Presentation Skills

There’s a whole load of fascinating stuff that you could know about public speaking and presentations. Like how the Romans stressed structure in oratory, whereas the Greeks emphasised persuasion and logic. Or how the pathetic appeal (one made to the emotions or feelings) differs from the logical appeal (made to the rational mind).

Or you could study in detail the work of Professor Edward Tufte and his analyses of PowerPoint as a communications tool. Or you could memorise the shortest, most-quoted speech in history.

But even if you learned all that, it wouldn’t make you any better as a presenter.

We will.

Here’s how; we bring you in, make you stand up in front of a group and present. And we watch, carefully. And listen, intently. We look at how well you relate to your audience. We assess the structure and sequence of your communication. We analyse your use of data and illustration. We test your assertions. We interrogate your visuals. And then we show you how to improve.

No waffle. No stuff about stance, or clothes or gestures or jokes. Just interventions tailored to make you sure that the next time you make a presentation it’s interesting, understandable and memorable.

You’ll also get all the easy stuff about using PowerPoint, handling statistics, dealing with questions, scripting, preparation and delivery.

We have two courses;

1)Presentation Skills
2)Advanced Presentation skills

If you have to give talks to staff, brief your board, or you’ve been press-ganged into getting behind a podium, then our Presentation Skills course is what you need. If you present regularly (you’re on the conference circuit, or you’ve got a burgeoning career as a motivational speaker, or you’re a lecturer) then you’d be better with the advanced course.

Our Open Programme dates for 2017 are;

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017
Wednesday, March 15th 2017
Wednesday, April 12th 2017
Wednesday, May 17th 2017
Wednesday, June 14th 2017
Wednesday, July 12th 2017
Wednesday, August 16th 2017
Wednesday, September 13th 2017
Wednesday, October 11th 2017
Wednesday, November 15th 2017
Wednesday, December 13th 2017

 

The Communications Clinic presentation skills programmes are modular in design to allow flexibility in terms of group size and duration. Call us and we’ll recommend an approach to suit your needs. 

Call us on (01) 6449700, e-mail info@communicationsclinic.ie

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