This course will take place in person.
This one-day practical workshop will teach you about communication, presentational skills and public speaking through a series of practical exercises. Learn how to evaluate and improve your communication skills and build confidence in a friendly and supportive environment.
This course includes expert teaching and personalised feedback to help you engage, impact, and build rapport with your audience.
Who is this course for?
This course is for those who are concerned about returning to work, socialising, or making presentations in a face-to-face environment. Together, we will combat nerves and find the fun in public speaking. The course is designed to discover your unique and authentic leadership skills to ensure your voice is heard.
Will I need any equipment or materials?
We recommend you bring a notebook and pen to take notes. Please note, we will use a microphone in the course of the class which will be sanitised after each use.
How we’re keeping you safe
Because we would like to keep the staff and each other safe, we expect and recommend face coverings to be worn the public areas that can become crowded. These are the corridors, toilet areas and the queues at the bar. There will also be an event-specific QR code that guests will be asked to scan on arrival.
If you test positive for Covid-19 or are asked to isolate and are not able to attend your class or pre-booked event, please contact the Bishopsgate Box Office for further information (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please do not come to the Institute in person if you have symptoms or have tested positive.
In addition to these measures, Bishopsgate Institute has strict cleaning protocols in place and ventilation throughout the building. There are also numerous hand-sanitising stations available and touch-free drinking fountains. Find out more about how we’re keeping you safe.
You will learn
- Tips and tricks to reduce nerves and anxiety when speaking in public
- How to prepare your voice and tackle ‘false starts’ (umms, uhhs and ahhs)
- Microphone techniques to improve your voice
- Understand and practise persuasive, informative and demonstrative speaking
- Assess areas for personal improvement with actions to take beyond the session
- Learn and practise the Pecha Kucha method in order to deliver professional presentations and respond in the moment.
Meet the Tutor
Martin Billingham is a specialist in training and assessment of communication skills with a background in teaching, academia, and stand-up comedy.
Public speaking often tops the list of peoples’ number one fears, as a response to this Martin has devised a training method with the mantra 'fight the fear and have fun doing it!'. He provides a series of inclusive, personalised and engaging activities within a welcoming and positive environment that will give you the skills, insights and confidence to stand up and speak.
Whether you want to gain the ability to speak in public for work, education, or just simply to boost your social life, he will help you gain the confidence and competence to have your voice heard.
Need to Know
- 10:00 - 16:00
- Bishopsgate Institute
- Martin Billingham
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