Join the team to practice storytelling skills in English,
boost your Zoom-confidence, and learn ways to pitch your ideas online

The language of the course is English. It doesn't matter what your first language is.
We are all united in a common cause to improve the quality of our communication skills in English.

You will deliver ONLINE business presentations in English here

We will practice selling, pitching, presenting ideas, delivering information, explaining details, listening to clients and asking the right questions online.

Video calls and online meetings are no longer an option; they have become a big part of our daily routine. The course creates the environment for deliberate PRACTICE in the community of people who need the same skill. The language of the course is English.

The structure of the course

Dates: Dec 13, 2021 - Jan 17, 2022

  • 10 Online meetings

    We will meet LIVE every Monday and Friday at 19:00 Moscow time
    (from Nov 19, 2021 until Dec 20, 2021)
    You can participate LIVE or watch the replay of the sessions. Students need a Zoom account to join.

  • Individual video-feedback

    All participants will receive feedback on all their work in the form of text, audio and video messages. Feedback will be given by Natalia (the main instructor) and a native-speaking instructor.

  • Unlimited support & feedback

    All participants will receive lifetime access to all the course materials and unlimited feedback in our Public Speaking community. The practice is never "over" if you decide to continue practicing. We offer feedback on your work even after the course is officially over.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    How to use the course

    • Introduction to the course

    • How to use this platform

    • How to submit video presentations?

    • Replay of the Webinar on ONLINE presentation skills from Dec 4, 2020

  • 2

    Zoom link

    • The link to join every session

  • 3

    Chapter #1. The art of self-presentations and ONLINE small talk

    • Session 1. The replay

    • Homework. Self-presentation (a brief and a detailed version)

    • Session 2. Replay

    • Homework. Self-presentation through a personal story

    • Session 3. Replay

    • Small talk ONLINE. ...and in English

    • Session 4. Replay

    • Let's practice chunking...and tell stories to connect.

  • 4

    Chapter #2. The art and science of the English rhythm. How to speak to be heard

    • Suits. The dialogue to practice chunking

    • Emotion and Chunking. God damn it!

    • Where do I go UP and DOWN in English?

    • TED Karaoke exercise. Instructions

    • Tips on doing the TED karaoke exercise

    • Chunking. Practical Task

    • A great exercise to improve your diction

    • She sells seashells...

    • More exercises to work on your diction

  • 5

    Chapter #3. Stories to connect

    • Session 5. Replay

    • Homework. Stories to answer puzzling & repetitive questions

    • Examples of good stories

    • Session 6. Replay

    • Homework. Share a story that resonates

    • Session 7. Replay

    • Homework: What makes your heart sing?

    • What's "Authenticity"? The advice "Be yourself at work" doesn't always work in your favor.

  • 6

    Chapter #4. Stories to sell

    • Session 8. Replay

    • Homework. Your failure & success stories

    • Session 9

    • Homework: Using metaphors and preparing a real presentation

    • Session 10. Replay

    • Homework. Session 10. What do we do next?

    • Your signature stories

  • 7

    Chapter #5. Your video resume

    • Your video resume

    • Video resume. Examples.

    • Tips to introduce yourself from an interview

  • 8

    Chapter #5. Summary of what we have done + Exercises

    • My ONLINE presentation for you

    • Summarize everything.....

    • Using the right verbs and using them right. The practice

    • Examples of complex vs simple speech

    • Practice chunking

    • Session 11. Bonus. Replay

  • 9

    Chapter #6. The structure and the delivery of an ONLINE presentation

    • ONE BIG IDEA

    • The practice

  • 10

    Chapter #7. Examples of good metaphors

    • Metaphors. The basics

    • Failures through the lens of the Monopoly game

    • The creative power of misfits

    • About a "castle" and "trashcans in life"

    • Metaphorically speaking

    • Metaphors and idioms that can spice up your speech

    • HOW TO DEVELOP IMPACTFUL METAPHORS (Example with sharks)

    • Brevity and the golf club metaphor

    • The metaphor of bamboo

    • The electricity metaphor. Jeff Bezos

  • 11

    Chapter #8. Conversational tone vs Business Speak

    • The practice

    • Exercises to build "Zoom-confidence"

    • Video emails

    • Redefining failure

The course begins on Dec 13, 2021

We will be working online until Jan 17, 2022

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By the end of the course, students will have produced the following:

  • One video resume (if you don't need a video resume, you can work on a video presentation of your company/service/yourself)


  • Three video stories to introduce yourself and/or your business


  • Three stories that sell your experience/your product/your brand (stories to connect, success stories, failure stories, etc)


  • More than ten texts of short presentations that you can easily adapt to your business purposes


  • Small talk video examples (based on clear guidelines) 


  • A recording of a business presentation that they need the most for work (optional/per request)




PRICING OPTIONS

If you took my Public Speaking course (any group starting from 2016), you can enjoy a 50% discount. This course is an opportunity to continue practicing what you have already learned.

If you took any of my courses on this platform, you get 20% off this course.

FREE

for people under 18 years of age

  • You will get all the same benefits as those who choose the STANDARD option

  • ONLY two seats available

  • Please follow the standard application procedure

STANDARD

You get feedback on every presentation you deliver
45,000 RUB

  • 10 sessions (2 hours each) every Monday and Friday at 19:00 Moscow time. From Nov 19, 2021 until Dec 20, 2021

  • Feedback on your community posts (homework) in the written form, or in the form of audio messages

  • Feedback on selected ONLINE presentations from a native speaker

  • Lifetime access to the course materials

INDIVIDUAL WORK

Includes all the benefits of the STANDARD package, plus individual feedback on every presentation.
65,000 RUB

  • All the benefits of the STANDARD package

  • Individual video-feedback on every presentation

  • A 60-min individual session with Natalia (can be used any time before March 20, 2022)

  • Individual feedback on your written assignments and speeches in Google Docs

  • Invitation to join the closed Native-Like Fluency group right after completing the course

The course begins
on Dec 13, 2021

Take the opportunity to improve the quality of your ONLINE presentations and become a more articulate speaker in English. Everybody gets personalized feedback, as always on this platform.