FREE Public Speaking Class Jan 11 (Twin Cities)

flyer_Date: Monday, January 11, 2016

Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location:  Ridgedale Library (Minnetonka, MN) 

Link to reserve your seat (free event presented on behalf of District 6 Toastmasters)

Speak with conviction and confidence! No matter the subject, you can capture your audience’s attention and keep them engaged. In this FREE, interactive class, you will learn how to:

  • Create a “bumper sticker” defining statement to position yourself to your audience
  • Start and end with a bang
  • Keep your audience engaged with stories
  • Develop your points clearly
  • Maintain eye contact, even when using notes
  • Power up your PowerPoint with simple-to-implement ideas
  • Deliver with confidence

Reserve your seat now!



FREE ebook: Public Speaking: A Very Short Course

Short course book cover

Free Kindle Book: Public Speaking: A Very Short Course: 7 Lessons for the Classroom, for Workshops, or for Individuals

Free until Saturday, 12/12/15!

You don’t even need to have a Kindle–you can use a Kindle reader app or download a free Kindle reader for your pc.

Book Description:

This short course in public speaking will quickly give you, your workshop participants, or students you teach (high school, college, Adult Education), the basics of public speaking in 7 focused 1 – 3 page lessons.

Each lesson can be completed in as little as 15 minutes, so that this flexible curriculum can be inserted in and adapted to a non-speech class as a public speaking segment. With suggested extension activities, and time for participants to give speeches, the material could easily be extended into a one-semester class.

The downside of the Kindle version is that you can’t write in it, and the lessons, depending on your device and screen size, are not as well-formatted as in the print version. The print version is a very short (26 page) work-text, in a big 8.5-inch by 11-inch format intended for readers not just to read, but to write in as concepts are learned and applied.

Individuals desiring a concentrated self-study on public speaking (or who have a specific presentation to prepare) can apply the lessons to prepare presentations that will get their message heard and remembered without spending hours or days slogging through a lot of theory or fluff (the book is only 26 pages long). In a pinch, the material could even be used to prepare a speech for the very next day!

7 Lessons, which can be completed in as little as 15 minutes each, include:

1. Why Develop Public Speaking Skills?
2. Define Your Message
3. Plan Your Message Structure
4. Engage Your Audience with Stories
5. Say It With Style!
6. Easy PowerPoint Principles
7. Deliver with Confidence

Brief facilitation notes for classroom or workshop use are included.

Additional resources:
Speech Planning and Outline Sheet
Speech Evaluation Form (for peer evaluation)
Impromptu Speaking (tips and how to include in a class)

Click HERE to get your FREE Kindle Book
Hurry! Only free until Saturday!
(I’d much appreciate a review, if you have the time. Thanks in advance!)