Thinking and Speaking Off The Cuff (MELBOURNE)

Thinking and Speaking Off The Cuff: How to Speak Confidently
Without Notice

This one day workshop is designed to help you think and talk on your feet in situations that may arise unexpectedly, or without notice. The ability to think and speak on your feet is a tremendous asset to have in your social, business and daily life. Speaking off the cuff is often required for meetings, impromptu presentations, supervising staff, job interviews and when responding to questions from an audience. To successfully communicate your ideas in these
situations you must be able to organise your thoughts quickly and present them in a clear and logical manner, that meets the audiences needs. Those who do speak well off the cuff are seen as credible, reliable and confident.

The workshop will teach you how to:

  • Respond to questions from the floor
    Be eloquent, be effective, and be relevant
  • Buy time and organise your thoughts
    Resist time pressure and think before you speak
  •  Structure your response
    Follow the simple mini speech structure
  • Master the platform
    Stop hiding behind the podium and use the stage effectively
  • Use the rule of “Three”
    The tricolon is one of the most effective tools in public speaking
  • Get to the point
    Less is often more, and keep it simple always wins
  • Leave them with a memorable message
    End strong and end confidently
  • Call on fail safe backup techniques
    Simple models and simple tools allow you to respond confidently and effectively
  • Respond effectively at job interview
    What are the interview panel looking for and how can you best display this

When & Where

Smith and Deruit Room
Metropole Hotel
44 Brunswick, Fitzroy, Victoria
Thursday, October 22, 2015
9:30 am to4:30 pm (AWST)


PD_Aug_08 web readyPeter Dhu, an experienced and acclaimed speaking trainer and coach for over 20 years, has helped thousands of people overcome their fear of speaking and become more confident and effective in the delivery of their presentations.

His style is inspirational. He uses his own story of adversity mixed with experiential learning, example and theory and customises it for all learning styles. A medical scientist by profession, Peter has also studied extensively in the area of business and leadership, culminating in his Masters of Business and Administration and Diploma in Professional Coaching. Peter has extensive experience in the area of business communication, presentation skills and personal effectiveness.

Before starting his own consulting business he worked for the WA Health Department for 30 years in senior management positions. While there, Peter managed the Organ Donation Agency, one of the state wide health programs. He also represented the department and government on many state and national committees and working parties. High level business communication skills, including writing speeches for the Minister, negotiation and networking were essential in Peter’s success in these roles.

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