52. Speaking with ease

Course schedule

Dates Start time End time Location Coordinator registrations
Mondays: 21,28 March,11 April and Wednesday 20 April 2022 18:30 21:30 3 sessions live on Campus and 1 session Online Student Training & Support 1 / 12 Apply
4 Tuesdays: 22, 29 March,12,19 April 2022 18:30 21:30 3 sessions live on Campus and 1 session Online Student Training & Support 2 / 12 Apply

Course description

While we all can feel nervous for public speaking to a more or lesser extent, we don't really train in dealing with the stress and discomfort and we don't learn how we can decrease the influence it has on our presentation skills. Is that silly? Time to make a change!

In this workshop series of 4 sessions you will learn strategies for staying calm and feeling better about presenting to an audience and improve your presentation skills.

Topics: preparation, structure, non-verbal communication, voice and interaction with audience. The tips and exercises will definitely make you better prepared for presenting your ideas!

Workshop 1. Dealing with nerves - theory and practice - Live
This session an array of exercises and tips are presented that will help to prevent and decrease nervousness, during your preparation. By looking at nerves from a biological, physical and psychological angle and by doing some simple presentation exercises, you can find out what works best for you. 

Workshop 2. Structure - Live
In this session we look at how effective presentations are structured. When you apply this structure to your own presentation, it will help you to not lose track and appear more confident and relaxed. Preparation: 5 min presentation. 

Workshop 3. Non-verbal Communication - Online
In this session we address how your body language can counter feelings of nervousness, and we practice how you can use your non-verbal communication (posture, voice, gestures) to make your message come across clearly. Preparation: 5 min presentation. 

Workshop 4 Voice and interaction - Live
In this session we will investigate how we can use our voice to match what you say and how you say it. If this is congruent, you and your audience will feel more at ease. Next, you learn how to engage the audience in your presentation and how to deal with questions in a confident way. Preparation: 5 min presentation.                                                       

Group size: max 10 students
Course duration: 4 sessions of 3 hours
Self Study: 8 hours
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