Communication is the greatest skill that human beings possess and is the key to successful relationships in all areas of our lives. But in the workplace it is an absolute essential and more and more professionals are discovering that public speaking skills are vital to their career and its progression.
It is said that people’s two greatest fears are death and public speaking.
Whether you are starting out in the workplace and want to have your voice heard and your contribution valued or you’re a leader who needs to communicate ideas and motivate a team, you need to be able to communicate effectively.
The ability to inform, influence and motivate are learned skills and with training and practise, you can be a confident inspiring speaker who can communicate your ideas and opinions to any size of audience.
This training course will prepare you for any public speaking situation. It is a hands-on practical course that will equip you with the skills to manage your anxiety and find your voice. You will learn how to deliver your message in an engaging and persuasive way to create a real impact on your audience.
Public Speaking – Why it Matters
- The role of public speaking for professionals
Fear of Public Speaking
- Why does it happen?
- Techniques to overcome fear and anxiety
Speaking and presenting styles
- What are you trying to achieve?
- Effective body language
- Speaking to inform
- Speaking to persuade
- Tone and pace
Finding your own voice
- Building your confidence
- Projecting credibility
Creating your speech
- Creating context
- Use of language
- Preparation of slides
- Use of memory aides and prompts
- Know your audience
Participants will be building to a final presentation throughout the training.
We will examine case studies and examples of successful public speaking and some not so successful speeches.
Dates and Times:
This training is delivered over four weeks, two hours per week.
Tuesday April 11th
Tuesday April 18th
Tuesday April 25th
Tuesday May 2nd.
Time: 7pm – 9pm
This training is delivered over two full days:
Saturday 15th April 9:30am to 4:00pm
Sunday 16th April 9:30am to 4:00pm
Training Fee: €395
This training is delivered through the Irish Academy of Public Relations
Location: Training takes place at our Dublin Office: 15 Mount Street Lower, Dublin 2. F02 F777
Ellen Gunning is CEO of The Irish Academy of Public Relations and the PR Training Academy. Ellen is a thought leader and an international conference speaker and lecturer. Ellen is also the author of the academic textbook, Public Relations, A Practical Approach, (Macmillan Higher Education International, UK, 3rd edition, October 2018), an international conference speaker and lecturer, broadcaster , and TV media commentator on Breakfast Television (Virgin Media 1).