For Businesses

Build the confidence to
speak in any business setting

For Schools

Developing Confident Communication
Skills in Students

For Individuals

Improve your speaking
skills in our interactive course

SPEAK CONFIDENTLY

Speak Confidently Online and Hybrid Courses

 

Have you always wanted to improve your public speaking skills? Now is an excellent opportunity to do this through our four week online courses using ZOOM video conferencing. Upcoming courses are starting on 27 May and 11 June.

 

Our courses are interactive, in small groups (maximum eight people) and give everybody the opportunity to give talks to the group and receive supportive feedback on their talks. They also use ZOOM breakout rooms for activities and provide you with the opportunity to meet and network with a motivated community. 

We also offer a hybrid course option. This involves the four week online course and then two in person sessions at a venue near the Auckland CBD. These sessions will provide opportunities to practice in a face-to-face environment on top of the practice in the online course.

Through these courses you will:

  • Learn strategies to manage anxiety about public speaking.
  • Learn how to design and structure an engaging talk
  • Learn how to use your voice and body to increase the impact of your talk.
  • Give two talks and receive supportive feedback on them.
  • Meet and network with a motivated group of people
  • Learn how to use visual aids effectively in both an online and face-to-face environment
  • Learn strategies for impromptu speaking and have lots of opportunity to practice
  • Have lots of fun!

The investment for the four week online course is $150 plus GST and for the hybrid course is $250 plus GST. In the online course you will get the following content and activities:

 

Session One
  • Icebreaker activities. Activities to get to know each other online (including use of ZOOM breakout rooms).
  • Fear of public speaking. Why is it so common and strategies to deal with this fear.
  • Watch and discuss examples of engaging talks.
  • Impromptu speaking – some practice to get you going.
Session Two
  • Talk design. How to craft an engaging speech.
  • Task One – “Who am I?” talk on a personal topic (weeks two and three)
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Impromptu speaking
Session Three
  • Talk Delivery – using your voice and body effectively. This includes practical and interactive tasks.
  • “Who am I?” speeches
  • Impromptu speaking
  • Cutting the filler words – “how to reduce the ums and ahs”
Session Four
  • Task Two – bringing all learnings together to give a talk on an area of personal interest.
  • Supportive feedback on all talks
  • Visual aids. Effective ways to use them both in person and online. 
 
 

 

For schools

Develop confident communication skills in students

For Businesses

Build the confidence to speak in any business setting

For Individuals

Improve your speaking skills in our supportive and interactive course

What Our Programmes Cover

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Writing an engaging speech and connecting with audiences.
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Managing speaking anxiety.
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Using body language and voice to add impact to your speeches.
Speaking in impromptu situations.
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Giving and receiving feedback.
Finding your voice and developing your own personal speaking styles.

What our clients say

Gaye worked with our AA High Achievers Programme. The group of 12 needed to present their key learnings from a six month long personal development programme to a panel of our General Managers. Gaye had just one day to not only help the team write and practise their 5 minute long speeches but to teach them the fundamentals of great public speaking for future use. Gaye understood what was at stake for our people and for the success of the programme. She is a master at quickly working out what is important and relevant for the business group she is working with and that adaptability is a very valuable skill.

Siobhan Tetenburg  –  AA Organisational Capability Manager

Gaye and her team at Speak Confidently ran workshops with our Team Leaders. At our recent Awards Ceremony there was a noticeable difference in the speaking skills and speech delivery of all those that had attended the workshops. I would recommend the Speak Confidently team to anyone wanting to develop their speaking confidence and skills whatever their speaking situations and current levels of confidence and experience in public speaking.

Adam Brown-Rigg – YMCA North Youth Programme Manager.

Students found the course very useful and worthwhile. They mentioned their confidence levels improving and they felt much more at ease speaking in front of their peers after the course. Many students were very nervous before the course but they were soon put at ease and involved themselves fully in the exercises. We would recommend the course for any senior students.

Andrew Mackenzie – Deputy Principal Macleans College

In such a short amount of time I already feel a lot more confident writing and presenting. The programme has helped me consider the way an audience views a speaker and made me think about how I project my voice.

Student – Macleans College

In the 6 hours we have spent in this workshop have gained so much confidence in speaking and have learnt a lot of useful tips I have learnt a lot and feel more confident when speaking. I have taken away a lot of tips to help me with writing and delivering my presentations.

Student – Macleans College

Get In Touch

When and How

Our courses are currently run online over four weeks using ZOOM video conferencing.

Our upcoming online course dates are (all times are NZ time) :

Thursday 14 May - Thursday 4 June (This course is fully subscribed)
6.30 - 8.00 pm

Wednesday 27  May - Wednesday 17 June
6.30 - 8.00 pm

Thursday 11 June - Thursday 2 July
6.30 - 8.00 pm

 

We also offer a hybrid course which involves the four week online course and two in-person sessions to be held at a venue near the Auckland CBD after government restrictions are lifted.

The investment for the online course is $150 plus GST and for the hybrid course is $250 plus GST.