The facilitator, Garfield King was practical in his approach and engaging in the delivery of this course. All the necessary tools were provided, but the true grit of this course was the practice and application of the material provided. One became comfortable with being uncomfortable. One is encouraged to speak about oneself honestly. It was difficult yet humanising. I additionally appreciated the weekly speaking time which was filmed, reviewed and discussed. All the feedback provided was useful and positive.
The Art of Public Speaking is an excellent course and I would recommend it to anyone who is uncomfortable with speaking.
I think that persons who are familiar with public speaking should also do this course as it would serve as a great refresher.
You were an outstanding facilitator and my attitude to everything in life regarding preparation was changed for the better from this course.
This course was not only about public speaking, but more so communication, effective communication. And on the foundation that was prepared for me by you, Mr. King, I will surely build a fantastic house.
I have discovered I can openly speak to an audience without feeling timid and I can pronounce my words better when I practice breathing. I have to continue to open my mouth as well. The different tongue exercises were interesting. I continue to practice my exercises and try to avoid doing hand signals because it can really be distracting.
You have taught me a lot. I do not regret doing this course.
I would recommend anyone who wants to improve their communication skills take this course.
Thank you for helping me gain my confidence Mr Garfield.
Do you know what it feels like to have something important to say but not the right words to get your message heard? That’s me. Disappointed by the status quo yet appreciative of those who are already trying to change it, I’m finding my voice. I want to be included in the discussions at the top. That’s all seeming possible now with Garfield’s help. I feel more confident in my choice of words. Comfortable giving pause as I think. And forgiving myself when I stumble – I am after all still a learner.
What can I say about Garfield and his work with me? I feel bolder each time we speak. My ideas are more structured. And the opening lines to my speeches are more memorable than ever before, so much so that a member of my audience said she’d be using my line in her next talk!
If you are looking for a genuine lecturer who is knowledgeable, positive, patient, attentive, motivational and experienced in their field this is a one stop shop.
The sessions are magnificently tailored to bring out your true abilities, incorporating various communication strategies and techniques for an effective mind blowing heartfelt audience experience!
Definitely signing up for the advanced then leadership sessions, please God!
I have learnt from the course that whether I am speaking to 1 or 100 persons I am having a conversation with them and what hooks them is a true story that they can relate to. Also, whenever I am feeling fearful, I try to remember that fear is feeling excited and ready. Thank you for helping me build my self-esteem and confidence.
Garfield transformed the way I communicate with people. His focus on developing me, to be the best communicator I could possibly be, did wonders for my confidence. His message of authentic communication and that people really want to see and hear from you, the you on the inside and not a projected image of who you are, put me at ease.
Garfield has taught me techniques to connect with people, how to listen compassionately, and to focus on the audience. But best of all, he has turned this shy, introvert into someone who can confidently walk into a room and strike up a conversation with a stranger!
Mr King created an environment that recognized each person as having their own unique contribution to make to the world. I felt comfortable making mistakes as it all added value to my learning experience. His practical approach and real life examples were priceless. I would recommend Mr King without reservation as one of the best public speaking coaches in his field.
The public speaking course offered at IBC and facilitated by Mr. Garfield King, definitely surpassed my expectations. My goal to develop pertinent skills in public speaking was additionally enhanced by Mr. King’s hands-on approach and insightful critique. The classes were interactive and very interesting. I would recommend this course for anyone desirous of acquiring skills in public speaking with simultaneous personal development.
Your class has paid so many dividends already. I gave the message in church Sunday gone and I have gotten such great reactions from members of my congregation. They’ve all commented that my messages have gotten better and that I am connecting in an even greater way now than I have been in the past. This is due in no small part to the training I received with you. I keep working on and employing the techniques I learnt, and it has worked wonders. So far so good and I am happy with the progress I have made.