What is the course about?
To gain credibility and attention by projecting yourself effectively and with assurance. To develop your skills in the preparation of material, delivery of message and responding to an audience. To record yourself on video and study the playback.
What will we cover?
- defining outcomes and objectives
- generating ideas
- structuring a persuasive message
- using language powerfully and effectively
- developing and projecting your personal style
- maintaining pace and interest
- ensuring you motivate your listeners
- speaking with and without notes
Responding to an audience:
- establishing rapport
- answering questions
- coping with awkward reactions
- practising relaxation and breathing techniques.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Establish and maintain a sense of controlled ease in self-presentation.
Have the confidence to achieve a positive response.
Organise and put across ideas clearly and with assurance.
Employ techniques for relaxation, breathing and improved vocal delivery.
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 and listening in English.
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, exercises and presentations, with opportunity for group feedback and evaluation. There will be practical skill building work. Students will make presentations with video playback.
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.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
All materials and notes are provided by the tutor.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Communicate with Confidence through Voice and Body Language; Self-Presentation for Business People.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details