Testimonials: Pontefract – Confident Public Speaking






“Confident Public Speaking”

An event for Real Life Options

28th August 2012: King’s Croft Hotel, Pontefract

PDF programme for the event: Athena

Real Life Options is a national voluntary organisation founded in 1992 to provide direct support for people with severe learning disabilities to determine their own future. This event was one of RLO’s regular Athena staff development days

Feedback is presented anonymously

About the course …

I feel a lot more confident now

Well structured course, relaxed atmosphere and delivery – I really enjoyed the day

The objectives were clear from onset and achieved by end of day

Very nervous to begin with, but relaxed more as the day went on

Very well structured and well put together course

Very well thought out and gave the opportunity to get to know the rest of the group

Very enjoyable, inclusive

A very interesting, educational and fun day

They were fun and encouraged me to participate fully

I felt the activities were great ice breakers

Nervous at first for the unknowing, however the day and activities flowed well

Initial nerves were successfully addressed, providing the opportunity to enjoy and learn more from the activity

I have a series of 4 presentations to do in the next month so will definitely employ the techniques explored today

Will plan presentations better in future

Will be able to apply in day to day activities as well as new ventures

Really helpful, would like to learn more

Thoroughly enjoyed it – thank you!

Had been anxious as outside my comfort zone but enjoyed the day, fully participated, learned new things

Pace of day was very good

It was great to see how the case brought out my colleagues – this was a v. good joint learning process

Very well structured and challenging

Engaging, enjoyable, empowering

Informative and interesting, thoroughly enjoyable and useful day

About the trainer …

Very knowledgeable


The most useful part of the workshop …

Doing a presentation at short notice

Introduction of structured approach to delivery and presentations

How to structure your presentation

Learning how to stand, breathe, engaging with eye contact around the room

Understanding nerves is power if channelled correctly

The presentation at the end

Learning how to project your voice

Working on breathing and voice control

RLO delegates