I just got back from conducting some presentation coaching with a few people in San Antonio, Texas, and we had a blast. One of the nice things about having a small group when we teach a public speaking class is that we can really customize the content to the group very effectively.
Each participant got a lot of one-on-one coaching. And within the first couple of hours, we helped them reduce the fear of public speaking. Then, later on in the same day, I helped them create compelling persuasive speeches. Many of them realized during the process that the quality of your speech is really important. (Even the most confident presenter will have trouble delivering a terrible speech.)
By the end of the second day, I had the group design entire PowerPoint slide decks from scratch. Then, they were ready to put everything together into a fantastic presentation.
As the class continued, you could physically see a difference in the way that each person carried themselves when they presented. We had a great time, and the class members really enjoyed the workshop.