“The Centre provides a unique service helping professional actors improve their skills and exercise their talents and so provides the entertainment industry as a whole with a pool of practised, inquiring artists.” Sir Anthony Hopkins
The Actors Centre is the UK’s leading organisation offering continual professional development for actors throughout their careers. Working with some of the highest regarded international performers and coaches across theatre, film and television, we bring our expertise and experience into the business world, offering a unique theatrical approach to professional training.
We will be running our first Speaking with Confidence workshop in September, and are offering discounted rates for this session.
Speaking with Confidence for Beginners
Wednesday 26 September, 10.30am-5.30pm
This workshop is suited to those with limited experience of public speaking. The tutor will cover the basics of effective delivery, before working on individual technique. There will be a focus on group exercises and pair work, to ensure participants feel at ease.
Introductory price: £150 plus VAT
Speaking with Confidence Bespoke Workshop
We can run a bespoke Speaking with Confidence workshop for your company at the Actors Centre, for up to 12 participants. We will be offering this at an introductory price, please contact Lauren at [email protected] for more information. We can offer three workshop tiers, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced, and all will include refreshments throughout the day. Please view our course pack below to find out more information about each tier.
View our Speaking with Confidence Course Pack
This one day course aims to develop each participant’s confidence and ability to speak publicly. We will assess each individual’s concerns around public speaking, and evaluate their current performance through their use of voice, body language and energy to convey the message.
Using tailored acting techniques we will then provide the framework to overcome nerves, eliminate bad habits and increase their proficiency to connect and interact with an audience. While conducted in a group setting, this workshop will have a large emphasis on the individual, to ensure they are receiving the correct direction to convey their personality and individual style.
Participants should prepare a 5 minute talk for this workshop on a topic of their choice (ideally something related to their work). They will have the option to work from bullet points or notes when delivering the speech at the end of the session, but for exercises it is necessary to have a full speech written down. The presentation will be delivered in front of the group at the end of the workshop. If participants wish to film their speeches, they should bring a phone/camera and charger.
Participants will be provided with lunch and will be sent a menu ahead of the workshop. Dietry requirements will be catered for where possible. Teas and coffees will also be provided throughout the day.