According to a Gallop Poll survey, 40% of people list public speaking as their biggest fear. Forget small spaces, darkness, and spiders, standing up in front of a crowd and talking is far more terrifying for most people. Yet, 70% say presentation skills are critical for career success. This workshop will help you become more confident and relaxed in front of an audience, which will translate into a successful speaking event. However, mastering this fear and getting comfortable speaking in public can be a great ego booster, not to mention a huge benefit to your career. Your workshop leader, Vivien Hudson, the Area Director for the Spartanburg Toastmasters chapter, will cover basic public speaking skills, including in-depth information on developing an engaging program and delivering your presentation with power. Topics include: Identify your audience, Create a basic outline, Organize your ideas, Flesh out your presentation, Find the right words, Prepare all the details, Overcome nervousness, Deliver a polished, professional speech, and Handle questions and comments effectively. Materials included.