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The Training Corporation programme, Effective Speaking and Presentation skills for Women arose from the notion that most people fear public speaking more than death, spiders or darkness. Whether this is true or false does not matter if you are not comfortable in this role. As a woman representing your organisation, being able to communicate effectively ensures that you have credibility within the company, and that your organisation will have an impact in the marketplace.

Effective Speaking and Presentation Skills for Women 

Who should attend Effective Speaking and Presentation skills for Women?

This programme is suitable for any woman who is required to speak in public or make presentations at work, especially if you communicate regularly with others in the form of meetings, presentations, interviews, sales calls, or conveying corporate policy to the public.

Effective Speaking and Presentation skills for Women Summary

This nationally presented, Effective Speaking and Presentation skills for Women programme, covers the core knowledge, skills and abilities needed to be able to confidently speak or make presentations to others both within the company and in public.   

Class size is limited (8-12 delegates) to ensure maximum individual attention. Your natural speaking style is uncovered and through private counseling and coaching plus our interactive programme each participant can discover and cultivate a natural speaking and presentation style.

Effective Speaking and Presentation skills for Women is a highly participatory and enjoyable course. It incorporates a combination of features found in no other communications training programme:   

Accreditation: Effective Speaking and Presentation skills for Women is accredited with the Services Seta: NQF Level 4 with 5 credits.

Effective Speaking and Presentation skills for Women programme aims to equip you with the necessary skills to recognise and harness your fear and direct it in a positive manner into your presentation. Our aim during the two-day programme is to build self-esteem and confidence in speaking effectively to others.   

Programme Content

Module 1: Delivery Techniques

Introduction to and discussion on powerful / poor speakers.
Delivery Techniques: Examples of techniques discussed are:

  •  Dress and Appearance
  •  Body Language / Posture / Movement
  •  Voice
  •  Eye Contact
  •  Audience Involvement
  •  Vocabulary and Humour
  •  Eliminating “non-words”

Two stand-up presentations which are videotaped are completed before lunch.

Personal one-on-one coaching is conducted with each individual whilst viewing videotaped talks during the lunch hour. Delegates then go straight into another stand-up videotaped talk immediately after lunch before starting the next module.

Module 2: The Development of your presentation   

Delegates are taught how to put together powerful content which will be convincing, interesting and relevant. They are also taught how to speak without notes and stay in control by making use of:

  •  The Grid System
  •  Preparation pointers
  •  The 7 secrets to a memorable presentation

Delegates will be requested to prepare a presentation overnight

Module 3: Owning the Territory

  • How to hold peoples' attention and deal with distractions during meetings
  • Guidelines for auditorium, stage and large presentations – do’s and don’ts
  • Delivering your presentation with visual aids (flip chart, whiteboard or PowerPoint)
  • How to use props to maximum effect

Module 4: Question and Answer Techniques

Learning how to efficiently manage question and answer sessions no matter how hostile the group may be. Delegates will take questions directly from the group and are coached in using the correct answering techniques before lunch.

Module 5: The Final Presentation

All the techniques acquired over the past two days are put to the test in a final videotaped stand-up presentation. On completion each delegate receives a DVD which contains copies all their videotaped presentations.

Effective Speaking and Presentation skills for Women runs over 2 days and is presented by The Training Corporation in association with Jennings and. Collin Jennings, a national, and international speaker, and his experienced team have presented this programme since 1988.

Contact Lesley at or call her on 0861 000 385.

Date Posted: 2011-07-13
Posted By: The Training Corporation
Listed under these Business Listing Categories: Education & training,

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