Profession public speaking coach
Public speaking coaches provide, often private, instruction to clients in theory and techniques on how to improve their public speaking skills. They identify each client's strengths and weaknesses and tailor their instruction to their specific needs, which may include improving the client's vocal delivery, articulation, presentation abilities and body language. Depending on the background of the client, be it business, education or otherwise, public speaking coaches also instruct clients or students in persuasive arguing, rhetorical delivery and other debating techniques.
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- Speech techniques
The history and the characteristics of breathing, voice and speaking techniques.
- Pronunciation techniques
The pronunciation techniques to properly and understandably pronounce words.
- Breathing techniques
The various techniques to control the voice, body, and nerves by breathing.
The art of discourse that aims at improving the ability of writers and speakers to inform, persuade or motivate their audience.
- Demonstrate when teaching
Present to others examples of your experience, skills, and competences that are appropriate to specific learning content to help students in their learning.
- Encourage students to acknowledge their achievements
Stimulate students to appreciate their own achievements and actions to nurture confidence and educational growth.
- Assess students
Evaluate the students' (academic) progress, achievements, course knowledge and skills through assignments, tests, and examinations. Diagnose their needs and track their progress, strengths, and weaknesses. Formulate a summative statement of the goals the student achieved.
- Assist students in their learning
Support and coach students in their work, give learners practical support and encouragement.
- Adapt teaching to target group
Instruct students in the most fitting manner in regards to the teaching context or the age group, such as a formal versus an informal teaching context, and teaching peers as opposed to children.
- Adapt teaching to student's capabilities
Identify the learning struggles and successes of students. Select teaching and learning strategies that support students’ individual learning needs and goals.
- Teach public speaking principles
Instruct clients or students in the theory and practice of speaking in front of an audience in a captivating manner. Provide coaching in public speaking subjects, such as diction, breathing techniques, analysis of the space, and speech research and preparation.
- Show consideration for student's situation
Take students' personal backgrounds into consideration when teaching, showing empathy and respect.
- Give constructive feedback
Provide founded feedback through both criticism and praise in a respectful, clear, and consistent manner. Highlight achievements as well as mistakes and set up methods of formative assessment to evaluate work.
- Apply teaching strategies
Employ various approaches, learning styles, and channels to instruct students, such as communicating content in terms they can understand, organising talking points for clarity, and repeating arguments when necessary. Use a wide range of teaching devices and methodologies appropriate to the class content, the learners' level, goals, and priorities.