Dare To Speak™ Public Speaking Programme for Executives & Professionals
18 & 19 January 2014
@ ProSkills Trainers' Office, Sunway Mentari, PJ

After running this training programme for 5 years since January 2009, we finally moved it to our own centre. This was the second programme held at this centre. However, registration was not too encouraging as the training was held over a long weekend. I managed to get 8 participants only and decided to give away the last 2 seats for free to "friends".

Dare To Speak Public Speaking Programme Azmi Shahrin - Public Speaking Coach & Trainer
The training room was complete by now, the latest additions being the curtains and the projector table

The trainer Azmi Shahrin started off the programme by asking each participant to choose a character by whose name they would be called throughout the 2 days. He said this was done to allow participants to step outside their normal selves so that they could unlearn and relearn more easily.

The next step was asking each participant to name their most common fears in public speaking. These were listed down on the whiteboard and discussed.

The main part of the training then commenced and proceeded smoothly. Body language was covered first, followed by vocal variation and critical content. Correct pronunciation was also covered but more briefly.

The participants had the opportunity to speak many times throughout the 2 days.

The 10 stylish participants:

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Sent by company
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Registered on their own
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Siblings
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More siblings
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Given free seats as members of Kelab Pidato Perdana
(left: Mustafa from Johor Bahru, right: Asri from Penang)

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The trainer paying close attention to each presentation

Drinks and snacks were available around the clock. Lunch had to be brought in.

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Participants having their meals while fellowshipping

I'm beginning to like our centre more and more. It is so convenient.

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Parking "heaven"
during daytime
Muslim participants praying at the spacious surau inside the centre

The training ended well and on time. Certification presentation was the final item on the agenda.

However, several necessary improvements have been identified which includes silencing the air conditioner and procuring better food for lunch. We will work on these and make the centre even better!

Bonus photo:

Sandy Tan - Managing Partner of ProSkills Trainers This is me :)

~ Reported by Sandy Tan

 

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