The Public Speaking
Located within your office or conference room for comfort and convenience,
this is intended to be a four hour instructional program. Available
on an individual or group basis, this course will identify difficulties
with presentational skills in various environments (negotiations,
presentations, trials before a judge, and trials before judge and
jury). We shall discuss and practice various ways to prepare for these
events, implement these techniques, and utilize these applications.
As is always the case with this type of instruction, the above
description is intended only as a guideline. The timeline of any
given section can be altered to fit the needs of the participants.
- In the first hour of class we will discuss the concerns that
are most often voiced by people preparing public presentations,
as well as discuss those difficulties that each individual considers
to be unique to his/her experience. These can range from "stage
fright" and general nervousness, to concerns about vocal and physical
presentation. We shall also explore our observations about dealing
with and confronting other people's styles in presenting opposing
points of view.
- Hour two will be a discussion and demonstration of the various
techniques in relaxation, concentration and focus that were developed
by Lee Strasberg to correct the first set of difficulties. There
will also be a demonstration of exercises that will correct the
participants' concerns about vocal and physical difficulties.
- We really get into it in hour three, with those who are taking
this class getting to their feet and practicing, under guidance,
all the techniques covered earlier. During this time, each person
will learn how to personally prepare for public speaking.
- During the fourth and final hour each person shall have an
opportunity to put into effect in mock presentations all that
was covered earlier. These will be start and stop efforts in which
I shall interrupt and refocus each person as necessary.
Fees available upon request