Public & Persuasive Speaking

A 4-week online course
Wednesdays, April 14-May 5, 5:30-6:30pm

Duration: 4 weeks, 4 hours total
Day: Wednesdays
Timeslot: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Dates: April 14, 21, 28; May 5
Location: Online
Price: $89

This class is for:
• Everyone
• Anyone with an upcoming speaking engagement
• Consultants, experts and entrepreneurs who strive to more effectively share their knowledge

Develop your presentation skills and become a more confident, poised and persuasive speaker in this 7-week workshop. You will gain confidence in all aspects of communication, including written and impromptu speeches, body language and listening.

The skills gained through this course can benefit you at home and at work. Every conversation at home will be more fun and productive. On the job, you will be able to communicate better with your employer, associates, and customers. This course will improve your performance in:

  • Conducting and participating in business meetings
  • Motivating people
  • Interviewing for jobs
  • Selling ideas or products
  • Solving problems

Session activities and topics will include: evaluation of present speaking skills, selecting a speech topic, how to introduce a speaker, “ice breaker” speeches, how to organize a speech, “get to the point” speeches, gestures, “your body speaks” speeches, vocal variety, and more.

About the instructor

Cheryl Burns, President and V.P. Education of the former Martha’s Vineyard Toastmasters club, 2014-2019, was Secretary and Treasurer of Tick-Talk Toastmasters Club, Carlsbad, CA, 2005-2008, Parade Announcer at Oceanside, CA annual Independence Day Parade, and a featured speaker at the San Diego League of Practitioners, Crossroads Spiritual Center, F.O.R.C.E. Center for Spiritual Living. She has served as the Oak Bluffs Chair of the Finance and Advisory Committee, and was Public Service Announcer for Division of Family and Children’s Services at WWLP TV, Springfield, MA. She has an MBA from Western New England College and a BA from UMass Amherst.