Public Speaking Workshop: August 2019

Develop your communication, performance and public speaking skills in this informal group workshop

Date: 8th August 2019

Times: 19:00 to 21:00

Workshop Fee: £10.00

Minimum Age for Attendance: 18

Number of bookable places left – 7

Venue: Oaken Grove Community Centre, Reid Park, Oaken Grove, Haxby, York, YO32 3QW

Parking and travel: There is a large, free car park to the front of the building, as well as secure bike racks. Haxby is served by the regular number 1 bus route from York, as well as the 13 and 20.

Accessibility: The centre is fully wheelchair accessible, with disabled parking directly outside the building. The centre is also equipped with accessible toilets.

Course Description:

This informal and sociable workshop will help you develop your communication skills and public speaking abilities. Through practical and discussion based exercises, we will explore ways to use your voice, body language, audience engagement techniques, speech preparation techniques, and most importantly – you learn how to keep relaxed and calm under pressure.

Towards the end of the workshop you will be given an opportunity to present a short speech or deliver an activity for the rest of the group. You will be given peer to peer feedback as well as direct ‘next steps’ advice from a speech and language coach. You do not have to take part in this exercise, watching others deliver to the rest of the group is also a very valuable learning opportunity.  The workshop is suitable for all abilities.

Additional Information :
There is no need to plan any content prior to the workshop. It is advisable to bring a bottle of water with you, however light refreshments will also be provided.

How to Book a Place

If you have any questions about the workshop or would like to book a place, please get in touch.

There are a limited number of places on the workshop, and places will be offered on a first come first served basis. If you are unable to make the date but would like to attend future workshops, please feel free to get in touch to register your interest.

One to One Coaching:

Are you interested in booking a one to one session to compliment the group workshop? I am offering 1 hour slots for learners to unpick their skill set, discover their unique language patterns and explore some vocal coaching. This opportunity will support your learning prior to entering a group context. Perfect for those who are new to public speaking, or those wanting to maximise their potential.

The one to one sessions are offered at a discounted rate of £20.00 for the hour (reduced from £30.00) for those also wishing to take part in the group workshop. Please get in touch to discuss further.

All of my sessions with Ellie have been incredibly helpful in different ways and I now feel so much more confident, not just in public speaking but in all aspects of my life – with friends and relationships to work and everyday communications. The thought of public speaking no longer scares me but actually excites me now as I want to keep practising and improving! I know that I wouldn’t have been able to reach this point without all of Ellie’s help, support and guidance and I really feel that my confidence and self esteem has greatly increased due to these sessions.

Freya L – Public Speaking and Facilitation Skills – Private Tuition