Public speaking courses

Postby migds » Sun May 07, 2017 9:09 pm

Does anyone know of quality public speaking courses in the UK, ideally in the Northwest area? Was keen on doing the Dale Carnegie course after reading up on it but sadly they don't do the 12 week course anymore. Anything available of Carnegie's caliber worth doing?
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Postby Candid » Mon May 08, 2017 9:33 am

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Postby migds » Wed May 10, 2017 1:38 pm

Hi Candid,

Thanks for your post.

Do you have personal experience with the provider you posted? Any comments you can share regarding the courses they offer? Also, you posted a link for courses based around the Edinburgh area but I'm closer to Manchester; would that make any difference?

Thanks so much for your kind help.
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Postby Candid » Fri May 12, 2017 7:18 am

No, I have no experience of public speaking courses. I used google.

I suggest you visit Manchester and ask at a library or something.
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Postby DeannaDuarte » Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:15 pm

No, I don't know about any public speaking courses.
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Postby PranasanaD » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:31 pm

Is there a Toastmasters Club near you? They are great for learning and practicing Public Speaking. Hope this helps!
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Postby migds » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:37 pm

PranasanaD wrote:Is there a Toastmasters Club near you? They are great for learning and practicing Public Speaking. Hope this helps!


Wow, this sounds promising. Thanks for that! Will be sure to check them out.

Have you any personal experience with the Toastmasters Club, I wonder?
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Postby PranasanaD » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:08 am

Yes, I joined them last year. You can go for free as a guest, the first couple of times and get a feel for it. If you like it, you'll join them for £60 for 6 month. I nearly talked myself out of going at the beginning and am so glad not to give in to that. My teaching has changed ever since I've been and I can look at people comfortably as I speak. I used to hover over them before! Good luck and let me know how you get on. D.
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Postby migds » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:02 pm

Good stuff - thank you so much for the pointers.
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Postby jaquesmontegolifier » Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:55 pm

For many of us, public speaking can be a torture. However, it is practically impossible to avoid it. How to embrace public speaking, instead of fearing it? No worries. It is easy to get rid of such fears, thanks to the public speaking courses.

These are usually short-term training that one can take up at any point. Almost all institutes across the globe offer them. What are the learnings from public speaking courses?

• It helps individuals to overcome their fear as many find public speaking dreadful. Public speaking courses make the person a better speaker

• Most public speaking courses will teach you how to make the right presentation

• A good public speaker is the one knows how to convince their audience. The training assist aspirants in being persuasive and communicating convincingly

• They also teach you to use your voice effectively. It comes in handy in various situations

• Some public speakers include Q&A sessions. These courses enable the aspirants to handle those questions in a confident manner

• Lastly, aspiring speakers learn to speak confidently on the stage for successfully delivering the message to the audience
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