UP! SPEAK OUT!
Eastleigh Community Services
One day public speaking course
for community volunteer managers, three with special needs.
"The day was
informative, well organised and good fun!"
"My expectations? -
Probably exceeded them."
Commissioned by Dee Tuffill,
Eastleigh Community Services.
Harrogate Volunteer Bureau
Two hour introductory session
for thirty volunteer managers and volunteers.
"Most enjoyable evening
and noticed improvements in so short a time."
Commissioned by Harriet Bisson,
Harrogate Volunteer Bureau.
National Centre for
One day course, reviewed in
September 2002 issue of Volunteering Magazine.
"Brilliant day - the
time just flew by"
"Thanks for the
"Well done, and thank
you. You have set me on a journey I will live to remember."
Commissioned by Phil Thomas,
National Centre for Volunteering.
YMCA, St Helens
One day training
course for young people who were to speak at Fringe Meetings during the
Labour Party Conference 2002 in Blackpool.
like to consider holding more courses for residents and trainees.
Yes, the course fulfilled my expectations."
Rob Smith and Judith Jenner, YMCA England.
of Wales Memorial Fund: Public Speaking and Media Training for Young
and media skills training day for twelve young people representing
organisations which have received grants from the Fund; the following day
they gave media interviews and were featured in national newspapers
including Daily Mail, Daily Express, Evening Standard
and on BBC Tonight and Sky News.
trainers were the best - a dynamic duo."
Shelley Anne Claircourt, Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund.
Black Male Forum,
Willensden High School, Brent
public speaking sessions to prepare pupils for a public speaking debate on
'Poor parenting is responsible for the failure of black boys'
attended by Home Office Minister John Denham, Paul Boateng and other
Members of Parliament.
job; your role was exemplary - you went out of your way to make things
Bisi Akawumi, Vois.
Volunteering Convention, Blackpool 2001: Train the Speakers/Trainers
organised for speakers at the convention.
worth attending the Convention for these sessions alone."
Ruth Johnson, IYV 2001 Co-ordinator.
Save the Children
Fund: Volunteer Support and Development Conference, June 2002
class; somewhat nerve-wracking but really glad I attended."
presentation using visual aids including Power Point
presented, practical. Came away with new ideas and enthusiasm.
Three hours flew by."
Luke Mallet, Save the Children Fund.
District Volunteer Centre, AGM, August 2002
Speaker: Managing change and moving forward in our lives.
expected 30 people to turn up and over 60 arrived. Thanks to Daniel it was a great evening. Thank you."
Avril Hayter, Ely & District Volunteer Centre.
Two hour training
session with young teenage mothers to help them speak up about their
experiences at a VIP Reception hosted by Cherie Blair.
amazing how quickly people can improve their skills and confidence in such
a short time." (Young Parents Project Officer)
Lizzie Spring, Homestart, Islington
TELCO (The East
London Communities Organisation)
Half day workshop
'Speaking for Success and Winning with the Media' for 30 participants as
part of a weekend Conference.
expectations. Tips on how to face the camera. Practice in being put
on the spot."
Paul Bunyan, TELCO.
& TRAIN THE TRAINER MODELS
introductory session for 14 members of staff.
the speaking practice most useful as it enabled me to see what can
realistically be covered in a short time. Feedback also
Lesley Greenaway, Volunteer Development, Scotland.
with a team of eight staff, concentrating on getting the listeners'
attention early and structuring a talk in five minutes.
Tim Tod, Devon youth Association.
introductory session for 28 members of the Network.
was excellent reflection on NCVO."
an insight into what I need to improve my public speaking."
enjoyable - thanks to all."
Joanna Wootten, Extrnal Human Resources, NCVO.
INTEREST& FOCUS GROUPS
Three hour session
for asylum seekers on techniques for coping with discrimination.
Mixed ethnicity in participants, none with English mother tongue.
Units, East London
One day course for
social workers and service users on 'Community Advocacy: Learning together
how to state a case'.
honestly say that this has been the best course I have been on in my
entire life! I will be able to use what was shared and discussed in
this course in my personal and professional life."
Sally Mehta, Regional Director, Family Service Units.
lunchtime coaching session.
I was asked to kick off an afternoon session to a forum of young people
talking about faith and identity and growing up in the UK today. It
was a challenge because of the size of the group, the venue and my own
fear. A coaching session from SpeakersBank literally saved me! It
was a very positive experience and at the end of the talk I was
complimented as being inspirational! I owe all this to my coaching
Institute for Volunteer Research.
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