Listen to me! Presenting and public speaking skills

A course for freelance journalists who want to learn how deliver presentations and develop public speaking skills

Book nowCourse tutor: Steve Bustin
Date: 19 February 2013
Time: 18:00-21:00
Venue: Friends Meeting House, Euston.
Number of places: 10 max
Cost: £95 (+£19 VAT)

Journalists typically have something to say, and increasingly we’re being asked to say it aloud, not just in writing, be that presenting at a conference, chairing a debate, speaking to a group or event or making a speech. Some freelancers are even turning public speaking into a lucrative sideline.

This session will give you the confidence to say ‘yes’ to invitations to speak in public. It covers everything from what to speak about and how to find opportunities to speak to dealing with nerves and appearing calm under pressure.

This three-hour evening session will cover:

  • What can I speak about – and why should someone listen?
  • Finding opportunities for speaking in public
  • How to prepare for a presentation
  • Structuring a speech or presentation
  • Using props, prompts and anchors
  • Do you really need to use Powerpoint?
  • Engagement, rapport, reading a room
  • Speaking with passion, humour and conviction
  • Dealing with nerves
  • Top tips for speakers

Steve Bustin

About Steve Bustin

Steve Bustin has been a freelance journalist for 10 years, following 7 years at the BBC.

Alongside his writing work, Steve runs a successful PR consultancy and training business (and keeps his editors happy) and has even performed as a stand-up comic.

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