Dare To Speak™ Public Speaking Programme for Executives & Professionals
12 & 13 May 2012
@ Crystal Crown Hotel, PJ

Dare To Speak Public Speaking Programme
Basic stuff, but it takes a trainer to make you do it

Although this training programme had been running for quite some time, I tried not to take for granted that I could easily recruit participants. Therefore I was thankful to receive as many as 11 registrations for this round. The participants found us or came to us through different channels but as always, they were keen to learn.

The following were our 11 amazing participants:

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Aliff - sent by his dad Azzrul - sent by his company
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Carol - registered herself Eunice - also registered herself
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Lisa - first person to register Fami - registered last minute
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Rahman - been waiting for a long time to attend Masrizal - took advantage of the special discount
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Maria - registered on colleague's recommendation Hafiez - registered by his wife Zaliza
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Zaliza - registered herself and husband

The programme went ahead smoothly with an introduction to public speaking followed by the usual modules. Due to having a full class, the practice sessions were a bit lengthy. Perhaps the next time we should limit participation strictly to 10 persons, though it could be a bit "cruel" to turn away the 11th (I always turn away the 12th).

Anyway, the participants managed to learn all the essential elements of public speaking including hand gestures, stance, eye contact, facial expression, vocal variety, speech organization, etc. Along the way, the participants presented on various interesting topics, simple or profound. During one of the practice sessions, they were asked to speak as their company's representative, which everyone found very useful.

The class ended a bit late on the second day with a quick certificate presentation ceremony. I didn't even have time to give a full closing speech as everyone wanted to rush home and the trainer also had to head up to Genting for another training on the next day!

~ Reported by Sandy Tan

 

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