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Executive Development

Presentation Skills Training

Dec. 9, 2022

Location/Format: UH Campus, In-person | Cost: $1,420

Jan. 27, 2023

Location/Format: UH Campus, In-person | Cost: $1,420

March 31, 2023

Location/Format: UH Campus, In-person | Cost: $1,420

Course Overview

Speaking clearly and confidently in public is a valuable and often essential leadership skill to possess. This course offers you a basic and practical background on the principles of public speaking, as well as practical experience with basic types of speeches.

Participants will learn how to develop and strengthen skills in preparing and presenting public speaking presentations in a variety of situations. This is a practice-oriented class, where you will participate in on-camera exercises and be critiqued on your delivery.

By the end of the class, participants should have a greater understanding of the following:

  • Become aware of personal speech habits and characteristics
  • Cultivate poise and self-confidence
  • Improve posture, voice, diction, and other speech mechanics
  • Develop speech preparation and presentation techniques
  • Audience analysis preparation
  • Develop good listening and feedback skills
  • Present Informative and Persuasive Speeches

Course Cost



Marianne Gooch

Course Agenda

8 - 9 a.m.


9 – 9:30 a.m.

Introduction and Overview

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Strategic Communications

  • Communication Goals Introduction
  • Personal and Organizational Objectives
  • On-Camera Exercise Three Minutes: Communication Goals

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.


10:45 – 11:15 a.m.

Audience Analysis and Audience Specific Communications

  • Understanding Your Audience
  • Building Common Ground

11:15 a.m. - Noon

Message Development

  • Message Strategy
  • Five-Part Message Model
  • Work on Informative Speech; Begin On-Camera Exercise (Informative Speech)

Noon – 1 p.m.

Lunch Break

1 – 2 p.m.

On-Camera Exercise Continued Work on Informative Speech

2 – 2:15 p.m.

Effective Power Point Presentations/Three-model Answers

2:15 – 2:30 p.m.


2:30 – 3 p.m.

Persuasion and Influence; How to Handle Disruption

3 – 4 p.m.

On-Camera Exercise (Persuasive Speech)

4:30 - 5 p.m.

Bringing it all together