Skill Development Training on Public Speaking and Presentation for Visually Impaired Women
13th September 2023
Access Planet Organization, with the support of Tewa (Founder's Fund Grant), hosted an event titled "Skill Development Training on Public Speaking and Presentation for Visually Impaired Women." This training aimed to impart to 21 visually impaired women, including around 10 visually impaired singers, the knowledge and skills essential to excel in public speaking and enhancing personality via skillful presentation, gesture, and posture. The goal was to enable visually impaired women to articulate their thoughts and ideas with confidence, fostering inclusivity and empowerment.
The main objectives of the training are as follows:
- Impart visually impaired women with public speaking skills to confidently express their ideas.
- Teach non-verbal communication for emotion-driven, engaging presentations, stage presentation, gesture, and posture.
- Equip participants to be skilled MCs, to host formal events effectively.
The program was led by Ms. Jyotsana Prajapati, Program Manager, Ms. Laxmi Nepal, Founder and Ms. Neera Nepal, volunteer of Access Planet. It began with a warm welcome and clear training objectives, creating an inclusive environment. Participants engaged in sessions that covered a range of topics, from body language feedback to understanding public speaking, formal program hosting, and the importance of clear messaging. The sessions on facial expressions, non-verbal communication, and stage performance added valuable practical skills. This training not only honed the communication abilities of 21 visually impaired women, including accomplished singers, but also fostered empowerment and inclusivity. It showcased the transformative impact of education and support, allowing these women to shine in public speaking and presentations.
The primary outputs of the training are listed in points as follows:
- Participants gained enough confidence and skills needed to express their ideas confidently through public speaking.
- Participants acquired the ability to use non-verbal communication effectively, enhancing the emotional impact and engagement of their presentations.
- Participants developed the expertise required to serve as proficient MCs, effectively guiding and engaging audiences during formal events.