Introduction to Public Speaking: Becoming the Speaker You Want to Be

Code: WC22501

Dates: April 5 - May 10, 2022

Meets: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Sessions: 6

Location: ONLINE

Course Fee: $105.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

Do you say exactly what you mean and do it clearly and confidently? Learn how to communicate in this new online video world and to keep your audience engaged and informed. Using a reliable model for preparing and delivering effective presentations, learn how to organize talks clearly, write them memorably, and deliver them confidently. Gain skills to significantly reduce your fear of public speaking, use techniques to develop your speaking voice and perform speeches with dynamic movement and gestures. Each session includes personal coaching if requested.
Fee: $105.00

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Derrick G. Gilbert

Derrick G. Gilbert is the Director of Information Technology (IT) for American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), a faith-based, non-profit and has over 25 combined years of professional experience in IT. Derrick holds an Executive MBA from Saint Joseph’s University, M.S., and B.S. degree in computer science from Monmouth University and Jackson State University, respectively. As a strong believer in transformational leadership, he says, “To be an effective leader, you have to be an effective communicator. To be a great leader, you have to be a great communicator.” Derrick is an 8-year member of Toastmasters and he is excited about his public speaking endeavors and desires to be a successful leader. As a Toastmaster, he has achieved his Competent Communicator (CC), Competent Leader (CL), Advanced Leader Bronze (ALB), Advanced Communicator Bronze designations and is currently pursuing the Dynamic Leadership track in Toastmaster’s Pathways Professional Development Program.


Don Wallace

Don Wallace is an entrepreneur and business owner who is passionate about how public speaking and storytelling can benefit not only your career but your entire life. He works with anyone looking to become a better speaker. Don knows what it feels like when trying to find your voice and wondering how to get your message across. He believes that everyone has the ability to be a great speaker and enjoys teaching you how to captivate the room. Since joining Toastmasters in 2017, Don has won multiple speaking competitions, and served numerous Toastmaster officer roles, including club president.


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