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So here’s the thing. I’ve created this category for public speaking. And yet, if you search around LearningCreators.com, LearningCreators.ca and TrainingNOW.ca, and even our sister site ContentCreators.ca you’ll find almost nothing about public speaking. Literally all you’ll find is a newsletter on TrainingNOW.ca (now dead but awaiting changes to the site to be removed) and an old book. But no course. And no reference to another site. (No, no more sites, please no more sites! )
Why do we have a Public Speaking category and why do we think we can talk about it? (And why aren’t we teaching it now?)
So why do we have the category?
First off, we have a book that is being published shortly … Yes, in physical form. So to support it we’ve added this category.
Also we really do believe that public speaking is a core skill. One of those skills that we need in order to function at a basic level anywhere in the learning content space. And while we’re going to presume you have those skills (at least from a course perspective) we expect to bring it up in these blog posts time and time again.
So why do we think we’re qualified?
We actually did teach a public speaking course at one time. You see TrainingNow was originally your typical small training consulting organization. We wrote content for other companies, did courses for our clients and other companies and so forth. Mostly in the IT and Management skills with a little Accessibility Awareness thrown in for good measure. And Management skills is where public speaking and using MS PowerPoint fits in.
And of course, how can you do live teaching without being good at public speaking? (Don’t answer that — I’m hoping poorly is the exception)
So why aren’t we teaching it now?
Both Paul and I are disabled and for that matter so are our wives. If you’ve read through our sites you’ve heard that before. Life sucks, you get over it.
Unfortunately, the last few years have been hard on everyone. But especially Paul and his wife. Their health and mobility has gone downhill quite severely.
Which translates to no more public speaking seminars (or any other subject for that matter).
As a result, we were forced to look for alternatives to live seminars. And the internet was an obvious alternative.
What we didn’t count on was how much work was involved in repositioning TrainingNOW into an internet based company. We also didn’t count on Paul being unavailable to the extent he has been.
So frankly, we aren’t teaching public speaking a) because we can’t do everything we want and b) because we’re no longer able to demonstrate what we would need to teach.
So for now, we’ll just settle for articles, and blog entries. But on the other hand, we don’t have to hold anything back!