Public Speaking Part 2: Developing Compelling Content

Practice makes perfect. Business professionals speak in front of people every day, but no matter your experience level, you can always perfect your speaking style and work to clarify your message.

February 27, 2018

$395

Course runs from 8:00am–12:00pm.

Registration fee includes course materials, campus parking and catered breakfast.

This class is part of the Communication Certificate Program.

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About the Program

Practice makes perfect. Business professionals speak in front of people every day, but no matter your experience level, you can always perfect your speaking style and work to clarify your message. Building on the skills developed in Public Speaking Part 1: Building Confidence and Clarity, this advanced public speaking course uses skills developed by actors to overcome stage fright, develop a strong stage presence, and develop a commanding voice. Additionally, participants are given the tools to perform a self-assessment and continue their growth after the course.

Participants

This course is appropriate for any business professional that must interact publically, give presentations to investors, lead work group meetings, pitch ideas or represent their company in social events. It is highly recommended that participants take Public Speaking Part 1 before enrolling in Part 2.

Focus

Participants will:

  • Build on the tools learned in Public Speaking Part 1: Building Confidence and Clarity
  • Achieve awareness of how body language can create a strong executive presence
  • Discover how to use their voice effectively to inspire confidence in their ideas
  • Uncover how active listening and reading body language can aid in communication
  • Learn how to create compelling content to aid the listener experience

Impact

This interactive course will help participants:

  • Relaxation and concentration tips for public speaking
  • Theatre techniques to build confidence in public situations
  • Active listening skills
  • Improvisational skills

Faculty

Dr. Rebecca Johannsen currently teaches Speech and Communication at Mercy College in New York, as well as teaching Theatre at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Dr. Johannsen holds a Ph.D. in Theatre from the joint doctoral program at UC Irvine and UC San Diego. She also holds a Master's degree in Theatre from SDSU. Shortly after graduation from SDSU she founded Stone Soup Theatre Company, one of San Diego's most critically acclaimed theatre companies. Dr. Johannsen has focused on connecting acting skills with coaching public speaking for the last five years, working with a variety of clients to improve public speaking skills and emotional intelligence. She also actively works in the Off-Off-Broadway Theatre, producing and directing works at NYC's infamous La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club.

 

*The Rady School of Management Center for Executive Development (CED) may change, postpone or cancel a class at any time.  We do not provide refunds for any fees related to travel, including but not limited to gas, bus fare, train tickets, airline tickets, etc.  Certificate requirements may also change. We will provide as much notice as possible should this occur.