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Public Speaking Success Part 1 of 5 - Conquer Fear, Get The Basics Right First!

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9 Lessons (31m)
    • 1. Course Road Map

    • 2. 11 Deadly Sins of Poor Speakers

    • 3. Public Speaking Success Part 1

    • 4. Setting You Up for Success

    • 5. Key Points of a Successful Presentation

    • 6. Who Are Your Audience?

    • 7. Three Types of Learners

    • 8. Original Draft of My Presentation

    • 9. Activity 1 Prepare Your Own First Draft

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Public Speaking Master Class - Step by Step Coaching to become a confident public speaker!

This is a FIVE part Course - so when you have completed Part 1 move on to Part 2

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How would your lifestyle change if you could make an extra $1,000 a month from speaking, with very little extra effort? Or even $10,000 a month?

Have you ever dreamed of being the respected Public Speaker, travelling, inspiring people, making an impact, changing lives and being rewarded for doing something you are passionate about?

Many people are afraid of Public Speaking? What are you afraid of?

  • The Audience?
  • The Speech
  • Your Slides/
  • Yourself?

There is nothing to fear but fear itself! Don't let it beat you!

You have a passionate and authoritative public speaker inside you! All you have to do is liberate that Public Speaker!

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So, Is this for you? Yes?

Then this is one course you will not want to miss!

Let me take you through the Step by Step process I use to create and craft my speeches and presentations.

This is not theory! I show you presentations from my actual speeches. I provide a case study of a live event which I spoke at, with the slide decks included!


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Dear World Changer,

Enrol in this one course and I guarantee I can show you how you can deliver authentic, effective presentations that will mark you out as the Go-To Speaker for your topic!

Uncover, your own unique style! Liberate your inner Public Speaker!

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I have been speaking in public since I left school. First as an Army Officer, then as an Investment Banker, now I speak about Online Media and Creating Online Courses!

Here are a couple of Testimonials from my Presentation at New Media Europe 2015 in Manchester, UK

"Thank you, John, for your amazing presentation. Full of content... no, it was overflowing with content! And such practical stuff too. Thanks for inspiring me, giving me so many ideas, and showing me how to get on and do it." David W.

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In this 5 Part Course you will discover;

  • The key points of a successful presentation
  • How to identify your Audience
  • The importance of matching your content to your audience
  • A clear template for creating a successful presentation
  • Why every presentation should be a Three Act Play
  • How to open and close with Impact!
  • How to be YOU!
  • The importance of a Sizzling Headline
  • The meaning of the 10 Minute Rule and how to use it
  • How to create amazing slides
  • Key tips on mastering your stage presence
  • Why delivery is as important as content

And much more!

Step by Step we shall create together

  • Part 1: Activity 1: Your initial draft script
  • Part 2: Activity 2: A Story Board for your Script
  • Part 3: Activity 3: An amazing title for your Presentation
  • Part 4: Activity 4: Your beautiful Slide Deck
  • Part 5: Activity 5: Practice and Rehearsal of your Speech

Seven Compelling Reason to Enrol Today

  1. Discover how to banish your fear of public speaking
  2. I share my Template for creating speeches which you can use for any event
  3. Develop your own speaking style with confidence
  4. Learn how easy it is to establish a rapport with an audience
  5. Find out how you keep your audience's attention throughout your presentation
  6. Find out how to deal with the most difficult questions
  7. Let me show you why you can throw away your script!

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Message me or start a discussion! Any questions, any issues I am here to help! We are travelling this road together!

Enroll today and take the first steps to becoming an accomplished and authoritative Public Speaker

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Links to Other Courses in this SeriesPublic Speaking Success Part 2 of 5 - Creating the Structural Framework of a Great Presentation

You can find Part 2 of this Series here:

Public Speaking Success Part 3 of 5 - Six Techniques of Excellent Speakers
You can find Part 3 of this Series here:

Public Speaking Success Part 4 of 5 - Creating Yours Presentation Slide Deck
You can find Part 4 of this Series here:

Public Speaking Success Part 5 of 5 - Presentation Refinement and Rehearsal
You can find Part 5 of this Series here:

John Colley

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Cambridge University Graduate

I have a Bachelors and a Masters Degree from Cambridge University in the UK (Magdalene College)

Master of Business Administration

I graduated from Cass Business School in 1992 with an MBA with Distinction and also won the Tallow Chandler's prize for the best Dissertation.

