Dare To Speak™ Public Speaking Programme for Executives & Professionals
6 & 7 March 2010
@ 11C, Jalan SS 21/60, Damansara Utama

For this round, we had 8 participants. However, due to many late registrations I couldn't get hold of a hotel venue at the "last minute", and we had to fall back on the Damansara Utama venue.

Dare To Speak Public Speaking Programme Azmi Shahrin - Public Speaking Coach & Trainer
The trainer working on the 8 participants

I guess everything went smoothly, though I was more engrossed with my new camera, the semi-pro Canon PowerShot G11. I bought this to overcome the problem of blurred motions during so many of our trainings. The camera proved very useful in capturing bright pictures with the motion frozen (less frustration involved). Anyway, enough about the camera.

To begin with, the participants were already quite good. In this programme, they were taught to be more energetic and enthusiastic, besides some other basic stuff such as body language, vocal variety, correct pronunciation and so on.

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Make it lively and dramatic!

The participants had many rounds of practice including an impromptu debate session. The topic again revolved around a variation of the "battle of the sexes" theme. Since there was a lack of females, I was also roped in to play the game. It was 5 males against 4 females, and it was hilarious.

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Men are from Mars, women are from Venus
Dare To Speak Public Speaking Programme Dare To Speak Public Speaking Programme Sandy Tan - Managing Partner of ProSkills Trainers

Everyone was happy with the results achieved and the progress made. Before the class was dismissed, the participants were given the charge to continue practising and to seize every opportunity to speak up in the real world.

In a way, it was just another programme. But hopefully we will never stop being amazed at the life-changing power of these encounters.

~ Reported by Sandy Tan

 

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