You’d like public speaking to feel as easy as having a cocktail on the beach? Or maybe you’ve set your sights on inspiring others from the TED stage one day? No matter what the end goal is, you won’t regret taking the courses in this collection. You’ll get hands-on advice mixed with a deeper understanding of how our brain works when we face an audience.
Courses in this collection:
Speak Your Mind
Learn to speak in front of others - and even like it
Do you actively avoid situations where you have to speak in front of others? Or do you simply feel that you need to get better at talking to and in front of others, expressing your opinions clearly and engaging listeners?
Then this is the course for you!
Over the course of 15 lessons you will learn how to deal with, perform in and even enjoy high-pressure speaking situations. Each lesson comes with an exercise as well as the necessary theoretical framework. The course’s content can be applied to anything from individual conversations to speaking in front of a large audience.
Taking the Fear Out of Public Speaking
Practical tips and tactics aimed at overcoming your fear of public speaking
Are you afraid of spiders? Snakes? Heights? How about fear of speaking in public? Fear of public speaking, better known as ‘stage fright ’is one of the most common fears people experience. At some time in your life, you’ll probably be asked to speak in public. Are you getting anxious just thinking about it?Whether you’re giving a toast at a wedding, conducting a business meeting or speaking to a large audience at a social event, you’ll want to be prepared to do your best. In this bite-sized course, Taking the Fear Out of Public Speaking, you’ll learn: how to reduce your anxiety about speaking in public; practical ways to plan your speech; how to effectively use visual aids, and useful tools to use during your talk. In addition, you’ll learn a valuable tool used to evaluate your speech.
The Art of Keynoting
How to Go From a Decent Speaker to a Great One
This is a short course of 13 lessons on how to develop from an OK speaker to a really, really great one. Created by Alf Rehn, who is a professor of management and a professional keynote speaker, it is created for those who wish to develop as professional speakers. Rather than going through the very basics of public speaking, it addresses what you need to do to stand out, and win over the hearts and minds of audiences. The course also delves into issues such as using humor in speaking, stagecraft, and other aspects of speech design, performance, and audience interaction.
Mingle School for Introverts and Shy People
How psychology can teach you how to network and mingle
Walk around and have relaxed conversations with people you don't know.
Does the mere thought give you chills?
You are not alone. It may sound simple to some, but for many of us it makes our heart palpitate, we sweat, get tongue-tied and stutter when we are expected to speak spontaneously in different situations. Thoughts such as, “what should I talk about?”, “what if I’m all alone?”, “what if no one thinks I'm interesting?”, “I'll only say stupid things,” may be running through your head and put an immediate end to any attempts to approach others. But it doesn't have to be this way.
In this course, we will go over a few psychological theories that affect us when we mingle, and how we can get around unnecessary mind traps and fears that are easy to get stuck in. I will also give you exercises that will help you get an idea of how you can actually train yourself how to mingle.
So why should you get better at mingling? For one thing, it often becomes a lot more fun to go to parties and other private functions where you don’t know that many people. But it’s also extremely useful when you run a business when you want to create better relationships between business and universities, or perhaps when you want to present some exciting research results. When you mingle, you are building networks.
This course is created by trained psychologist, Jenny Rickardson. She works in the department of behavioral medicine and pain treatment at Karolinska University Hospital, in addition to being a lecturer on ACT and teaching psychology at Psykologifabriken.
The course is based on learning psychology and CBT, along with elements of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy).
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