Public speaking for people who stammer

Course Dates: 17/01/20 - 18/01/20
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Carolyn Cheasman
Cathinka Guldberg
Corinne Moffatt-Santos

Presenting information clearly and effectively is vital to getting your message or opinion across. This two-day workshop is about developing key presentation skills and confidence when speaking to a group of people, whether it’s giving a formal or impromptu presentation, contributing to a meeting or taking part in a discussion.


What is the course about?

This course is about providing you with some key skills for speaking more confidently to groups and to give you the
opportunity to practise speaking in front of others in a range of situations. This course will be relevant to people
wanting to develop their confidence speaking in different workplace settings including presentations, meetings and
interviews. There will also be opportunities for you to practise speech techniques you might have learnt in the past.

What will we cover?

What makes a good presentation?
Public speaking fears and how to manage them
Identifying communication strengths and weaknesses and strategies for managing stammering in public speaking situations
Areas of your communication skills you wish to develop
The importance of verbal and non-verbal communication
Taking part in a speaking circle.

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

What makes a good presentation?
Public speaking fears and how to manage them
1. Identify key elements of an effective presentation and put them into practice
2. Gain greater confidence in making prepared and spontaneous presentations to small and large groups
3. Have the opportunity to practise speech techniques and strategies for managing stammering you’ve learnt in the past
4. Dare to be you when speaking to a group
5. Give and receive positive and constructive feedback
6. Practise effective non-verbal and verbal communication skills
7. Have a clear action plan to take the work forward.

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

The course is for people who stammer and who've ideally done some kind of speech work. It may be you've done a
course at City Lit or a different kind of course. This course can still be relevant to you, regardless of the type of
speech work you've completed so far. To access the course you will need to have an adequate level of English to:
- Express your opinions and feelings
- Follow discussions and make relevant contributions
- Make use of handouts with some assistance if necessary
Before joining the class you will need to speak to one of the Speech Therapy team.

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

This is a highly practical course. You will learn about giving talks and presentations by direct experience of talking in
front of a group in a positive non-judgemental environment. Handouts will be provided and opportunities for video
feedback will be given.

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


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

You can do a Stage 1 evening course or one of our intensive courses if you haven't attended one previously. Alternatively you can do any of our Stage 2 courses including other topic-based workshops.


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A brilliant course with lots of actionable elements and takeaways... solid learning and practice opportunities.
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Review by Philip Wykes / (Posted on 23/07/2019)
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Course Code: XS202

Fri-Sat, day, 17 Jan - 18 Jan '20

Duration: 2 sessions

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

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