Workshop: Public Speaking
From pitching to an editor or presenting to an audience, to interviewing key witnesses and getting in front of the camera, speaking well in public is a necessary skill to help you tell your stories.
This one-day workshop will cover some of the main stumbling blocks associated with speaking effectively in public. These include relaxation, voice projection, effective use of pauses, owning the text and good and open body language.
The course will include plenty of practical exercises and opportunities to develop better public speaking technique, through utilising the subjects covered throughout the day. We will also watch some examples of great public speaking and have an opportunity to discuss what makes them so great.
The workshop is suitable for anyone who finds it difficult to speak in front of an audience, whether their reasons be professional or personal and is run in a friendly, fun and supportive way.
About the trainer
Hugh Barnett is a classically trained actor who, after eight years of treading the boards, became a teacher in adult education, designing and teaching courses in acting and public speaking. Barnett also runs one of London’s only harmonica courses. The main ethos of his teaching is to increase his students’ potential by reducing their self-consciousness.
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