Public Speaking Classes

Presenting with a Purpose

Does the thought of public speaking immediately set your nerves on edge? Do you find yourself just wanting to get it over with? Or perhaps, you embrace the opportunities you have and afterward find yourself wondering whether or not you successfully reached your audience. No matter where you are with this critical leadership skill, you will benefit from “Presenting with a Purpose”, one of my public speaking classes.

What should you be thinking about when you have an opportunity to present to an audience? What is your message? Who are you presenting to and what matters to them? How will you know you were successful? In this class you will learn how to approach your presentation opportunities fully prepared to captivate and inspire your audience.

Through “Presenting with a Purpose” you will never look at public speaking the same way.

This public speaking class will help you understand the most important considerations in building a winning presentation: messaging, understanding your audience and establishing ways to measure your results.

You will learn through lectures, group discussion, viewing real-life examples of what works and what doesn’t, and finally, yes, practice in a very fun and supportive environment. This public speaking class is small (up to 12 people) and is designed to get you beyond nervousness and self-talk, so that you can start to get excited about the opportunity to share your important message with others.

“Presenting with a Purpose” is ideal for businesses and public sector groups interested in improving the caliber of their employees’ public speaking. Classes are also available for individuals through COCC Community Learning and by contacting Joanne directly.

Upcoming Public Speaking Classes

I can’t thank you enough for teaching “Presenting with a Purpose” and for your enthusiasm and brilliance. I learned so much from you in a relatively short period of time, and they are lessons that are incredibly timely. Thank you for sharing your talents with the rest of us!

— Nancy Green, MS, OTR/L, CAPS
Occupational Therapist