Types of Speeches: The Training Session

training sessionIf you decide to become a professional speaker or use speaking as an integral part of your marketing strategy, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the various types of speeches you might be asked to give. In this series of posts, I’ll give you the basics on a variety of types of presentations you can prepare. At the end of this post, I’ve listed previous articles in this series.

What is a training session?
When you conduct a training session, you are stepping into the role of educator. You are teaching your audience how to do something that you know how to do. In most cases, this will be business oriented … but I’ve also trained people how to belly dance!

The goal of a training session is to have the attendees able to perform some task or behavior by the end of the session. Therefore, it is essential that you prepare your material and that you know your audience.

Training sessions work best when they are tailored to your audience. This is because if your training methods go over the audience’s head, they won’t know what to do, and if it is too basic, they’ll get bored and tune you out.
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Public Speaking Training

public speakingAre you a natural-born good speaker?

Unless you just took to the stage like a fish to water, you are more likely to be among the majority of the population that takes to public speaking more like a newborn calf — wobbly at first, but gaining ability through experience.

You don’t need to be born with the gift of eloquence in order to be good at public speaking. Like a lot of skills, public speaking can be learned. And, luckily enough, there are plenty of training opportunities available to you. Here are just a few:
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