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Division of Continuing and Global Education

Public Speaking Bootcamp for New Executives

bootcampYour new position as an executive will require you to speak in front of many different audiences in a variety of settings. Learn how to overcome your anxiety and project confident leadership with the skills you’ll gain in this five-session bootcamp experience. 

This immersive and hands-on course consists of five weekly classes, two hours each, with each class building upon the last. It includes a live performance component that will require the drafting and delivery of a short, five-minute speech to put your newfound skills to the test. 

The course will cover:

  • Fear and speaking anxiety
  • Lessons from historical and current speakers 
  • Storytelling, story arcs and speech structure
  • Voice modulation and tonality
  • Presentation techniques
  • Body language and stage presence
  • Preparation and stress-relieving techniques
  • Impactful delivery

If you are a new executive and struggle with speaking anxiety, this course will provide you with tools and techniques to comfortably tell your story and communicate with clarity and confidence.

Dates: Mondays, October 4 - November 1, 2021 • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (10 hours total)

Location:  TBA

Class No.: 77857

Units: Non-credit

Fee: $300 

Preregistration recommended by September 27, 2021.



Instructor: Diana R. Diaz is a public speaking coach with a master's degree and over nine years of marketing, community development and facilitating experience. She teaches individuals how to speak powerfully on and off the stage with unshakable confidence.

Also of interest: Public Speaking for New Executives Workshop (2 hours)