British Army Officer

I spent nine years as a Commissioned British Army Officer, serving in Germany and the UK in the 1980s, retiring as a Captain. I graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (Britain's West Point) in 1984.

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1. Course Road Map: I want to give you a very simple road map of how this course work, so you get an idea of what to expect. The course itself is very structured, and then we're going to see in the next slide. I've presented things to you in a very simple framework so you can follow me step by step as you become more and more expert in giving speeches and making public presentations by the. In addition, I'll also be working with you, step by step, to create your own speech and presentation. So this is what the course looks like. Basically, it's in five sections. We'll talk about the set up. I'll then give you a framework for creating your speech. I'll share with you some details on better speaking and presentation technique. Step four is all about slide design, and then in step five, we're going toe refine things. Now each step has also got an activity associated with it. So in activity one instead, one I'm going to get you to work with me to create the initial draft of your speech. In step two, you're going to adapt that into a structured outline, which you can then make him more detail. Step three, Having got the outline, you need to develop the title of your speech and it needs to be really catchy. Don't worry. I show exactly how to do that step for you, then need to put this slide deck to the outline so that you can actually have something to talk to on. Then, in step five, you refine and rehearsed. You'll put in the detailed script on, then learn how to deliver it and put it all the way through. Now, in addition to all that, I've given you some very specific resources to help you. I've given you the original outline off my UK port 14 speech as I initially drafted it. So you can see where I started then I've given you a road map which evolves through Step two on. We work together and I show you how you build up this framework and you end up with a roadmap template for your presentation In step three, I give you a checklist and a template for you to create your title, which has also got lots of titles as examples from riel speeches given by real people in and I actually name them, so you can see you. They are. So you should be able to use that resource to create a really, really amazing title for your speech in step four, I actually give you two of my riel slide decks from two of my speeches so that you can see how I've done them. Take inspiration from them on, create your own, using them as a template in Step five. While you're rehearsing, you're going to be able to go into a really case study, which is actually a separate section below Step five. And I take you step by step, how I put together my UK part 14 speech, how it fits into everything I teach you in the course, and you can actually listen to me giving the speech live whilst watching the slide deck accompanying it. This wasn't videoed, but I took the audio and I've added the slide back. So you've got a really life case study that fits this framework on this template, and you can see how I did it for real. Now, if that's not enough, I've also given you pdf templates of all the slide decks from all the major lectures in this course, and I hope you're going to find that really helpful if you need to download and remind yourself of what was covered. Now, if that's not enough, I'm also going to give you a detailed checklist from every single point delivered in this course available on a downloadable PdF so that you can actually see the whole thing together and you'll be able to work through any of the details that aren't clear to you. So that is the framework, the content of the course, how it's laid out in structured. And hopefully this will give you enough of a sense of what's coming and also give you a sense of confidence that you two, once you've taken this course, can become an amazing public speaker. 2. 11 Deadly Sins of Poor Speakers: None of us are expert speakers. But how many off these deadly sins are you guilty off? Go talk to you about the 11 deadly sins off poor speakers because I want to really get across the point to you that if you do work at being a better speaker, it's not difficult to elevate yourself above the average. The first deadly sin is the failure to understand the audience. Unless you can provide a presentation Onda speech that is going to connect with your audience, then you are never, ever going to get them on your side and engage with them. So you really have to understand who's in your audience and make sure that content on the start of delivery of your presentation is relevant. Number two is a flat opening. There's nothing worse than somebody who almost stumbles into his presentation. I talk a lot about having an impactful opening, really coming in and grabbing them metaphorically by the scruff of the neck. So don't be guilty off Opening weekly and flatly, a lack of focus is where you're frankly, your talk is all over the place. It doesn't have structure. It doesn't have a clear point you waffle on about things totally unforgivable. Make sure that you get yourself organized. You know exactly the points we're going to get across and you stick to it. Bad story telling is unforgivable. Storytelling is all about telling something that's important an emotional to you. You don't go and get some sort of anecdote off the web and then try and tell a joke badly. If you tell a story making a personal story on, make it connect with the audience and then it will be much more effective. No emotional pull if you're just flat. If you just produce facts and figures and graphs. But you don't actually bring any of your own personality into it or bringing any emotion