Public Speaking & Presentation Skills

Event Date: 28 April 2022
Event Time: 9am – 5pm 
Location: Holiday Inn Atrium Singapore, with buffet lunch (halal) and 2 coffee breaks

By Martin Gabriel, Senior HR Consultant
Fees: S$550.00 (GST will not be applicable)

Have you noticed that some of your colleagues who never appear flustered in these situations? Their thoughts seem well organised, their language precise and their message clear. They know exactly what words to use before they even speak. They answer questions smoothly and confidently. There are numerous occasions in business and society where you may be asked to speak off-the-cuffs. Whether speaking to internal or external stakeholders, customers, even senior management, you can use simple techniques for collecting your thoughts quickly and speaking convincingly in any of these situations.

Impromptu Speaking Can Be Developed!

Speaking “off the cuffs” or impromptu speaking is a valuable skill, and it’s actually one you can improve with practice. This course is designed to help you become an effective and confident public speaker. Learn how to supplement your prepared speeches with clear and concise informal remarks.

Deliver Methodology: It is a competency-based (theory) learning with practical application & practices.

Target Audience:

Everyone who wants to overcome their fears of public speaking.

Course Outline

  1. Body language (hand gestures, eye contact, facial expressions, vocal variety, pausing, etc.)
  2. Don’t read, Speak!
  3. Language skills (proper pronunciation and enunciation, common misuses and abuses of the English language)
  4. Impromptu speaking techniques (training participants how to think fast on their feet)
  5. Interview skills (how to answer and ask questions)
  6. Let your personality come through
  7. Telling stories and injecting humour in your presentation
  8. Knowing your audience
  9. PowerPoint presentation presentation & skills
  10. How to be engaging and enthralling
  11. Emceeing (how to be a charismatic and eloquent Master-of- Ceremony on stage)
  12. Persuasive speech genre
  13. Informative speech genre
  14. Practical Practise (Speaking with notes, just bullet points and off-the-cuffs).

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Neutralize the fear of impromptu speaking before a group using simple tips to be more likeable and memorable.
  • Organise your thoughts quickly and calmly before speaking and exude confidence (even when nervous)
  • Understand, align and connect with your audience by projecting your vocal and body language for maximum impact
  • Be a trusted aide to your supervisor and express yourself like an expert by explaining complex matters clearly and concisely.
  • Must have techniques on how to organize your thoughts to deliver clear and convincing message on the spot.
  • Use imagery and gestures as visual aid of powerful communicators to bolster your message
  • Handle challenging questions and stressful conversations professionally without emotions and anger
  • Sometimes 2 presenters are better than 1, for first timers

Workshop Leader:

Martin Gabriel began his career with the Ministry of Manpower, as an Inspector enforcing the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act. He gained a valuable understanding of labour regulations in his three years with the Ministry and the experience inspired him to forge a career in Human Resources after leaving the government service. He is also the author of four Human Resource books. Martin had also delivered marketing services training for resorts in Bintan, Indonesia.

Today, Martin has more than 25 years of experience as an HR practitioner. He is presently the Chairman and Founder of HRmatters21, an online HR interest group and vibrant forum where HR issues are discussed. He leads an HR community of over 3,000 members and provides regular HR-related advice and consultancy services to hundreds of companies in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia as a Senior HR Consultant/Advisor. He is also actively involved in the growth and development of HR in Singapore.

Martin’s experience also includes training. To date, over 6,500 HR personnel and managers from non-HR functions have attended his training programmes.

Martin holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a double major from the University of Tasmania and a Diploma in HRM.

Click here to register.