Public speaking: intensive
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: DVX003
Available start dates
Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)
What is the course about?
This is a practical course exploring and developing how to improve confidence in vocal communication skills for work and social situations. Our aim is for you to understand the effect that individual vocal habits have on public speaking and to gain confidence in speaking in public. The course will be delivered online.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Exercises to help develop use of breath, resonance, placement and articulation.
The development of listening skills.
The working for clarity of speech.
Many opportunities to speak in front of the group.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Create a structure for a successful presentation.
Speak in public with confidence.
Sustain good use of vocal technique.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
An open minded nature and a willingness to practice and persevere.
In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Speak English fluently.
• Communicate in group situations.
• Give and receive constructive feedback.
• Read and respond to a range of texts.
• Take course notes for your own use.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Work will be mainly practical supported by resources posted on Google Classroom. You need to be fluent in spoken English.
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?
You need to provide paper and pen for note-taking.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Presenting on the Spot; Clear Speech; Communicating Effectively at Work.
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.
Allis is an experienced freelance journalist and broadcaster with a wide range of credits over more than two decades. As well as presenting her own shows on BBC and commercial radio, she is known for partnering Danny Baker on the award-winning Radio 5 Morning Edition breakfast show and Radio 1 weekends. She spent a decade as a newsreader on BBC World Service, was a staff continuity writer-announcer on BBC1 and contributes to programmes such as ‘From Our Own Correspondent’ and ‘Witness’ on Radio 4 and World Service. She worked in Paris for some years as a presenter for Radio France International and as a correspondent for Radio Netherlands Worldwide here in the UK. Most recently Allis has been spotted on Wimbledon Centre Court (at the mic) and in the forecaster’s Tower at the All England Lawn Tennis, where she is the Voice of the world-famous Championships. She is a White Rose Scholar for Leeds University, writing and presenting history for broadcast and press including The New European, Archant News and Time Out Paris. She is the author of the local history book, ‘The Jigsaw Journey’. She has taught at the Global Institute, London Met and University of Southampton Solent.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.