into it, then you're going to give a very, very poor presentation. Number six again, completely unforgivable, dull and ugly visuals with all the free stop photo sites that are around the place at the moment, I use picks. Obey. There's no excuse for having dull or poor visuals. It's just lazy you haven't applied yourself. You haven't spent time on it, so make sure that your visuals are absolutely top notch. A low energy delivery god. It can be dull. There's nothing worse than listening to somebody drone on and on and on our for now or even worse for 45 minutes. So don't do it. Make sure you have lots of energy. You don't have to be manic. You don't have to be wired, but you need to be at least seven or eight out of 10 on the energy scale to make sure you really bring you some. Possess some, um, for your presentation. No audience interaction is completely unforgivable. Even if you're on a stage, you can ask them questions you can get off the stage. You can go down and mingle around them. Obviously, you'll be limited at the technology of your wired to the wall. You won't be able to do that, but you can certainly interact with them by asking them questions by getting them to come up and join you on the stage of necessary. So definitely build this into your speech or your presentation. Poor body language. Now, if you hide behind the lectern and you hide your hands and you all close up, then that will be reflected in the way that you deliver your presentation so relax. Give your speech with confidence with verve, with personality on the body, language will follow. Naturally. Inadequate rehearsal is completely unforgivable. If you haven't bothered to rehearse your speech and your continually having to go back and check your notes because you don't know your content, then you shouldn't be there. You should not be speaking now. It doesn't mean to say you learn it word by word scripts my script, cause that actually can be a bad. I think it's much better to understand exactly what you want to say on then. Be able to deliver it in a completely natural, conversational way that making sure you stick to the structure and you stick to the topics a week finish nothing worse than going out with a They're not really not really having any any power point. And I'm not talking about presentation software here, a power point to go out on that. That will actually be a back, a big full stop in an exclamation mark at the end of your talk. It's also really important because the last thing you say is one of the major things that will stick in the mind of your audience, so make sure it's valid. Make sure it's important and make sure it's very impactful. So those are the 11 deadly sins of poor speakers. Now I hope you're not guilty of any of them, and by the time you've done this course, I don't believe you will be because one way and another, I cover and eliminate all of these for you in this course. 3. Public Speaking Success Part 1: Hello and welcome to this public speaking success course, this is part one. It's great to have you in the course. Really great to see you. I'm very grateful that you're gonna consider taking this course or indeed that you've already enrolled. I'm sure you're going to get a huge amount from it now. This is part one off five parts off my public speaking successful. So don't forget when you've done this one keep going. Because there's masses are fantastic material in this five part course is going to really help you stand out as a public speaker. My name is John Colley. I'm these six Minutes strategist. I'm a successful online course creator. I've got over 33,000 students in my course. That's unique students on. They come from over 175 countries. So it's great to welcome you into that community. This course is going to cover the basics off public speaking essentials that you need to know because I want you to develop a real confidence in your public speaking. So I'm going to show you the mistakes that you should avoid and also bring to your attention the key points off a successful presentation. So you've got the initial framework that you're going to need in order to make a really great presentation. So one of the benefits of this course, but it's very simple. It's all about confidence. It's giving, Knew that foundation so that you know that your presentation is well structured, well organized. You know your material, and you're gonna kill it when you deliver it. Because if you have all that in place, then you're not going to be worried. One jot about standing up in front of room full of people and talking to them about your subject. Now the course is for basically anybody who is either currently public speaking, because I think you can learn a lot from it and improve. Or indeed, anybody who's contemplating becoming a public speaker. And that might be you on the course project. This course is very simple. And don't forget, these course projects are going to be incremental and will build up to giving you a great presentation. So in the first project, I simply want you to ask. Answer the questions in the in the template that I've given you, which will help you to frame the context off what your presentation is going to be about, and who's it for on then I want you to list out the key points that you want to deliver. Shouldn't take you more than about five or 10 minutes, but it's going to give you the essentials, the foundation, the framework but key points that you're going to need in order to build your presentation going forward. So don't skip this step. Definitely get your presentation done and then share it. Share it in the project gallery shale screen shot. Share your own tips. Your own ideas would be great to hear from you and hear what you have to say. So don't forget, this is only part one of five. So there's another four parts to come and it's all great stuff, so definitely make sure when you've done this