Our Presentation Skills Training and Public Speaking courses in Mumbai

Course Timings: 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. for a total of 5 Saturdays. New batches start every 2 months.

Course Venue: 529, A-Wing, Mainframe Building, Near Orchid Mall, Royal Palms Estate, Aarey Milk Colony, Goregaon(East), Mumbai – 400065.

Public Speaking Course and Presentation Skills Training in Mumbai:

We at Cogito Training Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai organize open workshop on public speaking and presentation skills. This public speaking course is organized every month at our centre in Mumbai. In these public speaking courses we train people on improving their public speaking skills by overcoming their stage fear. We also train them further by giving them high impact presentation skills training. In this they learn ways to make impactful presentations. We invite all to this very practical and activity based public speaking course. Many people have taken advantage of our public speaking classes and high impact presentation skills training and have immensely benefitted. Our presentation skills training and public speaking classes are practical and activity bases. If you would like to attend our public speaking classes in Mumbai, please speak to us on 9869018775. You can also also write to us at cogito_pks@hotmail.com to get more details.

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Introduction – Public Speaking Course and Presentation Skills Training in Mumbai

Public Speaking is an art which can only be learned by practice or by training. Lot of people have a big fear in their minds about speaking in public. They may be very good in their technical knowledge but when it comes to speaking to an audience it scares them to no end. Their anxiety stops them completely and their body freezes with fear, voice chokes up and they are unable to utter anything. Many also forget completely what they had planned to talk.

This weakness has cost many their careers. Inability to talk in meetings or with senior management and also with clients reflects very poorly on their abilities. This is truly a skill needed for corporate jobs. Leaders have to speak in public else they will never be leaders.

What is the use of the knowledge you have if you are unable to present and express it. How will you sell your skills if you are unable to talk? Sadly many people are still living with this fear. Job opportunities, career promotions, appraisals all are directly impacted by an employee’s presentation skills, platform skills and public speaking skills. We invite you to attend our public speaking courses in Mumbai and give a boost to your career by becoming an expert public speaker.

Effective Communication Skills a Prerequisite for High Impact Presentations

Presentation Skills and Public Speaking Skills are both essentially part of a broader term called communication skills. Presentation skills involves communicating effectively to a group of people (a large audience) putting forward your points and gaining acceptance/approval. So in any workshop on presentation skills participants must also be taught the importance of improving their communication skills by also attaining proficiency in their language. Language is the medium through which a presentation is made so learning the language is a must to be an effective presenter.

After having attained mastery over the language one must also learn the appropriate use of its words at the right time and in the right context. The tone, voice, pace and pitch of the voice is also important to create an impact. This is to be mastered to get the desired results. Another important aspect is the body language of the person doing the presentation. In body language, we train participants to use right gestures, postures, body movements, hand movements and good eye contact which is essential to further add value and improve the overall aesthetics of a speech. So in short this programme not only aims at helping the participants learn effective presentation skills but also helps in developing their overall communication skills.

Public Speaking Course and Presentation Skills Training Benefits:

The good thing is that these skills can be learned. If a person decides to fight with his fear and take it head-on and survive few attempts of public speaking, he will notice his anxiety levels coming down. This is the trick. The more you do it the better you get. You should never give up. In this practical, high impact presentation skills training exercise based programme, we allow people to fight with their fear by giving them a lot of practice to speak in front of a crowd and also record it and later show to them for improvement. Honest feedback is given on their specific issues and they are encouraged to get better. Our training is spaced over many days so that people can practice at home and also get confident by each passing session. In this training programme you will also learn how to effectively utilise PPT to enhance your presentation further. This unique programme will also help you integrate and effectively use PPT with your speech. We assure all our participants that by the end of this programme they will feel confident and become more impactful in public speaking.

Programme Title: Public Speaking and Presentation Skills with Confidence Building.

