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Classroom on your iPhone - Learn public speaking skills with Presenter Pro

As a newer member of Toastmasters International and someone who gives occasional presentations in my work, I found the Presenter Pro app to be extremely helpful. 

The lessons are well organized and easy to navigate. For example, if you want to work on writing a speech, go to Structure. If you want to work on gestures, there is a section on gestures. Other sections include techniques for designing your visuals; a section on using words to add power, impact and persuasion to your speech; and a section on learning how to develop a strong, confident voice. There are even practice exercises to help you learn each of the techniques.

Some of the lessons include audios and videos so you can hear or see a technique being demonstrated. You can access the complete set of videos at one time from the Video menu.

As you go through the lessons, there is a place for you to take notes. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work with iPhone’s cut and paste feature. I hope they will add this. You can; however, add information from the teaching sections to the “Checklist” by dragging. I found this to be a bit awkward and hard to select only the text I wanted. It would be easier and more accurate to use the cut and paste feature.

If you’re looking for a tool that is convenient and that will definitely help you improve your public speaking skills, look no further. Rexi Media is in the business of teaching presentation skills to business professionals, and they have done an excellent job of transferring that information to this easy-to-use iPhone app. You can learn more about them on the Rexi Media Web site.

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