one, then dive in and do the others. I'm here to help you. So if you need some help, definitely ask a question or reach out to me and I will do my best. Respond quickly. And don't forget. If you have a moment, please consider leaving. A review for this course is really helpful. If you do that whenever you want the improve pret point and obviously leave an appropriate review. But again, congratulations for enrolling in the course. Great to have you here. Now it's time to get started. So crack on and I'll see you in the course. This is my public speaking success on this is part one, and I hope you have a fantastic course and get a huge amount for me. 4. Setting You Up for Success: The whole purpose of this section is to set you up for success. Now, I'm gonna take you through to start with the key elements of a successful presentation because I want to set in your mind a framework and some ideas off some of the components and techniques that you're going to need to incorporate in your speech in your presentation when you put it together. Now, in addition to that, I want you to think right up front about who your audience is going to be, because unless you are addressing their needs and wants and giving them information, which is off interest to them rather than talking about yourself for 45 minutes, then you're going to completely miss the point. And they're not gonna have a good experience. In addition, you need to understand within that audience that there are three types of learners and you need to craft your content to meet the requirements of all three types off these learners, and I'll explain exactly who they are and what they are. When we get to that, then I'm going to show you the first draft off the speech that I'm using as an example in this course because I want to show you how it started. And I want to show you the whole transitional the way through. So you can see what it came out, it at the end, using the techniques that I'm going to share with you in the course on. Then finally, as the first activity for this section, I want you to literally brainstorm and create your own first draft of whatever it is you want to speak about on. I want you to do that effectively. Or that I give you a template effectively on a blank piece of paper because we're gonna bring the structure in in this section after this. 5. Key Points of a Successful Presentation: I want to lay down here a few markers that will give you the key points that you need to bear in mind in the background to make a successful presentation. Now, the first of these is very simple. Absolutely no bullets. This is not death by PowerPoint. This is where you're gonna communicate on, engage and get involved with your audience. So you need to give them ideas. But you don't feed them an endless stream off bullets, which is just gonna basically bored them to death. Remember that your slides in themselves do not tell a story. They are not communicating the story to the audience. So you're not setting up a cartoon picture board as it were. What your slides do is they help to illustrate the points you're making to the audience. So they have to support what you say to the audience as opposed to you continually turning back, looking at them and relying on them to tell the story for you. The three major tenants off any good public speech your presentation are, inform, educate and entertain, and in fact, you'll find that when you're working on the Internet, that's true off YouTube videos that's two off good courses. Hopefully, like this one on its therefore, very important that you get those elements into your presentations right from the beginning so that you keep your audience in the palm of your hand where you want them. Whatever you do, don't laid in them down with buzzwords and jargon. If you're having to explain the words that you're telling them after you've told them, then actually you're completely missing the point. The simpler you can keep what you say when you present it to your audience, the better. So look out for those and stop yourself falling into that trap. A presentation. A public speech is not an exercise in selling when you write out a sales document and you have attention, interest, desire, action that's a sales pitch. When you're making a presentation, you're telling a story. You're involving your audience in something that you're getting across to them, much as I'm trying to do now. So whatever you do, don't sell, but explain the benefits and get across to them. The W I. I FM is that famous radio station, but when it stands for is what's in it for me. Your audience wants to be told by you what they're getting from it, and they want to be involved in it from their perspective. So you don't talk about you and what you're doing or you bring them into the speech and into the conversation and get them involved feels like it's an all round experience for them. Make sure you've got lots of energy. There's nothing worse than somebody who goes through a speech like this, or even worse, who reads mechanically from a script. So avoid that at all costs. And really concentrate on keeping your energy levels up whilst at the same time. Don't speak too slowly and know when you can use a pause to get an effect. So these are all little tips and techniques, but you must have pace and energy in your conversation to keep the presentation and the speech moving along. Don't forget your presentation is a vehicle for you to get a point across for you to tell a story for you to share the passion you have about something, and I have a passion about teaching and learning and all sorts of things. But to get that passion across to your audience, And so you must do that with vigor and with energy and really get to the point where they are listening on your and hanging on your every word. I'm sure you get the idea of what I'm trying to get across to you. So those are some of the key points I want you to have in the back of your mind before we get more deep into how we put this speech together. I want you to have the rights of ideas and frameworks in your mind so that when you come to prepare your speech, you're going to be really, really effective. 