Public Speaking, Presenting & Pitching Day Course in Reading & Hampshire
Interviews - Meetings - Speeches - Pitches - Presentations
Do you find it difficult to speak in public?
Do you experience any of the following?
The urge to keep going to the toilet
Blushing/redness in the face
Have you gone to extreme lengths to avoid speaking in public?
Then this is the course for you!
Whether you have a meeting, interview, wedding speech or a presentation, we can help you.
This is a 1 day course running from 10:00am - 5:00pm (10:00-17:00 hours). We will break for lunch around 1pm with 2 x 15 minute breaks (one in the morning and one in the afternoon).
This fun and interactive course will give you the confidence to speak to groups of people while being calm and in control.
Why choose this course?
Effective public speaking requires skillful application of knowledge from a number of areas, including psychology, cognitive sciences and communications. Our public speaking courses use scientific findings from multiple disciplines, as opposed to pseudoscience. Our tutors have extensive experience of public speaking delivery and teaching; and have extensive experience in speaking in public
These features of the training enable fast progress and equip learners with powerful tools needed to build long lasting skills and to deal with barriers to effective public speaking.
Key elements of our public speaking training
During the course you will learn to: successfully deal with fear of public speaking; craft public speeches/presentations which captivate and influence audiences; and use techniques for delivering memorable public speeches and presentations.
Key elements of the course include:
developing skills, including voice, clarity, intonation and body language;
preparing for a public speech / talk, including order of preparation, understanding audiences, minimising nervousness and increasing confidence, including techniques for immediate and long term solutions; and
delivery techniques, including clarity, memorable delivery, how to use findings from science to increase effectiveness, how to create and maintain a positive energy/atmosphere in the audience, persuasion, and how to combine all skills and knowledge gained for effective public speaking.
Throughout the course participants will practice the skills they learn and will receive extensive feedback.
You can use the form below to book your place on the course or to contact me if you would like more information about the course.
During this intensive day of training you will learn:
How to prepare for a public speech – key elements of public speaking and how to tackle them
How to have control of your speech
How to craft a memorable presentation/talk
How to develop your Public Speaking skills, including pronunciation, voice, tone, articulating thoughts, and arranging and expressing ideas
How to communicate persuasively and effectively in general
How to handle diverse audiences, including understanding audiences, tailoring presentation to different audiences, connecting with diverse audiences, tailoring your speech to changing reactions of an audience
How to minimise a negative atmosphere in an audience and build a positive atmosphere
How to deal with fear of public speaking and nervousness, including identifying their origins and how to defeat them
How to build inner confidence
How to use knowledge from a range of disciplines (e.g. scientific findings on human mind and behaviour) in practice for more effective public speaking
How to learn to enjoy public speaking and presenting
Look comfortable, confident and relaxed in any speaking situation
Speak in a clear and understandable manner
Know exactly what to do when speaking to any size audience on any occasion in any format
Is this course for me:
This course is for anyone who wishes to improve public speaking skills or communication skills in general. This course will particularly benefit those whose job requires communication skills, including:
Executives / Managers (e.g. to communicate more effectively and persuasively with staff and clients; to inspire others; and to promote change).
Lawyers (e.g. to strengthen their ability to protect clients’ interests; and to communicate with ease with clients).
Customer Services Staff (e.g. to improve customer satisfaction and experience; and to communicate more effectively with colleagues).
Researchers (e.g. to disseminate knowledge).
Teachers/lecturers (e.g. to improve teaching effectiveness; and to promote positive change).
Best man/Groom at a wedding (or any other guest who has to prepare a speech.
Course Dates & Locations
Theale Wellbeing Centre - Reading
1 day course running from 10:00am - 5:00pm (10:00-17:00 hours).
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