Public Speaking

This workshop includes the content listed below, however, all courses can be tailored to suit individual requirements/business needs and can be adjusted as necessary. Workshops may be tailored on the day to suit the delegate needs. Select the business Skills tab for a general overview of the courses available.

Course Outline – Public Speaking

Introduction

  • The benefits of public speaking
  • What public speaking means to you (meeting, presentation, speech, social situations etc)
  • Individual goals

Practical techniques

  • Effective speaking
  • Active listening
  • How to be heard
  • Being clear and concise
  • Public speaking to boost confidence
  • Getting and keeping audience attention
  • Audience interaction
  • Knowing your material
  • Practice practice practice
  • Knowing your environment
  • Relaxing and staying calm
  • Imagery and positive thinking
  • The benefits of using humour
  • Making it personal
  • Knowing your subject
  • Relating to the audience
  • Using visual aids
  • Coping with and overcoming nerves
  • Recording yourself
  • Overcoming barriers (physical and mental)

 Objectives

By the end of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Understand what public speaking means to you as an individual
  • Recognise your own strengths and know how to actively use them in future situations
  • Build on you strengths to develop further on an ongoing basis
  • Apply effective practical techniques to any situation in order to get the best result
  • Keep calm under pressure