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POWER Your Public Speaking: A Guide to Preparation, Confidence, and Career Success

ID: 57225
Topics: Essential Skills + Professional Development Talent Management + Human Resources

POWER Your Public Speaking 

Five easy steps to improve the success of your organization’s mission and increase the trajectory of your career:

  • Prepare
  • Organize
  • Wow
  • Establish Credibility
  • Relax 

Deliver Your Message

How to deliver a powerful message in any venue or format:

  • Make a Speech or Presentation
  • Video Conference Engagement
  • Tell Me About Yourself
  • Moderate a Panel
  • Media Interview

Why Attend:

  • Recognize the key considerations to address before delivering your message to the audience.
  • Identify the best practices when organizing your speech whether in-person, remotely or hybrid.
  • Recognize the three recommendations to connect with your audience and deliver your message.
  • Recall the various approaches to project confidence and energy in your presentations.
  • Recognize the general guidelines for conducting and presenting yourself to establish credibility.
  • Recognize the three different groups of techniques to manage public speaking anxiety.
  • Identify the four parts of a compelling and structured speech.
  • Recognize the recommendations when delivering a formal speech.
  • Recognize the different techniques to engage your audience members in a virtual or hybrid setting.
  • Identify the three parts to connect with your colleague when responding to the question "Tell me about yourself."
  • Recognize the key tips when preparing for a media interview.
  • Recognize the three job interview PRO tips.
  • Recognize the general guidelines when moderating a virtual, hybrid, or in-person panel.

Who Should Attend: All who are ready to level up their executive presence


Eileen Smith
Eileen Smith, Public Speaking Coach and Career Whisperer Eileen Smith is a public speaking coach, career whisperer, and keynote speaker. Before founding Spokesmith in 2018, she led an accomplished career as a U.S. diplomat for over 20 years. Smith is an experienced senior leader who specializes in preparing experts to deliver their most effective message in public events. She also coaches in behavioral styles and emotional intelligence and advises executives on career achievement goals. Smith's clients include Fortune-rated businesses, top policy think tanks, and highly ranked universities. She has coached over 1,500 clients, from rising professionals to the top levels of media, banking, and technology companies. She is an established expert and regular contributor to Business Insider and Fast Company, and has been featured in Council on Foreign Relations, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Harvard Club of Washington, DC, and more. Whether her client is preparing to stand before an audience, give a media interview, sit on a panel, speak to the board, or make a presentation, Smith provides tailored, confidential coaching for groups and individuals in public speaking and executive presence. In addition to preparing senior leaders for key policy speeches, Smith has spoken to a broad range of audiences, including international organizations, advocacy groups, members of Congress, and the press. She understands firsthand the challenges of preparing to give a speech or presentation under the time constraints of a demanding schedule and last-minute inputs. Smith has a Master of Science in National Security Strategy from the National War College, a Master of Arts in International Politics and International Business from George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Emory University. She earned the Distinguished Achievement Award and numerous Superior Honor Awards from the State Department. She is also a DISC Flow Certified Trainer and earned a certificate in meteorology from HarvardX.