Dare To Speak™ Public Speaking Programme for Executives & Professionals
19 & 20 January 2013
@ Telekom Malaysia Convention Centre, Bangsar

It's difficult to believe that the Dare To Speak™ Public Speaking Programme has been running for 4 years. This first session in 2013 marked the beginning of the programme's 5th year of existence. It is very important for us to maintain the interest while improving the programme so that more people can benefit from this highly effective course.

For this first session, we faced some difficulties in getting enough participants but it was overcome with extra effort. In the end, we had 11 participants even though on the second day we were left with 10.

Dare To Speak Public Speaking Programme Azmi Shahrin - Public Speaking Coach & Trainer
Comfortable training room at TM Convention Centre

Right from the beginning, the effectiveness of this course lies in the extensive hands-on practice. It was no different in this round. The trainer Azmi Shahrin explained each module briefly and spent the rest of the time coaching the participants individually (after the module was explained). The modules covered included body language (4 elements), vocal variety, speech organization and others.

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No one was spared from personal coaching!

Here are some photos of the participants speaking:

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For me personally, the most inspiring speech during this entire course was presented by Daniel Tey, who shared how he lost more than 20 kg in a short period of time:

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HAPPINESS.... is being in control of your life :)

In any case, all the participants presented interesting topics relating to their life and career and everyone showed a marked improvement over the 2 days.

Although there were some inconveniences in the provision of meals over the weekend, the participants were well-fed. For tea breaks, I bought doughnuts for all. On the first day, we had lunch at Secret Recipe situated at the basement of Menara TM. On the second day, I ordered pizza. It was hard work but well worth it.

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Tea break Lunch

The programme ended with evaluations and certificate presentation.

~ Reported by Sandy Tan

 

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