This workshop is for anyone involved in preparing and delivering speeches, presentations and business pitches. The workshop is especially focused on those employed in the public and private sector as speechwriters, marketing and communications executives and people in senior leadership positions.
This very practical and interactive event will enable people to work on improving a draft speech and to give a short speech with feedback from the trainer and other delegates. Participants will consider best practice in structure, rhetoric, use of humour etc. The masterclass will also cover how to deliver a speech and look at practical event management for best results (room layout and other organisational techniques).
As a result of attending this training, participates will be able to:
Tony is an expert on management, policy, regulation and strategy issues and has used this expertise working as a training consultant since he left the UK Civil Service in 2010. His government leadership roles included Head of Strategy and Communications for the Joint Trade Policy Unit (a combined Department for International Development / Department for Business team) and Deputy Director of the internal training team at the Department for Business.
Since Tony became a freelance training consultant he has trained people in policy making best practice and better regulation across the UK and overseas (including Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Dubai, Guernsey, Ireland, Kenya, Malta and South Africa). His in-depth training has enabled many organisations to improve their policies and strategies. Tony also facilitates training on leadership and management e.g. he delivers training on coaching skills for managers in the UK and has provided it for people in Dubai. Other subjects that Tony covers include confidence and impact, economics, feedback skills, handling difficult people, speechwriting, strategic management, time management and unlocking potential. Tony has a Masters degree in organisation development and holds qualifications in coaching (Certificate in Executive Coaching), training (CIPD Certificate in Training Practice), project management (PRINCE 2 Foundation and Practitioner) and Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
09:00 Coffee and Registration
09:30 Introductions, General Approach and Structure of the Day
09:45 What Makes a Good Speech?
11:15 Coffee Break
11:30 Group Work: Editing a Speech
12:15 Presenting a Speech
13:45 Exercise: Editing Your Speech and Preparing to Deliver
14:45 Coffee Break
15:00 Exercise: Speech Delivery
16:00 Review of the Day
16:30 Close of Course
NB Participants are recommended to bring some material as a starting point for assembling their draft speech during the event.
Please note the above agenda and speakers are subject to change without notice