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ACE2237 The Public Speaking Lab – One-Day Online Workshop is a Course

ACE2237 The Public Speaking Lab – One-Day Online Workshop

Ended Oct 9, 2021

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Full course description

Course Overview

This one-day practical public speaking workshop will help you to practise and improve your speaking skills in front of an audience.  You will identify your key stumbling blocks, try out new ideas and techniques, and work on practical tools to build your confidence in speaking or presenting in front of others.  The Public Speaking Lab is about experimenting with tools and techniques you may not have tried before and allowing yourself to slightly stretch out of your (dis)comfort zone in the area of presenting.  You could think of it as yoga for the mind to help your voice speak louder than your nerves. This will all happen in a supportive environment where giving things a try is valued over doing things right.  It is called a ‘lab’ for a reason – like a series of mini-experiments, not all of which will go according to plan, but which should lead to your individual formula for mastering the art of speaking in public.

Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.’    Jim Rohn

Course Schedule 


Classes will be delivered online on Saturday 9 October from 10am to 4pm


The day is tailored to the needs and experience of attendees and will include the following:

  •       The FEAR – and getting over it

  •       Working on your own unique presentation style and discovering your strengths

  •       The power of authenticity

  •       Developing as a communicator rather than a presenter

  •       Communicating concepts quickly and clearly

Course Lecturer

Michelle Nelson has extensive experience in the areas of cross-cultural communication and coaching, teaching and business administration. Michelle has presented nationally and internationally to a range of different audiences, from second-level students to senior management teams in the public sector.  From the absolute terror of reading at mass (aged 10), Michelle has learned that public speaking is a skill you can acquire rather than a talent people are ‘born with.’

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be at least 18 years old at course commencement.


Short courses are not assessed. Students will receive a UCC Certificate of Attendance upon completion.

Closing Date for Application

Friday 17 September

Contact Details for Further Information

Regina Sexton, Phone: 021-4904700, Email: