Overcoming Nerves with Speechcraft
At a Speechcraft course hosted by Judy Murphy, DTM Wandin Toastmasters club, this is what one participant had to say…
I would highly recommend Wandin Toastmasters’ Speechcraft course to everyone. I was extremely terrified of speaking in public but the course structure makes you participate in a variety of activities in a fun way. And the friendliness and ease with which it is conducted, can calm any nervous speaker and help them in overcoming their public speaking fears. – Minu Vipin, SC participant, Speechcraft course Nov 2018.
And another recent testimonial:
Toastmasters was recommended to me a couple of years ago, after I mentioned in passing to someone of my completely unjustified but debilitating fear of public speaking. Of course I didn’t act on it because – Catch 22 – I was too terrified of public speaking to undertake any public speaking. Without hesitation
I can now say that with my hand forced to start the course in line with a new job that required presentation skills, Toastmasters has changed my life.
Since completing the course, from major industry figures’ assessment I have been a key member for ‘best presentation’ and of the winning team for what is now the largest project in Melbourne for my specific industry. I have been able to speak on every occasion clearly, eloquently, and with passion and conviction so that my messages have been received. I simply cannot recommend Toastmasters highly enough. Never underestimate how much your participation and input can make to a person’s life. Thank you again for being the A team!’ – Participant from November Speechcraft course led by Judy Murphy DTM, Wandin Toastmasters club
If you want to learn more about Speechcraft, and how you can overcome your nerves of public speaking, review the list of upcoming courses and join us in 2019!
Upcoming Speechcraft Courses
Moorabbin Saints Toastmasters is conducting another Speechcraft Course:
- Session #1 – Tuesday 21st May
- Session #2 – Monday 27th May
- Session #3 – Tuesday 4th June
- Session #4 – Tuesday 18th June
Time: 7:15pm – 9:45pm
Location: Highett Neighbourhood Community House, 2 Livingston Street, Highett.
Phone: 0411 475 925
Hosted by: Moorabbin Saints Toastmasters
Dates: Monday 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th October 2019 (4 week course)
Time: 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: Port Melbourne Community Centre and Trugo Club
219 Esplanade East, Port Melbourne (Next to Edward’s Reserve)
Phone: 0417 344 150
Hosted by: Port Melbourne Toastmasters
Contact us directly to book in now or for more information.
What is Speechcraft?
Speechcraft is a short course run by Toastmasters that covers the basics of public speaking. It’s been described as ‘jet-powered learning’ by participants, and typically runs for four or six weeks. Group sizes are kept small – usually eight to sixteen participants.
What do you learn?
Taking a Speechcraft course helps you improve your communication skills and self-confidence. You learn how to:
- deal with nerves and anxiety
- write and deliver prepared speeches
- improve your impromptu speaking ability
- learn how to give and receive feedback
Can Speechcraft be run at your workplace?
District 73 Toastmasters may be able to send a team of our experienced Toastmasters to your company so your employees can learn without even leaving the office.
For corporate enquiries in relation to Speechcraft, please email Maribel Steel.
Maribel Steel, Speechcraft Coordinator (VIC & TAS) D73