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Public Speaking (PDPS)

  • Length 1 day
  • Price  NZD 750 exc GST
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Why study this course

We all know that speaking in public consistently ranks as one of people's greatest fears, but with professional training and practice you too can become an effective public speaker or presenter.

This course will prepare you for delivering live presentations by teaching skills like how to overcome nervousness, how to boost your confidence, how to read your audience, using icebreakers, how to best interact with questions or interruptions, and much more.

This course also provides you with valuable presentation skills, including in-depth information on developing an engaging program and delivering professional presentations with confidence and flow.

This course is delivered in partnership with PD Training.

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What you’ll learn

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Analyse an audience and tailor the delivery accordingly

  • Design presentations for maximum impact

  • Expand on key points to ensure clarity

  • Master techniques to overcome nervousness and present with confidence

  • Practice techniques that ensure clear, concise, and effective wording is used

  • Deliver a polished, professional, and credible speech

  • Handle questions and comments effectively

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PD Training at Lumify Work

PD Training is Australia's leading provider of professional development training, cutting edge psychometric profiling and HR services. They help companies provide training and development to their staff that is on-target, fun, retained, and achieves their goals.
Lumify Work partners with PD Training to offer an extensive range of Professional Development training and short courses, through a network of over 400 specialist trainers.

Who is the course for?

This is a practical class that is suitable for all audiences, and provides participants with tools they can apply on-the-job (and in other contexts) the very next day.

Course subjects

Lesson 1: Identifying your Audience

  • Performing a Needs Analysis

  • Creating an Audience Profile

  • Identifying Key Questions and Concerns

Lesson 2: Creating the Outline

  • Outlining the Situation

  • Identifying the Task That Had to be Performed

  • Listing the Actions You Took

  • Revealing the Results

Lesson 3: Organising the Program

  • Making Organisation Easy

  • Organisational Methods

  • Classifying and Categorising

Lesson 4: Fleshing it Out

  • Identifying Appropriate Sources

  • Establishing Credibility

  • The Importance of Citations

Lesson 5: Putting it all Together

  • Preparing Your Presentation

  • Having a Plan B

  • Reviewing, Editing, and Re-writing

Lesson 6: Being Prepared

  • Checking Out the Venue

  • Gathering Materials

  • The 24 Hour Checklist

Lesson 7: Overcoming Nervousness

  • Preparing Mentally

  • Physical Relaxation Techniques

  • Appear Confident in Front of an Audience

Lesson 8: Delivering Your Speech - Part One

  • Starting Off in a Positive Manner

  • Using Visual Aids and Prompts

  • Checking the Volume of Your Voice

Lesson 9: Delivering Your Speech - Part Two

  • Adjusting on the Fly

  • Gauging Whether Breaks are Required

  • Wrapping up and Winding Down

Lesson 10: Questions and Answers

  • Ground Rules

  • Answering Questions That Sound Like an Attack

  • Dealing with Complex Questions




Lumify Work offers training through our partnership with PD Training. This arrangement requires Lumify Work to provide your details to PD Training for course and/or exam registration purposes.

Terms & Conditions

The supply of this course by Lumify Work is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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