Effective Public Speaking

This workshop will help to build your confidence and skills in giving speeches. 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.

Who should attend?

Anyone who would like to become a better public speaker.


  • 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

Course Outline

Introduction and overview

  • Public speaking situations
  • Speaking practice – introducing someone
  • Speeches vs presentations
  • The elements of a good speech

Planning your speech

  • Asking questions about your speech
  • Researching your topic
  • Planning what to say and how to say it
  • Using a framework

Building 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 2019  
February 21-22 April 4-5 May 30-31
July 15-16 September 5-6 October 31*
November 1* December 2-3  

Length: 2 days

Venue: Professional Development Centre, Toa Payoh

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