Oral presentation and public speaking skills training course in Hong Kong [one-to-one practice]
Learn how to create and deliver your message to your audience effectively
This course will be useful for you if you want to improve your skills to present your ideas about your chosen topic to a group of people like in an office, school or academic environment, at a meeting or conference or just generally want to be a better speaker or performer.
Depending on your specific needs, you are going to prepare and practise your presentation and develop thinking and performance skills that make your talk better. If your English is not good enough, we can work on that, too.
You can learn about idea generation, planning, information gathering, creating the structure of your talk, writing the details of your message, preparing visual aids and practising your speech. Beside the practical side, you may also learn about some communication models and theories to see the big picture.
In the class you will learn how to create the structure and content of your speech, practice each element, test various styles of delivery that fit to your target audience at your chosen topics without fear and anxiety.
There are two types of preparation. One is gradually improving your general presentation skills and all the related sub-skills, mindsets, theories and techniques.
The other is focusing on a specific speech that you will deliver in the near future. This requires you to pay attention to the uniqueness of the event.
- learning about how to understand your audience's needs, knowledge and expectation to prepare your message that fits to them and the situation,
- clearly understanding the requirements and expectations of the people [your boss, teacher, organiser] who ask you to make the presentation, especially if they judging your performance,
- creativity: the process idea generation, evaluation and refinement for your topic,
Practising your presentation
When you are performing in front of "an audience", get instant feedback that you apply and do it again and again with the necessary changes, your improvement will accelerate.
- Managing your emotions and stage fever during your performance: confidence, nervousness, being at ease and in the moment,
- learning to calibrate and influence your audience's emotions before, during and after the presentation
- body awareness: recognising and eliminating bad body movements, gestures, nervous fidgeting (making small movements with your body, especially your hands and feet),
- metaphors, analogies, jokes, story telling,
- using your voice, facial expression, body language,
- using audio-visual aids,
- Other style elements: jokes, formality - informality, unexpected elements,
Communication theories and models
Practising is necessary but not enough. If you understand the theories, see the big pictures, you can learn much paster and effectively.
- Communications theory,
- Understanding influence and persuasion,
- Presentation strategies,
- Marketing thinking [how to sell your core ideas],
- Creating content,
Here are some scenarios when your improved public speaking and presentation skills can be useful:
- making a longer, formal or informal speech at ceremonies e.g. company banquette, funeral, opening ceremony of a business or public facility
- speaking in some sections of a job, promotional or school interview, for example introducing yourself, making an impromptu speech
- making a sales or other business presentation,
- making a press conference
- great public speaking skills are essential element of various professions. Tour guides, politicians, lawyers, teachers, actors, comedians, magicians, MC-s(master of ceremonies) do one way speaking all the time.
- creating your own audio or video blog,
- making a motivational speech at home, to your friend or in your business
- telling bedtime stories to your kid,
- telling jokes and stories
- making wedding speeches e.g. best man speech or wedding vows made by the marrying partners
- making apologies privately or publicly after you are caught of cheating your partner
- speaking to god if you are a believer
- speaking to yourself, to your pets or imaginary creatures
- giving audio or video testimonials
- confessing love or making breakup speeches