The Art of Public Speaking

Course Title:THE ART OF PUBLIC SPEAKING
Course Code:[APS01]
Instructor:Shikha Choda
TopicCourse Outline
Day 1Introduction to Public Speaking
  • Understanding the importance of public speaking
  • Identifying and overcoming common fears and anxieties
  • Setting personal goals for public speaking
  • Ice-breaking exercises and introductions
Day 2Speech Structure and Organisation
  • Crafting a compelling speech outline
  • Introduction, body, and conclusion
  • Effective storytelling techniques
  • Using rhetorical devices and persuasive language
Day 3Voice and Diction
  • The power of vocal variety
  • Voice modulation and tone
  • Pronunciation and enunciation
  • Breathing and relaxation exercises
Day 4Body Language and Stage Presence
  • The power of vocal variety
  • Voice modulation and tone
  • Pronunciation and enunciation
  • Breathing and relaxation exercises
Day 5Visual Aids and Technology
  • Utilizing visual aids effectively
  • Creating and delivering compelling presentations
  • Mastering PowerPoint and other presentation software
  • Handling technical challenges and troubleshooting
Day 6Handling Audience Questions and Feedback
  • Utilizing visual aids effectively
  • Creating and delivering compelling presentations
  • Mastering PowerPoint and other presentation software
  • Handling technical challenges and troubleshooting
Day 7Advanced Public Speaking Techniques
  • Engaging the audience through storytelling
  • Handling impromptu speaking and debates
  • Overcoming stage fright and performance anxiety
  • Building a personal brand as a speaker

Course Features:

  • Interactive speech preparation and delivery
  • Discussions and debates
  • Video recording and analysis
  • Presentation templates and tools
  • Personalized coaching and feedback

Course Materials:

  • Reading materials and resources
  • Video examples of great speeches
  • Speech evaluation criteria
  • Practice speech topics and prompts

Assessment and Certification: Participants will be assessed based on their speech performances, participation and a final speech project. A certificate of completion will be awarded to those who successfully complete the course.

Course Duration: The course spans 7 consecutive days, with each day’s session lasting approximately 1 contact hour (online) and 1 overseen self-study hour.

Target Audience: This course is suitable for individuals at all levels who want to improve their public speaking skills, from beginners to experienced speakers looking to enhance their abilities.

By the end of this 7-day course, participants will have the knowledge and skills to become confident and effective public speakers, capable of engaging and persuading audiences in various settings, from class presentations to public events.

Note: The course outline is subject to change at the instructor’s discretion. Any modifications will be communicated to students in a timely manner.

COST OF COURSE                                      

Kshs 40000/=

Payable before commencement of Course