Lessons

  • Overview
  • Lesson 1: Be Energetic (Video) [2:33]
  • Lesson 2: Speak Twice as Slowly (Video) [2:02]
  • Lesson 3: Keep it Short and Simple (Video) [2:20]
  • Lesson 4: Tell Them What You're Going to Say (Video) [2:38]
  • Lesson 5: Think About Your Audience (Video) [2:52]
  • Lesson 6: Make it Interactive (Video) [3:15]
  • Lesson 7: Tell Stories (Video) [2:51]
  • Lesson 8: Design Matters (Video) [2:26]
  • Lesson 9: Know Your Material (Video) [2:40]
  • Lesson 10: Have Fun and Be Yourself (Video) [3:31]
  • Post-Course Survey

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Public speaking is an art and it does take practice. While you can’t wake up and assume you’re going to be an excellent public speaker, you can hone the skills to get closer to mastery. After all, being an effective presenter is a¬†critical competency for everyone in an organization, not just leaders! In this series of ten short lessons, GovLoop Founder Steve Ressler shares practical insights, such as:

  • Train yourself to speak slowly and keep your remarks succinct
  • Incorporate interaction and stories into your speaking opportunities
  • Pay attention to the design of your slides and know your content cold

Most of us shudder at the thought of speaking in front of others. After this course, you should feel a lot more confident…and maybe even enjoy your next chance to brief the team.