Dare To Speak™ Public Speaking Programme for Executives & Professionals
19 & 20 July 2014
@ ProSkills Trainers' Office, Sunway Mentari, PJ

I did not face much difficulty in securing enough registrations for this class. Even though we offered special discounts for Muslim participants (fasting month), only 3 people took up the offer (all were college/university students). This was probably due to the class filling up quickly that I did not have to repeatedly highlight the promotion. We had 12 participants including 5 staff members of a certain company.

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The trainer Azmi Shahrin and the 12 participants

As usual, the opening session was spent discussing the problems faced by each participant in public speaking. The trainer did his best to dispel all the fears by providing construction suggestions, ideas and new ways of thinking. After the participants felt more comfortable and confident, the actual teaching and drilling began.

The usual modules were covered including the 4 elements of body language, vocal variation and speech organization. Each module included a short exposition followed by a round of speeches with on-the-spot coaching. The trainer also touched on the elements of a good business presentation by using Steve Jobs as an example.

The following are photos of all 12 participants:

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For lunch on both days, we ate at OldTown White Coffee. We did not eat in because some of the participants (and the trainer) were fasting.

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The participants were allowed to order whatever they wanted

The class ended at 5 p.m. sharp on both days. The final events on the second day were certificate presentation and a photography session.

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Participants filling out the evaluation form at the end of the class

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Free-style photo

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Serious official photo

Two more sessions to go (September & November) before we move to a new arrangement under Epic Training Sdn. Bhd. This programme will be continued but under a slightly different name. :)

~ Reported by Sandy Tan

 

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