‘Speaking in front of a crowd is considered the number one fear of the average person. Number two was death. Death is number two? This means to the average person, if you have to be at a funeral, you’d rather be in the casket than doing the eulogy.’
Intelligence Squared is known for bringing the world’s best orators to its stage. Now, in response to popular demand, we have launched a series of evening courses that will teach you to hone your speech-making skills and give you added confidence and poise whenever you speak in public. After the success of our first course last October, we are staging our next one in May.
Whether you’d like to express yourself more persuasively in everyday life or boost your ability to stand up and speak in front of a crowd for professional purposes, our team of expert coaches will work with you in small groups to show you how to get your message across with impact, and help you think quickly and creatively under pressure. The course is designed both for newcomers and for those who attended the previous course and would like to build on what they learned.
The course will take place at The Dorchester on 18th May 2017 from 4pm to 8pm.
About the course
Session 1: The essence of argumentation and speaking with confidence
How to create persuasive, logical arguments, backed up by analysis and evidence.
Session 2: Challenging constructively
How to offer and respond to criticism positively and develop robust arguments capable of withstanding scrutiny and challenge.
Session 3: Influencing with style
How to be authentic and sell yourself…
Session 4: Debate
The training will be delivered in partnership with Genesis Debate Programmes whose profits are reinvested back into the charity Debate Mate.
Debate Mate Ltd. is a registered UK charity no. 1121222