This hands-on workshop will help to build your confidence and skills in giving speeches at work. You will explore techniques for planning and delivering talks, as well as ways to engage your audience in a range of public speaking situations.

During the workshop you will develop and deliver a speech on a topic of your choice. You will receive detailed feedback on your performance from the other course participants and your trainer.

This workshop is for you if…

You would like to be better at planning and delivering speeches at work.


After taking this workshop you should be able to:

  • plan, structure and deliver short speeches
  • use your speeches to engage, motivate and inspire others
  • give impromptu speeches at work when the situation demands it

Workshop Outline

Why public speaking matters

  • Public speaking situations
  • Speaking practice – introducing someone
  • Speeches vs presentations
  • What makes a memorable speech?

Planning your speech

  • Key aspects to consider
  • Researching your topic
  • Planning what to say and how to say it
  • Using a framework

Developing your speech

  • Good introductions
  • Creating interest in your speech
  • Using rhetorical devices
  • Language for speeches

Preparing yourself

  • Dealing with stress
  • Understanding and overcoming fear
  • The power of positive visualisation

Delivering a speech

  • Projecting a confident, credible image
  • Using your voice effectively
  • Keeping your audience engaged
  • Delivering a speech written by someone else

Expecting the Unexpected

  • Giving impromptu talks
  • Managing your emotions
  • Handling questions
  • Speaking practice - 'thank you' speech

Course Information

Public Training Dates 2020  
March 9-10 May 18-19 July 13-14
August 27-28 October 15-16 November 23-24

Length: 2 days

Venue: Professional Development Centre, Toa Payoh

Course Fees: S$1,122.43 (including GST)