What is the course about?
This course will help you deal with those situations where you may be asked to present or speak in an
impromptu situation for example; a leaving drinks at work, a promotion or other celebration or a social event
such as a surprise birthday party. At the start of the first class, students will be asked what they would like to focus on.
What will we cover?
Technique: Learn key vocal, breathing and delivery techniques that will help you to think on the spot whilst speaking
Nerves: Learn to control the nerves that cause you to forget your message, your voice to quiver or your knees to shake
Style: Different situations need different styles and tone. Learn a variety of styles and ways to deliver your message to fit any situation from a more formal work situation to a celebratory family occasion.
Message: Whatever the length or style of the speech, there are a few key tactics and formulas that can be used to put your message across.
Rapport : Learn how to create a connection with the audience that will help you to feel in control of the moment plus calm and confident.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Speak with confidence and assurance in any impromptu situation.
Be able to connect with the audience through your message
Ensure that the speech is delivered in a style that is befitting the occasion.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.
Please look at the rest of the course outline carefully to decide if you may benefit from support in your English and Maths skills to help you to take part fully in this class.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course will comprise of exercises and information on presentation tips and techniques. It will give attendees
the opportunity to present either with their chosen theme or a suggested one and give the opportunity for
feedback and evaluation.
As part of the course content, your tutor may record your image for initial and ongoing assessment purposes. You are entitled to decline to participate in the recording of your image.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Bring a notepad and pen.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Any Voice or Presentation based courses.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details