Size Up Your Public Speaking Audience

TJ Walker, Public Speaking and Media Training Expert

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14 Lessons (43m)
    • 1. Course Introduction

    • 2. Call the Audience in Advance

    • 3. Email Your Audience

    • 4. Use Your Eyes

    • 5. Ask Questions

    • 6. Walk the Room

    • 7. Cell Phones

    • 8. Practice on Video

    • 9. 2nd Rehearsal

    • 10. 3rd Video Rehearsal

    • 11. Record live speeches

    • 12. Large Audience Tips

    • 13. Conclusion

    • 14. Give and Get Feedback


About This Class

Imagine being able to size up your public speaking audience before and during your speech. Wouldn't it be nice to know that you were in tune with the concerns of your audience? Wouldn't you like to know that everything you said was both relevant and understandable to your audience?

In this course you will learn the following:

  • Prepare for an audience in advance
  • Read your audience while speaking
  • Use notes during your speech so that you can be looking at your audience most of the time
  • What to do if your audience is tuning out

This course is delivered primarily through spoken lecture. Because the skill you are learning is speaking related, it only makes sense that you learn through speaking.


The skill you will learn in this class is not primarily theoretical or academic. It is a skill that requires physical habits. That is why you will be asked to take part in numerous exercises where you record yourself speaking on video, and then watching yourself. Learning presentation skills is like learning how to ride a bicycle. You simply have to do it numerous times and work past the wobbling and falling off parts until you get it right.

This course contain numerous video lectures plus several bonus books for your training library.