Speaking in Public (I'd Rather Be in Siberia)

Australia, 1990


The first part of this program, presented by Mike Minehan, provides you with an overview of the skills you will need to become a successful presenter - preparation, posture, gesture, facial expression, eye contact, language, vocal skills and energy level. The second part of the program shows a highly skilled public speaker, Father Peter McGrath, giving a lecture to nursing students.

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