DAY 1 UNDERSTANDING THE ART OF PUBLIC SPEAKING
09:30 - 10:00 Coffee & Course Objectives
10:00 - 11:00 What is the objective of the speech?
By focusing on what our objective is and who our audience is, we will be better able to structure the speech for maximum impact. Part of our preparation should involve profiling our audience. Are they still in education, in industry, part of a social group, retired? This is important if we are to make our speech relevant to them. We also need to consider how we will build the story to keep them engaged.
11:00 - 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 - 13:00 Structure and Technique
By understanding breath control, pausing, stance and attitude we can better control both ourselves and our audience response
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Practise 1
An opportunity to start to put the theory into practise and receive feedback
15:00 - 15:15 Tea
15:15 - 16:00 Practise 2
Translating the feedback into action.
16:00 - 16:30 Discussion & Questions: Next steps Assignment Preparation - Prepare and deliver a story
DAY 2 - DEVELOPING THE ART OF STORYTELLING
09:30 - 10:15 Introduction - Review Course Objectives (Questions and Discussion)
10:15 - 10:45 Feedback from the Assignment
10:45 - 11:45 Developing the Story
11:45 - 13:00 What actions do you want the audience to take as a result? What visuals, props etc will assist you to translate your words into a picture they will respond to?
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:30 Prepare and Deliver a Story (Participants practice)
15:30 - 16:30 Feedback, Summary and Action Plans Agreed