Public speaking for event professionals

Public speaking is a skill which every event professional should have to advance and develop their career

Public Speaking for conferences and events has been designed specifically for event professionals if you want to:

  • Feel confident and enjoy speaking at events and in front of colleagues
  • Become an excellent communicator and learn to speak with genuine, easy confidence and pose
  • Speak easily and creatively, without notes
  • Remain composed and think clearly even under pressure
  • Get your message across powerfully and effectively in all situations

Attend this course and discover the right techniques to help you as an event professional, become a confident and effective public speaker.

Course outline

The growing importance & value of public speaking skills for event professionals

  • Introduction — my background as an event professional and how overcoming fear of public speaking changed my life
  • Why public speaking skills are becoming more critical for event professionals
  • Changing how we approach public speaking – learning to see public speaking as an opportunity rather than a threat!
  • 1 minute pitching exercise + feedback: give an elevator pitch on yourself, your event, or your organisation

Techniques for managing nerves at conferences, presentations and meetings

  • Discovering why some of us get more nervous than others
  • Understanding public speaking anxiety and how to manage it
  • Tips on how to combat the physical symptoms of a fight or flight response on stage
  • Practising positive self-talk and visualisation ahead of a presentation

Key public speaking techniques

  • Body language and voice techniques that build powerful rapport
  • Dos and don’ts when presenting
  • 1 minute pitching exercise + feedback: repeat previous exercise but employ techniques

How to speak effectively in meetings and become an excellent communicator

  • Presentation outline: structure and signposting
  • Tips for using visual aids effectively
  • Creating impact: storytelling and other techniques that engage the emotional brain
  • Effectively leading a team meeting
  • Etiquette for leading a conference call
  • 2 minute presentation exercise + feedback: sell an idea to the Board of your organisation

Opening a conference and networking at events

  • How to open a conference: speaking with confidence and authority as you set the tone for the day
  • Speaking techniques to support networking at events
  • 1 minute speaking exercise + feedback: practise opening a conference OR give a motivational speech to your team

Continuing to develop your confidence in public speaking

  • Goal-setting activity: using public speaking to help grow your role/event/organisation
  • Ideas for where you can practise presenting in a safe space
  • Closing positive visualisation exercise

95% of our delegates would recommend our courses

Who should attend?

This course is for anyone who needs more confidence or polish in public speaking – whether it be in meetings, presentations or at events.

How long?

One day: 09:00–17:00

Where and when?

This course is run as an in-house programme. Please call +44 (0)208 374 1712 if you would like further information.

Studies prove that employees who experience regular training are:
 

  1. more invested in the success of the business and its goals & more LOYAL
     
  2. better performers & increased in confidence leading to IMPROVED RESULTS

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At the beginning of the day I rated my public speaking confidence level a 2 out of 10, and by the end I was a 7. The trainer was excellent, I think she is born to do it. She’s got a very positive vibe and this increased the energy levels in the room.

IT Manager

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*****

I can honestly say that in 12 years, this is the best training I have ever received. The trainer was inspirational, and I am, for the first, time working towards overcoming my fear of public speaking; I can truly see a light at the end of the tunnel… If I had received this kind of help when I was young, I don’t believe I would have carried my phobia around with me for my adult working life. I can’t recommend Carrie highly enough.

St Dominics College

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95% of attendees recommend our courses

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