Monday, August 10, 2009

SpeakUP! Holds up its promise!

Our debut workshop saw over 15 participants from various backgrounds getting together to learn, laugh, reflect, grow – and discover their voices. Here are e few glimpses from the sessions, spread over 3 days.

Feedback on first workshop held from 31st July to 2nd August 2009

Some thoughts that kept coming our way from the participants:

  • Well organized sessions, clear and understandable presentation
  • Well prepared facilitators who encouraged questions
Some personal feedback:

  • “I feel the difference now in speaking before an unknown audience”
  • “I have learnt how to convey my thoughts and ideas to others better”.
  • “I feel an improvement in my confidence levels; I am being myself while speaking”.
  • “The facilitators have given us good, honest feedback, and this which adds great value”.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

SpeakUP! The exciting route to public speaking

It’s been found that people are more afraid of speaking in public than they are afraid of death! However, today we can’t keep running away from situations that need us to speak out.

At Applause Factory, we know how to help you face and tackle these fears. We believe learning to speak with impact could be simple, effective… and also great fun.

We at Applause Factory have been students and practitioners of public speaking for several years. As part of a world-wide forum, we have been mentoring and training individuals and groups to speak their minds to win.

SpeakUp, our debut workshop, takes you through a structured, friendly sequence, spead over 3 days (day 1: 4 hours; day 2: 6 hours; day 3: 4 hours).

· What is public speaking?

· Exploring various public speaking situations

· Discussions and assignments on making your speech impactful and passionate

· Building confidence and allaying fears

· Role plays with constructive feedback

· Presenting/speaking using the right techniques and components of speech

· The art of voice modulation, correct use of body language, presenting with props

· Live demonstrations/assignments/role plays

· Cost: Rs. 3,500/- including meals and course material.