Advanced Public Speaking

This course covers advanced techniques in public speaking, providing comprehensive insights into refining your communication skills for impactful presentations. You will learn how to command attention through body language, master the art of storytelling, draw inspiration from successful TED Talks, engage effectively with your audience, and navigate panel discussions with finesse. Topics covered include optimising body language, strategic storytelling, audience engagement strategies, and mastering effective public speaking in group formats. Elevate your public speaking prowess and leave a lasting impression on any audience.

This course is available face-to-face in London and Dubai. 

  • Face to face (London): Two full days | £1,350 +VAT  
  • Face to face (Dubai): Two full days | Media One Hotel | $1,590 +VAT  

Course outline

Optimising Body Language for Presence

This module focuses on enhancing your public speaking through effective body language, covering facial expression, energy management, breath control, open posture, and purposeful movement.

  • Understand the impact of non-verbal cues on audience perception.
  • Master the art of conveying emotions through facial expressions.
  • Implement techniques to maintain high energy levels during your speech.
  • Explore the role of controlled breathing in vocal delivery.
  • Learn the significance of open body language and intentional movement for building rapport.

Storytelling Skills for Public Speaking

This module explores the art of storytelling in public speaking, covering strategic use of stories, building narrative tension, and creating emotional immersion through characters.

  • Understand the psychological impact of storytelling on audience engagement.
  • Learn techniques for creating suspense to captivate your audience.
  • Develop relatable characters to evoke emotional responses.
  • Identify situations where storytelling is most effective.
  • Explore the timing and pacing of suspenseful storytelling.

Learning from TED Talks

This module covers how TED Talk presenters are prepared and coached behind the scenes to deliver some of the most powerful and widely shared presentations ever shared in the public domain.

  • Working with meaning, creating wow moments, and building audience connection.
  • Emphasise the importance of delivering meaningful content.
  • Understand how to infuse your speech with purpose and relevance.
  • Learn to incorporate surprising and memorable elements into your speech.
  • Explore techniques for building a genuine connection with diverse audiences.

Audience Engagement and Q&As

This module delves into audience interaction, covering techniques for handling difficult questions, deflection and avoidance tactics, reframing strategies, and creative/selective engagement during Q&A sessions.

  • Develop strategies for addressing challenging and unexpected questions.
  • Understand when and how to skilfully deflect questions without evading responsibility.
  • Learn techniques for reframing questions to highlight positive aspects of your message.
  • Explore innovative ways to engage with the audience during Q&A sessions.
  • Understand ethical considerations when choosing to avoid or redirect certain topics.

Public Speaking Skills for Panel Discussions and Group Formats

Explore effective public speaking in panel discussions, covering preparation, moderator roles, avoiding common mishaps, and embracing collaborative communication.

  • Understand the unique challenges and opportunities of participating in panel discussions.
  • Explore the essential duties of a moderator in guiding a panel discussion.
  • Identify potential pitfalls in group formats and panel discussions.
  • Develop proactive strategies to prevent and address common mishaps.
  • Learn collaborative preparation techniques for effective participation in panel discussions.
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What you will learn

After this course you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery in utilising effective body language to enhance audience Engagement.
  • Craft compelling and impactful narratives through the art of storytelling.
  • Apply key lessons from successful TED Talks to their own public speaking approach.
  • Navigate and respond adeptly to challenging questions during presentations and Q&A sessions.
  • Engage diverse audiences with creative and selective strategies.
  • Exhibit advanced public speaking skills in panel discussions and group formats.
  • Infuse speeches with meaningful content and moments that leave a lasting impression.
  • Collaborate effectively in the preparation and execution of panel discussions for optimal communication outcomes.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for individuals seeking to elevate their public speaking skills to an advanced level. It caters to professionals, executives, educators, and anyone who regularly engages in public communication.

Whether you're aiming to captivate audiences with compelling stories, navigate challenging Q&A sessions, or participate confidently in panel discussions, this course provides valuable insights and practical strategies to help you hone your public speaking abilities and make a lasting impact in various professional and personal settings.