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Public Speaking

Discover the art of making the connection.

GK# 2985

Course Overview


Almost everyone has to speak before an audience at some point in his or her life. Your ability to speak in public can have a huge impact on what people think of you and your ideas. In this short course, you'll learn the steps involved in preparing, organizing, and delivering effective speeches and presentations that will connect with your audience. You'll also discover how to enhance your talk with visual aids, how to design effective handouts, and what do if you make a mistake during your speech. Virtual short courses do not include materials or headsets.

Virtual short courses do not include materials or headsets.

PMP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.


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What You'll Learn

  • What information you need to start planning a speech
  • The different purposes of public speaking
  • How to choose a topic and organize your speech
  • Tips for speech writing
  • How to get and keep your audience's attention
  • The importance of gaining the audience's trust and establishing credibility
  • How to use visual aids to improve the clarity of your message


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Virtual Classroom Live Outline

1. Introduction

  • What Is Public Speaking?
  • Why Is Public Speaking Important?

2. Preparing to Give Your Speech

  • Identify Your Audience
  • Know Your Purpose
  • Choose a Topic
  • Determine the Duration

3. Speech Writing

  • Keep It Short and Simple
  • Organize Your Speech
  • Create a Logical Flow
  • Writing the Beginning, Middle, and End of Your Speech
  • Speech Writing Tips
  • Practicing Your Speech

4. Getting Ready

  • Dress for Success
  • Arrive Early
  • Consider the Environmental Factors

5. Giving Your Speech

  • Public Speaking Tips
  • Head to the Stage
  • Get Excited!
  • Establish Your Credibility
  • Earn the Audience's Trust

6. Using Visual Aids

  • Multimedia Aids
  • Props
  • PowerPoint

7. Feedback

  • Feedback Is Good
  • Learn to Read the Feedback
  • Feedback Analysis

8. Suggestions for Improving

  • Analyze Other Speeches
  • Learn from Expert Speakers
  • Volunteer to Speak

Who Should Attend


Project Management Professional (PMP)® -certified project managers, IT project managers, project coordinators, project analysts, project leaders, senior project managers, team leaders, product managers, program managers, project sponsors, and project team members who want to continue to develop their skills and renew their PMP® certification.



This course qualifies you for the following PMI® Professional Development Units (PDUs):

  • Leadership = 4

Total = 4

Follow-On Courses

Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 1 day

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