Public speaking is speaking to a group of people in a structured, deliberate manner intended to inform, influence, or entertain the listeners.
The purpose of public speaking can range from simply transmitting information, to motivating people to act, to simply telling a story. A good orator should be able to change the emotions of their listener, not just inform them. An effective public speaker must do proper research, have a well informed opinion and be able to express that opinion persuasively and with conviction.
Using the Trinity Guildhall syllabus, the public speaking programme will also improve the following vital skills:
- News and current affairs reading and analysis
- Critical thinking
- Opinion and idea forming