6. Who Are Your Audience?: before we go any further, I want to establish a really important point on that is to understand who your audience is . So who are they? Who is in the audience? Who are the speak people you're going to be speaking to Because you do need to understand who you're gonna be talking to, what sort of people they are their backgrounds. What they're expecting from you on day would have bean sold you, or they would have been told that you're coming to talk about a particular point. Are they there voluntarily? Have they've been told to turn up by their bosses? You know, what sort of commitment have they got to the whole process? So you do need to have this background understanding when you're making a presentation when you're preparing to put a speech together as to exactly who you're going to be speaking to now, a key question which is very often missed, is why should they care about what you've got to tell them? Is there any reason at all that these people who are giving up their valuable time to listen to you should actually care about what you've got to tell them on The answer is in many cases they may not care it all. They may have to be there. On the other hand, they may be really enthusiastic and very keen to learn from you and therefore care very much. And I suspect you're always gonna get a mix of the two. But you do have to take this this question very seriously and you cannot assume that they are there. And you are gonna be so wonderful and they're so lucky to be there. You must take this into consideration on the best way to deal with this is to start to try to think about things that matter to them on the biggest one. And this is gonna be obviously around. Your topic is what is their pain? What are they, um, suffering from what problem do they have that your topic is going to solve? And this is the connection you need to make between your topic on the audience that you're talking to because I could be talking about creating online courses. Well, that's great, But what I need to do is to be talking to my audience about the difficulties they have in creating online courses as opposed to all the wonderful things I may have done in the past about online courses and how I created them. Because then the presentation of the speech is all about me, and that's not what you want. You want it to be all about them, and that brings on to my last point, which is how you solving the problem, how you solving the pain. So what are you going to be telling them that's gonna enable them empower them to go away and solve the problem they came to your presentation with, So I'm a great believer in delivering actionable solutions. This is different from a keynote speech where keynote speeches are all about inspiration, about inspiring and telling stories. It's a very different style off speech. Now I may do at some point a creative presentation about how to actually deliver a keynote speech very different, although, funnily enough, it will have a similar framework, but the content will be different. But this is all about delivering a presentation or a speech where you're solving a pain you're delivering information or giving them something actionable that they can take away and do so when you're preparing the content and you're looking at the topics you're gonna be cover. I really want you to have this slant on it. And in the activity sheet at the end of this section are Make sure I list these questions and you're gonna have to engage with those questions before you list out the that the topics on the sub topics that you want to cover in your presentation. 7. Three Types of Learners: in this lecture. I want to tell you something really important about your audience. Now you're gonna have to bear this in mind all the way through at any time. When you prepare a speech or a presentation on that is, basically, people learn and absorb information in three different ways. On day they are. Each individual will have a dominant or preference for each type of learning. When you put your speech and presentation together, you have to try to make sure that you are addressing ALS. Three types off people in your audience because if you don't lose that, you're going to lose connection and communication with part of your audience as you go through now, the first type of people are the visual learners. These are people who respond well to images to pictures. But don't take in very many words from have written point of view, so you need to be communicating them to them with your images. This is about 40% of your audience Now. The way I do this is to have pictures which helps support the point I'm making with one or two words only, and you'll see this in eventually in my presentation, but with one or two words only on the screen, so that when the next point comes up there, minds are refreshed, their kicked back into engagement because there you're feeding them something visually compelling. That reinforces the point that they're all really listening to. So this is how you engage with the visual learners. Now the auditory learners are the people are probably when you're giving a presentation, the people with whom it's easiest to communicate. This is 20 to 30% of your audience. And these are people who love to hear stories who love to have things explained to them, Onda like vivid and creative examples to reinforce the point you're making. So when you do give your presentation, you have to build in these stories, and these examples in these case studies on these metaphors and these power words, things that will trigger them and stimulate them to be interested in your what