Centre for Continuing Education

The Public Speaking Studio

Business Communication. Sharpen your communication skills.

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 stengthen your public speaking skills in a fun, creative space and leave 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

Interactive workshop

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.