SIM Professional Development

How to Speak With Greater Confidence, Purpose and Impact

Available dates

Dec 12—13, 2019
2 days
SGD 738 ≈USD 558
SGD 369 per day
Jan 16—17, 2020
2 days
SGD 738 ≈USD 558
SGD 369 per day
Mar 16—17, 2020
2 days
SGD 738 ≈USD 558
SGD 369 per day
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About the course


Learn practical techniques to structure, prepare and phrase your text, use your voice correctly, and identify common speech faults (pronunciation) to enhance your presentation skills and speak with greater confidence.

Benefits to You

• to deliver more powerful presentations and speeches • to prepare presentations that will convince, motivate and win hearts and minds. • the tactics, taboos and techniques!

You will receive a dictionary.

Programme Outline

Planning, Preparing and Writing Your Text for Impactful Presentations / Speeches

  • Being succinct, relevant and focused
  • Phrasing your text for impactful delivery
  • Think better on your feet every time !

  • How to Manage Stage Fright Positively and Confidently Everytime

  • How to Write it (text) Right, Say it Right, and Sound Right

    • Writing memorable soundbites
    • Use of euphony to sound good
    • Choice and use of words
  • Vocal Expression for Outstanding Presentations

    • Developing a more melodious speaking voice and vocal tone
    • Vocal skills practice – Resonance, projection and articulation
  • Voice Production and Clear Speech

    • Using your speech and voice organs correctly
    • Discover your vocal faults and mispronunciations
  • Developing Correct Ways of Using the Voice for Impact

    • Breathing and relaxation techniques
    • Using resonators and articulators
    • Posture and tensions of speech muscles
  • Problems in Pronunciation of Standard English

    • Phonics and phonetics
    • Causes of indistinct speech
    • Practical exercises to improve sounds of spoken English
  • Individual Speech and Voice Analysis

    • Using resonators and breath support for good tonal quality
    • Habitual pitch versus natural pitch
    • Monotony versus melody
  • Knowing the 44 Phonetic Symbols and Speech Sounds for Correct Pronunciation

  • Voice Problems and Vocal Fatigue Affecting Presentations and Spoken Communication

As part of the training and learning during the course, photography and/or video-recording of participants in action will be done.

Who should attend

(Level 1) Admin & Support

(Level 2) Supervisor, Executive, & Emerging Managers

(Level 3) New Managers

Trust the experts

Tan Teck Huat

Tan Teck Huat has been an instructor in presentation skills and public speaking course since 1976. To date, more than 15,000 participants have attended his 2,000 seminars in Singapore and overseas. He has been a regular voice trainer for teachers (Ministry of Education) from 1996 to 2004. He is...


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