Nearly every job or business has an element of speaking, presentations, or sales.  This course will allow you to master all three and accelerate your success in every aspect of your career. Learn everything from voice and speech basics like proper breathing, diction and enunciation, all the way to specific presentation templates and techniques that will allow you to deliver your presentations with ease and confidence. From the board-room, to the class-room, to speaking for thousands of people, there are several critical factors that every speaker must master. You will learn how to effectively deliver a presentation  to one person across the table, in front of a small group in a boardroom, from stage for a large audience, and host tele-seminars or webinars online.
One month; Bridget Brady, instructor
Unit 1
Getting Started Right 
-Specific strategies to calm your nerves and overcome the fear of speaking.
-Master the critical, first five minutes of every presentation. 
-How to create thought provoking questions to enroll your audience.
-The power of speaking in benefits.  Learning the WIIFM (“what’s in it for me”) for your audience.
-How to tailor each presentation for different audiences.
Unit 2
Correct Vocal Production & Vocal Health
-Vocal production:  correct breathing, grounding, and voice basics.
-Vocal exercises for diction, resonance, and vocal placement.
-Vocal health, to speak correctly, and never lose your voice.
-Grounding and centering before every presentation.
Unit 3
Advanced Presentation Techniques
-Effective story-telling.
-Keeping your audience active and engaged throughout your entire presentation.
-The importance of “state changes”, especially during longer presentations or trainings.
-How to use accelerated learning techniques.
Unit 4
Putting it All Together
-How to create a specific structure for every presentation.
-How to apply all these techniques across different mediums.
-How to successfully conclude your presentation and lead your audience to the next step.

Question MarkAbout online learning

Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends.  It’s easy. It’s fun. 

GearsHow the Course Works

It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom.  You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.

Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.

CalendarParticipate when you want

You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate.
For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.

ChecklistWhat you will do

For each Unit, you will:

  • Read the print readings (about 20 pages a week)
  • Have the option of accessing the online readings
  • Listen to the audio presentation for the Unit and view the slides
  • Have the option of taking a self-quiz to see how much you have learned
  • Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants

For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each week.
The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.


The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night.

Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.

We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each week to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.


It’s easy. It’s fun.


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Spring Session:

2/2/2015 - 2/27/2015