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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)?

    Nervous
    Uncomfortable
    Fearful
    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?

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

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