Dare To Speak™ Public Speaking Programme for Executives & Professionals
8 & 9 May 2010
@ Qualine Edu Success, Sunway

This was another challenging programme to organize as registration trickled in very slowly until the final week. In the end, we had 9 participants but more than half were late entries. All the same, we prepared ourselves to give the best to all who had registered. This time, we decided to check out a new training venue in Sunway ("new" = our first time using it).

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The new training venue in Sunway - bright and spacious

The training centre was great as far as the facilities were concerned. There was even a prayer room at the ground floor of the block which proved convenient. However, food was a bit of a problem. On the first morning, we were supposed to meet at OldTown White Coffee at 8.15 a.m. but the shop didn't open till 9 a.m. It was tough trying to redirect everyone to 2 different restaurants - a mamak shop for the Malay participants and a Chinese coffee shop for the others. But we got wiser after that and found suitable eating places for lunch and on the second day. Finding food is always an issue as our maximum class size is 10 and it's difficult to cater for a small number.

Food problems aside, we had a great time. Everyone learned quickly. Here are some photos of the participants in action:

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The programme was every effective but since this is the 9th time I'm writing this kind of report for this same course, I've really run out of new words and phrases to describe how great it was. Please refer to earlier reports for more information. :) Anyway, what struck me this round was that the performances became more and more dramatic as the course progressed. During the final session, some participants thumped the table until I thought the table was going to break! According to the trainer, we had to exaggerate during practice so that when we leave the programme, we would still retain some of the impact. Well said!

After the certificate-giving ceremony and singing our theme song "Friends For Life", the class was dismissed. Time to look forward to the next round! If many register and do so early, then we can move back to Crystal Crown Hotel.

Bonus photos:

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Sandy Tan launched her new hairstyle on the first day of the programme.
Left - Sandy in March 2010, Right - Sandy now

~ Reported by Sandy Tan

 

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