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Powerful Public Speaking: Communicate With Confidence

Total Credits: 3.2 including 3.2 Communications and Marketing - Non-technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry |  Practice Management |  Communications
Michelle Tillis Lederman
Course Levels:
3.2 Hours
Product Setting: Expires 30 day(s) after program date.

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How you say what you say is more important than what you say. According to a UCLA study, 93% of a communicator’s effectiveness is based on non-verbal cues. This foundational program include a focus on the verbal, vocal and visual delivery techniques appropriate for the business environment, which can improve a speaker’s credibility, influence and impact. Depending on the course length other topics include; managing fear, organizing your presentation, increasing attention and interaction, handling questions, infusing humor, creating impactful visuals, and more.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Manage fear with mental, behavioral, and physical methods 
  • Leverage the verbal, vocal, and visual components of delivery
  • Discover the attention curve and structure your content to increase attention and action
  • Field or manage the various question types
  • Learn tactics for stalling, disagreeing, handling hostility and generating interaction

Major Subjects
  • Communications

Course Materials


Michelle Tillis Lederman's Profile

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Connection Creator Michelle Tillis Lederman, is an expert on workplace communications and relationships. Michelle’s mission is to help people work better together and advance their individual impact. Named by Forbes as one of the Top 25 Networking Experts, Michelle is a speaker, trainer, coach, and author of four books including The Connectors Advantage and the internationally recognized, The 11 Laws of Likability.

An executive coach, people expert, and CEO of Executive Essentials, Michelle inspires organizations and individuals to build real relationships and get real results. Having worked with fortune 500, non-profit, university and government clients she’s identified the common struggle… it’s people challenges. When asked by her young son what she does, she simply replied, “I help people work better together.” This purpose has driven her work with clients large and small including JPMorgan, J&J, Deutsche Bank, Michigan State University, MetLife, Sony, Ernst & Young, the Department of Environmental Protection, and Madison Square Garden.

Highly sought after for her energetic, engaging, and authentic presentations, Michelle has appeared on stages around the globe. She holds a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speaker’s Association, placing her within the top 3% of speakers. Her deep expertise has led her to be a regular media contributor, appearing on CBS, NBC, Fox, NPR, CNBC, the NY Times, the Wall Street Journal, Working Mother, US News & World Report, MSNBC, Forbes and USA Today among many others.

Michelle spent a decade in finance with positions in audit, M&A, financial consulting, VC, and hedge fund investing. Passionate about education, Michelle served as a Communications Professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business, on the faculty of the American Management Association, Lehigh Executive Education, and Rutgers Executive Education.

She received her BS from Lehigh University, her MBA from Columbia Business School, holds the PCC designation from the International Coaching Federation, and is certified in Marshall Goldsmith’s Stakeholder Centered Coaching method. Executive Essentials is a certified Women Business Enterprise.

Michelle lives in New Jersey with her husband, two sons, and two rescued dogs.


Sat, Aug 03, 2024 - 10:00am to 12:51pm CDT
Thu, Aug 22, 2024 - 12:00pm to 02:51pm CDT
Fri, Sep 13, 2024 - 02:00pm to 04:51pm CDT
Sat, Sep 28, 2024 - 08:00am to 10:51am CDT
Fri, Oct 11, 2024 - 10:00am to 12:51pm CDT
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Mon, Dec 16, 2024 - 12:00pm to 02:51pm CST
Fri, Dec 20, 2024 - 02:00pm to 04:51pm CST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Course Developer Michelle Tillis Lederman
Designed For All
Yellow Book No
Original Recording Date 09/28/21
Date Added to Catalog 09/26/21

Additional Information

Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
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Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 50


Taisir E - LIVONIA, Michigan

"Excellent Session. It does help with the job"

Chris H - Salina, Kansas

"The speaker was very knowledgeable and gave me some excellent tips for improving the delivery of my presentations in the near future."

Ramya R

"Great presentation!"

Marilyn S - Antioch, Tennessee

"This is a great presentation!"

Bashir E

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Sonya B

"Michelle 's course and the content was great!"