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Mar 27 - Mar 29, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Tue-Thu
Washington , DC $899 O
May 09 - May 11, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Wed-Fri
Washington , DC $899 O
Jun 20 - Jun 22, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Wed-Fri
Washington , DC $899 O
Jul 25 - Jul 27, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Wed-Fri
Washington , DC $899 O
Sep 19 - Sep 21, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Wed-Fri
Washington , DC $899 O
Nov 14 - Nov 16, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Wed-Fri
Washington , DC $899 O
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Course overview

Use a step-by-step approach to gain skills in speaking before groups more comfortably and confidently. Your presentations are recorded for playback, and your instructor provides helpful coaching and tips.

Class size is limited to 15 participants to ensure individualized attention.

This course aligns with the following DoD financial management competencies:
DoD FM CompetencyProficiency LevelHours
Oral Communication (Lead Self) N/A 18

Who should attend?

Anyone who speaks in front of small or large groups and has little presentation experience.

Learning outcomes

  • Use proven techniques to overcome nervousness
  • Learn how to make your presentation style more natural
  • Demonstrate how to open and close a speech effectively
  • Know your audience and the setting, and adjust your style appropriately
  • Learn how to field audience questions

Course outline

Syllabus -- Speaking With Confidence, COMM7010D, Grad. School, USDA

Day one of three

  • Introduction
    • Different types of speeches
    • Making a speech
    • How to prepare and practice a speech
    • Skill-Builder: JFK Inaugural

  • Overcoming Common mistakes
    • Using the prepared text to best advantage
    • Common mistakes in speech making
    • Preparation Checklist
    • Skill-Builder: Write and practice a three-minute speech

Day two of three

  • Improving your delivery
    • Timing your speech
    • Speaking from notes
    • Skill-Builder: Deliver a three-minute speech from notes only

  • Maintaining your cool
    • Speaking effectively without the aid of extensive notes
    • Handling question-and-answer sessions
    • The psychology of verbal communication
    • Training the speaking voice
    • Skill-Builder: Deliver a three-minute speech without notes

Day three of three

  • Final considerations
    • Dealing with cameras and microphones
    • Writing the speech - How oral and written language differ
    • Skill-Builder: Delivering The Final Speech
    • "Graduation Day"
    • Review of the best speech making techniques

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