Taking a stand: how to command an audience and deliver effective presentations

Title:Taking a stand: how to command an audience and deliver effective presentations

Duration:0.5 days
Central Short Courses

Who should attend?

Anyone working in HE who has to deliver inspiring and engaging presentations and hold an audience's attention. Also those who want to develop creativity and apply it to their communications.

Course Description:

Participants will learn how to lead an audience, keep them engaged and deliver innovative and exciting presentations using a range of performance techniques. Emphasis will be placed on taking a stand, and improving verbal and non-verbal skills. This session is hands on, practical, and fun, so be prepared to get involved,get creative, and take a stand!

Course Tutor:

Alison Davies is an experienced trainer and creative practitioner. An author of thirteen books on a range of subjects and a professional storyteller, Alison delivers workshops for both the public and private sector throughout the UK. She has been involved in a number of ground-breaking projects using narratives, in particular working with the law school at Leicester University and delivering seminars using storytelling and presentation techniques as part of legal ethics seminars. She also writes for a selection of magazines, newspapers and educational journals. Her goal is to encourage a creative approach in all aspects of teaching and learning.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Command and lead your audience when delivering a presentation;  

  • Demonstrate improved verbal and non-verbal communication skills;

  • Describe how your have developed your personal awareness and active listening skills,

Other Learning and Teaching Courses by Alison Davies:

Story Telling as a Tool to Enhance Learning and Teaching

The Creative Toolbox: Applying Creative Tools to Teaching and Learning  

Engage, Excite, Enhance: Top tips for Teaching and Learning!

Making the Most of Language: Written and Verbal Communications 

Memory Building Techniques

UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF)

This workshop is particularly relevant to these dimensions of the framework:

  • Areas of Activity: A2

  • Core Knowledge: K2; K3

  • Professional Values: V1; V2 

 Find out more about the Framework here.

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