The aim of this course is to coach and prepare you to be an effective public speaker, which is a critical skill in any work setting. Presenting with impact is a critical skill to have both when applying for a job and when already in a working role. The skills taught in this course are explored in the context of a work environment. However, it is important to remember that all of these skills are transferable and we encourage you to put them into practice wherever possible in your everyday lives. In this course, you will explore some of the most effective storytelling techniques as a foundation for presenting. You will also consider what building blocks you need to have in place to create a story, and what visuals will support your story. More so, you will be introduced to mindfulness as a way of managing nerves and enhancing delivery performance. You will then look at how to use verbal and non-verbal communication techniques when presenting. At the end of this course, you will deliver a presentation, reflect on it and consider how you can improve in the future. Everything you will learn in this course will help you to cultivate conscious communications and impactful presentation skills.


Get Now
Course Timeline:
In this lesson, Jennifer talks you through the history of storytelling and the human predisposition to tell a story. She explains how storytelling can be applied to work, presenting and all areas of communication in your life.
Let’s look and some traditional storytelling techniques you might already be familiar with.
Let’s look at two more modern storytelling methods: the Pixar storytelling method and Nancy Duarte’s Sparklines.
In this lesson, you have the opportunity to reflect on the various storytelling techniques explained, discuss your thoughts and findings with other learners on the course.
Let’s have a look at some of the basics you need to consider when creating a story.
In this lesson, you will learn about the building blocks of a story.
It’s now time to consider how to apply these skills in a real-life scenario and in the workplace.
The next step is to put that story into a slide presentation.
In this lesson, you will learn how to put these together to create a set of slides based on your script.
Let’s look in more detail at the process of breaking down your script, including how to create a storyboard.
In this lesson, you’ll look at how to design slides with a good aesthetic.
Many people find presenting stressful and one technique you can use to help you is mindfulness; but what is it?
In this lesson, Jennifer guides you through a mindfulness exercise which can be used in everyday situations.
In this lesson, Jennifer suggests a mindfulness routine and tips to assist you when getting ready for a presentation.
How best to deliver a presentation
You often give out unintentional signals with your body that audiences notice so it’s important to be aware of your body language but not self-conscious.
When it comes to presenting, your voice is your strongest technique. It’s what brings your content and story to life.
In this lesson, you’ll bring everything together that you’ve learned in this course and apply it to a presentation.

Course Reviews:

Average Rating 4.65
20 Ratings
5 Stars 16
4 Stars 3
3 Stars 0
2 Stars 0
1 Stars 1
  • By: Shallom Ambah
    4 days ago

    Wow wow wow Thank you so much ALI, that was an awesome ride into the speaking world.. Whoops Thanks for putting this together.

  • By: Phatsimo Mokgweetsi
    1 month ago

    I am grateful.

  • By: Jerome Rosemary
    2 months ago

    Thank you for helping me build on pubic speaking... I can confidentially present to an audience without any fear of any kind. This institution is simply the best and one of it kind!

  • By: Kondwani Jasi
    3 months ago

    Nice course with great content!

  • By: Ekwok Sunday
    4 months ago

    I'm glad I followed the journey to the end. This course has removed the phobia of stage fright I used to have.

  • By: Azeezat Oluwaferanmi Adekanye
    4 months ago

    The teachings were so practical and relateable. Definitely what I’ll recommend for anyone into public speaking.

  • By: Sanni Uthman
    4 months ago

    I am so honored to have completed and be certified a professional public speaker. Gratitude to African Leadership Institute.

  • By: Mawuli Mensah
    4 months ago

    This is great

  • By: Temiloluwa Owolabi
    4 months ago

    This course is absolutely enlightening. However I would advise that a subject on negotiation and charging rates as a professional public speaker should be included. Thank you ALI for this wonderful course.

  • By: Harold shawa
    5 months ago

    This course is an eye-opener to the unknown when it comes to Public speaking, I hold no reservations recommending it to those who wants to pitch their content to people.

  • By: Timothy Morenikeji
    5 months ago

    This course is an eye-opener to the unknown when it comes to Public speaking, I hold no reservations recommending it to those who wants to pitch their content to people.

  • By: Muhammad Saidu
    5 months ago

    I am so glad I took this course. This is a great opportunity to nurture potential leaders. Thank you African Leadership Institute.

    5 months ago

    I am very blessed to have taken part of this program. Thank You African Leadership Institute. GOD bless You.

  • By: Adedayo Adesipo
    5 months ago

    Great Course

  • By: Akogwu Caleb Onoja
    5 months ago

    Super happy to have taken this course. Thanks African Leadership Institute. #LearnWithAll

  • By: Afeanejie Ofure Anthonia
    5 months ago

    I am so happy to be part of this course.It is really innovating.

