Who is it for?

This workshop is aimed at council members who want to boost their skills at delivering chamber speeches.

What will I learn?

This workshop will show you how to deliver chamber speeches that will engage the whole audiences: from fellow members in the chamber to members of the general public watching debates on their smartphones. The course not only imparts a strong, memorable preparation formula, it also equips delegates with practical, camera-friendly tips that they can use on their feet.

By the end of the workshop, delegates will know how to:

  • Understand the needs of their wide-reaching and wide-ranging audience
  • Get to the point quickly
  • Structure a motion and an amendment
  • Speak in clear, grammatically-correct English
  • Use a microphone correctly
  • Stress words effectively
  • Talk to their audience, not to their notes
  • Manage their bodies so their gestures complement the vocal message
  • Create a polished image
  • Dress for the camera
  • Behave appropriately when they’re not speaking but still in shot

How will I learn?

During the workshop you’ll learn by taking part in:

  • Whole and sub-group discussion with practical activities
  • Q&A sessions
  • Self-reflection activities to think about how you’ll apply what you’ve learned to a wider context

Meet the tutor

Emma Taylor has been successfully training clients in public speaking and chairing since 2003. Prior to this, she worked as an actor. Currently, she also works as a scriptwriter and lectures in the subject. Possessing a deep-rooted knowledge of these professions allows her to share refreshing, practical tips. She has a very diverse client base: from priests, finance directors and restauranteurs to best men and politicians. Regardless of the client's profession, Emma helps trainees to embrace and develop their own style.


If the cost of this workshop is an issue for you or your organisation we welcome bursary applications - please find details here

Member Discount

Individual and Organisational members are entitled to 15% off the price of a standard ticket for this course. Just enter the code at checkout.

Not an individual member? Join from as little as £4 per month. See more about our membership offer here.

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