Public Speaking Skills
This workshop has been designed for those in positions where they must speak in front of audiences that are hostile or demanding. This material is also suitable for those who are relatively new speakers who want some encouragement to speak up in meetings or who want some training before they begin making presentations on behalf of the organization. Speaking under pressure, or thinking on your feet, means being able to quickly organize your thoughts and ideas, and then being able to convey them meaningfully to your audience to modify their attitudes or behavior. It applies to formal speeches as well as everyday business situations. This course is aimed at improving your skills and learning some new techniques which will give you the persuasive edge when you are making a presentation, fielding difficult questions, or presenting complex information.
Who should attend?
Anyone who wants to connect with the audience and make an impression on sage and off stage while speaking.
Apply quick and easy preparation methods that will work whether you have one minute or one week to prepare. Identify common communication challenges
Understand the key elements of effective listening Develop skills to listen actively and empathetically to others
Describe the speech production mechanism and how speech sounds are produced and classified.
Learn exercises and relaxation techniques that can be used to enhance respiration, phonation, resonation, articulation, voice quality and expressiveness. Learn what your non-verbal messages are telling others Learning to use words, voice and body language in the best manner to engage your audience and make your communication count.
Speak effectively and confidently on stage and off stage
Prepare for questions, even before you know what those questions will be.
Overcome nervousness that you may have when speaking in front of a group, particularly if the group is not sympathetic to what you have to say.
0Use presentation techniques that establish your credibility and get people on your side.