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Public Speaking Masterclass - Persuade On Purpose

Posted by Active Citizens on Fri, 08-11-2019

The Active Citizens' Chamber Society took part in a public speaking masterclass orgainzed by the Insurance Institute of Galway in the Galway Chamber of Commerace on the 7th of November 2019.

Eric Fitzpatrick trained our society in public speaking. 

By combining all his research and ideas on what makes an effective presentation, Eric Fitzpatrick has compiled the 'Presentation Scorecard', which itemises all the things that a speaker needs to consider when making a presentation. He has summed up the key points with the acronym 'TRUE': the presentation should make your audience THINK, should be easy to REMEMBER and UNDERSTAND and should ENGAGE the audience. He outlines all the traps and pitfalls of making a presentation and how to avoid them, and details the tricks and techniques that will attract your audience's attention and convince them of your message. In straightforward chapters he addresses preparation, the structure of your presentation, the use of stories and humour, delivering the presentation, how to use slides and – more importantly – how not to. While the ideas in the book are focused on presentations, they are equally effective when giving speeches, pitching ideas, for one-to-one meetings and communicating in general.

We are very grateful for this experience. Thank you Eric.

- Active Citizens' Chamber Soc

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