PUBLIC SPEAKING with BREN McELROY
About the Class
Bren has been a dedicated speech coach for over two decades. In that time she has developed a practical coaching methodology which uniquely combines her communication education and experience as a Learning & Development Manager with her training as a professional actor to fully bring out the ‘inner public speaker’ in people of all ages.
Our modern, international world is spinning fast. Mobile phone, email and rushed school and business lives have altered communication quite radically. This is why Bren believes the importance of finding and nurturing your natural, real voice is more important than ever. With her Public Speaking course, Bren has designed a program to introduce participants to an array of practical tools and techniques that can be simply applied in a variety of school situations and life environments.
Her sessions are private, one to one lessons and on the first day, the student will experience fun, improvisational public speaking activities in which an “assessment” of their skill levels will be made. Bren will be able to see where the student is with their comfort levels of public speaking, diction, creative thinking and writing. This first day is crucial for Bren to map out a journey for the participants going forward.
On day two, the lessons begin. The student is now matched to the level that is appropriate for them to achieve the highest level of success. Unlike other public speaking programs which teach a generic public speaking format, Bren recognizes that everyone one is different and every speaker has different issues to address and solve. She does not typically prescribe text books to learn the art of public speaking however, there is one she highly recommends, Glencoe Speech by Randall McCutcheon.
Her model is 'Learn, Prepare, Practice, Confidence, Win'. During her course, students will:
Learn how to construct, research and compose a well written speech
Practice, practice, practice
This is a student tailored program that uses a series of high impact and high-energy activities together with personal insight to dramatically improve a student’s ability to speak, impress and succeed.
Whether you’re a parent racing from the football field to the boardroom or a child playing the latest version of Fortnight, everyone needs to find the power of their own thought and speak it out loud with articulation, poise and care.