Public Speaking: Ten Tips from GovLoop's Founder

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Date Developed: 12/25/2015. Source: GovLoop. Presenter(s): Steve Ressler. Type: Video Lecture. Level: Introductory. Length: 30 minutes.


Public speaking is an art and it does take practice. While you can’t wake up and assume you’re going to be an excellent public speaker, you can hone the skills to get closer to mastery. After all, being an effective presenter is a critical competency for everyone in an organization, not just leaders! The course comprises an overview, 6 lessons,2 interactive segments, and a post-course survey.

Learning Objectives

• Train yourself to speak slowly and keep your remarks succinct.

• Incorporate interaction and stories into your speaking opportunities.

• Pay attention to the design of your slides and know your content cold.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.