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"Speech 'n' Style - Foundation Course"

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A practical course in
Oral Communication and English enhancement
Course Content
What is it?
It's a foundation course in Oral Communication and Personality Development.
Whom is it meant for?
  • Those doing their graduation or post-graduation
  • Those preparing for entrance to professional courses in management, etc.
  • Those preparing for various competitive examinations - Civil Services, etc.
  • Those looking for careers in the Call Centre industry.
  • Those who believe they need help, even if they don't fit into any of the above categories
  • Young working people
What about categories that are not covered above?
We plan to hold similar but separate courses for executives, housewives, etc.
How proficient am I expected to be in English?

Since this is meant to improve your English speaking skills, we do not expect a high standard of English. We will, however, try to ensure that each group is roughly of a uniform standard.


I have ideas but I can't put them across effectively when I need to. And sometimes I know what I want to say but I feel awkward about my behavior in public. Will this course help me?

This course has helped the shiest, quietest and the most diffident students - many of who had problems even with English as a language - to gain confidence and to speak without notes. You will also speak with much better English diction, and use better idioms and expressions. You will be taught good etiquette, so that you can behave with confidence in public. In fact, what you learn from this course will help you to apply for a variety of jobs and attend interviews with great self-confidence.

Teaching Methodology
What is the method of instruction?

Essentially it is "learning by doing".
Almost every day, each participant will actually be asked to speak, with a great deal of help and encouragement from the instructor and the other participants. The whole "mystery of speaking" will be systematically unraveled, and the participant's fear removed. We also use audiocassettes, live speeches by experts and so on, to increase listening comprehension and to improve diction.

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What does that include?
It has four main components: 
  • English pronunciation and diction;
  • English usage (including grammar and vocabulary);
  • Public speaking and presentation skills; and
  • Good etiquette and public behavior
We also have separate courses in English language (Grammar, Composition, etc.) for IT professionals, young executives and officers, management students, and so on.
What background and experience do the faculty have?

The core faculty member is Mr. Kurien Joseph, Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management. He is a senior business executive and trainer, who graduated from IIT Kharagpur, and did his post graduation, first in Mass Communication and then in Marketing Management. He has considerable experience of theatre and was at one time actively associated with Delhi's Yatrik and Theatre Action Group.
He has trained under-graduate students, MBA students, IFS officers, and senior and middle level business executives and government officers from India and other countries

He has conducted workshops and courses in Communication at London, Pilani, and Chennai and of course Delhi. He and his team have also trained young people aspiring to jobs in the Call centre industry. His clients include such blue-chip companies as Hewlett Packard, RMSI, Churchill India, and so on.

A team of highly qualified and experienced trainers supports him. They put in considerable efforts to ensure that every class is highly instructive, encouraging and entertaining. Every member of his team speaks and writes excellent English and understands the special problems of those who do not have an English-speaking background. 

Once you have completed this course, you will find yourself with a new confidence, which helps you to carry yourself well in good society, and to appear for jobs and interviews without fear.

Typical Course content
The following is the plan of one programme we have conducted. Each programme, however, is different, in terms of number of sessions, sequence of lessons, and so on.


1 A

  The voice, eyes, lips and hands in oral presentation
  Five types of speeches and presentations
  Our focus on two types
  Informative and Persuasive

  B   Reading to an audience
  C   Theme, sub-theme and belief/parameters.
  Why language is not the key success factor
2 A   From theme to sub-theme
  B   Vocabulary session
  C   Developing a belief or laying down the parameters.
  HW: Researching a persuasive presentation
3 A   The persuasive presentation.
  The three (or four) main arguments. The 1-3-2 and the 1-4-3-2 principles
  B   Reading to an audience
  C   The persuasive presentation (contd.).
4 A   The persuasive presentation (contd.).
Fleshing out the main arguments and adding drama
  B   Reading to an audience
  C   The Communication Grid.
Voice-only communication. The informative presentation.
  HW: Researching an informative presentation
5 A   The informative presentation (contd.).
  Linking to audience exposure - simplifying
  B   Vocabulary session
  C   The “tell them, tell them, tell them” formula.
  The use of “signposting” and “re-visiting”.
  HW: preparing for the next persuasive presentation
6 A   The full persuasive presentation (own belief)
  B   Reading to an audience
  C   Effective openings and closings
7 A   The full persuasive presentation (contd.)
  B   Grammar and syntax
  C    Listening comprehension.Responding to taped passages
   HW: preparing for the next informative presentation
8 A   The full informative presentation
  B   Vocabulary session
  C   The full informative presentation (contd.)
9 A   Extempore speaking
  B   Grammar and syntax
  C    Extempore speaking (contd.)
HW: Preparing for persuasive and informative presentations
10 A   The full persuasive presentation - given belief
  B   Grammar and syntax
  C   The full informative presentation - given subject
11 A   The full informative presentation - given belief
  B   Etiquette session
  C   The full informative presentation - given subject
12 A   Adding substance, drama and metaphors to the presentation
  B   Etiquette session
  C   Reading to an audience and voice modulation
13 A   Final individual presentations
  B   Speaking on the telephone
  C   Final individual presentations

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