Does the prospect of having to give a speech or presentation fill you with dread?
You're not alone - almost three-quarters of us suffer from some form of public speaking anxiety, but thorough preparation, plus a few straightforward techniques, can turn a painful experience into an exhilarating and rewarding one.
This half-day group course will build your confidence and ensure you make the most of every speaking opportunity.
Debrett's Academy director and public speaking expert Rupert Wesson will share the secrets of great speakers, with on-camera practice and individual feedback enabling you to identify and overcome your speaking challenges.
Make 2018 the year you take action to improve your speaking and presenting skills, or receive tailored advice to help you prepare for a particular speaking opportunity.
Spaces are limited to 6 people on a first-come, first-served basis. Please email OllyWalker@debretts.co.uk to reserve your place, or call 020 3705 2210 for more information. All attendees receive a course handbook.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="25px"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_text_separator title=""][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]
- Remaining calm
- Projecting confidence
- The secrets of great speakers
- Preparing notes and visual aids
- Sounding natural
- Writing a compelling speech
- Dealing with Q&As
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All attendees will receive a course handbook. Places are limited to 6 and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please call us on 0203 705 2210 or email DanScothern@debretts.co.uk to reserve your place.
Date and time:
Wednesday 24th October 2018, 6.30 - 9pm
Venue: Central London
Cost: £149 + VAT (refer a friend or colleague and you both receive 10% off)
Allies in the Office Programme
The majority of senior business leaders are men, so who better to influence cultural and organisational change in the workplace? And yet most gender diversity programmes are aimed at women.
According to the Harvard Business Review, in order for men and women to be allies in the office, men have to take the lead in creating a more gender diverse workplace.
Visionary men have long been public champions and behind the scenes dealmakers for the cause of women’s inclusion. Today we need them more than ever
- Melanne Verveer, United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues
Through force of numbers, men often have the most insider knowledge of the workplace. As business leaders, they also understand the commercial costs of inequality for individuals and the company.
To effect real change, however, they also need a commitment to doing what is right.
Debrett’s Allies in the Office Programme coaches in developing effective, positive working relationships with both male and female colleagues.
Led by two expert tutors, the course can be undertaken by mixed or single-sex groups and can be held over one or two days.
Through a combination of behavioural theory and practical exercises, it will demonstrate how to adapt your communication style to others in order to be heard and to listen, while developing the confidence to provide leadership and to encourage and motivate others.
- The confidence gap – how confidence is key to success and how men and women think differently about it
- Confidence hacks for everyone
- What happens when men and women speak in the same room
- Body language and silent signals – how they differ and why it matters
- Approaches to conflict
- How do others see you?
- Identifying a role model, and becoming one to others
- Influencing the culture of your organisation and how it fits with your values
- Networking – how men and women do things differently
- Identifying and generating networking opportunities
- The secrets to successful face-to-face networking
- Managing your digital network
Mentoring and sponsoring
- Mentors and sponsors – why we need both
- How to identify a sponsor and a mentor, and how to be one others
Programme duration: 1 - 2 days
Cost: from £450 + VAT per person for a minimum of 6 people; discounts available for larger groups.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]
For further information and a programme outline tailored to you or your company, please contact OllyWalker@debretts.co.uk or call 020 3950 5240.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
Public Speaking And The Art Of Persuasion
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Every speaking opportunity is a chance to shine, a chance to build your profile and brand. Our public speaking programme shows you how to make the most of the speaking opportunities in your personal and professional life. We can show you how to speak with presence and gravitas and how to stand out from the crowd.
There are a number of elements to the Debrett’s public speaking programme – but our main aim is to ensure that speakers are natural, engaging and persuasive. The programme will start by exploring the secrets of great speakers and can then be tailored to suit the needs of the client, encompassing the following topics:
- The secrets of great speakers
- Using scripts or notes
- Using slides, graphics and pitch books
- Creating a winning structure
- Handling the questions
- Handling nerves
- Understanding and adapting your style
For enquiries, call +44 (0)20 3705 2210 or email OllyWalker@debretts.co.uk[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][eltdf_post_carousel_swipe carousel_layout="four-posts" number_of_posts="" category_id="309" author_id="0"][/vc_column][/vc_row]