Date(s) - 03/12/2014
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Simon Floyd and Kathy Moore (Project Officers, SHARE Museums East)
Supports work towards Accreditation standards: 3.2.3, 3.3.1, 3.3.3
Museum staff and volunteers are often called upon to speak publicly, and it is a fear for many.
In a safe and supportive environment this course will help you to plan and deliver spoken content with more confidence. A number of practical exercises are included but there will be no uncomfortable ‘on the spot’ moments.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own notes or ideas for a talk they wish to deliver in their own museum, as there will be an opportunity to apply various techniques and receive group and directed feedback.
- feel more confident about speaking publicly
- learn tips on how to develop a talk or presentation for a museum audience
- understand how to prepare for public speaking
- explore the effects of diction, intonation, rhythm and pacing when speaking publicly
- examine the importance of gesture and non-verbal communication in public speaking
- develop strategies for building confidence and combating public speaking anxiety
- be able to plan and deliver their own talks to different audiences in a variety of venues
Morning refreshments will be available, but please make your own arrangements for lunch.
Bookings are closed for this event.