Education: Powerful speaking and presentation

Monday, 01 May 2000


    Now, tell us ... you've got 30 secondsWhen you start speaking to an audience, large or small, you've got 30 seconds - at the most - for your listeners to decide whether they're going to pay attention or switch off.

    If you jump that first hurdle, says Christine Maher, presenter of our two-day presentation skills seminar, Learn Powerful Speaking and Presentation, you still face others during the course of your address.

    That she practices what she preaches is proved by the opinions of those who have learned her skills. Here are two:

    "Outstanding course packed with theoretical insights and training in practical techniques (including gruelling exercises) which successfully imparted a lot of "value for money" training into two short, enjoyable days".

    - Dr Charles Macaulay, general manager operations, NEMMCO.

    "I am still amazed at the amount of material we covered and the progress made in only two days.

    - Marilyn Robertson, managing director, Dow Corning Aust.

    At Powerful Speech and Presentation you will learn

    * The professional perspective: six major speaking faults

    * Planning and preparation

    * Winning your audience and presenting yourself

    * Your voice: projection and pace

    * The two most important parts of any speech

    * Humour

    * Speaking without reading

    * The power of simplicity

    * Impromptu speaking

    * Visuals

    * Successful speechwriting: How to write absolutely anything.

    You will identify and cultivate your natural individual style. You will avoid theatricality or falseness, and you will say goodbye forever to the mind-numbing stage fright which so often handicaps the untrained speaker. You will see attention paid to your written presentations when you can give them the verbal support to capture your audience's interest.

    This AICD program is held in both Sydney in Melbourne.


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