Business Communication & Public Speaking Skills Through Theatre-Based Voice & Stage Speech Training (CEF) - HKU SPACE: Human Capital Leadership courses
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Business & Management Human Capital Leadership

Business Communication & Public Speaking Skills Through Theatre-Based Voice & Stage Speech Training
行政人員技能課程:從舞台演說開始

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code
BEWS9002
Application Code
1940-1014NW
Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
22 Aug 2021 (Sun)
Duration
10 weeks
Language
Cantonese supplemented with English
Course Fee
HK$3940 per programme
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Deadline on 08 Aug 2021 (Sun)
Enquiries
2867 8310
2861 0278
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund (CEF)*
此課程已列入持續進修基金 CEF 認可課程*

The course will be conducted in face-to-face classes!
本課程將以面授課堂授課!

This course aims to develop students' professional skills in communication and speech on stage through the theatre-based activities and spiritual practices.
 

Executives of the modern time require more than technical skills to be effective and successful. While educational programmes offered by traditional universities and colleges covers many of functional/technical knowledge (hard skills), the development of soft skills has been long neglected. Traditional programmes also suffer the weakness of lacking of integration into practical domain. Theories, skills and even mentalities are all delivered through classroom trainings. From pedagogical perspective, it is least preferred and far from effective.

This programme is part of the Executive Soft Skills (Theatre-based Training) Series. It aims to develop students' professional skills in communication and speech on stage through the theatre-based activities and spiritual practices. It is an innovative course for the holistic learning experience of physical body movement, language usage and spirit control for conducting the public speaking.

In the learning process, students are able to enhance self-confidence and creativity, improve interaction and speech skills, and manage the stage fright for public speaking with the continuous guidance and feedback from the tutors during the practice.

The course is hands-on and experiential, offering ample opportunity for students to apply what they have learnt, so that their learning can be deepened. At the end of the course, each student will bring home a speech which they have worked on, refined through rounds of delivery and feedback, and can deliver with confidence.

MAIN TOPICS COVERED: 

  1. Challenges and opportunities in public speaking - Purpose and Power of Speaking
  2. Understanding your fears and building self-confidence
  3. The art of meditation and self-awareness
  4. Body language: Poise / posture
  5. Body language: Gestures and facial expressions
  6. Voice work
  7. Engaging the emotions
  8. Connecting with the audience
  9. Improvisational drama
  10. Final presentation
  • The content and delivery of the module will subject to fine-tuning based on the background and progress of students.

 

"Statement of Achievement" WILL BE ISSUED IF STUDENTS HAVE COMPLETED WITH:

    ► 70% of Class Attendance, and
    ► Pass the final presentation

 

TIMETABLE

Lecture Date (Sundays) Time
1 22 Aug 2021 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
2 29 Aug 2021
3 05 Sep 2021
4 12 Sep 2021
5 19 Sep 2021
6 26 Sep 2021
7 03 Oct 2021
8 10 Oct 2021
9 17 Oct 2021
10 24 Oct 2021

*The school reserves the right to make changes if necessary.

 

TUTOR's Profile

Ms Celene Chang

With experience in finance, acting and teaching, Celene brings the best of these worlds to her approach to speaking. Celene graduated from Stanford with an MBA and a Master in Engineering and has worked as a management consultant and investment banker. She discovered the power of speech and communication at Stanford. Inspired, she continued her training at the American Conservatory Theater, London Academy of Dramatic Art, and Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, specializing in Shakespearean acting.

Business Communication & Public Speaking Skills Through Theatre-Based Voice & Stage Speech Training Apply Online Now
Application Code 1940-1014NW
Start Date 22 Aug 2021 (Sun)
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Days / Time
  • Sunday, 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Duration
  • 10 session(s)
  • 3 hours per meeting
Venue
Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$3940 per programme
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Business Communication & Public Speaking Skills Through Theatre-Based Voice & Stage Speech Training
COURSE CODE 21Z07110-6 FEES $3,940 ENQUIRY 2867-8477
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.
The Office of the Continuing Education Fund does not have record of registration of this course under the Qualifications Framework*
*This course is CEF reimbursable before the establishment of the Qualifications Framework

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Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.

Notes

  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres.