Today, with rapid and dramatic changes in business and employment opportunity being brought about by facts such as the global recession and increased competition for jobs, the ability to speak and present one’s self effectively is an essential part of an individual’s skill-set.

Most people approach public speaking with a mixture or fear and hope; fear of speaking in front of others and hope that they will survive the event. However, public speaking is a core business skill, vital for those who would like to succeed. Whether you work alone or as part of a team you will need to speak in public at some time.

You may be asked to address your colleagues, deliver presentations to clients, contribute in committee meetings, present at conferences or make a presentation as part of an interview process. Whatever the circumstance, speaking with confidence and clarity will be essential to demonstrating your leadership ability and may determine how you and your organisation are perceived.

Objectives
This course will enable participants to:
Discover the key elements of successful public speaking
Increase their confidence when speaking in public
Identify the barriers to effective public speaking and learn how to overcome them
Learn techniques to enhance their own personal public speaking style
Appreciate the physical & psychological effects of public speaking
Discover the importance of breathing, voice modulation and silence
Become aware of conscious and unconscious body language
Learn why living a coherent life is important for a public speaker
Learn how to deal with hecklers

Who is this for?
Speak For Yourself is for anyone who wants to have a greater impact in their professional and personal lives. This one day Masterclass is particularly appropriate for new managers who have just started managing their first team, those who want to develop greater confidence and personal presence and anyone seeking to develop essential leadership skills

Key Points
Public speaking and leadership
Public speaking skills
Preparing your speech
Knowing your audience
The importance of research
The power of words
Body language and eye contact
Anecdotes and humour
Props and visual aids
Making the speech
How to close
Handling questions

Price and Format
This 1 Day course commences at 9.30am and finishes at 5.00pm (including lunch and tea breaks)

Due to its participatory nature, this workshop runs best with 8-10 delegates.  Each course participant receives their own training notes.

The price for Speak For Yourself! Confident Public Speaking course as in-house training is just £795 per day.

This prices includes all materials, facilitator fees and expenses – UK price only. Pricing for courses outside the UK is available on request.