Centre for Continuing Education

The Public Speaking Studio Course

Business Communication. Sharpen your communication skills.

COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses

We are now delivering courses both online and in-person. Please check the delivery format for each class before you enrol.

Please note that course materials for all classes (excluding prescribed textbooks) are shared electronically within 48 hours of a course starting. Printing is not available.


This confidence-boosting public speaking course explores a blend of impromptu thinking-on-your-feet responses and crafted speech delivery.

It is a must for anyone looking to increase visibility, pitch ideas and gain confidence speaking in front of others. Using a mix of improvisation exercises, delivery skills and structural techniques – this course is designed to have you flexing your public speaking muscles. Best of all, you will gain the ability to give confident and compelling responses in all environments.

This is a fun, no-pressure course designed for all levels of ability and individuals from a range of professional backgrounds. Your voice deserves to be heard – come along and learn how to best share it.

Aims

This course aims to equip you with the skills to become a confident and compelling public speaker.

Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • maximise your physical presence and build gravitas and confidence
  • communicate with your natural voice as a unique and powerful tool
  • connect authentically with your audience by using confident eye contact
  • deliver impromptu responses by developing your thinking-on-your-feet skills
  • rise above nerves and enjoy connecting with your audience
  • craft and deliver a prepared speech
  • take your audience on a journey
  • develop techniques that will keep your audience active and engaged.

Content

Each lesson covers:

  • the fundamentals of breath support, vocal development and physical presence – essential for all styles of delivery and are the best combat for nerves and performance anxiety
  • developing vital thinking-on-your feet skills with improvisation workshops and drama techniques
  • creating compelling speeches, including clear communication objectives, storytelling, playing actions and becoming audience focused.

With plenty of delivery opportunities, you will flex, stretch and strengthen your public speaking skills in a fun, creative space, leaving you excited to tackle your next public speaking challenge.

Intended audience

Anyone who wants to improve their public speaking skills in a low-pressure environment.

Delivery style

This interactive workshop is delivered over three, weekly sessions of 2.5 hours.

Please come prepared to have fun and give new experiences a try. You will collaborate and work with other participants and work through challenges together – these workshops are a safe, creative environment full of practical experience.

Features

  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Course materials – yours to keep
  • CCE Statement of Completion

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