This is an interactive course which strengthens your capacity to know the art and the science of public speaking in a contextually relevant manner. Participants will research, outline and deliver speeches as well as provide constructive feedback to fellow participants in weekly training sessions.
A special feature is the focus on current affairs, which will help participates to improve their general knowledge and awareness on local and global current issues, thereby enabling them to analyze and discuss issues with confidence.
They will also gain inspiration, by watching and analyzing speeches by eminent global and local leaders in fields such as politics, sports, business, community development, education, entertainment and beauty. They will also enjoy listening to motivational songs on topics relating to personality development. There will be a special session to help participants to enhance their external appearance and image through grooming.
The course aims to eliminate participants’ anxiety in public speaking and is expected to equip participants to:
- Increase self confidence
- Become aware of personal speech habits, identify strengths and weaknesses.
- Improve general knowledge and knowledge of current affairs
- Improve posture, voice, tone, diction and other mechanics of speech
- Develop speech preparation and presentation
- Develop skills in analyzing the audience with listening and feedback skills
- Present a variety of speeches (informative, persuasive, demonstrative, special occasions etc.)
- Enhance your external appearance and image
Participatory learning methods inspired by modern communication concepts to develop your own unique style
An intensive programme of 30 hours, spread over 4 months, to give you space to fully absorb, practice and develop your skills to be a formidable public speaker
Venue: Online (Zoom OR Microsoft Teams App).
Day and Time: Tuesday (6.30 pm – 8.30 pm) & Saturday (8.30 am – 10.30 am).
Rs 30,000 (Including cost of course material and Awards Ceremony )
Discounts and Installment Schemes Available.
To shine as a leader, equipped with a sound general knowledge and understanding of current affairs and polished skills as a powerful public speaker
Dr. Mahim Mendis, is a well known University academic specializing in Organizational Development and Communication. He was awarded the Sri Lanka Presidential Scholarship in 1989 leading to an MA in Organizational Analysis and Behaviour, at the University of Lancaster, UK, the British Chevening Scholarship to the University of Leicester, UK where he obtained his M.Phil in Media and Communication in 1996. Having completed his Ph.D on a Doctoral Scholarship granted by the Government of Singapore in 2003, he received further post doctoral training in USA in 2004 and 2012.
Dr. Mendis has been the Spokesman of the Federation of University Teachers Associations (FUTA) from 2010-2013, fighting for professional rights of university teachers in fifteen national universities. His speeches were granted wide exposure by the media during the past three years, helping him to carve out a reputation as a courageous speaker in Sinhala and in English.
Dr. Mendis is a reputed trainer for public, private and non-governmental organizations. A large number of corporate leaders and executives have benefitted from his training over the years in the broad areas of Organizational Communication, Leadership, professionalism and ethics, Corporate Good Governance and Democratic Political Education. He is personally committed to empowering Sri Lankans with skills in analytical thinking and courageous communication.
SNIPPETS OF FEEDBACK FROM PARTICIPANTS
“Even though I had a lot of experience in Public Speaking, I learned something new every day”
Dr. Chandra Peiris – Managing Director, Miracle Health Hospital
“I greatly improved my skills in impromptu speaking because of this class”
Medha Sabhapathi, Economist – Central Bank of Sri Lanka
“The training was amazing. I learned a lot of techniques and developed a lot of skills to make myself clear and effective when making a presentation”
Kasun Ranatunga, Marketing Intern
“Rainbow Institute facilities are fantastic”
Ahmed Zahiri, Head of Finance
“It was a wonderful learning experience. We got several chances in every class to speak in front of an audience”
Jezeem Aymen, Senior Solutions developer – John Keells computer services
“The teachers were extremely helpful and correct any mistakes on the spot. The staff too are very friendly and supportive”
Theekshana Gunasekera, Royal Institute