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Confident Presentation Skills

  • Level(s) of Study: Professional / Short course
  • Course Fee:

    Available at no cost to eligible individuals (see criteria below).

  • Start Date(s): Tuesday 24 October 2023
  • Duration: Tuesday, 10am - 4pm
  • Study Mode(s): Short course
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  • Entry Requirements:
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Please note: This course is delivered through the Enterprising Ashfield project, which is funded by the Government's Towns Fund. Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is pleased to offer free (fully funded) places on this course to support individuals and employees of businesses that are based in the towns of Kirkby-in-Ashfield and Sutton-in-Ashfield.

Learn how to win over your audience with the right words and become a better public speaker.

This course is ideal if you’re creating pitches and presentations and would like to develop your confidence and skills to influence others.

With a limited number of places on the course, you'll have the one-to-one attention you need to ensure you leave with the skills to continue developing your skills at home or work.

Here's what our previous attendees said:

"Our tutor Becky was brilliant! The course was a perfect balance for me, I learnt techniques and got advice to improve my confidence when presenting, and enjoyed the group sessions and working to present face to face. Let me know when the next course is so that I can tell my friends"           

"I train other staff members for a living and was worried that my trainees were getting bored with my current presenting style which is why I wanted to do the course. I've taken away from the course posture and breathing techniques and how to keep an audience engaged. I enjoyed the part of the course where we made our own presentation and got feedback. I really enjoyed the course"                                                                      

"I took the course to improve my presentation skills in order to develop a new business and understand more about pace and confidence now. It was relaxed and we had a very knowledgeable lecturer, who said do not let technical issues worry you. It was all very interesting"                                                                          

"Great course and very beneficial. I enjoyed meeting new people and becoming more confident in what I'm presenting"

"Becky, our tutor, was great. We learned breathing techniques and the correct posture for improving projection during a presentation, and I enjoyed preparing a short presentation for the rest of the group to give feedback on."

What you’ll study

This course will help you to communicate effectively, practicing in an enjoyable and supportive environment to explore projection, pace, tone and body language, developing the skills to be an effective presenter.

During this course you will:

  • find your voice whilst considering the importance of different audiences and their varying needs
  • explore vocal training and drama techniques for presentations
  • practice speaking and writing in the correct tone, balancing professionalism with personality
  • understand how to get your audience’s attention to get the message across
  • work on your timing and targeting your audience
  • develop strategies for overcoming common presentation problems

The course is delivered through workshops and group discussions, classroom activities and real-life examples.

What will you gain?

By the end of the course you’ll have useful tips on breath control, pace, tone and projection and have the confidence to stand up and present when public speaking.

You’ll also receive a certificate of attendance when you complete the course, which is a great way to enhance your CV.

How you’re taught

In-person from the Summit Centre in Kirkby-in-Ashfield.

Contact hours

Tuesday 24 October 2023, 10am-4pm (one day)

Also available on the following dates...
Tuesday 30 January 2023

Tutor profile: Becky Cullen

Becky teaches and manages at Nottingham Trent University.

She has delivered leadership training courses for managers.

She’s particularly skilled in giving feedback; her delegates achieve a great deal in a short time, surprising themselves with the level and range of their writing.

Becky was Poet-in-Residence at Newstead Abbey, and she has published two books of poetry. She is the presenter of Notts TV Book Club: Notts TV Book Club - Notts TV News | The heart of Nottingham news coverage for Notts TV.

Entry requirements

No previous presentation skills are required to access this course.

To be eligible for a place, you must live or work in the towns of Kirkby-in-Ashfield or Sutton-in-Ashfield. To check if your home or work postcode is eligible visit the Enterprising Ashfield postcode checker page.

Fees and funding

This course is available at no cost to eligible participants.

How to apply

Click to here apply.

If you have any questions about this course, you can email or call us at +44 (0)115 848 2813.