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Public Speaking Skills Workshop

Duration:  1/2 day | Book this course
Cost: please call (07) 857.0770 or (09) 630.1220

Who Should Take This Course
People who need to improve on their public speaking and those who want to learn how to handle anxiety when in front of a large group.

Course Objectives

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will have learned how to:

  1. Understand why we get anxious in front of an audience
  2. Learn techniques to counter this anxiety
  3. Learn about preparation of material
  4. Learn some practice techniques
  5. Feedback – how to use it to your advantage
  6. Understand the importance of audience consideration
  7. Know the Dos and Don’ts of public speaking
  8. Learn when humour  can be used and how to tell a joke

Course Outline

Course Outline

Anxiety
Dry mouth
Shaking hands
Forgetting material
Annoying mannerisms

Preparation
Venue
Distractions
Material

Feedback
Obtain specific feedback
Be careful who you use and why
How to incorporate feedback into your presentation

Practice
Techniques to learn your material
Develop a schedule to practice your material

Audience consideration
Who, why, what, where
Alcohol – how it affects people
Dealing with hecklers
Voice projection
Dealing with distractions

Humour
When is using humour appropriate?
How to tell a joke so people laugh

Time Management Skills Workshop

Duration:  1/2 day | Book this course
Cost: please call (07) 857.0770 or (09) 630.1220

Who Should Take This Course
People who want to develop or need to improve on their time management skills.

Course Objectives

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will have learned how to:

  1. Understand the components of Time Management
  2. Identify what constitutes procrastination
  3. Appreciate the reasons why we procrastinate
  4. Learn anti-procrastination strategies
  5. Appreciate why we should set goals
  6. Discuss the Ten myths and realities in goal setting
  7. Learn SMART goal setting
  8. Understand the value of task prioritisation
  9. Learn prioritisation techniques
  10. Understand why some people fail
  11. Develop practical communication strategies in the event of deadline failure

Course Outline

Course Outline

Introduction
What do we mean by Time Management?

Time Management
The main components of Time Management

  • Procrastination
  • Planning
  • Goal setting
  • Prioritising
  • Managing interruptions

Procrastination
Identifying procrastination

  • In the individual
  • In the task

Why do we procrastinate?

  • Laziness
  • Apathy
  • Inability to complete the task
  • Fear of failure
  • Lack of planning

Beating the Procrastination Peril

  • Beware! Procrastination is habitual
  • Rewards
  • Peer pressure
  • Identify the unpleasant consequences
  • Cost

Goal setting

  • Long-term vision
  • Short-term motivation
  • Provides focus
  • Helps to organize your time
  • Allocation of resources

Goal setting value to you

  • Pride in achievement
  • Measurement of progress
  • Improvement in self-confidence

The value of task prioritisation

  • Avoid focussing on easy/enjoyable tasks
  • Ensures important tasks identified
  • Prioritisation forces task evaluation
  • Saves time

Some prioritisation techniques

  • Simple – time constraints etc
  • The Urgent/Important matrix
  • Pareto analysis

10 reasons why people fail

  • Action without planning
  • Planning without action
  • Unrealistic timeframes and expectations
  • Reasons “why” unclear
  • Denial of reality
  • Conflicting values
  • Diffusion of energy
  • Lack of focus
  • Trying to do it all alone
  • Fear of failure

Communication strategies when deadlines threatened

  • When is “deadline threatened”?
  • What triggers next stage?
  • Who needs to be aware?
  • When to communicate?
  • Method of communication
  • Rewards and penalties

Summary

  • Summarise key points
  • Review learning objectives
  • Create action plans