Public speaking

Course Dates: 14/01/20 - 25/02/20
Time: 18:15 - 21:15
Location: International House
Tim Vaughan-Hughes

Whatever your reasons for speaking publicly, allay your fears by learning techniques for formal and impromptu speeches, introductions, discussion leading and public questioning, and boost your general confidence at the same time.


What is the course about?

This is a practical course exploring and developing how to improve confidence in vocal communication skills for work and social situations. Our aim is for you to understand the effect that individual vocal habits have on public speaking and to gain confidence in speaking in public.

What will we cover?

Exercises to help develop use of breath, resonance, placement and articulation.
The development of listening skills.
The working for clarity of speech.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Create a structure for a successful presentation.
Speak in public with confidence.
Sustain good use of vocal technique.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

An open minded nature and a willingness to practice and persevere.
In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Speak English fluently.
• Communicate in group situations.
• Give and receive constructive feedback.
• Read and respond to a range of texts.
• Take course notes for your own use.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Work will be mainly practical supported by relevant printed hand-outs. You need to be fluent in spoken English.

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?

You need to provide paper and pen for note-taking.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Presenting on the Spot; Clear Speech; Pronunciation and Self-Presentation for Speakers of Other Languages and Communicating at Work: the Business Pitch.

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


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It's a fun course, when you work as a team to learn
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Review by Antony Valenti / (Posted on 29/05/2019)
The tutor's classes are excellent, I would highly recommend any of his classes, I have been on three of his courses and thoroughly enjoyed them.
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Review by Malcolm / (Posted on 27/06/2018)
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Course Code: DVX002

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Tue, eve, 14 Jan - 25 Feb '20

Duration: 7 sessions (over 7 weeks)

Full fee: £199.00
Senior fee: £199.00
Concession: £199.00

Or call to enrol: 222-66-889-99

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