Happy Public Speaking
Outstanding oral presentations

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Happy Public Speaking

By Candela Iglesias

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Speak Up

You have exactly ten minutes to showcase the amazing new results of your project, the fruits of long years of research. The audience has already been through four hours of similar presentations and most people are fiddling with their smartphones. Your heart is pounding and your palms are sweating. An important offer or contract may hinge on your ability to interest key members of the audience on your work... Sounds familiar?

How do you control your nerves, capture the audience´s attention and manage to deliver a memorable presentation that will make them eager for more?

You’ve come to the right place. Welcome to Happy Public Speaking!

Where I hope you will stop dreading and start enjoying each time you are invited to give a presentation or speak up at a meeting!

Delivering outstanding oral presentations (whether in a formal conference or at an informal office meeting) is a skill that can be learned. There is a recipe for it, and then you have to practice.

Speak Up. How to deliver outstanding oral presentations

Speak up is a dynamic workshop, in a small group, where you will obtain the skills and tips needed to give an outstanding presentation. In the course of a week of intense and fun work, based on your own individual presentation, you’ll learn the key points for preparing and delivering clear and concise presentations and speeches that will be remembered by your audience. We will work on:

  • Planning what you want to say.
  • Structuring the content of your presentation.
  • Preparing and using high impact slides and props.
  • Techniques for effective delivery (voice, body language, pauses, intonation).
  • Techniques for controlling nerves

Click here for the full course syllabus
In just a week you will see exceptional progress in the quality of your presentation and on the confidence you feel when delivering it. Over and over again, you will stand up, and speak up. On the final day, I will show you proof of how much you have improved! So if you’re ready to stop dreading it each time you are in front of a microphone...

Sign up for my next workshop!

About the workshop

Here’s what some of my students have said about the workshop:

“I used to think I was a good speaker. But there is a before and after the Speak Up workshop. My main goal when signing up was to eliminate the use of "uh and ah's" and other filler words, but I gained much more. My presentations are now more structured and the content has a higher impact on my audience. Candela makes the workshop entertaining and enjoyable. The techniques and tools she uses are versatile, and can be adapted for presentations in any area of knowledge. Dare to get out of the ordinary and your audience will thank you."
- Miguel A. Avila-Rodriguez. Physicist. Head of Radiopharmacy Unit. Faculty of Medicine. UNAM.

“Public speaking used to make me panicky and stressed. I would start sweating and it was easy to see my nervousness. After the workshop, I relaxed. Now I feel more confident. This workshop gave me tools for many other things in daily life, not only for formal and informal presentations. It inspired me! What I liked the most was learning to better structure my ideas, and to be able to practice and receive feedback from different viewpoints. And learning about hooks, hooks, hooks!"
- Paul Moheno Klee. Communications and Production. MV Foundation. www.mexicovivo.org

“This course was very useful. Candela provided advice that has proven to be very effective in maintaining the audience’s attention as well as tips on how to sidestep some of the most common problems that may occur when delivering a talk. I particularly enjoyed the “impromptu” speeches, as it gave everyone a chance to be creative and learn how to deliver a brief talk in a confident and organized manner in the spur of the moment’ ”
- Leticia Kuri-Cervantes, PhD. Postdoctoral researcher. Cleveland.