Specifically Designed

FOR PROFESSIONALS

Best Option for Bulk Purchasing: This course was designed for a general business audience where the plan is to purchase in bulk and distribute across employees to take as a single use class. It is also a great course as an individual purchase as well.
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Public Speaking and Business Communication

FOR PROFESSIONALS


We have a variety of specialty courses to choose from. This course was designed for a general business audience where the plan is to purchase in bulk and distribute across employees to take as a single use class. It is also a great course as an individual purchase as well. If the goal is to have employees speak in a more interesting, clear and motiving manner for meetings and presentations, have a strong and confident sounding voice as well as increase leadership persona, this course is ideal for your company. This course is designed the same as the other classes where employees will learn the three most important skills for business communication and public speaking as well as how to enhance leadership perception though skilled communication and voicing. 

By conclusion of this eLearning course employees will demonstrate the skills of:

  • Speaking in an engaging manner that is interesting and sounds smart, known as intonation.
  • Bad speech habits of mumbling, sounding monotone, talking too fast or having the up-speak habit will be eliminated and replaced with dynamic communication patterns that are inspiring and pleasing for listening.
  • Presenting as confident by learning how to speak from their stronger and more powerful voice and with a full diaphragm breath.
  • In addition to the learning the top skills for business communication, leadership traits through communication is taught such as how to pose questions for an actionable result, eliminating weak vocabulary and bad speech habits.

By the end of this eLearning course, your employees will be leading meetings, presenting, supporting clients and negotiating with clear and persuasive communication and confidence.

 

What Will Be Learned: Course Details

 

The three most important skills for sounding more professional and speaking with a stronger and more powerful voice will be taught through:

  • Upload a speech and voice sample and receive feedback
  • 35 short instructional videos demonstrating a specific skill 3-5+ minutes in length
  • 39 auditory files with expanded information and exercises average length 4-5 minutes
  • 59 pages in easy to read outlines
  • Follow-up emails and gamification/self-assessment materials
  • Discussion groups
  • Quizzes
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Available to purchase course in bulk for distribution


Chapter One and Two- 

The Rhythm and Melody for Amazing Communication Skills


Chapter One- teaches how to speak in a style that is engaging and interesting. People who learn to speak with skilled intonation are perceived as smart and better leaders. Participants will learn a specific strategy for learning how to speak with a more controlled rate of speed, making articulation sharp and crisp and having naturally improved projection. This speaking style is more commanding and enhances leadership qualities. 

Chapter Two- will teach how to use the skill at a more advanced level that will be ideal for delivering presentations, leading meetings, speaking with more persuasion, and connecting with individuals. Other facets of leadership through communication are also taught such as how to pose questions that get you the results you want, common vocabulary words that weakens statements and common bad speech habits will be revealed with strategies on how to eliminate them. 

Chapter Three- Speaking from a Stronger and More Powerful Voice

The second skill is learning how to speak with a stronger and more powerful voice. There is a place in the lower throat where the vocal folds function at their best to produce a voice that is rich and vibrant. This e-learning course teaches that placement while eliminating a thin, high or nasal sounding voice.

Chapter Four- How to Speak with a Diaphragm Breath

The final mechanical skill is diaphragm breathing. Many people speak on a shallow breath or even run out of breath when talking. Speaking from a diaphragm breath will allow for more comfort and better projection. In addition, a full diaphragm breath along with good speech melody creates effective and calm speakers. 


How It Will Be Learned: Course Design

This course is designed for an approximate 8-week period to allow new skills to develop into every day habit. Lessons are short, 30 minutes or less and the flexibility of e-learning allows users to take the class anywhere, on any device and own timeline. 

Each lesson has: 

  • Upload a speech and voice sample and receive feedback
  • Instructional videos that teaches a specific skill
  • Audio files with expanded information
  • Short articles with expanded information, drills and exercises
  • Follow up emails until the course is complete
  • Discussion groups
  • Quizzes
  • Certificate of Completion 
  • Available to purchase in bulk for employee distribution

 

Gamification/Self-Assessments

We engage in gamification/self-assessments where participants receive a goal tracking sheet at the course beginning and specialized self-assessment sheets in the areas of speech melody, voice and breathing.  Be on the lookout for information about our discussion groups.

 

Course Timeline

I recommend taking three weeks for speech melody, two weeks for voice and three weeks for breathing and to tie the skills together. With this e-learning seminar you can take the lessons at your own pace, anywhere and on your timeline.

 

Please enjoy the free lessons to have an in-depth look at what is offered and how the instruction is delivered. 

Thank you for considering this e-learning program and I wish you great success. 

Liz Peterson, M.A.CCC-SLP

Speech-language pathologist

Instructor

M.A.,CCC-SLP Elizabeth Peterson

Elizabeth Peterson has been a speech-language pathologist for over 23 years. Her Denver practice has been operating for over 14. She is the author of Accent Reduction 101 and How to Speak like a Broadcaster and Lead like a CEO. She trains individuals, executives and teams nationwide in our Denver office or online.

