New Zealand Community Education Centres

Step Up to the Microphone

A chance to build your capacity and confidence to 'step up to the microphone' and speak or sing in front of an audience (small or large).


In this experiential course, we'll explore and practise thinking and actions that will assist us to perform or present with confidence (e.g. personal warm up, self-talk, preparation, presentation, awareness of role, connection with topic or performance piece).  We'll also shine a light on our relationship with the audience and investigate how to enhance it.

Be the presenter or performer you want to be - be able, be bold, be yourself when you 'step up to the microphone'.

Listen to Laura's interview on Radio NZ here.

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:

  • identify and enhance your role as the performer or presenter
  • identify and practise thinking and behaviour that assist you to 'step up to the microphone'
  • recognise and practise actions that enhance your relationship with the audience
  • evaluate and enhance your connection to/thinking about your topic or performance piece

Note:  Courses need a minimum number to go ahead so if we don't have enough enrolments a few days before the start date, we have to cancel. We'll let you know by email so please check yours regularly. If you need to cancel, here are our terms and conditions: "What You Need to Know".

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