A one day Confident Public Speaking skills workshop for the art and craft teaching team at Blind Veterans UK.
To what extent were the course objectives achieved?
I think the course gave me a good set of fundamentals and assurances that will help me reduce the stress of public speaking
I do feel more confident about speaking publicly and will practice what I have learned today
Please comment on your trainer Philippa Hammond’s knowledge, expertise, delivery style, etc
Pleasant and informative
Very good, clearly experienced and walks her talk
Very knowledgeable, created a relaxed and safe environment
Philippa was very knowledgeable on the subject and her delivery style was relateable and engaging.
Very valuable tips
Excellent – really encouraging and welcoming, made me feel relaxed
Easy to digest all the information presented in a very engaging way
Really knowledgeable and engaging – Philippa demonstrated her knowledge and skill in her very delivery of the course
Engaging likeable relaxed style good personal stories
Excellent – really friendly, clear and practical
What was the most useful part of the workshop for you?
Learning new skills – planning ahead, tongue twisters and warm up exercises
Breathing warmup and stance exercise
Tips on how to deal with nerves
The practical side, being in the same boat as others
Having the chance to present in a safe environment
Having to get up there and do it and get feedback and get others to do the same
The chance to show improvement
The gradual easing of presenting from groups to smaller groups to lone speaking was smart
Getting feedback on my presentations
How will you use your new knowledge, skills and mindsets in future?
When presenting at work
When networking as a freelance artist or teaching art history or practicals
Try to do more public speaking and attempt to be more confident and relaxed about it
I will use my new skills / knowledge in the welcome talks to new members and in the Friday feedback presentations.
Hope to put on training sessions imparting what I know to others so have lots of info on how to make it engaging
I will replace the dread of having to do public speaking with seeing it as an opportunity to improve
Prepare and warm up more
Have more belief in myself
It will inform the training I deliver and also help me when presenting and promoting my project work