Public Speaking & Communicating: Skip Theory, Master the Art

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Public Speaking & Communicating: Skip Theory, Master the Art

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Public Speaking. Presenting.Communicating. After years in the Making: The SparkWords method has been proven by Thousands
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Chris Hanlon

10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 2 months ago
I have to say that this is easily the most engaging and compelling course I have yet come across on Udemy. One of the reasons I find this to be the case is that I have a specific need, and this course is filling that need perfectly. But it is also a testament to the presentation skills that Des displays in this series. The video, and teh "speechversations" that make up each lesson are easy to consume and are an inspirational example of teh speech I want to create myself. Thanks Desmond!
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Levi Hao

10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 2 months ago
I am really amazed on how Desmond presented his SPARKWORDS! LOVE it! "SPEECHVERSATIONS" - WOW! Take your audience on a World Tour Journey for lots of "s-tolk-ry" and the audience will be hooked on an adventure with you all through out. Very educational and informative as to where to get "Overwhelming" stories; anecdotes; quotes; facts; statistics... One have to overwhelm himself/herself first before he/she can extract the real gem from the mines. Lots of work has to be done before a diamond becomes truly valuable. To have some rich cream, you have to have lots and lots of milk... I can go on and on but then, I do not want to be a "spoiler" and ruin your day! LOL. If you want some paradigm shift about giving a public presentation, you should not miss this course! Highly recommended...
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Ines Peras-Likodric

10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 3 months ago
This course is amazing for boosting public speaking skills and other soft skills. Desmond is explaining how to present yourself and your subject to other people in a brilliantly simple way without fooling around and dragging things. He knows what is important and goes right into the core of the theme leaving you with the new way of looking on subject and feeling like you can definitely do some quality public speaking.
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Keroy King

10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 4 months ago
Thanks so much. You helped me structure my talking points. Highly recommended
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Russell White

10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 5 months ago
Absolutely amazing...I have a big presentation on friday, this helped me fill in the gaps.
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Dana

10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 5 months ago
The teacher in this course was the best I've ever been exposed too. When I was in school no one ever had this kind of authority and intelligence . You'd be selling you self short of you don't get this course! And you might learn something!!!
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Scott Lee

10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 6 months ago
Desmond provides invaluable course on Public Speaking. It is very well put together with great info.
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Okley

10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 6 months ago
I learn a lot of good ideas to craft and deliver an engaging presentation. Now I'm working on my story telling. Thanks for the additional resources.
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Mahmoud Alaa

10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 6 months ago
You should watch it
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Linde Yoeono

10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 7 months ago
I really loved this course. I will review a few times, and hope I can utilize it in my own speaking and teaching.
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Alex Nicu Vasai

10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 7 months ago
The structure of the course was configured just perfect for remembering, the instructor said only useful things instead of focusing on theory.
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Nerina Foley

10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 7 months ago
I really liked this course
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Carol Acevedo

10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 10 months ago
I found this course extremely helpful in giving me the confidence I needed to talk with an audiance, in getting my thoughts and wording together so I could better myself at having "speechversations" and not just talking at my audiance. You'll have to take the course to truly benefit and learn what that's all about. The instructor (Desmond Byram) was very personable and spoke to me as a "friend" and not down to me. I plan on putting the valueable information to work right away. Don't miss out on the oppertunity to better yourself in the art of speaking.
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Chase Smith

10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 10 months ago
I took this course already having some public speaking experience. It is labeled "2.0" so I was hoping it would help me master the art, rather than just lay out some basic pointers. This course delivered way more than I expected. In fact, I would also recommend this for people completely new to public speaking, because it really points you in the right direction from the start. Course provided great general principles, but also had enough specifics to make application clear. Finally, the instructor/course have a bit of an inspirational feel, which I typically find a little annoying, but I was surprised to find myself genuinely motivated to get out there and share my ideas.
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Liz Lievano

10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 11 months ago
Desmond delivers effective concise advice about transforming public speaking into something memorable instead of just providing information. You're passionate about the subject and you communicate the material effectively.
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Erik Brown

10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 11 months ago
I thought I understood what the author was alluding to when I read the title "Speechversation", but I got even more than I bargained for. The phrase "paradigm-shift" would be an understatement. I'm not sure if I'll be able to implement all of the strategies that were discussed (old habits are hard to break...) but if I can at least apply the author's mantra to "stop speaking at the audience" and endeavor to treat my public speaking in a more conversational manner, I'm sure it will be a major step in the right direction. Well-thought out and compelling course material. You won't be disappointed.
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Tina Kong

10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 11 months ago
This public speaking course is excellent! I have learnt many other courses for public speaking but they are too boring and most of the courses just tell you quite a lot of rules and details that you will forget immediately. Desmond's course is easy to follow and I find sparkwords really useful for me. This is the first time I realized it in fact easy to make a powerful public speech and I also realized how many mistakes I made for public speaking in the past. Highly recommend his course to everyone!
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Orion Christy

8/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 11 months ago
This course will give you some good pointers on how to craft an effective lecture, speech, or instructional talk. Byram is a seasoned practitioner at giving speeches and therefore knows what he's talking about. If you're uncomfortable with or unsure how to speaking to an audience of any size, this course will get you off to a good start. But, as the video implies - practice makes perfect; learn by doing. But start here...
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Clint Johnson

10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 11 months ago
Naturally I am a very nervous public speaker, it's all in my head but when I try and express it, everything goes down hill.. After going through this course, I see things completely differently and I have begun to think differently about speaking publicly.. I tried the methods out a few times, and I have so much more confidence now.. The instructor in this course emphasizes the importance of conversational,speaking as opposed to "Public Speaking" as I have previously done. I'm really optimistic about my Career advancement now that I understand how to get through my Speaking Obligations. Thanks!
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Viviana Volpe

10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 11 months ago
This course teaches valuable skills to have in public speaking and more. The lectures were very intriguing and easy to pay attention to. Loved it!
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Wena Vargas

10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 11 months ago
This course will show you what to do to prepare and deliver great speeches and presentations! A fun yet fully-loaded course that helped me get out of the box of "conventional" (and boring) public speaking. Highly recommended for those looking for ways to effectively reach their audience by delivering speechversations.
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David Byram

10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 11 months ago
Wow! What a concise and detailed course. It covers everything a presenter needs to know to not only be a good public speaker, but a motivator. This course makes the presenter become a part of the group, not an exception, down to their level so that they benefit fully. It is so important to maintain the attention of a group and this course is excellent in describing how that can be effectively accomplished. Word of caution, the course requires a great deal of undivided attention as it is fast paced and requires a dedication of time. Perhaps going through it once in it's entirety taking notes and then returning to specific sections one at a time over time. Otherwise it may be too much at once. I would recommend this course to anyone serious about being a motivated and action driven presenter.
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Dale

10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 11 months ago
This course gives you all the great quality's one needs to be a good public speaker.
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Rhonda Byram

10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 11 months ago
I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to improve their speaking abilities. Very unique approach.
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Erwin Fields

10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 11 months ago
Wow! Never heard of the term "speechversations" I thought being conversant and spontaneous are enough, so to speak. But this course enhanced and improved my styles and techniques, and the picture , puzzle box concept and everything behind it, Wow! A great concept indeed! Well, i know not for everyone, It's kind a boring for someone who is not interested for sure, but its really something worth learning! I am so motivated! I'll definitely share the experience.
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