  • By: Amadu A.M Sesay
    5 months ago

    Indeed I admiral this initiative For the fact that I teaches me things I never knew in the past

  • By: Lucy Kika
    5 months ago

    This Institute was really helpful i must say. Thank you so muchAfrican leadership institute.

  • By: Ugbogbo Godspower
    5 months ago

    This course is a gold mine. So impact filled from start to end I recommend it to EVERYONE.

  • By: Nwaemere Ozioma Justin
    5 months ago

    May I use this medium to express my profound gratitude to the organisers and staff of ALI for availing me the opportunity to study professional public speaking in this platform. It was an awesome experience. I recommend this institution to the world's prospective Leaders.

  • By: Aanuoluwapo Adepoju
    5 months ago

    Great lessons in pitch ideas in simple and straight forward ways and getting positive outcomes

  • By: Temitope Babatunde
    5 months ago

    This course was awesome, it has really broadnend my knowledge on Public Speaking. Thank you for this great opportunity.

  • By: Ejinkeonye Luchi
    5 months ago

    100% Awesome

  • By: Ebubechukwu Ugwuoke
    5 months ago

    Thanks to you guys I'll be challenging myself to building a content everyday. I'm so inspired and I'll forever remember this impartation of knowledge unto me. Bless your souls real good

    5 months ago

    Am so happy to be connected with ALI

  • By: Pauline Igwe
    6 months ago

    Am grateful to African Leadership institution(ALI)for this wonderful experience.

  • By: Ataisi Richard
    6 months ago

    I am happy to have come in contact with this instituation... I have learnt alot

  • By: Emmanuel Abraham
    6 months ago

    It was indeed enlightening. I learnt quite a lot of new things.

  • By: Diwe Ifesinachi Michael
    6 months ago

    I must confess this course is superb.

  • By: Brownson Adatsi
    6 months ago

    Great course here! I have been looking for a great course like this on public speaking but thank God I found ALI

  • By: Oluniyi Akande
    6 months ago

    Special thanks to ALI for this awesome course. I would recommend it to any public speaker or prospective speakers.

  • By: David Omolola
    7 months ago

    This is an amazing avenue to learn a whole lot of new things.

  • By: Simeon Bako
    7 months ago

    Am happy to come in contact this institution I have learned alot

  • By: Favour Chibor
    7 months ago

    This is a great one,I must say. Learning from Ali was awesome, African leadership institute thanks a lot, for this,for making learning so easy and interesting.

  • By: Samuel Isiwu
    7 months ago

    This course was very practical! I learnt a lot and got new ideas every step of the way. I'm putting it to practice!

  • By: Israel Okiemute
    7 months ago

    This is very relevant information. It's absolutely worth it. Its very practical.

  • By: Oluwafemi Sayo Samuel
    7 months ago

    I am glad to be here.

  • By: Trust Antony Chinyama
    7 months ago

    I'm glad there is such institution in our motherland, I have gained knowledge

  • By: Amina Abubakar ado
    7 months ago

    Thank you leadership institute this is the best I have ever learned, looking forward to learn more.

  • By: Alfred Mishi
    7 months ago

    You guys are Changing lives for the Better... You've help transformed my life for the Better. Job well done guys

  • By: Nwanolue Chinenye Felicia
    7 months ago

    Thank you ALI for this course. I really learnt a lot and am happy. I can now present in public with focus and confident.

  • By: Nwadinobi Okezie
    7 months ago

    I rate ALI Excellent. I have been a corporate master of Ceremony for years but this course has equipped me to go into professional public speaking. If your vision is for everlasting they said, plant human beings. ALI is planting leaders of today and tomorrow.

  • By: Azizah Adeoti Adebowale
    7 months ago

    This is an insightful course. Well explanatory and understandable. Thank you for giving me the privilege to participate!

  • By: Busayo Fasheun
    7 months ago

    Thank you very much, very impactful.

  • By: Boniface Ifesinachi
    7 months ago

    That a good course

  • By: Ihetu Oluchi Joy
    7 months ago

    I am so glad I took this course. This is a great opportunity to nurture potential leaders. Thank you African Leadership Institute.

  • By: Rebecca Ajao
    7 months ago

    I've actually never came across a course as interesting as this is. This was totally amazing.

  • By: Adeyinka Meduoye
    7 months ago

    Great idea for bringing such an all day present skill to our doorstep. The teaching was topnotch; the practice via the podcast was incredible. For the record: it was simply worthwhile.

  • By: Ene Agbo
    7 months ago

    It really amazing learning from ALI. From for cohort classes to this, it's been amazing. This class opened my eyes to things like techniques of storytelling, mindfulness and presentation and lots more. Thank you for the opportunity to learn.

  • By: Akinyode Faith
    7 months ago

    This institute is the best so far I know of... I love you!

  • By: Fatimah Olanloko
    7 months ago

    I am glad to have read.