One of the advantages of working in a small group is that if people work in the same organization they know each other and are all in the same ‘boat’. Delegates also gain confidence from each other when learning the vocal and diction exercises. It is also very helpful when practicing presentation techniques to do so in front of a small supportive audience. For example, it is more realistic to practice eye contact, using pauses and voice projection with an audience and delegates get helpful feedback.
Delegates should leave the course with a much clearer idea of how the voice and breath can be made to work to their advantage when speaking in public. They will learn a set of easy to use breathing and voice production exercises. Also delegates will learn a set of easy to use diction exercises for the lips and tongue. Together these exercises, practiced little and often, will continue to develop vocal energy, clarity, volume and overall confidence. They are also an invaluable ‘warm-up’ before any important meeting or presentation. People will get the opportunity to put what they learn into practice by delivering at least one presentation to the rest of the group and getting feedback. Delegates should come away with a better understanding of the use of body language and its affect on an audience.
A whiteboard or flipchart is useful but no technology is required. A reasonably large room needs to be provided, depending on the number of delegates. They will be doing vocal exercises that will generate noise, so a room away from people trying to work is helpful!
Travel costs: mileage (35p per mile), taxis etc.
Hotels where necessary
I recommend between 4 and 8 delegates.
Usually a minimum of two weeks.
It is possible for me to arrange a venue.
Presentation skills are invaluable to people in many work situations, for example: –
- Selling a product
- Communicating to people
- Preparing and giving speeches
- Job interviews
Whether delegates are nervous or confident speakers; whether they already have a lot of experience or none at all, everybody can learn new skills and improve their techniques.