the art of public speaking

Course Duration:
1 Week
Mode of Study:
Full Time, Part Time
Course Modules

Managers are often called upon to formally speak to an audience as part of their duties. They may be required to brief management or visitors on an on-going project, or defend a project that they are proposing for the organization; talk to a group of newly-recruited personnel on what is expected of them, or give a dinner speech, etc. All these situations call for certain specific skills and techniques on the part of the speaker in order to achieve his or her speaking objectives. This course is designed to equip participants with the appropriate skills and tech- niques for delivering successful oral presentations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Distinguish between oral and written communication
  • Conduct a speaker-audience-occasion-location analysis
  • Set speaking objectives
  • Distinguish between informative, persuasive and light-hearted presentations
  • Structure presentations logically
  • Use appropriate rhetorical techniques and organizational patterns for effect
  • Design appropriate visual support
  • Use power-point presentation techniques
Course Modules