Body Language Expert | Motivational Speaker | Keynote Speaker | Communication Expert | Presentation & Speaking Skills Trainer | One-On-One Coach

I Have to Give a Speech! Beginning Presentation Skills:2 Day Workshop

You will complete this course with both the knowledge and the skill practice to feel confident and in control during a speech.  Coached practice is the key to this workshop.  Participants have the opportunity to prepare and give several presentations, which are certified by the class and instructor. Participants' speeches are videotaped on a personal tape for review on-site and at home.

This two-day workshop includes:

Making a good first impression—Why it is important to "wow'' the audience in the first ninety seconds and how to warm them up

Preparing—knowing what your audience wants and needs

Creating—how to spark creativity and decide what to say

  • Understanding how the right and left hemispheres of the brain affect your creativity
  • Mind mapping—hot tips to make a mind map

Choosing content that will be useful and interesting

Writing a speech with impact—a five-minute plan

Organizing—knowing what comes in what order for your presentation

  • Stating the purpose of your speech
  • Using a preview frame to outline material for your audience
  • Using a variety of attention getters
  • Balancing the body of your speech
  • Empowering your speech with strong transitional statements
  • Using conclusions for credibility and closure

Energizing your presentation with great body language—the seven secrets

Getting your butterflies to fly in formation and channeling nervous energy to maximize your results

Reading your audience's body language so you know whether or not they are with you

Generating active participation

Using questions, overcoming fears about answering them, and creatively using questions to enhance learning

Being real, being present, being vulnerable

For more information about her programs, or to book Patti Wood for a program, either call 404-315-7397, email:, or use our booking form.