Dare To Speak™ Public Speaking Programme for Executives & Professionals
14 & 15 January 2012
@ Crystal Crown Hotel, PJ

We started off the year very well with the best ever programme so far, in terms of getting enough participants. 11 participants registered for the course. We're still loyal to Crystal Crown after having used their facilities for 3 years (since January 2009). Same course, same trainer, same venue... but with a fresh batch of participants!

Azmi Shahrin - Public Speaking Coach & Trainer Dare To Speak Public Speaking Programme
A cheerful trainer with 11 attentive participants

After the opening session, we sailed full steam into unchartered waters (for the participants only, of course). The trainer Azmi Shahrin, always flexible with the flow of his delivery of the course contents, had chosen this time to talk about the 4 elements of body language and vocal variety under the heading of "dynamic delivery", before touching on speech organization under the heading of "critical content". As usual, after each round of short exposition, there would be a practice session where each and every participant had to go forward to speak.

Dare To Speak Public Speaking Programme Mr. Kennedy, our first Mat Salleh student...

With each round of practice, the participants' delivery improved noticeably. This went on for 2 days, so in the end they were all pretty good at it.

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Lunch time: Sitting in 2 rows, facing each other

On the second day, we were left with 10 participants. The following photos were taken on the second day:

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Dare To Speak Public Speaking Programme Each with his own style but aligned with the
standard techniques taught in this course!

Before the course ended, there was just enough time to cover the module on correct English pronunciation. Those who wanted to delve deeper into this subject were encouraged to attend our full 2-day course on this subject. We ended with a quick certificate presentation ceremony and everyone had to "rush" home because we were 1 hour late in finishing!

In short, this training programme had allowed the participants to catch a glimpse of and taste what it was like to speak confidently and interestingly before an audience. We very much hope that they would continue to practise and apply their new skills and achieve success. :)

~ Reported by Sandy Tan

 

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