Speaking Skills Training
One of the cornerstones of human social interaction is through the use of speech; a collection of sounds produced by our voice when heard by a reciprocator can be interpreted to mean something. Effectiveness in its use from personal interaction between peers to large speaking events where one or a small group of individuals converse with crowds or even, hundreds, or thousands, is often highly regarded and even prized by society, and are usually found as useful resource persons in the field of business, as a speaker’s ability to convey information and motivate their audience to do what they say is a massive plus for them.
Speaking whether in a small group or addressing a large audience, requires a lot of time and a lot of practice and is not necessarily easy to do. It’s a careful balance of maintaining composure, retaining a train of thought, and finding the right words to correctly express one’s thoughts. Include all this on top of maintaining a pleasant or at least a neutral tone of voice and adjusting what one has to say and how they say it depending on who they’re talking to, where, and for other reasons dependent on context.
When it is laid out like this, it becomes easy to see why some individuals struggle with even normal day to day conversations, let alone roles where they must speak to groups larger than two or three. This is not exactly an impossible task however, since speaking is a skill, and much like any skill, it can be learned. Here at Paramount Training and Development we recognise the need for those employees that have would like to improve the activity of speaking through our Speaking Skills Training program.
Speaking in any capacity is a difficult task. One has to have all three elements of speech in order as well as their own body-language, while also taking into account the body language of their audience, and the context of their environment and their intended audience before doing so. In the workplace, they also need to be flexible; knowing how to engage audiences with different techniques, and be charismatic enough to sway them to their favor. These and more were considered when Paramount Training and Development first developed the Speaker Skills Training course, and thankfully these have been perfected to ensure that learners undertaking it will display a greater level of effectiveness in speaking than when they started.
Master the core fundamentals of speaking
As was stated before, the art of speaking is a delicate balance of composure, retention, and the grasp of one’s language. One must go to great lengths to ensure the presence of all three elements as having the latter two but not the former can make your speech less impactful and therefore less meaningful; having composure, language, but not retention basically eliminates the entire point of the exercise, and having the former two and not the latter risks saying the wrong thing and making mistakes. Speaking Skills trainees are taught how to master these elements first and foremost, as they form the backbone of all speaking engagements.
Identify and properly utilise different speaking styles
There are numerous speaking styles available to the would-be speaker; some where they’re put on the spot with absolutely no preparation and must engage their peers or audience in a direct fashion, others where speakers are allowed some time to prepare themselves before the face the metaphorical music, and of course those where you can create a long-winded and decent script for the job. In Speaking Skills Training, learners are taught these speaking styles and effective strategies that will bolster their flexibility in the art of speaking.
Adapt to suit their audience
It’s a thing that is hardly noticed by most, but we change our ‘language’ depending on our audience. Most people know how to do it although few if any are actually aware when they do. The ‘language’ one uses when speaking to a baby is different to the ‘language’ one uses to speak with their superior. By the end of their training, learners undertaking Speaker Skills Training will not only recognize the different ‘language’ used for both parties, but also how they are different, and why they must be different, and then how to apply incorporate these differences in future speaking activities.
Recognise and appreciate body language and its role in speaking
Body language, despite being more easily seen than the spoken word, is actually much more subtle than the language of words. In more personal and intimate conversations one’s body language can convey many things from levels of engagement (from intently listening to completely disengaged), honesty in their statements, confidence, how easily then can be persuaded, and so on. The task of identifying these gestures and interpreting their correct meaning(s) is a difficult task and one that may take a long time to master. Learners undertaking Speaker Skills Training are however, given lessons and methodologies to recognize and get a rough meaning of these gestures, and by the end of the program are expected to have the core fundamentals of these lessons and have some proficiency in the identification and interpretation.
Communicate to their audience effectively and engagingly
Beyond the technical and background knowledge to become an effective speaker requires another element that isn’t as concrete as the linguistic or technical aspects; charisma. Using language alone a charismatic personality can hold peoples’ attention to persuade, convince, teach, and inspire others to do things with renewed gusto and passion. As a quality it is rather vague and this intangibility makes it a difficult thing to concretely teach and learn. However there have been many studies conducted by experts in linguistics, psychology, and other related fields that have managed to drill down some of the core elements of charismatic people into elements that are much easier to mimic and learn. Materials and lessons to make learners better at this are made available through our Speaking Skills Training course, and it is hoped that these will be instilled in our learners to make them more effective once their training is complete.
Customised Training Session For Teams (Included No Charge)
Here at Paramount, you can modify existing training manuals and modules to suit your team’s specific desires and interest. This service offers you great control over nearly every aspect of the workbook including page number design, workbook colour, delivery style, workbook style, certificate colour and even the kinds of activities you wish to put in. The best part is that each modification you make will cost you nothing. We will edit and modify according to your specific needs, so don’t hesitate to be generous with your modifications! Free Customisation on all team training workbooks.
In-House Customised training benefits:
- Flexible length – You choose the length of the session
- Highly Effective Team/Industry Specific
- Certificate of Completion (Professional Grade)
- Create a Team Building environment
- Cost effective – Group rate discount
- Printed courseware (No need to download or use an App to read)
Creating Content (Contact us for Quotation)
You can also make the training experience even better by creating your very own training manual from scratch! Here, you’ll enjoy total control over every aspect of your desired manual including the logo, the overall font style and even the colour to truly make the workbook aesthetically unique. More than this, you can add additional case studies, statistical data, research and other scholarly work to truly establish your manual’s credibility. We do the research and content writing for your needs. We will do all the work according to your various specifications and we’ll work closely with you to achieve that end; you need only tell us what to do and we’ll take care of the rest. Contact us for more advice on how we can create a session just for you.
Instructor Led Online
Download Certificate of Completion $495 inc GST
Printed and Posted Certificate of Completion $515 inc GST
We provide this course as an online assisted course. You provide the date and time, we provide the trainer and material. Great for regional business or employees that are at multiple premises. The benefits of booking an online assisted or instructed led training session is you don’t have to wait for a specific date or course to come up. We book in a time available to you. Same course as a workshop but just for you and online instead.