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One-day Workshop

BHBIA Captivating the Conference - How to be an effective public speaker

Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD
Thursday 10 February 2022, 9:00 PM - 5:00 PM

For many, speaking in public is a scary prospect.  However, it can also be a great opportunity to display one's credibility and increase one's profile, while delivering knowledge, insight and value to others.  

This highly practical, interactive workshop will unlock the secrets to successful speaking, whether at conferences or to similarly large audiences.  It will be particularly valuable for BHBIA 2022 Annual Conference speakers. 

We'll look at subjects such as the importance of preparation, of clarity of message and purpose, and of one's body language, voice and energy levels.  As well as the psychological and physical, we'll also look at the key practical elements of powerful presentations, including how to engage your audience, handle questions and take control of the logistics.  You will also get the opportunity to deliver, and then receive tailored, 1-2-1 feedback on your performance.

The course is being run for us by professional trainer Daniel Wain, who won the John Wheeler Award for best conference session at the BHBIA 2021 Annual Conference.

Delegates at previous speaker training run for us by Danny have said:

"...The relaxed and fun way the host curated the meeting and made everyone feel at ease and comfortable with presenting."

"One-to-one training was very valuable, and gave the chance to gain tailored advice; something I didn't expect on such a personal level."

Further details

9.30    Objectives


            Fundamentals of Effective Communication

11.15  Break

11.30  The Importance of Body Language, Voice & Energy

12.00  Individual 5-Minute Presentations

13.00  Lunch / Individual 1-2-1 Feedback & Coaching Sessions

14.00  Paired Exercise on Clarifying & Structuring the Story / Individual Sessions continued

15.00  Debrief on Individual Sessions & Paired Exercise

15.30  Break

15.45  Planning & Preparation

            Logistics & Time Management

Handling Nerves

            Dealing with Questions

            Take-aways & Actions

17.00  Close

Daniel Wain trains and coaches in a range of communication, relationship and management skills. 

Previously Worldwide Director of Learning & Development at Research International, he is an experienced researcher and business developer, a published writer and award-winning conference speaker and actor.  

His clients have included most of the global market research agencies, as well as a wide range of smaller consultancies.  
He has also worked with many clientside insight teams at organisations such as Avon, BBC, BT, Capita, Hewlett-Packard, PwC, Schoen Clinic, Telia Sonera and Waitrose.  

He is a Fellow of the Market Research Society, the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and the Royal Society of Arts, and has delivered many training courses for industry bodies such as the MRS, ESOMAR and BHBIA.

Daniel has himself been delivering conference papers for over 20 years, and have won several awards for doing so, including, most recently, Best Chair at the MRS (face-to-face) Annual Conference in 2019 and the John Wheeler Award for Best Conference Training Session at the BHBIA 2021 Virtual Annual Conference.

Delegate Fees

'Early bird' delegate fees for bookings made on or before 2nd December 2021

  • Members: £404 + VAT
  • Non-Members: £494 + VAT

(These prices include a 10% early booking discount).

Cancellation Policy for early bird bookings: full fee payable / no refunds given; however a substitute delegate can be accepted. (Our standard cancellation policy does not apply).

Delegate Fees for bookings made after 2nd December 2021:

  • Members: £449 + VAT
  • Non-Members: £549 + VAT
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