What's the first thing to work on if you want to improve your public speaking? Short answer It depends on what your current strengths and weaknesses are. Long answer If starting from scratch most people focus on things that relate to their delivery such as...
Public Speaking Foundations
27th Feb 2019 to 3rd April 2019 in Bargara.
Improve Your Public Speaking Skills and Create More Opportunities For Yourself
Have you ever:
- Stayed quiet in a meeting when you know you should have spoken up?
- Let an opportunity pass you by just so you could avoid public speaking?
- Wished you could have a presentation, speech, job overview, sales pitch etc. over again?
If you’re ready to take control, I can help you develop your confidence and improve your speaking skills to get better results in both your personal and professional lives.
Why This Course?
As much as I wish there was a ‘quick-fix’ to instantly cure fear and become a confident speaker, no such thing exists. If it did, I could have used it myself years ago.
The only way is through
- This is an interactive program where you will learn new skills and practise them in a safe and supportive environment.
- The course is run over six sessions (1 per week for 6 weeks) allowing you to practise and prepare between sessions. You will also have access to support between sessions.
- This course is designed for you to make a real personal transformation – it’s NOT an acting class or a ‘band-aid’ course filled with superficial techniques.
- The goal is for you to become a more confident and effective version of YOU – not get you to imitate something you’re not.
What You Will Learn
This program is based on not only the art but also the science of being an effective communicator.
You will learn how to:
- Manage nerves
- Improve self-belief
- Determine the best style of presentation for a particular audience
- Structure informational, persuasive, and inspirational messages
- Use your voice and gestures for the best effect
- Deliver your presentation in a way that will get your message across
- Think on your feet in impromptu situations
- Provide constructive feedback to your colleagues
BONUS Pre-Course Consultation
I want us both to be 100% sure this course is right for you. I also want to know what your main challenges are. So, once you register I will arrange for us to catch up for a coffee and have a talk about exactly what you need to get from the course.
How You Will Benefit
- Improve your career and/or business prospects and stop sabotaging opportunities just so you can avoid speaking.
- Become a more effective leader or team member
- Effective speakers are more respected by their peers
- Improve your personal and working relationships
Duration: 27 February 2019 – 3 April 2019
Location: Kelly’s Beach Resort, Trevor’s Rd, Bargara
Time: 5.45pm – 7.45pm on 27/2, 6/3, 13/3, 20/3, 27/3, 3/4
Max. Participants: 6
Book now to secure your place.
Got questions? Check out the FAQ’s below, email me or give me a call on 0427 360293. I’m happy to help.
Payment plans also available upon enquiry.
Please feel free to read about a few of the lessons I have learned along the way myself.
During my years as a member of Toastmasters International I reached a point where I needed a new challenge. That challenge became the International Speech Competition which involves making a seven-minute inspirational speech and proceeds through six stages with...
Frequently Asked Questions
What if you can't make every session?
I understand that life happens and you might need to miss a session along the way. We’ll find a way to catch you up with a make-up session or an extra project.
However, you will definitely need to complete all set tasks over the duration of the course.
Can I help you overcome nerves?
Most people never fully lose their butterflies but you can learn to manage them so they become a source of positive energy rather than fear.
There were times in the past when I was so nervous I would almost be physically sick beforehand. The big problem was that I had to speak a lot. So I decided to not only overcome my fear, but really master the art of public speaking.
Many years later I still often feel nerves before speaking but at the same time I always feel calm and confident. The nerves are just a sign that I care about what I’m doing. The GOOD NEWS is that using what I have learnt, I can get you up and speaking much more confidently in a relatively short space of time.
Is this course available as a one-day workshop?
The level of coaching and development in this course is not achievable with a one-day workshop.
You're already a confident speaker. Is there anything I can do for you?
This is actually an INFREQUENTLY asked question.
The truth is that generally, confident speakers don’t seek help even though they often have more need for improvement than the nervous ones.
That said, if someone is open to being helped, there are always plenty of things we can work on. That’s why I have people I turn to for mentoring myself.
What Others Have Said
A wealth of knowledge on all things public speaking.
“A few months ago I was asked to MC a charity dinner. After accepting I saw Wise Words Communications were running a five-week public speaking course. I immediately enrolled, and was so glad I did. The course was very well worth the investment. David is a wealth of knowledge on all things public speaking. I learned many valuable tips and techniques, and feel so much more confident now when speaking and interviewing. If you are wishing to improve your speaking and communication skills, or even wish to increase your confidence then I highly recommend enrolling in David’s next course.”
I am now about to start an exciting new career.
“Thank you David Wise, your “Essentials of Public Speaking” course has enabled me to find my voice. One week after finishing your course I confidently sat in front of an interview panel and, using the techniques we were taught, answered multiple questions. I am now about to start an exciting new career. Thank you David, your course has helped me so much.”
He is one amazing mentor!
“I attended David’s recent public speaking course and absolutely loved it! He is one amazing mentor! The skills that you will learn from it and him are invaluable! If you are keen to give it a try you will not be disappointed. From the start to finish, you are provided with access to feedback and the support of someone who wants to help you in your journey of confidence & appeal! Thank you so much for your dedication to the program and follow up. Don’t hesitate to book yourself in for the next round! You won’t be disappointed.”
It was a great learning experience
“I found this course to be very helpful to grow my confidence in public speaking. I enjoyed how the course was set out over a number of weeks and I was able to put into practice new tips and techniques each week. The group was very supportive and overall it was a great learning experience.”
About Your Facilitator – David Wise
David is an award-winning former Toastmaster who has made and evaluated hundreds of speeches from business presentations to special occasion speeches. Since advancing from Toastmasters and adding speaker and communication coaching to his business in 2011 he has coached people from business executives and entrepreneurs to school leavers.
Some of the specific situations he has helped people prepare for include:
- Being brand ambassadors
- Job interviews
- Wedding speeches
- Business presentations
- General confidence building
David has undertaken both formal and informal studies to learn not only about the mechanics and structure of effective communication but also the psychology behind it.
He is also known to many as the MC of a number of major events around the region.