debate & public speaking

Course Overview

Good speaking is your most enduring job skill. This four-course specialization will provide you with the instruction, experience, and practice to develop and deliver compelling presentations. Drawing from the established knowledge in communication, rhetoric, linguistics, and argumentation, each course balances proven ideas with lots of speech practice.

The courses in this specializations should help speakers at all levels. If you are nervous about public speaking, this is for you! I have spent an entire career helping nervous novice speakers grow into confident communicators. We slowly work up specific skills that you can practice multiple times before putting together a longer speech.

Course Description

This course gives you a reliable model for preparing and delivering effective presentations.

In business, in school, and in public life, we are often called upon to “make a few comments.” Often, people tasked with such speeches become flummoxed. They might not know what to talk about, or ramble without making a point, or simply be confusing to listen to. This course is designed to help you shine where others falter. We’ll learn how organize talks clearly, write them memorably, and deliver them confidently. By the end of the course, you should be able to significantly reduce your fear of public speaking, use rehearsal techniques to develop a strong, vibrant speaking voice, and perform speeches with dynamic movement and gestures. The speech model that we’ll practice is useful for briefings, elevator talks, interviews, and even as a structure for hour-long presentations. If you’re a beginner, this course will help you quickly master the fundamentals of speaking. If you’re a seasoned speaker, this course will help you better understand public speaking and push you to the next level.

Course Outline

Here are 12 parts (called “Acts”) in this comprehensive and enjoyable speech/presentation/public speaking course with many exercises, examples and templates to help you work smarter and not harder when making your speech. The course outline is as follows:

Act 1: Audience: We will identify with the audience (your customer/target market).
Act 2: Purpose: We begin with the end goal in mind of your speech.
Act 3: Content: We will thoroughly cover what to include in our speech and how to structure it.
Act 4: Slides: We will discuss making incredible slides using many proven examples and more than 10 different presentation products from PowerPoint to Keynote and many more (this assumes that you have no experience with any of the software products mentioned in this course…many of which are free to use).
Act 5: Confidence: We will learn how to be in peak confidence mode for your speech!
Act 6: Delivery: We will discuss how to deliver your masterpiece and using the best body language.
Act 7: Questions: How to ace the Q&A session of your speech and answer literally any question.
Act 8: Preparation: How to prepare and be aware so you can deliver a perfect presentation (based on my 25 years of giving/preparing for presentations).
Act 9: Appearance: What to wear + nutrition tips and more.
Act 10: Post Presentation To Dos: We will ensure that your speech goals are met.
Act 11: 25 Presentation Guides: Access to 25 speech guides and well over 50 slide templates for every type of presentation/speech/public speaking occasion.
Act 12: Resources: Additional materials to help you work smarter and not harder.

Conclusion / Epilogue: Conclusions + Congratulations!

Benefits of Debate & Public Speaking

  • Develop excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Develop excellent critical thinking skills
  • Develop effective tools for research, organization and presentation.
  • Career Growth
  • Enhance Your Public Speaking

KHDA Certificate

Course completion certificate attested by KHDA(Knowledge and Human Development Authority), UAE.

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