Slam poet helps others find voice

Confidence boost: Slam poet Harry Vines is running a course in Public Speaking and Confidence Development at SEAL. Picture: Rob Gunstone
Confidence boost: Slam poet Harry Vines is running a course in Public Speaking and Confidence Development at SEAL. Picture: Rob Gunstone

Slam poet Harry Vines doesn’t mind performing in front of a crowd. He’s hoping to pass on his skills to others keen to brush up on their public speaking and boost their confidence.

Vines, who has twice made it to the Victorian final of the Australian Poetry Slam, will host a Public Speaking and Confidence Development course at South West SEAL.

Vines has already got a taste of teaching at SEAL as part of the Reconnect program.

"It will help people articulate their thoughts and not be too apprehensive to say exactly what it is that you’re thinking, being able to communicate that clearly and efficiently,” he said of the latest course.

“It’s a five-week program that will focus on breaking down any form of fear that people have of it and eventually building up the participants’ ability and culminate in a performance with a microphone on stage with family and friends coming along.

“It will give them a chance to reflect on their progression and their achievement in doing something that was once very difficult to do.

For more information contact SEAL on 5562 6099.