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Mar 31, 2021

On today’s episode, we are talking all about public speaking. Public speaking is a skill you must practice as a instructional designer. Its not a common skill to hear about in our field, but the more I was growing in my career, the more and more I was talking in front of a crowd. If you think about it, public speaking is in other areas of our lives like interviews, teaching, giving a presentation on our courses, presenting at conferences. Simply put, I believe instructional designers will be doing more in public speaking for years to come. To help us unpack all of this, I needed to find a expert in the field and luckily, I’m friends with Dr. Dawn DiPeri. She’s a learning designer at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education and the Owner of East End Advertising. Besides the fact that she’s a learning nerd like us, she even did her dissertation on communication skills for online learners.


What we talked about:

  • Getting started in public speaking
  • Overcoming the fear of public speaking
  • Applying this to the instructional design field
  • Avoiding common mistakes in public speaking
  • Preparing for speeches and presentations
  • Enrolling in an improv course
  • Creating your own style
  • Researching oral communication and best practices for online learners

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