This course is dedicated to the dynamics of delivering a confident and engaging performance.
This course covers everything you need to elevate your performance – whether delivered at bookshops, schools, libraries or festivals, to a handful of fans or a jam-packed auditorium.
During the workshop, authors will deliver a pre-prepared talk and reading, as if presenting to an audience of their target readers. Individual feedback and support will be provided to address confidence issues, stage craft and vocal skills.
The key components of this course are:
Understanding the relationship that you have with your audience
Being able to prepare and protect your voice
Knowing how to confidently own the stage from the get-go
Mastering the key elements of stage craft – including microphone skills
Understanding when and how to adapt your performance for different audiences
Group courses run from 10am to 4pm (including lunch and 2 breaks). 1:2:1 training is delivered in a 3-hour time slot.
For group sessions there are places for up to 6 authors. 1:2:1 coaching sessions are dedicated to one author only.
This course includes trainer-led discussion, written tasks, individual and group activities, and facilitated action planning.
All authors who attend this course - in a group or 1:2:1 session - will receive a training workbook for the session.
This offers focused training on a key topic over a full day. It’s a terrific way to demonstrate author care, showing your authors strong, practical support from their publisher. And it provides an opportunity for your authors to share their experiences and to learn from each other as well as from the trainers.
Individual coaching sessions are tailored to match the needs of a particular author and are perfect for when you need fast response training. Focusing on one author allows our trainers to provide lots of targeted help. We will marry up the industry expertise of our trainers with the specific needs of your authors to ensure that they get the most out of the session.
YOUR TRAINING INVESTMENT
Getting the most out of your learning outcomes
We use training best practice to evaluate the ways in which learning changes perceptions, attitudes, knowledge and skills.
A pre-course assessment form will be provided to the attendees to determine any learning or mobility issues that our trainers need to consider.
POST COURSE EVALUATION
A post-course questionnaire is completed following the session to evaluate if their learning objectives for the course were met.
RETURN ON INVESTMENT REPORTING
A follow up evaluation, typically six weeks after the course, will be conducted with the attendees – to measure how they are putting the knowledge gained from the course into practice.
“Brilliant – one of the best courses I’ve ever been on. Highly recommended.”