Who is it for?

This workshop will help your team to explore techniques of getting their message across persuasively. It's important that employees, especially in co-ops, can communicate to each other effectively and the content of this course will help them do just that. Whether making a case for change at committee meeting, introducing a new procedure to your team or presenting information at a controversial members meeting, the ability for staff to get their message across with precision, flair and sensitivity has never been more important.

What will participants learn?

‘Getting Your Message Across’ is a public speaking workshop that focuses on the two speech types that managers, officers and elected members deliver most frequently: the persuasive speech and the information-giving talk. The course will teach you a preparation formula for both types, while imparting tips to make the speeches impactful, digestible and enjoyable. The workshop also comprises delivery technique so you can be both easy on the eye and the ear.

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

  • Understand the needs of any audience
  • Identify the pitfalls of the persuasive pitch and the information-giving talk
  • Structure both types of speeches
  • Grab the audience’s attention
  • Make the information-giving presentation enjoyable
  • Vary the narrative texture of the presentation so the audience stays stimulated
  • Remember key points when seemingly ‘speaking off the cuff’
  • Use gestures, faces and voices to complement the verbal message
  • Look confident and sound self-assured
  • Manage adrenalin
  • Prepare for awkward questions
  • Answer questions confidently
  • Address unfair questions

How will participants learn?

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

  • Whole and sub-group discussion with practical activities
  • Q&A sessions
  • Self-reflection activities to think about how they’ll apply what they’ve learned to your organisation

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