Official Description

6.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

This course is designed for business and professional people who must deliver oral reports, papers, talks and speeches to all types of audiences and for those wanting to improve their communication skills in dealing with their employer, employees, colleagues and clients. Learn to speak effectively by developing your presentation and public speaking skills. This course is designed to help you relate your ideas clearly and effectively to audiences that are so vital to you and your organization. Weekly sessions feature theory, class participation, as well as constructive audience and instructor feedback in a friendly, relaxed and non competitive atmosphere.

Topics Covered

Designed for every level of speaker, this practical in-depth course focuses on three main components of public speaking: the psychological, the personal, and the technical, with the goal of enhancing your unique skills in both prepared and improvisational public speaking.

Featured topics include:

  • Conquering fear, managing anxiety, and re-channeling nerves
  • Reclaiming your confidence
  • Identifying your personal speaking style
  • Connecting with your audience – no matter who or where they are
  • Exploring the myth of perfection
  • Listening as a tool to enhance public speaking
  • Crafting prepared speeches and presentations
  • Expertly navigating improvisational speaking
  • Answering questions with poise and grace
  • Effectively using props and visual aids
  • Unpacking best speaking tips, tricks and strategies

Learning Outcomes

The course is designed to enable you to:

  • Enhance self-confidence
  • Empower yourself to effectively use your voice in every situation
  • Re-channel public speaking anxiety to deliver high energy and dynamic speeches/presentations
  • Discover and enhance your unique speaking style
  • Connect with any audience – online and in-person
  • Embrace vulnerability to relate to every audience
  • Use your authenticity to inform, influence, instruct and/or inspire
  • Write engaging prepared speeches/presentations
  • Deliver memorable improvisational speeches/presentations
  • Gain the tools required for lifelong continuous improvement


Weekly sessions feature relevant theory and class activities to immediately put theory into practice. All activities include constructive instructor and peer feedback shared in an open and friendly environment conducive to continuous improvement.


I was looking for a course that would help me structure my communication with my staff members, my customers and my business partners. I found it with the public speaking course given at the School/ at McGill. In fact it helped me so much I enrolled all my directors in it. I hope it helps you too.”

- Martin Gauthier, Director of Sales and Customer Service, Discount Car and Truck Rentals

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