Program open house. Annual fundraiser. Board meeting. Staff meeting. Opportunities to speak in front of friendly audiences – people already supportive of our organizations – are regular in the lives of senior nonprofit leaders. But other than during the speaking itself, when do you find time to hone your public-speaking skills?
In this workshop-based class, learners will practice the hard skills necessary to be a better public speaker. Through a series of practical exercises to increase awareness and mastery of posture and breathing, learners will become more poised and confident before they ever step in front of a microphone. “Real world” challenges will be incorporated into the class, such as having to write and present a speech in 10 minutes, as well as answer questions off the cuff. Everyone (including you!) will leave more confident in their speaking skills.
The session will include activities and exercises to help learners feel confident and present their best.
At the end of this course, you will be able to: