Presenting on the spot: advanced
Time: 19:15 - 21:15
Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: DVX118
Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course develops the work done in Presenting on the Spot, while also being an entire course in itself. You will gain greater credibility through confidently achieving a public presentation in any given scenario with very little time to prepare.
What will we cover?
Breathing exercises and vocal technique
Using physiology to create congruence with your message
Understanding the importance of rapport with your audience
Structuring a presentation for best results
Using storytelling as a well to develop rapport with your audience
Dealing with questions and answers
Dealing with a difficult crowd.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Present a five presentation with very little preparation time with gravitas, credibility and an authentic style and tone.
Deal with questions and answers.
Deal with saboteurs.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is an advanced course and most suitable for those who have attended Presenting on the Spot/ Public Speaking or who have some professional experience speaking with little or no preparation.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course will comprise of exercises and information on presentation tips and techniques. It will give attendees
the opportunity to present either with their chosen theme or a suggested one and give the opportunity for
feedback and evaluation.
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?
Please bring a notebook and pen.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Communicate with Confidence through Voice and Body Language; Intensive Public Speaking.
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.
Lloyd Wylde is a former actor and now Voice Coach trained at LAMDA and at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. She has worked for the Education Department at the National Theatre, Historic Palaces, Wellcome Trust and Soho Theatre, at several drama schools, and for the Royal Shakespeare Company, as well as independent work. At City Lit she has taught Actor's Voice: beginners and improvers, Communicate with confidence through voice and body language, Self-presentation skills for business people (with Nikki Kelly), Use your voice assertively, and on the Foundation Drama and Acting Diploma courses. Having worked at City Lit since 2015, Lloyd enjoys the diverse range of students that come to City Lit keen to learn. She aims to help all students achieve their potential, find and harness the power of their voice, all within a safe and fun environment. Voice is in the body and is an expression of your personality and presence. Lloyd aims to help you find out what your strength is and help yourself counter the things that might get in the way. Come and play with your voice and see what you can discover.