Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • A Message from Dr. Shabazz

  • 2

    Chapter #1: Storytelling

    • Here's an example...

    • It's another skill set...

    • Test your learning

    • Try Not to Ramble

    • Use Your Coaches as a Source

    • Test your learning

    • How do you make your story interesting?

    • Try this exercise...

    • Let’s recap...

    • The 4 Ps...

    • Before you go...

  • 3

    Chapter #2: 7 Tips for Handling Media Attention

    • 7 Tips for Handling Media Attention

    • Defer Praise...

    • Confident; Not Cocky

    • The Camera is Always Taping...

    • Don't Blame Officials

    • Don't take the Bait...

    • It's Okay to be Human

    • Don't Complain...

    • Chapter #2 Assessment

  • 4

    Chapter #3: Interview Prep

    • Interview Prep A Powerpoint Presentation.pdf

  • 5

    Chapter #4: A Cognitive Element to Media Interviews

    • A Cognitive Approach to Media Interview Training

    • The First Step...

    • The Second Step...

    • The Third Step...

    • Transitioning from Amped Up Competition Mode to Media Interview Mode

Instructor(s)

Coach

Dr. Yardan Shabazz

I am a certified public speaking coach and college professor. For more than two decades, I have used my skills in the high school and college classroom. In addition to my expertise as an instructor, I also work as a game announcer. My course content pulls from my experiences coaching high school, college, and professional athletes for all public-related speaking events. As a result, I founded The Pro Associates, a Professional Development firm, to assist athletes, professionals, and teachers for presentation techniques that will make a lasting positive impression.