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Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1SH

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Training and Events

Many of our courses can be adapted for in-house delivery and can be specifically tailored to meet individual needs.

Sometimes due to reasons beyond our control a course has to be cancelled or postponed.  We will advise nominating officers and applicants immediately of such a decision.  Please note in exceptional circumstances we may have to make changes at short notice to the content (to reflect changes in legislation, current thinking or topical issues), timing, speakers and/or venue.

South West Councils, Dennett House, 11 Middle Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1SH, Learning and Transformation Administration Team: 01823 270101


Public Speaking




This course is for delivery on an in-house basis - see content described below.


A 2-3hour workshop providing an insight into key practices and techniques for speaking in public at Council meetings.


An event to explore key aspects of public speaking


During this session, participants will consider:

• Preparation, audience and barriers to communication
• Impact
• Visual aids
• Handling questions
• Delivering ‘difficult information’/handling resistance
• Evaluating the effectiveness of the presentation
• Presentation practise

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Learning Event Application Form