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

This programme was originally scheduled on 8 & 9 September. Due to an oversight, there was clash with another programme which could not be rescheduled. Therefore, we had to change the dates to 24 & 25 September. This caused some difficulties as a fair number of would-be participants cancelled and we had to provide discounts as a "compensation" for those willing to move to the new dates. I also had to look for new participants. In the end, 10 participants attended the training.

Azmi Shahrin - Public Speaking Coach & Trainer Dare To Speak Public Speaking Programme

For a change, the training was held in the open space
instead of the usual enclosed room

For this session, the trainer Azmi Shahrin had begun to use the new syllabus which would be officially implemented from 2015 under Epic Training Sdn. Bhd. The key modules are Elements of Dynamic Delivery I (hand gestures), Elements of Dynamic Delivery II (stance, facial expression & eye contact), Elements of Dynamic Delivery II (vocal projection & variation) and Critical Content (speech organization). This new syllabus was evolved over the past few years.

As usual, the trainer expounded each module before the participants were given an opportunity to apply the new skills.

Here are some closed-up shots of the participants delivering their respective speeches:

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Another new feature of this session was the opportunity to practise speaking while sitting down. This was in recognition that very often at the workplace, participants would be required to speak while seated.

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Mr. Wong from Kota Kinabalu delivering his speech
while seated

The conference table was put to good use for the above purpose but we did not make use of it for lunch. We had lunch at OldTown on both days for convenience.

As usual, the programme ended with certificate presentation and final comments. Several participants also enquired about our public speaking club as they were interested to continue honing their skills while improving their English.

~ Reported by Sandy Tan

 

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