Public Speaking Workshop September 2023


Guy Benzeno

About this event

Project management expert, Cornelius Fichtner is eager to teach us that "The 'P' in PM is as much about ‘people’ management as it is about ‘project’ management.” Sounds about right?

To move people when it matters most, you have to talk to them, in person, live. Speaking directly to an audience is like no other mode of communication. It can convey information, but also your conviction and your determination. The spoken word, if performed well, connects to the listener's brain in on a more profound level than the written word.

And yes, public speaking skills are not a natural born gift. They can be learned and indeed they can be taught.

In this 120 minute talk Guy Benzeno, a public speaking coach and the founder of Center Stage, will provide us with crucial tips on public speaking. So that you can make a greater impact on your project boards and steering committees, with clients and stakeholders. So that you can get a “YES” in critical meetings.

Being a great presenter - being a great communicator - will allow you to : push forward your ideas, grow your influence, advance your projects or your career

The workshop content may include:

  • Impromptu Speeches (spin the wheel)
  • 17th Century Metaphor exercise
  • Prosody: Reading Magazine & Children’s book Tongue Twisters and Intent
  • Bonus: Use case in visual aides

About the Speaker

Guy is a public speaking coach and presentation skills trainer.

Guy teaches his clients how to speak so that people listen. He steers them away from the safe and boring versions of themselves and builds their confidence to be authentic and to connect with their audience.

In 2019, Guy started Center Stage, a communications consultancy specialised in Public Speaking.

Guy is a certified SCIL Master (SCIL Profile: stärke Dein Charisma), an accreditation in public speaking training based on a unique analysis tool that produces a speaker profile of each client as a baseline for improvement and exploration.

In 2020 Guy served as the pitching coach to startups for the Regional Startup World Cup, the international Pitch Your Startup contest, as well as the Infrachain Hackathon Challenge, run by the Luxembourg government.

Guy is an improvisation actor and a member of Luxembourg's Professional Improv League since 2014 ( GIPL.LU ). He uses his experience with improvisational theatre to mentor clients about stage presence, spontaneity, and storytelling.

Guy has extensive experience with live media and onstage content development. As the former director of the Paperjam Club at Maison Moderne, he led the production and programming teams for over 50 conferences and hundreds of speakers. He also served regularly as a host and MC.

Guy is a member of Luxembourg-based Toastmasters Club Pitchcraft 4 Entrepreneurs.

He regularly serves as a moderator for corporate and sporting events.

Registration information

Registration is mandatory. For those who cannot attend in-person, the event will be streamed live!

PDUs are offered to PMI members.

The event will be followed by “meet the speaker” networking drink, which would allow the speaker and our members to get to know each other better.

Event Details

Date & Time

27 September 2023

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CET+01:00)


Chambre des Métiers (Room 0.4) | 2 Circuit de La Foire Internationale 1855 Luxembourg