Communicate with confidence through voice and body language

Course Dates: 02/06/20 - 07/07/20
Time: 17:45 - 19:15
Location: Online

Discover how to enhance your vocal and physical impact and presence in many situations and become aware of habits that may hold you back from achieving your full potential. Skills include establishing rapport, assertive posture and gesture, vocal energy, projecting an effective personal style, sensitive listening and communicating with care and conviction.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.


What is the course about?

How our use of body language and verbal delivery can enhance our communication skills and the way we are seen by others and ourselves.
Mind/Body connection with breathing technique for strong vocal ability and overcoming nerves.
Clarity and dynamic delivery of the spoken word.
Developing rapport through flexible thinking for a feeling of shared understanding.
The opportunity to develop presentation skills to a higher level.
Gaining a deeper understanding of how we individually come across to others.
Using techniques and theories to assist us and gain a sense of presence and impact.
Build positive relationships through sensitive listening and a positive outlook.

What will we cover?

Breathing and posture.
How our habitual tendencies affect how others see us.
Keeping nerves in check.
Voice and vocal variety.
Vocal tone, resonance and energy.
Articulation for clarity of message.
Gaining rapport with our audience.
Developing a sense of presence and status.
Good use of gesture.
Active Listening and awareness of open eye contact.
Engaging an audience.
Delivering a 2 minute presentation to the group.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Feel more confident, positive and energised when communicating with others.
Be more aware about how your sense of presence can affect others around you.
Develop and project a pleasing personal style.
Establish and maintain a resourceful relationship through rapport.
Be more intuitive about using vocal variety and clarity in the spoken word.
Adjust your volume accordingly to suit the environment.
Have a greater knowledge of how gestures can strengthen your words.
Deliver a short presentation using tools and techniques learnt throughout the course.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Students whose first language is not English will need to be fully competent in speaking, reading and writing.
In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Speak English fluently.
• Read and respond to a variety of text.
• Give and receive constructive feedback.
• Take notes.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The course will comprise of talks, discussion, role play and observation, with opportunity for group feedback and evaluation. There will be practical and experiential activities, including individual, pair and small group exercises. The programme aims to build on the individual's skills, applying them to both social and work situations.

As part of the course content, your tutor may record your image for initial and ongoing assessment purposes. You are entitled to decline to participate in the recording of your image.

This course will be delivered online, and will involve tutor presentation and class discussion. Student preparation and homework outside class times is strongly encouraged. To fully participate in this online class you will need:
- An email address
- A reliable internet connection
- A computer/laptop/tablet with a fully updated browser (preferably google chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

All materials are provided by the tutor. There is an element of floor work within the course so please bring along old clothes to change into for this part of the course.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

'Making Your Voice Heard'; 'Use Your Voice Assertively' and a range of other courses.
Please refer to our
full sequence of voice and speech classes at City Lit (click here) as you consider which area you would like to study next.


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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

Well worth attending. It can help you to change your life by making your interactions with people more positive.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 20/12/2019)
Great course for those wanting to gain confidence in speaking with presence in public.
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Review by Col / (Posted on 03/11/2019)
It’s a great course and does exactly what the title says; gives you confidence in communicating. Although there is quite a bit public speaking I think the skills you learn are very transferable to many other situations. The course can really benefit anyone whether they are very shy and nervous speaking up or if they are comfortable but lack the skills to be more engaging to their audience.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 28/10/2019)
This was a useful course for someone looking to develop his voice skills and understand exercises that can help improve voice
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 07/07/2019)
Recommend it, really good way of improving speech skills
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 03/04/2019)
I would strongly recommend taking this course. The tutor is one of the most remarkable teachers that I ever had, her professionalism and attention to detail are extraordinary. You'll learn to be aware of good and bad habits as well as to create new ones.
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Review by OS / (Posted on 04/02/2019)
Amazing Course, would recommend to anyone who is interested in public speaking.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 04/02/2019)
Thank you
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Review by Jacqueline / (Posted on 02/02/2019)
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Course Code: DVX064

Tue, eve, 02 Jun - 07 Jul '20

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

Full fee: £99.00
Senior fee: £99.00
Concession: £60.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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