They have conquered theirs, how about you?
In November this year, participants from various departments and backgrounds, participated in the Inspire Your Audience through Speaking Confidently, located at the Pharmacy Department of MAHSA University in Saujana Putra, Jenjarom. This workshop was to enhance the participants’ confidence level in speaking besides sharing techniques that will aid them develop strong, powerful tone for projecting confidence in any situation and to inspire any audience.
The participants were a blend of esteemed and experienced local and foreign academicians and administrators from faculty offices and a student hostel. The workshop required participants to actively partake in the games and activities session and think critically about the challenges to speak confidently. In particular, the discussion focused on becoming better presenters, tips on non-verbal communication plus acquiring rich tone and enunciation. The designed modules were potential steps on successfully conquering the participants speaking fear, utilise their existing strengths and ensure they become more resilient and confident speakers in the future. This training prepared participants to convince their audiences whenever they spoke.
Though packed with their teaching schedule and other commitments, the incessant enthusiasm and keen participation from each individual throughout the workshop was overwhelming!
The objectives of the workshop included to shed some light on ways to curb speaking fear in participants’ by learning how to plan and reduce stage fright. Besides being designed to improve general speaking confidence competency, it also intensified the expertise level for presentation by introducing clarity and accuracy in speaking techniques.
During the workshop, the participants from all sorts of credentials and age groups dynamically participated in various individual and group activities, games, spontaneous speaking, quizzes and analytical thinking sessions particularly constructed to instil confidence and alleviate fear.
Remarkably many emerged with head on confidence and some shed tears during the Finale activity which was a 2-minutes extemporaneous speech on provided sentence. Their radical change was overwhelming indeed!
Completion certificates and evaluation forms were handed out at the end. Some verbatim feedback included:
I learn a lot of ideas, how to change my life, improve my life
- The facilitator has good communication skills
- You are an incredible trainer
- Eye opening training session
- All activities done, make our connection (teaching and non-teaching staff) with no boundaries
- Trainer is willing to hear and spend time to participants, even though the time is out. Show that overall training is very responsive
- I really enjoyed on attending the course. I feel that I have a lot on the way I have to carry myself
- This workshop is really helpful and quite interesting to build up my confidence when talking in front of many people
- Should be held for all participants on repeated bases
To sum up, participants gained better understanding of how to limit their speaking anxiety and turn it into a positive element and become a forte instead. This is the fundamental of becoming a charismatic presenter whom is able to impact his/her audience. Do bear in mind confident speaking and fearlessness are not provided by someone, they are honed through skills practice and preparation. You are the solitary chef in this kitchen called Speak Confidently!
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by Dr Dayana C
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