Public Speaking Course and Presentation Skills Training Objective:

  1. To help people overcome their fear of public speaking.
  2. To teach participants ways to improve their language and communication skills.
  3. To train participants on making a high impact presentation using PPT
  4. To help participants improve on their platform skills
  5. To train participants on effective use of PPT and audio visual aids
  6. To help participants become more confident and get rid of their fear of making presentations.

Public Speaking Course and Presentation Skills Training Outline:

  1. Know the rules of public speaking and high impact presentations.
  2. Rule of six in presentations and public speaking.
  3. Mind and tongue coordination in communication.
  4. Correcting body language – Eye contact, gestures, postures, body movements.
  5. Speech, tone, speed and voice modulation (Communication Skills).
  6. Learning the part of presentation, bullet point speech. Impromptu speech.
  7. Preparing a speech and planning for a presentation.
  8. Use of projector, slides, PPTs, mic and other aids.
  9. Video recording, playback and feedback. Audience feedback.
  10. Platform Skills – Engaging the audience, handling questions, managing the class.
  11. Improving communication skills – language, using silence and managing pace.
  12. Self evaluations and feedback.
  13. Tips to overcome fear and anxiety.

Takeaways of our public speaking course and presentation skills training: Confidence, high self esteem, improved self image, better communication, better public speaking skills and impactful presentation skills.

Public speaking course and Presentation skills Training Methodology: Interactions, discussions, presentations, practice, video recording, feedback, personal coaching etc.

Course Fees: Please contact us with participant details to avail special discounts (Mobile: 9869018775).

Public Speaking Course and Presentation Skills Training Faculty:

Prof. Praveen Singh

MBA (HRM), DPM and IR, B.A.(Psychology),TOTA, AGI(USA)

Praveen Singh has been actively involved in Training and Consulting since last fifteen years in Power, Energy, Oil and Gas, Infrastructure Sector Companies.  He has been working for more than forty companies spread all across India. He is an experienced trainer in Soft-Skills, Attitudinal, Behavioral Training, HRD and Psychology topics.  He earlier worked with an UK based Web Enabled Co. as Human Resource Manager and with a leading  Management Consulting company. Currently he is Empanelled Corporate Trainer with companies like Reliance ADAG, Tata Power, Adani Group,  RBI, RCF, Essel Group, DTPS, CESC, AIPM, NEC, IEMR, Sterling, Etc. He is also an IMO and DG Shipping Certified Maritime Trainer and Consultant to MMTI, SCMS and GURSHIP.

He also teaches MBA and PG Students of Management as Visiting Faculty and is associated with several Business Schools affiliated with Mumbai University and SNDT University. He has been conducting programmes in many cities in India including, Mumbai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida,  Kolkata, Bangalore, Pune, Nashik, Mundra(Bhuj), Sagar(MP), Jodhpur, Patna, Goa, Orrisa, Kodaikanal and Cochin. Having traveled to many countries in Europe, including The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and France, is exposed to different work cultures.

If you would like to enroll for the next batch of Public Speaking and Presentation Skills Workshop in Mumbai, please contact us:

Praveen Singh
Director and Lead Faculty
Cogito Training and Counseling Centre
529, A Wing, Mainframe Building, Near Orchid Mall,
Royal Palms, Aarey Milk Colony, Goregaon (East), Mumbai – 400065

Tel: 9869018775www.cogitoindia.com

Public Speaking Classes in Mumbai

Prof. Praveen Singh has been conducting open Public Speaking Classes in Mumbai since 2010 and also in-house public speaking training with many of his corporate clients all across India. He also conducts one-to-one coaching and mentoring. His public Speaking and personality development classes and courses are very popular among students, junior professionals, entrepreneurs and various groups of individuals who want to build their confidence to stand and talk to a crowd. Prof. Praveen Singh conducts these public speaking classes in Goregaon (East), Mumbai centre. Participants from all over Mumbai have participated in his Public Speaking Classes. Students from places like Powai, Andheri, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Borivali and  Goregaon have been  attending our public speaking and personality development classes. To know more about our Public Speaking Courses in Mumbai and the batches please contact 9869018775 or email us on cogito_pks@hotmail.com.

