This public speaking course was most informative and helped me discover the personal areas that I needed to work on. The instructor is attentive and very knowledgeable and freely shares his wisdom and expertise and provides positive reinforcement. He offers tips, techniques, and exercises that have been extremely beneficial in improving my speaking skills and overall interaction with others.
What Clients Say
This course was a complete eye-opener and great foundation on the topic of communicating with audiences both on personal and professional levels. The art of communicating and the tools needed to garner interest from audiences were laid out beautifully in this course. Tip sheets and honest feedback after each session… Read more “A complete eye-opener”Denyse Renne
I have seen an improvement in my day-to-day communication and the ability to express myself with emotion. I am more mindful of my breathing and pronunciation of words. This is a wonderful course and is applicable to more than just communicating with others but more importantly, communicating with oneself.Gabriel Gomez
This course has encouraged me to look within myself and identify my own internal anxiety. Facing this, helped me face my fear of communication and speaking in public. I now am not as concerned of what persons are thinking about me or how I am perceived, but rather on the… Read more “I feel much more confident speaking”Justine D.
Before I joined the ‘SPARKS’ Public Speaking class, I was anxious when I had to speak in formal settings to the point that I would forget what I wanted to say. One aspect of the SPARKS class that I liked was the practicality of the class in which I had… Read more “The best investment I have made towards my personal development”Amelia D.
The training provided was tremendous, and our virtual sessions during the peak of the pandemic displayed your dedication and passion for what you do and your commitment to your students.Avian F.
This is an investment of a lifetime, guaranteed returns forever. You will never open your mouth to speak ever again without true consideration and appreciation for those with whom you are communicating. You will leave this course, not only as a certified public speaker but with the added bonus of… Read more “A true game changer”Shaanta J. R.
Although the programme was about public speaking, it had a bigger benefit for me by sharpening my oral and writing communication skills, learning what details are irrelevant for the audience and hence making my message clearer and actionable. Six months later I can attest that the programme was directly beneficial… Read more “Directly beneficial to my work and has improved my skills”Anesa A.R.
It was indeed a divine and absolutely rewarding experience being taught by you on how to be an effective communicator. Thank you for being honest and very patient with me as well as tremendously encouraging. Also as a future music educator, I believe this course has helped me to understand… Read more “I feel empowered and I want to share this experience with others”Marsha J.W.
I am thoroughly satisfied that I took the opportunity to invest in myself and did this course which has changed my outlook on public speaking. What I thought was a natural trait turned out to be simply raw talent that needed to be fine-tuned. Now I am more conscious of… Read more “I am more conscious of how I speak and the way I express myself”Ridje B.
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… Read more “Would recommend to beginners as well as a refresher for those familiar with public speaking.”Anastasia T.
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… Read more “More than public speaking”Stefan T.
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… Read more “Would recommend to anyone who wants to improve communication skills”Maxine P.
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… Read more “My ideas are more structured. The opening lines to my speeches are more memorable than ever before”Rhonda B.
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… Read more “Magnificently tailored sessions”Dion Kern Honore
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… Read more “This course has been a blessing to me”Sharon M.
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… Read more “Making people the best communicators they can be”Analise K.
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… Read more “This course is a life changer!”R. Huggins
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… Read more “Skills in public speaking with simultaneous personal development”Karena S.
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… Read more “Has paid so many dividends already”Attish K.
I would like to thank you for imparting a lot of useful communication tips with me and helping me to boost my confidence in public speaking. Once again, thank you for imparting to us those useful tips and techniques which will assist us all in becoming more effective communicators.Aneesia A.
This public speaking course was most informative and helped me discover the personal areas that I needed to work on. The instructor is attentive and very knowledgeable and freely shares his wisdom and expertise and provides positive reinforcement. He offers tips, techniques, and exercises that have been extremely beneficial in… Read more “The instructor is attentive and very knowledgeable”Marsha R.G.
Going through the sessions made me aware of things that I need to improve on and things that I need to eliminate. I was always a person to hide in the background, but since doing the program I am now more inclined to not be in the back or even mingle… Read more “Made me aware of things I need to improve on”Cherry-Ann B.
Although this course was a basic one, it was life changing for me. The skills I attained have helped me to battle and maybe overcome that fear of public speaking. I have learnt to structure my speech, how to connect with my audience, how to command my space and how to… Read more “It was life changing for me”Danielle P.
I had to make a presentation to an important corporate client so I tried to remember all the stuff you shared with us and was able to apply most of it. My boss said the feedback she received was all positive and they were impressed by the presentation and how the Q… Read more “I felt so much more able and confident”Kowsil D.
I am very grateful to you for taking the time from your busy schedule to share the knowledge that you have attained and for encouraging and guiding us. I really did appreciate and enjoy your session. You kept me alert and I’m sure everyone else thought the same. It was… Read more “Very informative and full of life”Avalon K.
This course was a life changing experience for me, it has helped me communicate better both in my personal life and the work environment. The course has taught me the importance of body language, eye contact, breathing and connecting with my audience when making presentations. Mr King has shown me… Read more “Helped me communicate better at work and in personal life”Donna J.
The information delivered, in my opinion, was very relevant and would greatly assist me in my work environment and personal life. I signed up for the course in order to overcome my fear of public speaking. However, I learned a lot more that will greatly enrich my personal development.Verlene B.
I thoroughly enjoyed the interactive nature of this course. Despite my fear of the video sessions, I believe they were key to my progress over the last few weeks. Additionally, the pace of the class and the structure of the lessons which built upon previous classes was excellent.Karen Mc.
I enjoyed discovering more of the art of communication. This course showed me the things that I did incorrectly and challenged me to do better by practising daily what was shared. Thank you for the experience.Alana R.
Mr King’s approach is very practical. He is not afraid to point out your weaknesses but at the same time he’s immensely keen on helping you to turn them into strength. Taking his course gave me a lot of motivation to continue towards achieving the goals I set in life.Sina
Making the decision to take this course was long overdue and I thoroughly enjoyed the delivery. Mr. King has a wealth of knowledge in this field and he always made time to share techniques that would improve your presentation in front of an audience. I will definitely be putting what… Read more “Techniques that would improve your presentation in front of an audience”Rishi M.
This public speaking course was to me a life class. I learned many lessons that I will take with me throughout my lifetime. Mr King is an excellent teacher. He makes everyone feel comfortable and intelligent. He encourages your point of view. You learn to appreciate others. You understand how… Read more “Lessons that I will take with me throughout my lifetime”Jenny-lyn Evelyn
Instead of being fearful to speak you learn to manage your fear and harness your adrenalin to improve your presentations. The transformation I have seen in people doing this course is amazing. The programme helps you to get in touch with who you really are. It has helped to build… Read more “Helps you to get in touch with who you really are”Rajwantia Mc.
On reflection I can say that a good presentation does not just happen. It takes a lot of research and preparation. I certainly learned a lot about the content, design and delivery of a presentation. Not to mention, Mr. King was an excellent facilitator and engaged his audience thoroughly. I… Read more “A valuable experience”Susan M.