Public Speaking training: Being a Master of Ceremonies
Over recent years, there has been a transformation in the delivery of conferences, seminars, exhibitions and presentations to prospects, customers, investors, media and other groups. And, of course, the Annual General Meeting (AGM). The ability to run proceedings smoothly is the key to this, and the chairperson must be fair, firm and ensure that timekeeping is rigorously applied. Whilst organisations think nothing of spending many thousands on a conference or event, sometimes little thought is given to the correct protocol for the proceedings of the day. Yet, if not properly conducted, poor protocol can severely effect an organisation's hard won reputation.
The purpose of this course is to build on the 'Public speaking: You can do it' training course by focusing specifically on a speaker's ability to run the proceedings of a conference, seminar, Annual General Meeting (AGM) or any other public gathering. Conducted within a supportive and encouraging environment, this one-day course will focus on the following:
- The role of the Master of Ceremonies / Toastmaster / Chairperson
- Speeches to introduce speakers
- Thanking speakers
- Answering questions
- Presenting an award
- Evaluating others
- Impromptu speaking
Delegates will benefit from the tuition of a facilitator who is a member of Toastmasters International, a global organisation devoted to the art of public speaking. The facilitator is an Advanced Communicator Gold; is a Past President of one of London's oldest Public Speaking clubs; and was runner up in the UK & Ireland Public Speaking Championships 2006. At the end of the session, each delegate will be provided with a comprehensive booklet that delves deeper into the art of communication and speaking in public.
Important note: This session is open only to those delegates who have attended the 'Public speaking: You can do' it training course.
Benefits for delegates:
- Better representation of an organisation in a public arena
- Better internal and external communication
- Improved 1:many and 1:1 communication skills
- Better vocabulary
- Increased motivation
- Increased confidence