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Importance of Public Speaking Skills

In one of the seminars a speaker was narrating a story about a cow in California. This cow was getting auctioned for just two dollars. Someone asked why only two dollars? Then someone from the crowd present there replied, “It is getting auctioned for two dollars because it does everything except giving milk”.  This speaker was trying to equate a manager without public speaking skills with this cow and said, if a manager cannot speak in public he is just worth two dollars like that cow.

So the moral of this story is that anyone who is, or want to be in a position of authority, he must have the ability to address his people else he is deemed useless. Such is the importance of public speaking. We can’t imagine a leader without public speaking skills. To reach out to a large audience and to get across your views you must be a good orator. You may be highly educated, qualified and experienced but if you cannot express yourself and speak to a group, all goes in vain. So the key to success is to work on your ability to speak to a group and develop the skills needed. So it’s advised that at least one must attend public speaking course to learn and develop the skills.

Public Speaking Classes can help you learn the skills

Public speaking skills can be debated on the lines of leadership skills and many believe it is an inborn ability, like they say a leader is born not made. Fortunately we may not be born with an ability to speak flawlessly but we can learn and develop this ability by practice and improvisations facilitated by an experienced faculty during a good public speaking training . No one is a born speaker; they all work hard to get there. The key to become a good speaker is practice. This is an art which can only be mastered by doing it again and again. This is what is offered in a professional public speaking course. This is the reason why all must attend a public speaking course once. To attend our public speaking course and know more details about the same please call us on 9869018775 and we shall be glad to help you.

Our Public Speaking Classes Details:

Course Title: Public Speaking and Presentation Skills with Confidence Building

Programme Duration: Total of five sessions spread over weekends (Saturdays)

Time: 3pm to 5pm

Public Speaking Classes – Programme Objectives:

  1. To help participants develop the confidence to speak in public
  2. To teach participants ways to deliver speech.
  3. To develop participant’s platform skills
  4. To give participants tips to improve their language and communication skills.
  5. To help participants learn to deliver high impact presentation.
  6. To train participants on effective use of audio visual aids including use of PPTs
  7. To remove the fear of making presentations and in doing public speaking.

Public Speaking Classes – Course Contents:

  1. The basic rules of public speaking.
  2. Fighting the fear
  3. Mastering the art of communication for public speaking
  4. Controlling and coordinating the Mind and tongue speed by handling the anxiety effectively.
  5. Body language – Eyes, gestures, postures, body movements.
  6. Voice modulation and speech
  7. Effective Presentation Skills. High impact presentations.
  8. Speech Clarity, Content and Correct Sequence.
  9. Learning to prepare and give Impromptu speech.
  10. Preparing a winning speech and planning for a impactful presentation
  11. Use of Audio Visuals – Projector, Slides, PPTs, Holding the Mic etc.
  12. Feedback through Video recording and playback.
  13. Managing the audience, Taking questions.
  14. Fine tuning the platform skills
  15. Self evaluations and feedback

Benefits of our Public Speaking Classes: Increased confidence, developed self esteem, improved self image, better communication and speech skills, impactful presentation skills.

Public Speaking Classes – Training Methodology: This is a highly interactive and exercise based training course, we teach through presentations, Interactions, discussions, activities, speech practices, video recording, feedback, personal coaching etc.

Course Fees: Please contact us with participant details to avail special discounts (Mobile: 9869018775).

Three Main Pillars of Public Speaking

There are few issues which people face on the way to becoming a good speaker. First is confidence, second is language and third is content. Now the sequence of learning is reverse here. First one must be competent enough and technically sound enough to be able to talk on a subject. Without knowledge no amount of confidence can help. So before you set out to become a speaker, do your homework well. Be educated, get trained, be well informed, have a reasonable amount of command over the topic and the subject before you hit the platform. So a good preparation is the base of public speaking.

