Speaker Coaching

New to public speaking or presenting at Apra for the first time? Or maybe just looking for tips to improve your confidence and get your message across? The tips, videos and links below are made available to all Apra members to help you stand up and stand out!

Speaking Made Easy

These tips and tricks will help you prepare to deliver a successful presentation!

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How Do I Prepare?

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Where Can I Get More Tips?

New to speaking or presenting at an Apra event for the first time? Are you ready for some insider tips? This webinar is just for you! Apra has engaged some of the top speakers from the community to give you an insight on how to take your speaking skills to the next level.

Download the full webinar here or review the 10-minute modules below.

Download the slides here.

Preparing Your Presentation Material


Hear Carrick Davis, Wisconsin Foundation & Alumni Association,
discuss taking your idea from submission to presentation and the questions you should be asking to communicate a stellar story.

Communicating Technical Concepts


Emma Hinke with Bentz Whaley Flessner covers techniques to convey technical information in a way that avoids
jargon and focuses on outcomes.

Overcoming Anxiety


Misa Lobato of the University of Colorado shares her tips for overcoming anxiety by having a plan and practicing, practicing, practicing!

Taking your Notes from Paper to Session Room


Listen toJessica Balsam, University of
Washington, provide ideas for scripting your presentation and creating a flow that keeps your audience focused.

Preparing a Practical Presentation


Brock Silvey from Northwestern University shares a few tricks to prepare a live session for success.

Try new ways to deliver your message using ideas from these video clips:

Improve Your Public Speaking and Communication Skills

Calm Your Nerves and Improve Your Confidence

Four Keys to a Killer Speech Introduction

What Shouldn't I Do?

Count how many opportunities for improvement there are in this "Worst Presentation Ever!"