How to Speak and Present to a Group – MasterCourse

  • August 2024 Session
     August 9, 2024 - August 30, 2024
     2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Meeting dates: Friday's - August 9, 16, 23, and 30th from 2:00 - 3:30 EST via zoom. 

Program Overview:

Growth awaits you in this transformative 4-sessions in 4-week journey designed to equip participants with the essential tools, practice, and constructive feedback needed to cultivate confidence in speaking and presenting to a group both on-line and in-person. This comprehensive active-learning training course is instructor led and dives deep into the intricacies of preparing and delivering effective presentations, emphasizing the creation of compelling accompanying content using Microsoft PowerPoint and AI.  Following completion of the MasterCourse, participants receive a Certificate of Completion and an Active-Learning Workbook for future ongoing reference.

Key Program Components:

  1. Skills Development:
    Participants will engage in a series of weekly interactive and engaging sessions aimed at refining their speaking, leadership and presentation skills. They will explore the art of crafting impactful oral messages, with a particular focus on PowerPoint presentation proficiency.
  2. Speech Preparation and Delivery:
    Each participant will be tasked with preparing and delivering individual short speeches on a topic of their choice. These presentations will be delivered during weekly 90-minute Zoom sessions, allowing for real-time feedback and evaluation for continuous improvement. Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be introduced as a useful tool for speech writing and presentation delivery success.
  3. Interactive Learning Environment:
    Participants will be introduced to a speaker view that overlays them as a presenter onto their PowerPoint slides as a dynamic speaking environment. This approach ensures participants can seamlessly practice and receive feedback on their visual and verbal communication skills.
  4. Feedback Mechanism:
    Expert instructor and peer level participation will provide evaluation and constructive feedback in a safe and supportive environment. Critical aspects of presentation delivery such as eye contact, voice modulation, verbal language usage, body language, and background setting will be evaluated. This continuous feedback aims to facilitate continuous improvement throughout the course.
  5. Flexible Participation:
    Zoom meetings will be recorded, ensuring accessibility and flexibility for participants to review and learn at their own pace. One makeup session will be scheduled if needed. The instructor will also be available for off-line contact throughout the course.

Expectations of participants.
1 hour of time to prepare verbal and visual messages. Attend 4-consecutive 90 minute, weekly, uninterrupted and participatory Zoom meetings.

Week 1 – Zoom Platform Orientation – Speaking Fundamentals and Delivery
Week 2 – The Use of PowerPoint and AI to Support Presentations
Week 3 – Participant Delivered and Evaluated Speeches and Presentations
Week 4 – Participant Delivered and Evaluated Speeches, Personal Growth Plans

Richard Erschik – Trainer

Richard Erschik has international acclaim as a distinguished speaker and presenter both in person and online. He is a Toastmasters International speech contest winner who brings a wealth of experience to his audiences. For an impressive 18 consecutive years, Richard has served as a featured round table moderator, speaker, and presenter at the Exhibitor Show in Las Vegas.

His presentations have earned accolades described as “Engaging” and the “Best on the Planet.” Richard is very familiar with the common fear of public speaking and passionately dedicates himself to helping individuals overcome this fear and foster personal growth.

Note:  State of Florida employees may register using the invoice option with payment due at the completion of the course.  All others payment is due prior to the start of the course.

Sessions – Sessions require a minimum of 10 participants. Full payment is returned if the minimum of 10 participants is not met.
August Session Meets Fridays – Aug 9, 16, 23, 30 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm EST

In-house session – Schedule a 4 week session with your cohort of a minimum of 10 and maximum of 20.   Choose your day and time.



  • Richard is a brilliant public speaking trainer and coach.  He listens very attentively, picks up on areas of improvement and encourages you to tap into your authentic self. I highly recommend him.” T-Mobile
  • Loved the peer evaluations – lighthearted setting – hands-on activities – TiP Sheets.” Florida Department of Health
  • Very educational and the speaker was so knowledgeable – Bring this session back again – Very useful information.” Exhibitor Show
  • Rated 4.8 out of 5 by attendees.
Details Price Qty
One Attendee - August 9 - 30th $395.00 USD