Public Speaking: Speaking Under Pressure

Course Content

Course Content

Course Duration

One day


We come across situations when we must speak in front of audiences that are intimidating or daunting.

Speaking under pressure, or thinking on your feet, means being able to quickly organize your thoughts and ideas, and then being able to convey them meaningfully to your audience to modify their attitudes or behaviour. This workshop is aimed at improving your skills and learning some new techniques which will give you the persuasive edge when you are making a presentation, fielding difficult questions, or presenting complex information.

Target Audience

This workshop is for those suitable for those who are relatively new speakers who want some encouragement to speak up in meetings or who want some training before they begin making presentations on behalf of the organization. It applies to formal speeches as well as everyday business situations.

Course Contents

  • Planning for your presentation
  • Force Field Analysis
  • Understanding Your Audience
  • Controlling Your Jitters
  • Making Your Listener Hear You
  • Key Themes
  • Key Sentences
  • Structuring Ideas
  • Organization Methods
  • Our Body Language
  • If You Could Be…
  • Beginnings and Endings
  • Workshop Wrap-Up
  • Presentations
  • Expanding a Basic Plan
  • Making Your Listener Hear You

Course Objectives

At the completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Apply quick and easy preparation methods that will work whether you have one minute or one week to prepare.
  • Prepare for questions, even before you know what those questions will be.
  • Overcome nervousness that you may have when speaking in front of a group, particularly if the group is not sympathetic to what you have to say.
  • Use presentation techniques that establish your credibility and get people on your side.
  • Explore a three-phase needs approach and the idea of common ground.
  • Creating an audience profile.
  • Understand what turns listeners on and off in a large group discussion.
  • See some different ways to organize the information in the body of their message.

Course Bookings and Full Course Outline

To book your course, discuss arrangements or get further information call us now on 020 3489 6734 or complete our quick Enquiry Form and we will contact you.

You can also view and print the full course outline including detailed course contents.

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