Take your public speaking skills to the next level!
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The Course

Our Advanced Public Speaking program focuses on students that already feel comfortable speaking and presenting in front of the public and are ready to explore more advanced techniques related to style, rhetoric, different speaking settings and more.

Trainings will be hosted ON CAMPUS on Wednesdays at 16h00, starting on September 22nd.

Browse the Lesson Plan

Week 1: Welcome Advanced Public Speaking

You'll meet your instructor, establish a comfortable group, goals and rules. We will refresh the BIO feedback method and record your first speech.

Week 2: Rhetoric and speech writing

In this session, we will go back to ethos, logos and pathos, and add kairos to the mix. We will also explore why research is important for your speech preparation.

Week 3: Style and Speaking on Camera

Structuring your speech is crucial, especially when speaking on camera. In this session we will prepare the script that you will record on the lab with a teleprompter.


Week 4: Impacting the Audience

To be able to impact the audience, you need to be aware of response traps, know how to inspire / motivate your audience, and how to be persuasive.

Week 5: Educational Public Speaking

We will explore techniques to achieve different goals and help different audiences remember our presentation: the load and type of explanations are essential to get the message across.

Week 6: Hosting EURx Talks

It will be time to prepare and face one last challenge: time to host your own event.

Students trained

+8

with a 93% satisfaction rate

TESTIMONIALS

Who is this course for?

The ability to speak in front of people and deliver a clear message is a crucial skill for a successful career, whether academic or otherwise.

The exercises we were not just well structured and effective, but fun. Wait till you get to do a power-point karaoke or record your speech in front of a teleprompter like a professional TV host and you’ll get what I mean. I used to like public speaking before the course, but now I love it.

EFIM SHAPIRO

MASTER GLOBAL MARKETS, LOCAL CREATIVITIES ALUMNI

WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY?

Rapid and intensive training on advanced techniques.

Taking your public speaking skills to the next level is possible and we are here to give you the tools. From an educational presentation in front of your classmates, to a work meeting or an elevator pitch; mastering advanced techniques of public speaking will be a useful skill for the future. Future-oriented education puts emphasis in communication, so why not fine tuning the skill now?

MEET YOUR TRAINER

Jelmer Smits
Jelmer Smits       

As a former EUR student himself (MSc Global Business & Sustainability), Jelmer would like to give current students something he dearly missed himself during his studies: valuable & accessible lessons in presentation skills. Not only he has his own business in teaching presentation skills (PresentThing.nl) where he focuses on comfortable habits that drastically improve everyone’s presentation performances, but he has also taught two rounds of EPSA. This time around he'll be in charge of the Dutch version of the project.

What you need to know

IT'S COMPLETELY FREE

Participation in the course is free, however full participation will be required once you signed up and you are selected. (First session is mandatory).

IT'S ONLY 6 WEEKS

You will see your trainer once a week, for 6 weeks. Besides the coaching session there is preparatory material that you will need to cover before hand.

YOU GET A CERTIFICATE

We know that life happens. As long as you do not miss more than one training session and you deliver the final assignment, you will get one.

RECORDINGS

Small parts of some sessions might be recorded, or screenshots of the zoom calls might be taken for communication, education and/or marketing purposes.

COVID SITUATION

Trainings are subject to change in format (online/offline) to adhere with the measures taken by the Dutch government and Erasmus University Rotterdam.

DISCLAIMER

*Applications will be based on motivation and experience; however, time slots will only open if a minimum of 8 students enroll.

MANAGEMENT OF DATA

You can know more on how we manage your data on our policy page.

Ready to get started?

Selection will be based in motivation and experience. Don't sleep on it and sign up as soon as possible! 

Deadline for applications: September 15th at midnight.

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