The Erasmus+ training course to develop public speaking skills
What is this about?
From the 15th to 22nd December 2021 Xeración hosted Speak Factor, an Erasmus+ project created to help youth workers from all over Europe developing their public speaking skills. 20 participants from 10 different countries all over Europe were invited to take part on this event.
The participants lived for one week together in Gandario, Galicia, to focus on their personal development with the help of a trainer. In one week the speakers learned how to improve their public speaking by focusing on body language, self confidence and other important factors for a good speech. Tools for coming to this end results were group works, games and practicing in front of the others.
What are we going to do?
The training course focused on important aspects of public speaking, teaching the participants about many different things that are useful when giving a presentation. The course covered subjects like stage fright, the different types of communication, body language and much more. The participants practiced with preparing speeches, and they got constructive feedback on them. Apart from learning about public speaking, they also learned about each others countries and cultures. On the cultural night everyone introduced their culture to each other through food, games and music.
The Public Speaking Night
On the 20th of November 2021, the 20 participants of Speak Factor were able to hold presentations in the Ateneo Ferrolan.
The three-to-five-minute presentations were on topics they had chosen and prepared during the week; the topics ranged from presentations about success to climate change to the friendzone.
Between the presentations there was a song and music and two of the participants acted as moderators of the evening, introducing the presentations and different nationalities.
Once everyone had held a presentation there was a buffet with drinks and food and the audience had the possibility to talk to and connect with the international speakers.
Countries that participated
More to come
This speakfactor is sadly over, but luckily there is more to come! Xeracion will host another local Speak Factor in 2022, giving the local community the opportunity to join and develop their public speaking skills. This Speak Factor will be in Ferrol and will again train participants who want to become more skilled in the art of public speaking. More information on this will follow, so keep an eye on the website!