you're saying because they'll be much more focused on you on much less focused on the pretty picture you put up on the slide presentation behind you. Now the third type of people are probably the people who it's most difficult to engage with these. The people who like doing, moving, touching things, kinesthetic people. They get bored very easily. If they're listening, you drone on and on and on for a long period of time. They like to be involved in demonstration, to participate, to pass around objects. Now there are a couple of ways you can actually deal with these people. I'm not a great fan off having things passed around. It gets very distracting for the other people in the audience, particularly and demonstrations. Things can really slow you down, but you can do a couple of things to engage These people. Firstly asks the audience questions, and I'll show you how and when to do that. So you get them involved in in the thing, ask them to put their hand up and actually respond to what you're asking them. Don't just give them rhetorical questions. The other thing you can do is you can break your speech up. You complete your presentation up into different bits and change the pace and the tempo and go off on something else. Maybe Ugo off with a a question. Or maybe you get up and you move across the other side of the room that will change their angle of interest and keep them involved without having to completely panda, if you like to their need to touch and hold things, because that could be very disruptive for the presentation you're trying to deliver. So those are the three types of learners you need to understand. These are the people in your audience. And if you're going to be in for an effective communicator, you need to learn how to build in elements to your presentation onto your speech, which we're gonna engage with. ALS three types of people. 8. Original Draft of My Presentation: as we go through this course, I want to show you how I actually delivered a real speech based on the method that I'm teaching you. I was asked in 2014 to speak at UK Pod 14 on the topic that I was I agreed to deliver was how to launch a successful podcast. Now, my first reaction to that was to fall back on my six minutes strategist methodology on delivered them a six by six structured talk about how to launch podcast. So it's why you might want to launch a podcast. The preparation phase. You have to go through some of the technical aspects of doing it, the platforms you could publish on the importance of new and noteworthy and what to do about that and then an influence of strategy. Now I've included in the resources for this slide a pdf, which shows you that points in very simple layout off what I originally intended to deliver . But I hope you're already begin to understand that that written framework, which actually would remain an excellent blonde post, or perhaps even a a short e book or something like that didn't automatically translate itself really well to delivering it as a speech as a public presentation. And so what I'm going to show you, as we go through this course is the metamorphosis off this original structure from a very bland on not very engaging presentation to something which was all together, I hope, but more effectively delivered on better received. And in fact, I've also got the audio recording on the original slide deck off the presentation, which I will enable you to have a look at on Listen to at the end of this course. So for the time being, I just wanted you to have this starting point that I started with on in the next lecture. I want you to put together your own list, your own original draft off the topic that you want to make a speech on on. Then we'll develop it together as we go through the course. So this is the original draft. So you've just got a starting point. You are starting with me where I started when I gave this presentation on. We're gonna work through this together to end up with something which I am sure you're going to find a much more effective way to give a public speech 9. Activity 1 Prepare Your Own First Draft : Now that we've concluded the introduction to this course, Before we go any further, I want you to prepare a first draft off the speech that you want to give. Now, I don't want to influence you at this point any further than I already have. I want you to have a completely clean piece paper. I'm not even going to give you a template, but I want you to imagine Or maybe you actually have to give a speech on a particular topic on What you need to do now is to draft the bullet points. You've seen my my bullets in the previous example. It means to be a simple and his rudimentary, is that? But what is the topic of your speech? What are the main points on? What are the main subsidiary points that you want to deliver? Don't take it any further than that, but I want you to capture the message that you want to get across on. We're gonna evolve this as we together as we go through the course in order to turn your initial original first draft and indeed my original first draft into something which is going to really work when you stand up and deliver it in public. So that's your first task. Fairly straightforward shouldn't take you more than that 10 or 15 minutes. But if it does take you a bit longer, that doesn't matter. It's worth getting the points across that you want to deliver in your speech and have them organized in some sort of manner, and then we'll take it further and will develop it into something which is much more engaging. That's your first task. I hope you get on with it on. Don't don't skip it. Do actually do it because if you're going to get the most out of this course, it really makes a difference if you actually engage in it and do the activities as we go along. So I look forward to seeing you in the next section, but for the time being, good luck with your first activity