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The art of public speaking – English

October 2020 18:00 - 21:00
40.00CHF – 70.00CHF
Event Category:
Target audience Female, Members, Non Members
Event language English
Speaker Michael McKay




Hôtel Métropole
34 quai Général Guisan
Geneva, 1204 Switzerland
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Due to the new Covid 19 sanitary measures, we very sadly have to – once more – postpone this workshop.

Public speaking is unusual and most people do not like doing it, especially in international business when people sometimes have to speak in a foreign language.

During this workshop, Michael McKay of McKay’s International Corporate Communications & Public Affairs, will help you improve your public speaking.

Michael will provide participants with practical guidance on how to structure a speech or presentation, capture the attention of listeners and influence them by giving a strong impression. He will highlight a list of “dos” and “don’ts” and indicate the place occupied by voice, gesture, body language and the use of imagery in a speech in public.

All participants will have the opportunity to speak in front of their audience.  The workshop will be limited to 20 participants.

Are you ready to improve your public speaking skills in English language ?

Michael McKay

Michael McKay spent twenty three years in the toughest of international businesses, tobacco, holding senior positions in marketing, corporate affairs and external relations.

In the mid-1980s, he created McKay’s consulting firm, addressing on behalf of corporate clients issues such as leveraging high-level networks in the Middle East, counselling senior executives on better management of the external environment and effective government relations, enhancing corporate reputation as well as managing communication problems that accompany change management strategies. His consulting work has been carried out in many European capitals.

Michael is well-known as the charismatic, former Chairman of the Geneva Chapter of the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce (BSCC). In this role, Michael hosted some of the highest profile business events in Anglophone/international Geneva, exclusive business hospitality events at the Hotel Martinez in Cannes and international conferences in Indonesia, China and at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower, London, to name a few.

Michael McKay is the founder of “The McKay Interview” –www.mckays.ch – on World Radio Switzerland – www.worldradio.ch, now in its 8th year with over one hundred and fifty “Guests”. It broadcasts, online and on DAB+,  serious and thoughtful interviews with high-profile and distinguished personalities three times weekly to an audience in excess of 200,000 listeners across Switzerland and beyond.


18:00-18:30 welcome cocktail

18:30-20:30 workshop

20:30-21:00 closing time

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