This course introduces you to principles of public speaking; critically examine your own and others’ speeches and presentations through interactive practice.

Particular attention will be given to drafting clear and concise arguments that translate directly to your jobs and duties. In almost all jobs, public speaking skills are essential for presentations, jobs interviews and in more general instances of communication.

It is an introduction to the rhetorical study dating back to the Ancient Greeks, the structure, process of public speaking and presentation skills. It invites participants to critically examine their speeches as well as other participants’ in addition to famous speeches for formative purposes.


This course helps participants improve the quality of their speeches and the confidence with which they present them.

The purpose of this course is to provide the basic and advanced concepts and understandings of what it takes to be a public speaker from attitude, relationship with space and audience to its catering to its needs. It also helps prepare supporting material for optimal persuasion and effect.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course the participant will be able to:

  1. Design and deliver basic arguments clearly.
  2. Design and deliver informative presentations clearly.
  3. Design and deliver complex arguments persuasively.
  4. Select adapted supports and visual aids depending on needs and goals.
  5. Speak confidently with appropriate rate, projection, movement, and vocal variety.
  6. Evaluate and critique speeches and presentations insightfully.

Who should attend

  • HR managers and line / functional managers
  • PR professionals and practitioners
  • Office managers
  • Event planners
  • Communication specialists
  • Marketers
  • Journalists / Reporters
  • Content writers and editors
  • Social media specialists

Course Outline

I – What is Public Speaking

  • What is Public Speaking?
  • What makes you a better public speaker?

II – Traits of a Public Speaker

  • Why should a professional master public speaking?
  • What are the traits of a great public orator?
  • How to control body language
  • Why is eye contact important?

IIIArgument Analysis

  • What are the benefits of being a good public speaker?
  • Assessing arguments and information that can be used in a presentation.

IV- Audience Analysis for better public speaking and presentations

  • Know your audience
  • Audience Analysis best practices
  • Crafting a message for specific audience
  • Why does attire matter?
  • Are speeches better long or short?
  • Always be prepared.
  • What is the difference between presentations and emotional speeches?

V- Presentation skills

  • Live presentations / speeches
  • Virtual presentations / speeches
  • Visual Aids / Props
  • Different types of presentations and when to use them
  • Different Types of speeches and when to use them