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Public Speaking and Media Interview Skills

Public Speaking can be a terrifying experience for the uninitiated and uncomfortable for your audience.

This course will set you at ease. You will learn how to deliver talks for small meetings, larger conferences and formal, presentations to your colleagues.

We also cover handling those awkward questions from the floor and appearing to “think on your feet”. The workshop is designed to help complete beginners and people who want to strengthen their existing skills to create a more professional impact.

The course is highly practical and interactive, We will give each participant, the opportunity to practise and fine tune his or her presentation, using our valuable learning tool-DO LEARN DO-where you acquire and master a difficult skill by practising it over and again.

What to expect

The full day course is divided into two sessions, a short theory session followed by a much longer practical session, interspersed with tips and advice. You will take part in at least three practical exercises, developing and enhancing your messages, presenting in public and handling questions
from the floor. All exercises are reviewed and analysed. Our open courses are tailored to each participant. Pre course questionnaires are send out before to help us tailor the training. We can take a maximum of six participants per course. We send out pre course questionnaires to help us
tailor the training so that you get exactly what you need from the day.

Audience

  • Directors and Senior Managers
  • Senior Officers and Cabinet Members
  • Key Spokespeople
  • Anyone who has to address large or small groups in formal or informal settings

All Participants Receive

  • A DVD with all performances
  • Workshop handouts
  • Media Interview rule book and handy tips card to help with future media interviews

You will learn

  • Plan and prepare systematically for all types of presentation from large groups, to one-to-ones
  • Get your message across with more professionalism
  • Deal with challenging people and difficult situations
  • Focus attention on the key issues so your audience will accept your message
  • Prepare and use visual aids correctly
  • Overcome nerves when presenting
  • Handle awkward, sometimes hostile, questions from the floor
  • Communicate complex ideas in Plain English, simply and effectively to the public
  • Develop consistent key messages so that all spokespeople sing from the same hymn sheet
  • Deliver these key messages to an audience
  • Deal with challenging behaviour and awkward audiences

Times and pricing

10:00am-5:00pm £445 per person, discounted to £395 per person if two people from the same organisation book together


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