A complete eye-opener and great foundation on communicating.
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 were delivered in timely fashion. And with each session I noted my improvements.
I learnt a lot within this short space of time, from articulation, projection and most importantly being honest in the message which I intend to disseminate.
The atmosphere which was conducive with learning felt comfortable and comforting.
Much thanks Garfield and Barbara.
I feel much more confident speaking
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 message I have to communicate.
I feel much more confident speaking and addressing crowds whether small groups or larger ones. I understand clearly how to put to together an effective presentation whilst being engaging at the same time.
This is a wonderful course
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.
More than a Public Speaking course
This was more than a communication and public speaking course as it delved deep into some areas of self-development that I didn’t come prepared to address and for that I am forever grateful. Thanks.
Mtima Solwazi, ROOTS Foundation
The best investment I have made towards my personal development
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 to give presentations in every class session. I then realised that this practise was the key to being better in public speaking.
With each consecutive presentation, I felt at ease when sharing my stories to others. The advice and class presentations tutored by Barbara and Garfield helped me tremendously to face my challenges head-on and thus lead me to be a better speaker. I am now confident when it comes to speaking in a formal setting and any other setting, and I will now even volunteer myself to speak; something that I would have never done before SPARKS!
This was the best investment I have made towards my personal development!!!
Dedication and passion for what you do and commitment to students.
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.
A true game changer!
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 always being conscious of the power and value your words have in them if executed properly. I fully endorse this course.
A true game changer!
Shaanta J. R.
I feel empowered and I want to share this experience with others.
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 better how to actually share and deliver in detail, the lessons I will have to impart to others. Presently it has already begun to change the way I direct the choir I serve with at church.
Even in my every day encounters with people I am more aware of my body language being more in sync with how I say, what I say.
I know this is just the beginning of such an exciting journey in my life. I feel empowered and I want to share this experience with others. I have always wanted to be a “good message” but did not know how.
My ideas are more structured. The opening lines to my speeches are more memorable than ever before
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!
Making people the best communicators they can be
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!
This course is a life changer!
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.
Has paid so many dividends already
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.