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COGUK 5-Minute Key Speaking Skills Survey

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Public Speaking Survey for AHPs

Public speaking and the ability to communicate confidently and clearly is becoming ever more important in Allied Health roles.

Completing our quick survey will help us to gauge the feelings of AHPs around public speaking and identify areas where AHPs could benefit from training in these essential skills. The information you provide will be used to shape and refine key speaker skills training for Allied Health and related professions.

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    Your Role (1 = never, 5 = all the time)

    Your Current Role

    Your Qualification Level

    How often is speaking in public a demand in your role?

    How confident are you to speak up at a meeting (online or in person) and share your views?

    Have you had any training in key speaker skills for your role?
    i.e. any training on speaking and presenting more effectively, whether in public, to colleagues, patients, etc.

    If so, when? (tick all that apply)

    How involved are you with health promotion and health education within the community?

    Is this something you would like to be more involved in?

    How much does speaking in public make you feel (1 = not at all, 5 = very much)?




    At Ease

    How do you prefer to present your talk? (1 = completely false, 5 = completely true)?

    I prefer it when the material has been provided for me by an organisation

    I prefer to present my own work or research

    I prefer to have all material on slides ready to present

    I prefer to use very minimal notes or none at all

    How do you handle questions from your audience? (1 = completely false, 5 = completely true)?

    I prefer to only take questions at the end

    I'm happy to answer questions as they arise

    I find taking questions to be stressful

    How comfortable I am taking questions depends on the audience I'm speaking to

    How important are these speaker skills in communicating with the public in the field of health promotion? (1 = not at all, 5 = very much)?

    High-level knowledge

    Confidence in concept

    Listening empathy

    Good people skills

    When presenting in public or to colleagues what is your greatest concern (1 = not at all, 5 = very much)?

    Sounding boring

    Not enough knowledge

    Handing questions badly

    Running out of time

    How often AFTER a meeting online or in person do you wish you had... (1 = hardly ever, 5 = very often)

    Asked a question

    Voted differently

    Reflected more

    Challenged more

    Diversity and Inclusion

    How conscious are you of embracing diversity when you have a speaker role?

    Do you feel there is still more work to do in making people feel their participation and contribution is equally valued regardless of their identity or background?


    To what extent do you find communication is affected when someone's first language isn't English?

    Is English your first language?

    Does use of the English language present any barriers or reduce your confidence?

    Do you listen to speech radio?

    Do you watch English TV programmes?

    Do you read for pleasure in English?

    Do you regularly speak with people whose first language is English?

    What do you think would help you gain more confidence in English, e.g. with idiomatic and colloquial expressions?

    And Finally

    What would you most like help with in your speaker skills growth?

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