards Required Tools Using Colors Appropriately Creating a Plan B
4)  Non-Verbal Communication Skills Body Language Gestures The Signals You Send to Others It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It9)  Vibrant Videos and Amazing Audio
Required Tools Tips and Tricks Creating a Plan B
5) Overcoming Nervousness Preparing Mentally Physical Relaxation Techniques Appearing Confident in Front of the Crowd10) Pumping it Up a Notch Make Them Laugh a Little Encouraging Discussion Dealing with Questions


Day 2 Outline

1)    Identifying Your Audience Performing a Needs Analysis Creating an Audience Profile Identifying Key Questions and Concerns6)  Being Prepared Checking Out the Venue Gathering Materials  A 24 Hour Checklist
2) Creating a Basic Outline Outlining the Situation Identifying the Task That Had to Be Performed Listing the Actions You Took Revealing the Results7)  Presentation & Delivering Your Speech (I) Starting on the Right Foot Using Visual Aids Checking the Volume of Your Voice
31) Organizing the Program Making Organization Easy Organizational Methods Classifying and Categorizing8)  Presentation & Delivering Your Speech (II) Adjusting on the Fly Gauging Whether Breaks Are Required Wrapping Up and Winding Down
4) Fleshing It Out Identifying Appropriate Sources Establishing Credibility The Importance of Citations Identifying Appropriate Sources Establishing Credibility The Importance of Citations9)  Questions and Answers Ground Rules Answering Questions That Sound Like an Attack Dealing with Complex Questions
5) Putting It All Together Writing Your Presentation Adding a Plan B, Reviewing, Editing, and Rewriting 


Day 3 Outline

Full-Day of Presentations and Evaluations