After you are ready with the subject and are well prepared, then comes the command over the language. A speaker must be good in the language that he or she chooses to talk. Language is the mode through which knowledge is delivered. So a speaker must now work on developing a fair command over the language of delivery.

And the third and the last important skills is platform skills. It is human nature to be conscious of the fact that he is going be observed, judged and critically evaluated by a large number of people present in the audience. This makes the person very conscious, anxious and fills him with doubts and anticipations of failure to perform. This converts into anxiety and makes him uncomfortable. In first few seconds of public speaking his anxiety takes over him completely and may make him go blank. This is a very distressing situation for the person. He fails badly, not because he was not prepared with the topic but because of the stress that he experienced. His voice may choke, legs may shiver, he may not be able to see anything, and worst he may forget all that he knows right on the platform. Often this experience is so bad for some, that they decide never to stand on a platform ever again in their lives. Thus closing the doors of public speaking for him completely.

Public Speaking Tips for Beginners:

How do we start the journey in this situation? The way ahead seems difficult and for many it looks impossible considering the stress and anxiety experienced while speaking in public. The following steps may help you and take you further. Coupled with expert coaching from us, you can become an excellent public speaker within few months.

Realisation of Anxiety and Coping with it.

One must realise that anxiety in public speaking is very normal and there is no speaker in this world, who do not face it. Winston Churchill had once famously said that, “whenever I stand up to speak, my mind sits down”. If Churchill faced it, who are we? So please realise that anxiety will be there. We will have to face it and still go ahead and do public speaking. The trick is that when we start speaking this anxiety takes over and chokes us and makes us forget all that we had planned to say. But if we still go for it again the second time, anxiety comes back again to choke us but is weaker this time. If we survive the second attempt and go for third attempt of public speaking, it still comes to stop us but this time it fails to stop us. Now there is this pattern that we must understand. More and more we speak ignoring the anxiety that we feel, it gets weaker and weaker. By our resolve and determination to become a good speaker, we defeat the anxiety. But the anxiety never goes away. When we keep practicing and continue to do public speaking whenever and wherever we get an opportunity, it actually becomes our friend. This anxiety now starts helping us to remember things we want to say. It actually makes us alert, careful and sensitive and helps us in giving our best.

So for a beginner, the mantra should be, “I am ready to face the fear, I am ready to feel scared, I am ready to get humiliated, I am ready to be laughed at, I am ready to fail in public speech attempts but, I am not ready to give up.”

Lesson: Continue to seek opportunities to speak in public, do not give up in any case, believe that very soon you will learn to manage the anxiety and make it  your friend who will actually start working in your favour.

Preparing for the speech.

Public speaking is a serious business we ought to take it seriously and do justice to it by giving our best. To give our best we must devote a lot of time reading, researching, exploring, analysing and practicing. Public speaking is done for an audience who comes to listen to you with great expectations. They come with an intention of learning and expect the orator to make a lot of sense. Do not let them down.

At a personal level, the secret of being more confident in public speaking is your expertise. For an expert it is quite easy to explain and convince and also to take any questions from an audience. A person may have good platform skills but if he lacks content and knowledge of the topic he is supposed to speak, he will lose the confidence.

In preparation there are two things to be done. One is to master the subject and know the content very well, and second is to practice speech. Practicing can be done by standing in one corner of your room and imagining that you are on a platform or stage and then talking they way you intend to talk during a real life situation. This is called mock practice. Mock practice can be done as many times as possible till you feel confident enough for the real speech. You may like to video shoot your mock speech and see it to check for the flaws and get ideas for improvement.

Lesson : No amount of smartness can compensate for lack of practice and knowledge. Be well prepared with the subject and be well versed with the topic. This is the secret of being confident.

Please visit our Public Speaking Course and Presentation Skills Training to learn more about other related courses in Mumbai. You may also call us on 9869018775 or email us on cogito_pks@hotmail.com to further discuss your specific training needs.