Course curriculum

    1. Chapter One: Overview

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    2. Lesson 1: Using Rhythm and Melody

    3. Lesson 1: Introduction to the Course (Video)

    4. Lesson 1: Introduction to Intonation (Video)

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    5. Lesson 1: Getting Started with Intonation

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    6. Lesson 2: Moving from Old Communication Behaviors to More Dynamic Ones

    7. Lesson 2: Applying Intonation and Short Sentences (Video)

    8. Lesson 2: Increase Your Awareness by Identifying Speech Patterns of Other People

    9. Lesson 2: Intonation Review

    10. Assignment: Personal Goal Tracking

    11. Lesson 3: Using Your New Skills Out in The Real-World

    12. Lesson 3: The Speech Notebook (Video)

    13. Lesson 3: Speech Triggers (Video)

    14. Assignment: Speech Triggers List

    15. Lesson 3: Red Light Drills (Video)

    16. Lesson 4: Applying Professional Intonation with Full Sentences

    17. Lesson 4: Guidelines and Review (Auditory)

    18. Lesson 4: Intonation with Full Sentences (Video)

    19. Lesson 4: Turning Your Skills into Habit (Video)

    20. Lesson 4: Short Phrases (Video)

    21. Assignment: Monitoring Your Speech Melody

    22. Lesson 5: Common Errors When Learning Intonation

    23. Lesson 5: Common Errors with Intonation (Video)

    24. Lesson 5: Common Errors Due to Speaking English with a Foreign Accent (Video)

    1. Chapter Two: Overview

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    2. Lesson 1: Speaking with Skilled Intonation

    3. Lesson 1: Intonation with Longer and More Complex Thoughts (Video)

    4. Lesson 1: Advanced Intonation Sentence Practice (Auditory)

    5. Lesson 2: Are You Destroying or Enhancing Your Leadership Brand with These Speech Habits?

    6. Lesson 2: Sabotaging Your Speech with These Two Habits (Video)

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    7. Lesson 2: Increasing Your Leadership with These Helpful Communication Behaviors (Video)

    8. Lesson 3: Code Switching from Executive Polish to Office Casual

    9. Lesson 3: Code Switching: Executive Polish to Office Casual (Video)

    10. Lesson 4: Learn How to Stop Talking Too Fast

    11. Lesson 4: The Importance of Controlling Fast Speech (Video)

    12. Lesson 4: Strategies for Managing Talking Too Fast (Video)

    13. Lesson 5: Curing Verbal Viruses in Your Speech

    14. Lesson 5: Verbal Viruses

    15. Chapter Two Wrap Up

    16. Knowledge Check (Chapters 1 & 2): Intonation How to Speak and Sound Smart

    17. Knowledge Check Review (Chapters 1 & 2)

    18. Book: Speak Like a Broadcaster and Lead Like a CEO

    1. Chapter Three: Overview

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    2. Lesson 1: The Difference Between Your Normal Voice and Your Best Voice

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    3. Lesson 1: Normal vs. Best Voice (Video)

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    4. Lesson 1: Vocal Fry: Do You Have It? (Video)

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    5. Assignment: Evaluating Your Voice Self-Assessment

    6. Lesson 2: How to Find Your Stronger and More Powerful Voice

    7. Lesson 2: Finding Your Natural Voice (Video)

    8. Lesson 2: Sigh on Down Strategy (Video)

    9. Lesson 2: Uh-Huh Trick (Video)

    10. Lesson 2: What to Expect from Lowering your Pitch (Video)

    11. Lesson 3: Experiencing Your New Stronger and More Powerful Voice

    12. Lesson 3: Pitch Practice: Single Words and Sentences (Video)

    13. Lesson 3: Why your Voice Sounds Funny on Recordings (Video)

    14. Assignment: Voice and Resonance Self-Assessment Check List

    15. Lesson 4: Resonance: How to Place Your Voice for Better Power and Projection

    16. Lesson 4: The Three Types of Resonance (Video)

    17. Lesson 4: The Test for Nasal Speech (Video)

    18. Lesson 4: Nasality and Intonation (Video)

    19. Lesson 5: Learning How to Produce a Resonant-Sounding and Stronger Voice

    20. Lesson 5: Resonance Strategies (Video)

    21. Lesson 5: Resonance Exercises (Video)

    22. Lesson 6: Take a Journey Through Your Resonating Cavaties

    23. Lesson 6: Journey Through Your Resonating Cavaties

    24. Lesson 7: Blending Your Optimal Pitch Range to the Speech Stairs Strategy

    25. Lesson 7: Blending Optimal Pitch with Intonation

    26. Knowledge Check (Chapter 3): How to Speak with a Stronger and More Powerful Voice

    27. Knowledge Check Review (Chapter 3)

    1. Chapter 4: Overview

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    2. Lesson 1: How to Diaphragm Breathe

    3. Lesson 1: Introduction to Diaphragm Breathing (Video)

    4. Assignment: Keeping “On Target” with Your Speech and Voice Goals

    5. Lesson 1: Experiencing a Diaphragm Breath (Video)

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    6. Lesson 2: Diaphragm Breathing in The Standing and Sitting Position

    7. Lesson 2: Establishing a Diaphragm Breath (Video)

    8. Lesson 3: Speaking from a Diaphragm Breath

    9. Lesson 3: Speaking from a Diaphragm Breath (Video)

    10. Assignment: Diaphragm Breathing Self-Evaluation Checklist

    11. Lesson 3: The Truth About Projection (Video)

    12. Lesson 4: Diaphragm Breathing for Conversational Speech

    13. Lesson 4: Diaphragm Breathing for Conversational Speech (Video)

    14. Knowledge Check (Chapter 4)

    15. Knowledge Check Review (Chapter 4)

    16. Thank You & Helpful Information

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About this course

  • $399.00
  • 86 lessons
  • 3 hours of video content