Effective Public Speaking

This hands-on workshop will help to build your confidence and skills in giving speeches. You will explore techniques for preparing 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.


• Be able to plan, structure and deliver short speeches

• Use your speeches to engage, motivate and inspire others

• Discover your strengths and areas to improve as a speaker

Course Outline

Why Public Speaking Matters 

  • Public speaking situations
  • Speeches vs presentations
  • The elements of a good speech

Planning and Preparing 

  • Researching your topic
  • Planning what to say and how to say it
  • Preparing yourself

Delivering a Speech

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

Expecting the Unexpected

  • Giving impromptu talks
  • Managing your emotions
  • Handling questions

Course Information

Public Training Dates 2018
February 8-9 March 8-9 April 23-24
May 14-15 July 30-31 August 16-17
September 4-5 October 1-2 November 8-9
December 3-4    

Length: 2 days

Venue: Professional Development Centre, Toa Payoh

Maximum group size: 12

Course Fees: $1,068.93 (including GST)