How to speak so people listen

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5.8 hours Self-paced learning

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Created with Pearson - a global leader in education

Based on the best-selling book by Mike Clayton


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Speaking so that people listen to you is a crucial business skill – and useful in your social life! This course will show you how to get your message across for any audience. You’ll get strategies, techniques and tips which will ensure that when you speak, people will really hear you.

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Who this course is for


This course is for you if you are looking for ways to improve your communication skills, whether in working life or other areas of your life.
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What you will learn

  • 1

    Identify the principles of communication – and how to overcome the challenges.

  • 2

    How to get something to say, get attention, get your message across and get results.

  • 3

    How to thrive in complicated conversations and meetings, both formal and informal.

  • 4

    Get the tools to give powerful, persuasive and compelling presentations.

Created with Pearson, the global leader in education logo

Created with Pearson, the global leader in education

The course is based on the best-selling book How to Speak so People Listen by Mike Clayton published by Pearson. Funzi's learning experts have transformed the book into a mobile-optimized course consisting of bite-sized learning content.

This is a Funzi premium course. It has been created in partnership with Pearson, the global leader in education content.

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Course contents: 6 topics

  • 1

    The way we speak Identify the barriers that get in the way of communication and the principles of how to overcome them.

  • 2

    Get attention Make your presence known in a manner that grabs attention and makes sure people want to listen to you.

  • 3

    Get your message across Get the tools and techniques to make your speech compelling, persuasive and powerful.

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    Get results and focus on conversations Examine the psychology of how to win that commitment and make your message memorable. You’ll also learn why people hear what they hear.

  • 5

    Focus on complicated conversations and meetings Understand what makes a conversation complicated and how to manage it effectively. Get tips for successful meetings and efficient problem-solving.

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    Focus on public speaking and final insights Master the skill of speaking in front of an audience, be it a sales meeting, a professional business presentation or an after-dinner speech.

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What you will get

When you complete the course you’ll earn a Funzi certificate of achievement. You can showcase your certificate by mentioning it in your CV, Linkedin profile and other professional profiles.

  • Practical skills broken down into bite-sized learning, so that you can complete the course with only 15 min/day for 3 WEEKS

  • Course content in the form of text, visuals, and activities to verify your learning

  • Access to the course anytime, as long as you want, once you’ve purchased the course

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