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Monday 11 November 201918.00 to 20.00

This skills session is designed and delivered by Up Skill 4 Life. Established in 2009, Up Skill 4 Life drives a step change in people through the design and delivery of tailored, relevant and engaging training workshops. All of their workshops are underpinned by the core belief of never using slides.

Learning outcomes for this session will include: 

  • What makes an excellent public speaker? Avoiding the pitfalls
  • Dealing with your nerves - delivering speech with confidence
  • Writing outstanding speeches – the beginning, middle & end
  • Engaging your audience & keeping it that way
  • The role & importance of body language
  • Using your personality as a tool
  • Exploring the strengths & limitations of using visual aids
  • Dealing with difficult questions effectively

This session will be delivered by Bakita Kasadha. Bakita is a writer, personal development trainer and HIV campaigner. She particularly focuses on capacity building within the third sector/civil society and ethical engagement of volunteers and advocates. She has been running skills workshops at UCL since 2015. She is currently studying a masters in Anthropology and Community Development at Goldsmiths.