Course Description

This course covers 100 topics related to all aspects of public speaking, presenting, PowerPoint presentations and talks. Complex issues are broken down into simple steps that anyone can follow-if they Deidre to be an excellent public speaker. Anyone can learn to be a great speaker, if they follow a set process.

President, Media Training Worldwide

TJ Walker

TJ Walker is the founder of Media Training Worldwide and has been conducting public speaking training workshops and seminars since 1984. Walker has trained Presidents of countries, Prime Ministers, Nobel Peace Prize winners, Super Bowl winners, U.S. Senators, Miss Universes and Members of Parliament.His book, "Secret to Foolproof Presentations" was a USA Today #1 Bestseller, as well as a Wall Street Journal, and Business Week Bestseller.  A frequent network news communications analyst, Walker has made more than 2000 network TV and radio appearances on CBS, ABC, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, CNN, Bloomberg TV, Al Jazeera, NBC, CCTV, Fox Business, HLN, TrueTV, Comedy Central, Sirius and NPR.In 2009, Walker entered the Guinness Book Of World Records for most talk show appearances ever in a 24 hour period. Yearly, Walker has more than a quarter of a million views of his public speaking tips videos on social media platforms.Walker is also the author of "Media Training A-Z" and "Media Training Success." Walker is also the producer/host The Facebook Page "TJ Walker - Speak to Influence" a source of daily public speaking training videos, tips and inspiration. He is also a past president of the National Speakers Association, New York City.Walker is the most prolific producer of presentation skills online training courses in the world, with more than 100 separate courses. He has more than 50,000 students enrolled from 172 countries.Walker was a merit scholar at Duke University where he graduated magna cum laude. He has lectured or conducted trainings at Yale University, Columbia University and Princeton University.***“TJ Walker’s single-minded devotion to presentation has made him the #1 expert for executives seeking guidance on speaking to the public and media.” Bob Bowdon, Anchor/Reporter, Bloomberg Television“TJ Walker is the leading media trainer in the world.” Stu Miller, Viacom News Producer“The world’s leading presentation and media training firm.” Gregg Jarrett, Fox News Channel Anchor“To break through the cluttered media environment, it's important to get your message out in a clear and concise way. TJ knows how to do it and gives you the tips to succeed."

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Overview on Public Speaking

    • The Public Speaking Process

    • What is the outcome you want from your presentation?

  • 2

    Creating Your Presentation

    • Brainstorm Every Topic and Message for Your Speech

    • What is Your Water Cooler Message?

    • You Must Communicate with the Head and the Heart

    • Spell Out Benefits for Your Audience

    • Don't Make Your Speech a Data Dump

    • Writing a Speech

    • How Many Points Should Your Presentation Cover?

    • Magical Phrase for Every Speech

  • 3

    PowerPoint Presentations

    • There is No Such Thing as a PowerPoint Presentation

    • PowerPoint Essentials in Less than One Minute

    • Should I use PowerPoint Slides in my Presentation?

    • PowerPoint Presentations, Prepare for Disasters

    • PowerPoint Presenters Must Focus on Audience, Not Slides

    • PowerPoint Presentations Require 2 Separate PowerPoints

    • PowerPoint Slides, One idea Per Slide

    • Don't Use Your PowerPoint Slides to Put People to Sleep

    • How Many Bullet Points Should Be on a PowerPoint Slide?

    • Animation, Video and Special Affects in PowerPoint Presentations

    • How to Black Out Your Screen During a PowerPoint Presentation

    • PowerPoint Presentation Tip, Don't Use Builds

    • How Many Slides to Put in a PowerPoint Presentation

    • How to Test Your PowerPoint Slides for Effectiveness

  • 4

    Public Speaking Mechanics

    • How to Prepare a Speech

    • How to Start a Speech with an Icebreaker

    • What to Do if You Don't Like Your Voice

    • How to Speak with Confidence

    • How to Give a Formal Speech

    • How to Put Your Audience at Ease

    • How to Close a Speech

    • How to Pace a Speech

    • How do I know what messages and topics will be?

    • Tell 'em what I'm gonna tell 'em, tell 'em

    • How Long Should My Speech Be?

    • Public Speaking Rules You Should Never Break

    • How to Make Your Presentation Memorable

    • How to Manage Time When Giving a Presentation

    • How to start a speech

    • How can I find out whether my presentation worked?

    • How to Make a Speech in a Business Setting

    • How to Use Humor in a Speech

    • Should I Rehearse My Speech and for how long?

    • How to Eliminate Nervousness for public speaking

    • How to Recover from a Memory Lapse during a Speech

    • How to Keep Your Speech from Being Boring

    • What to Do if You're Losing Your Audience

    • How to Handle Questions from the Audience

    • How do I remember what to say in a presentation?

    • Should I read my speech so that I don't make any mistakes?

    • How Should You Ask to Be Introduced?

    • How to Avoid Making a Bad Impression during Presentations

    • How to Use use whiteboards, flip charts, in presentations

  • 5

    How to Tell Stories

    • Stories Are the Most Important Part of Great Speeches

    • Message Drives Stories

    • What is the setting for Your Story?

    • Share Your Emotions When telling Your Stories

    • Your Speaking Stories Must Contain Dialogue

    • What Characters and Conflicts are in Your Story?

    • Your Story Must have a Resolution

    • Don't Tell Stories, Instead Re-Live Stories

    • Bonus Course

  • 6

    More Advanced Techniques

    • How to Prepare and Use Notes in a Speech

    • Why You Should Never Memorize a Speech

    • How to Keep Your Audience's Attention

    • How to Speak in Front of a Big Crowd

    • How to Handle a Heckler

    • How to Deliver a Eulogy

    • How to Make an Acceptance Speech

    • How to Introduce Another Speaker

    • How to Make a Speech Powerful and Persuasive

    • How to Make Prepared Remarks as Good as Your Q and A

    • Can Public Speaking be learned or is it natural born?

    • A Positive Attitude for Public Speaking

    • What if You are asked a question You Can't Answer?

    • Should I warn my audience I will be boring?

    • If my allotted speaking time is cut, what should I eliminate?

    • How to Move around while Making a Speech

    • How to Deal with People Texting during Your Speech

    • Taking Beta Blockers to Calm Your Nerves

    • Using Alcohol to Calm Your Nerves before a Speech

    • How to Make a Toast

    • How to Use Body Language during a Speech

    • How to Use a Lectern or Podium When Giving a Speech

    • What to Do with Your Hands when Making a Speech Public Speaking

    • How to Sound Conversational in a Speech

    • How to Give a Motivational Speech

    • How to Give a Sales Presentation

    • How to Dress for a Speech

    • How to to Use a Teleprompter

    • How to Recover from Making a Mistake in a Speech

    • How to Give a Technical Speech

    • How to Make a Presentation in High School or College

    • How to Stop Saying Um and Ah when You Speak

    • How Women Should Alter their Voice during a Speech?

    • How to Make Eye Contact with Your Audience

    • Should You Wear Glasses during a Speech

    • How to Deal with Malfunctions during a Speech

    • How to Smile during a Speech

    • Have a Public Speaking Improvement Plan