Public Speaking and Communication Training for TEPA Staff

On Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 the staff of the Trade Export Promotion Agency (TEPA), took a break from their normal office duties to participate in a training session in “Public Speaking and Communication.” The session was facilitated by well known media personnel Mrs Barbara Jacobs-Small, Managing Director 0f Right Angle Imaging.

public-speaking-workshopTEPA’s staff often has to speak or write officially on the organization’s plans, projects or other subject matters. It is therefore critical that at all times we communicate effectively when delivering messages to our audience in whichever medium that presents itself. This workshop was used as a forum to fine-tune and nurture the oral and written communication skills of the staff.

The main objectives were:

  • To re-affirm the values of effective communication & speech;
  • To fine-tune the techniques of effective communication & speech;
  • To help staff to discover their own unique style of public speaking;
  • To empower staff members with the requisite tools to ensure “effectiveness” and “confidence” when dealing with audiences and the content that they are to deliver

The training session culminated with a presentation by the Public Service Toastmasters Club, who re-enforced the importance of good public speaking to staff and extended an invitation to TEPA staff to join the club.