Public Speaking & Presentation Skills
Asked to rank their greatest fears, a group of college students put death at number
seven and speaking before a group as number one!
This course discusses the role of 'nerves' or fear and the part they play in inhibiting
our performance in front of a group of people. It does not aim to eliminate entirely the
stress involved - as Lord Mancroft once commented 'Without nerves nobody ever
made a good speech.' The aim of the course is to seek to reduce such nerves to a
manageable level and take advantage of those positive aspects of being keyed up that
help us to perform even better than usual.
The course covers key tips and techniques not only on improving performance and
delivery but also on how to (and when to) inter-act with an audience. These tips
include how to cope with 'drying up' and with awkward or difficult audiences but points
out that in the vast majority of cases the audience is actually wanting us to perform
well. By the end of the day partcipants will have learned, in a non-threatening
environment, the real secrets behind a good and effective presentation.