Have you ever had the experience that people won’t listen to you? Would you like to be one of those people for whom people instinctively fall quiet and really listen, whose words carry real weight and impact? With this course, you can and will be like that!
Making ourselves heard is a challenge simply because most of us have never been trained to speak effectively.
Powerful Speaking is an invaluable set of skills. The human voice is the most powerful sound on this planet; it can make us laugh, cry, inspire us and even change the world. Whether you’re teaching your child, closing a prospective client, asking for a raise from your boss or proposing marriage to your partner, what you say and the way you say it will determine the outcome.
Many factors contribute to how effectively you speak. We’ll reveal all the secrets of content and delivery in this course – everything from vocabulary to intonation – in order to transform your power so that you will speak confidently, naturally and with conviction. The course concludes with my complete masterclass in public speaking, into which I have distilled all of the lessons, tricks and experiences I’ve learned as an international keynote and four-time TED speaker. In fact, my TED talk on powerful speaking has over 5 million views on TED’s website alone, putting it in the top 50 TED talks of all time.
So join me on this Powerful Speaking course, which will give weight and authority to your words and leave you speaking so that people listen.
What are the requirements?
What am I going to get from this course?
Over 19 lectures and 1.5 hours of content!
Avoid the vocabulary and the common habits that suck power from your speaking
Master the foundations of power in speaking
Experiment with the tools in your vocal toolbox: accent, register, timbre, prosody, pace, pitch, space and volume
Target your speaking accurately and adapt it to situations and contexts
Master public speaking, including practise, preparation, warmup, stance, breathing, awareness and structure
What is the target audience?
Speakers and performers
Section 1: Introduction
Introduction to Powerful Speaking
Section 2: Vocabulary
Section 3: The Four Leeches
The Four Leeches
Section 4: The Seven Deadly Sins
The Seven Deadly Sins
Section 5: The foundations of power
Section 6: The vocal toolbox
The vocal toolbox
Pace and pitch
Section 7: Speaking into and from
Speaking into and from
Section 8: Public speaking
Commit to give
Prep, practise and check
Warmups and stance
Aids and common errors
Section 9: Summary