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Provided by: PPD Personal and Professional Development

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Presentation Skills: Online and Workshop


Do you dread speaking in public or giving presentations? Or are you looking to build on your current skills and experience to make your planning and delivery more effective? This blended programme aims to develop your skills, knowledge and confidence in both formal and informal presentation situations e.g. meetings, training sessions and conferences.

This blended programme comprises an online module and a face to face workshop. You will be expected to have completed the online material before attending the face to face workshop.

The online module will provide you with an opportunity to explore key areas in both preparation and delivery of presentations.

The face to face workshop provides an opportunity to try out material and receive constructive feedback, before doing it for real. You should come to the workshop prepared to deliver a short presentation (5 to 10 minutes maximum on a topic of your choice) and to both give and receive feedback in a friendly and informal group setting. Please note that the workshop will not cover or review the material that is given in the online module, however there will be time to question or clarify any particular areas.

Instructions regarding how to access the online module will be given in your booking confirmation email.

For additional guidance to help you gain the most from this blended programme you can download our Guide to successful online learning.

If you would prefer to complete just the online module without attending a face to face workshop, please visit the booking page for the online module only.

Target audience

University staff

  • Further details regarding PPD's eligibility criteria are available
  • Please ensure you have completed the online module before attending the face to face workshop
  • Please prepare a short presentation (5 to 10 minutes maximum on a topic of your choice) and be ready to deliver it during the workshop
  • to be able to plan, structure and deliver an effective presentation
  • to know how to put yourself across positively
  • to have methods to help keep calm and confident
  • to understand the impact of body language and voice
  • to be able to select and use a range of visual aids to support your presentation
  • to be able to use cards, notes or crib sheets effectively
  • to have techniques for gaining and keeping the attention of your audience
  • Self guided learning time: approximately one to two hours
  • Face to face: one session of two and a half hours
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