Vince Wall will be beginning another eight-week public speaking class on January 18. The Class will be held on Wednesday evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Enrollment will be limited to ten people.
The course combine some lectures with ample opportunity for individual and group speaking exercises and will follow the following schedule:
Week 1: Introduction of course and goals. Review of pre-speech preparation items and logistics. Introduction and work on “The Self-Introduction” activity.
Week 2-3: Review and conclusion of Self-Introduction. Beginning of “Introducting of Another Speaker Activity.” Students will be paired to interview and introduce another speaker.
Week 4-5: Review and conclusion of “Introducing Another Speaker.” Beginning of “Introducing a Topic Activity.” Participants will introduce a topic, idea, or proposal to the group.
Week 6-7: Review and conclusion of the previous weeks’ activities. Introduction to the “Short Presentation Activity.” Participants will give a 3-5 minute talk on a subject of their choosing.
Week 8: Conclusion of Short Presentation activity. Beginning of “Long Presentation Activity.” Participants will deliver a 5-8 minute presentation that may included visual aids. This talk will be open to the public.
Mr. Wall has had extensive training in public speaking including 160 hours mandatory training during his employment at Cal Fire. As Deputy Chief, he delivered many speeches to audiences ranging in size from small audiences to a thousand people. He also was an instructor at Cal Fire Academy.
You can sign up for the course at WOLA or call Vince Wall for more information at 530-351-3377.
Last years class was a great success. People who had previously had little or no experience in public speaking ended the course by presenting a series of wonderfully lucid and informative speeches to the public.