Speechcraft is a short course teaching public speaking skills, which will help to build self-confidence. Our Speechcraft courses are a supportive, face-to-face course.
Next Speechcraft Course
Mondays 14/Feb/2022 to 28/Mar/2022
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Some comments from previous Speechcraft graduates
I have challenged myself
I have challenged myself to jump into this part of life - "public speaking" - which I have had a fear of all my life.... even though it has been one hell of a challenge to me, I am so glad I have joined and I now have the confidence to speak at my daughter's wedding.
I overcame those nerves
The Speechcraft course helped me overcome those common public speaking nerves and understand how to channel that energy into providing an enjoyable speaking experience. Leaving the course with a brand new skill set, great friends and a new-found outlook on public speaking.
This course transformed my confidence in many ways, even those I didn't expect.
I would encourage any one, of any speaking competence level to take this course. You won't regret it!
What a transition!!
Week 1 - My first speech was read from prepared notes, hiding behind a lectern. Week 8 – My speech was delivered without notes, without a lectern and delivered with voice projection and animation. What a transition!!
Thank you Toastmasters, my journey has just begun!
It's all about confidence
I have been helping with Speechcraft courses for over 10 years and I'm always amazed at how these courses transform people who have a real fear of speaking in front of people into confident and capable communicators. It is wonderful to see the students develop each week as they learn new skills - especially the ability to think on their feet in the impromptu speaking game. They have a lot of fun.
Speechcraft is not really about public speaking - it's about confidence.
The 2 things that make you confident are:
- Knowing what to do, and
- Practicing enough so it feels more familiar.
The Speechcraft program is designed to cover both of those elements. If you are thinking about doing Speechcraft - but are unsure or nervous - then I'd say just take the step. All of the other students will feel exactly as you do, but together you'll have a lot of fun and find enormous support from the Toastmasters.