"speech is power: speech is to persuade,
to convert, to compel."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A full on spoken word experience that will build your
confidence to make inspiring and memorable speeches.
WHAT YOU'LL GET OUT OF THE COURSE:
Increased confidence in public speaking and making presentations
Strategies to overcome nerves
Tips on use of body language and voice to add impact
The ability to make audience-centred speeches with a clear message
Strategies to keep the audience’s attention and engage the emotional brain
Several opportunities to practise the skills you’re learning
Honest feedback to help you improve
“Al was a great, inspiring and confidence boosting. He brought to me out of my shell."
Partner, City law firm
All too often we have great ideas, but we fall down when it comes to communicating them to others. It may be nerves, it may be a pre-programmed notion that we're no good at public speaking, or it may be it's just easier to sit back and let someone else do the talking.
This course will immerse you in the experience of speech-making. Fun, stretching and creative, you'll receive a toolkit of techniques to structure and deliver audience-centred presentations and speeches. You'll use the power of personal storytelling to engage the emotional brain of your listeners. You'll learn that no speech should be attempted without first distilling it down to a key message, and being clear on your purpose of speaking. And you'll discover ways of dealing with nerves, keeping the audience's attention and handling their questions effectively.
You'll make several speeches over the course of the session, receiving honest feedback from your facilitator and fellow participants.
And you'll return to the workplace actually looking forward to your next chance to speak!