Stand up and deliver: Public speaking and presentation

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In an age of information overload, you have to do something special to make your message stand out. If you want to be heard, it is not enough to just send more emails, or improve your social media – you have to engage and inspire at human level. There’s no more effective way to influence people, than standing up and speaking from the heart. 

Stemming from the success of the Public Speaking Workshop organised in July at Galadari Hotel, by the Rainbow Institute of Communication and English, a follow up workshop is scheduled for Tuesday 20 October at the Galadari Hotel. 


The dynamic Rainbow Institute trainers, led by eminent university academic and powerful public speaker, Dr. Mahim Mendis, will enable you to develop the confidence and polish to inspire your audiences during this high impact full day public speaking workshop. 

Through this activity based training, participants develop their analytical skills, learn to brainstorm, get over their nervousness and master techniques of making powerful presentations.

The forthcoming workshop is packed with exciting new learning and activities. Hence, this is also an excellent opportunity for those who have attended the Rainbow Institute intensive trainings and one day workshops on public speaking in the past, to brush up their skills and enjoy a full day of activity and fun with public speaking. 


Dr. Mahim Mendis 

The lead trainer Dr. Mahim Mendis is an eminent academic. He is a British Chevening Scholar, with two Masters Degrees from the University of Lancaster and University of Leicester, UK, a Ph.D in Media Sociology from the National University of Singapore and post-doctoral training from the Northern Illinois University and the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, USA.

Dr. Mendis is renowned as a defender of professional rights and courageous communicator, having been the Spokesperson of the Federation of University Teachers Associations (FUTA).

He is a specialist in Organisational Communication and is a highly sought after trainer for public, private and international organisations in Sri Lanka and overseas. He is a product of St. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia. 

The number of participants for the workshop is limited to provide personalised attention and time for individual practice. A few more seats remain. 

Hurry, call Rainbow Institute on 0114380400 or 0777 352118 and book your place immediately. 

Address: 44/1, Haig Road, Colombo 4, Sri Lanka; Web:; Facebook: Rainbow Resources Lanka Ltd.; Hotline: 0114380400, Mobile: 0777 352118.

Insights to last Rainbow Institute Public Speaking Workshop, Galadari Hotel 

“This was a very good session. I gained a lot out of it”

Upali Jayasekera, Managing Director, Mega Heaters Ltd.

“It was a very interactive and mind blowing experience. The lessons we learned made a permanent mark in our minds”

Senuri Paranagama, Student

“A very useful and successful workshop”

Rupa Dheerasinghe, Assistant Governor, Central Bank

“Valuable thoughts and insights to unleash the hidden speaker within us”

Ashanthi Fernando, Procurement Agent, Embassy of the United States of America

“Great workshop. People were given adequate opportunities to speak up”

Suramya Wijemana, Training Manager, Central Finance Co Plc

“This is the best workshop I have ever participated in”

A. Sandaruwan, Finance Officer, LOLC