Public Speaking is More Important than Ever—and Harder
Since our COVID-19 crisis began, speaking for business has become an unprecedented challenge, for new and seasoned public speakers alike.
That’s why I created Public Speaking in the Pandemic. Like all of my workshops, it’s a fast-paced, fully participatory experience that will help you navigate the “new normal” for business communication.
This course is limited to 12 people.
Each session delivers…
- Information about how to successfully approach everything from a meeting to a major presentation
- Exercisesto help you build your skills, confidence, and “tool kit”
- Practice with a supportive group of peers, and tips for practicing on your own
- Constructive feedback from me and other workshop participants
- Materials and assignments to learn from between sessions
Project Confidence and Professionalism
Communicating online can be awkward— especially if you were already self-conscious about speaking in public.
But even in the virtual world, you can “speak like yourself,” and in this session, you’ll learn how. We’ll explore…
- Your unique strengths, skills, and public speaking avatar
- Techniques for connecting with your listeners
- How to act “as if” you feel confident
Organize Your Thinking
This fully interactive session is about speaking without preparation.
You’ll learn how to organize your ideas and deliver them with confidence—even on the fly. We’ll work on…
- Active listening
- How to answer questions, and
- Making Instant Speeches — the all-purpose format for sounding polished and professional
Tell Better Business Stories
In Week 3, you’ll tell business success stories that showcase your leadership, skills, and achievements.
You’ll learn how to craft a business or personal story, and…
- Use business stories to make your point
- Deliver them effectively
- Add personality and punch to your communications
Deliver Your Message
In the final week of Public Speaking in the Pandemic, you’ll bring in a 3-minute sample of your real-life public speaking—a presentation, pitch, interview, ask, success story, etc.—deliver it to the group, and get in-depth feedback and ideas for next steps.
We’ll also talk about how to keep building all your skills (including staying calm!) when this course is over.
- Practice like a pro
- Keep on learning
- Get support, information, and encouragement
BONUS: When you register, you’ll receive a FREE copy of my book on public speaking—the perfect companion to Public Speaking in the Pandemic
4 Week Workshop: Public Speaking in the Pandemic
All the learning, feedback, practice, group support, and materials.
4 Week Workshop: Public Speaking in the Pandemic PLUS a 1-Hour Private Session with Jezra
Fine-tune your skills, and work on the challenges that matter most to you.
What happens if I miss a session?
We’ll be recording each session, so you won’t have to miss any of the learning, even if you can’t show up “in person” every week.
What if I don’t have a speech coming up soon?
This workshop will help you build your skills, confidence, and attitude, so that—whenever you make your next presentation—you’ll know how to prepare, practice, and put your best face forward. You’ll also be able to use the skills you learn right away, for meetings, delivering reports, and much, much more.
With money so tight, are you offering any scholarships?
Please contact me to discuss your situation. Financial aid is offered on a case-by-case basis.
What if I need help with something that isn’t part of the curriculum?
If you’re registered for the course, you qualify for a discounted 1-on-1 coaching session with me.
If I don’t want to take a group course, can I work directly with you?
Yes. Please contact me to schedule a private session.
Are these sessions mostly lectures?
No! I have a lot to share, but so do you and the other participants. In these sessions, you’ll learn by doing, not just by listening to what I bring.