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Public Speaking Workshop

Learn the basics of message construction and delivery at the Leadership Institute’s Public Speaking Workshop taught by speech writer Dr. John Shosky.

The Public Speaking Workshop takes place at the Leadership Institute’s Steven P.J. Wood Building located in Arlington, VA.

Former speech writer for three presidential administrations, Dr. John Shosky, will be your instructor for this informative and hands-on workshop.

You will learn effective public speaking techniques and will be coached through a speech sample while receiving personalized critiques.

Who it’s for:

  • Political strategists, advocates, and pundits
  • Policy experts
  • Current and future elected officials and candidates
  • Students and young professionals looking to improve their skills
  • Anyone preparing for an upcoming speaking engagement

How you’ll benefit:

  • Learn to professionally and effectively prepare and deliver a speech
  • Overcome common fears about speaking in public
  • Understand strategies for effective communication with audience members
  • Learn the importance of non-verbals like appropriate dress, gestures, and appearance

What to expect: This full-day workshop is split into two sections. In the first section, your instructor will give an overview of public speaking and lecture on verbal and nonverbal techniques. This section will be supplemented with videos and notes. You will prepare a short speech on a given prompt during a working lunch. In the second section, your instructor will allow you to deliver your speech. You’ll receive personalized feedback following your 3-5-minute presentation.

What’s included:

  • Welcome packet and notepad
  • Notes and training materials
  • Personalized critique of your presentation
  • Breakfast and lunch  

Cost: $60.00*

*Ask us about student and group rates.

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