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Public Speaking

August 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Whether for 2 minutes or 42 minutes, we must be able to communicate our message effectively. All of us participate in some form of public speaking. Whether it be speaking to your boss about a new product line, pitching your business to a group of investors or just trying to get your team on the same page, you should be able to communicate your message effectively. You want to engage and inspire your audience. You want to be able to persuade and influence those around you.

This workshop will cover the three phases of public speaking with tips and techniques to push you outside of your comfort zone and into the spotlight. All the strategies work whether you are in a one-on-one meeting or presenting to a large group. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with others in a safe and fun environment to learn how to be a more dynamic speaker!

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the basics of Public Speaking
  • Learn how to craft an engaging message
  • Identify different presentation and learning styles to communicate effectively
  • Evaluate current public speaking strengths
  • Explore different strategies for engagement


  1. Basics of Public Speaking
    1. Discuss 4 basic tenets of public speaking
    2. Explore the good, the bad, and the ugly about speaking
  2. Build
    1. Discuss the importance of planning and preparation for a presentation
    2. Evaluate current planning process and identify areas for improvement
  3. Deliver
    1. Explore what makes a “superstar” presenter in terms of verbal, visual, and vocal techniques
    2. Critique personal delivery through partner-practice
  4. Influence
    1. Define what makes a dynamic presenter.
    2. Discuss best practices to engage and influence those around you
  5. Action Plan
    1. Create a personal action plan for improving public speaking moving forward

Program Level: Basic/Intermediate
Prerequisites: None
Instructional Method: Adult In-person classroom
Social Worker CEU Credits: 3 hours

Cost: $65 Member; $115 Non-member
Please note: Registration closes two days prior to the class date. All registrations are subject for approval.



August 20, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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CNM Dallas (Suite 1025)
6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1025
Dallas, TX 75206 United States
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