‘According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Second is death. Which means that at a funeral, you’re better off in the coffin than you are doing the eulogy.’
Jerry Seinfeld used to say this during stand-up comedy gigs. Public speaking is indeed a very deep-seated fear for many people. But like all skills, it can be taught, learnt and mastered.
The ability to address a group of people in a succinct and thoughtful manner, whilst not being overcome by fear is a skill that Lennox Lightning Toastmasters know a little bit about, and are very keen to share.
Lennox Lightning and Toastmaster International provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members and visitors are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.
The Speech Craft course is designed with this ethos in place, and will encourage participants to speak and to evaluate one another in a supportive environment. The best way to learn is to do, so there will be plenty of opportunity for attendees to actually get up and speak in a non-threatening environment.
Speech Craft at Lennox Toastmasters, begins on Tuesday 2nd of May, 2017 and runs for 4 Tuesdays commencing at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start. Investment will be $120 per participant, which covers all course materials and learning. The course will be run at The Anglican church in Fern Street, Lennox Head. For further information or to sign up, please email John Peacock at firstname.lastname@example.org.