The ability to make an impression when you speak is an invaluable tool. Being able to effectively communicate with colleagues and speak with confidence. Join communications consultant Sandra Miller on this one-day interactive training course to maximise your verbal communication.
Attend this course to receive individual feedback to improve your public speaking skills and take away key tips on how to prepare yourself for stressful situations. Take part in practical exercises and learn how to speak confidently, retain an audience’s attention and feel in control.
Learn the common pitfalls with public speaking and feel comfortable in an intimate, supportive working environment.
|About the Chair: Sandra Miller
|Sandra Miller is a RADA trained Actor and now works extensively in the corporate sector providing coaching, consultancy and training in communication skills.
Her area of specialist expertise covers Presentation Skills, Interview Techniques, Handling People in Difficult Situations, Storytelling and Influential Communications.
Her clients include many ‘blue chip’ organisations including the BBC, BBC Worldwide, Bristol Water, Friends Provident, Financial Reporting Council, Unilever, Vocalink, Elavon Merchant Services etc. In the public sector clients include the NHS and many District, Borough and City Councils and Universities including working with Politicians and Academics and Civil Servants.
Sandra has worked in the corporate world for thirty years doing role-plays for Assessment and Development Centres. Clients include companies such as BMW, Deloitte Touche, Freshfields, KPMG etc
Sandra trained at Manchester University (BA Honours in Drama) and at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She has performed extensively in the West End and in repertory and touring theatres throughout the UK. She has made numerous corporate training videos and voice-overs and appeared on television, radio and the internet.
Her Clients regard her as down to earth and as someone who brings a great sense of humour and warmth to the learning.
08:45 - 09:15
09:15 - 09:45
Creating a Good First Impression
- Understand the impact of first impressions
- Focus on how you can improve initial impressions
09:45 - 10:30
10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:30
The 7 Ingredients of Excellent Communication
- Learn the 7 key ingredients to effective verbal communication
- Start to fold them into how you think about speaking
11:30 - 12:30
Preparation and Structure
- Unlock how you prepare and structure your speech and presentations
13:15 - 13:45
Creating a Powerful Opening
- Focus on the first words you speak, and how they affect perception
13:45 - 14:00
Learn to Build Confidence
- Develop a robust, confident style
- Use relaxation, breathing and voice work to strengthen the foundations of your verbal skills
14:00 - 14:15
Dealing with Spontaneity
- Build spontaneity and dynamism into your verbal communication
- Energise talks you’ve given before, and ensure the audience is fully engaged and absorbed
14:15 - 14:45
- Give a final presentation
- Compare to earlier work and gauge progress
- Take concrete lessons from throughout the day and put them into practice
14:45 - 15:00
15:00 - 15:15
- Build a plan to take learning forward, and make sure that the lessons learned are put into practice in the workplace
- Maximise the impact of the day by selecting achievable aims and objectives for personal verbal development
15:30 - 15:45
Feedback & Close
Radisson Blu Hotel – Edinburgh
80 High St
The Royal Mile
0131 557 9797
A: Unfortunately, we do not accept provisional bookings. Registrations are subject to our terms and conditions. View terms and conditions here
A: Yes. Simply email [email protected] after you have booked the course, with your Purchase Order Number. Please quote your order number and the course you are booked onto.
A: Yes, a two-course hot buffet is served at lunch. Tea and coffee are served throughout the day.
A: Special dietary requirements can be catered for, please ensure you include this in the further information box when registering your place. If you have forgotten to add this, you can also send your requirements to [email protected] or call 0800 542 9440. Please let us know as soon as possible so we can ensure your needs are met.
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A: Substitutions may be made at any time but must be made no later than 48 hours prior to the event. Please call 0800 542 9440 or email [email protected] with the replacement's details.
A: Cancellations must be received in writing 30 working days before the date of the event and will be subject to a £195+VAT administration fee. Cancellations received after this time will be subject to the full delegate fee.
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