I'm working on the syllabus for my "Proclaiming the Word" course. Basically, the class is all about public speaking, oral communication/interpretation for the Catholic priest. We cover how to proclaim the Gospel, conduct lectio divina, teach parish classes, etc.
Think about the priests you know. . .
If you could assign these priests to take a remedial class in public speaking, what would you tell the professor that these guys need help with?
Think not only in terms of preaching (volume, tone, projection, etc.) but also in terms of how they communicate personally with parish staff, parishioners, etc.
Think about how they communicate in oral presentations during pastoral council meetings, catechical events, groups meetings, etc.
What do we clergy-types need to improve?