From Tim Shaw, Holborn Speakers
Having days or weeks to prepare a presentation can be nerve-racking enough. But do you feel panic-stricken if you are asked to speak in public at a moment’s notice with no preparation? How often have you heard an unprepared speaker give a faltering or unconvincing impromptu speech?
Do you want to be better at thinking on your feet at work? Do you want to deliver with confidence when speaking off-the-cuff in front of your peers? Do you want to win Table Topics (impromptu speaking) contests at Toastmasters? David Jones, the five times winner of the UK & Ireland Table Topics championship, will explain how to master the art of impromptu public speaking*. In this interactive workshop you will practise impromptu speaking.
The workshop will help you to overcome your fear of making impromptu speeches. You will learn:
how to respond to any question
how to channel your inner creativity
what will give you the edge over other Table Topics contestants
why you should never use more than three bullet points.
David Jones writes and presents training courses for a wide range of clients including Research Councils UK, British Council, Institution of Civil Engineers, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, and many universities. He has been in 12 Toastmasters’ District finals. He also performs and teaches stand-up comedy, and is a frequent after-dinner speaker.
*Please note: attending this workshop does not guarantee you will be the next Table Topics champion.