Dare To Speak™ Public Speaking Programme for Executives & Professionals
24 & 25 March 2014
@ ProSkills Trainers' Office, Sunway Mentari, PJ

Once again, the first hurdle in running this programme was to gather enough participants. I had little difficulty this time as a number of companies registered one or more staff. Only 3 participants registered on their own this time.

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The trainer with a good mix of 10 participants

After a brief introduction as to why public speaking skills were so important, the trainer Azmi Shahrin asked each participant to share their fears about public speaking. Some of these "fears" can be seen listed in the picture below. They included "nervousness", "lost for words", "speak too fast" and others.

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The course then proceeded in a play-by-ear manner, catering to the needs of each individual participant, while at the same time ensuring the key modules were covered. The modules were body language, vocal variety, speech organization and correct English pronunciation.

In total, we managed to have 5 rounds of individual hands-on practice. Simple topics were suggested; participants were also allowed to select their own topics including those related to their work. The training method used was again on-the-spot coaching by the trainer. In an intensive training environment like this, it would almost be impossible not to progress quickly.

For lunch, I did make a minor improvement after a participant complained about the food during the last class (mentioned in the course evaluation form).

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Lunching in on Day 1 Lunching out on Day 2

The programme ended well and everyone was happy. Here are the 10 participants receiving their certificates:

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I am also happy with the results. However, a few more improvements need to be made to bring this programme to a higher level.

~ Reported by Sandy Tan

 

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