Dare To Speak™ Public Speaking Programme for Executives & Professionals
12 & 13 January 2011
@ Shah's Village Hotel, PJ

This was our 13th session since we started running this course in January 2009. Again, I faced some difficulties in obtaining a sufficient number of participants. Ten days before the class, we had 3 participants only! However, cancellation or postponement was not an option. Some last minute action saved the day. In the end, we had 8 participants. Since it was too late to book our usual hotel, we ended up at Shah's Village, which was not too bad!

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Inside and immediately outside the training room

The next challenge was I fell sick! As a result, I couldn't pay full attention to the proceedings. Anyway, the class was good and progressed as usual. The small number of participants helped. It was fun too. In the first round of practice, the participants had to choose a character (real life or fictional, dead or alive) and introduce himself/herself as if he/she were that person. I discovered that the participants admired a range of interesting people, some of whom I had never heard of (due to my lack of general knowledge).

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Dare To Speak Public Speaking Programme Clockwise from top left:
Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Rapunzel, Tony Fernandes, Eryka Badu, Carol Burnett, Lexi Gray, Sawada
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And so during many rounds of practices with simple yet interesting topics, the participants were directly coached by the trainer to apply more and more of the public speaking skills till finally they could put everything together.

On the second day, I had to leave after lunch. The trainer concluded the session nicely. Some of the participants later sms-ed me to say that the course was beneficial and that they would recommend it to their friends. I hope it works so that the future rounds will be easier for me to organize. A note of appreciation to the trainer and all participants!

Bonus photo:

Sandy Tan - Managing Partner of ProSkills Trainers
Trying my best to be upbeat despite not feeling well

~ Reported by Sandy Tan

 

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