MEPRA Academy: Presenting with Impact

Mastering the skills of effective presentation is a key aspect of professional development. Whatever your level, you may be required to present and this course will help you develop the essential skills and techniques involved in designing and delivering dynamic presentations.

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Mastering the skills of effective presentation is a key aspect of professional development. Whatever your level, you may be required to present and this course will help develop the essential skills and techniques involved in designing and delivering dynamic presentations.

Few people are naturally at ease in front of an audience. Being able to hold a room, no matter how dry your presentation material, and to engage your listeners with assurance is a key objective of our presentation skills course.

The course explores techniques and skills which enable participants to deliver engaging presentations to any audience and focuses on preparation, content and delivery.

Participants will be asked to prepare in advance and deliver a short presentationThis will be filmed for feedback purposes. On this course, we focus on:

    • Analysis of Successful Presentation Skills
      Learning to recognise the objective of a presentation and how to inject it with energy and enthusiasm is the key to effective speaking.
    • Planning and Preparation
      Effective presentations come with a narrative, not a list of facts and figures. By appreciating how to prepare properly and build structure you can better communicate.
    • Delivery – Voice and Impact
      We all have experience of being bored to tears by a monotone speaker. Learning to relax and use your voice and timing effectively will engage an audience.
    • Body Language
      Good speakers command the attention of their audience. We teach techniques that will improve your body language and the way you conduct yourself in front of a room.
    • Visual aids
      For every great slide show, there are many bad ones. Learn traps to avoid, ways to make your visuals stand out and how to get people to listen to you at the same time.

Course objectives:

Participation in this course will help you gain skills and knowledge on:

  • Prepare public speaking events efficiently in order to deliver engaging speeches
  • Rehearse effectively
  • Harness storytelling techniques and persuasive language in speeches
  • Create and speak with engaging supportive visual material
  • Use body language techniques to demonstrate presence
  • Use the voice to bring speeches to life
  • Speak with passion

Training level:  Intermediate

To enrol in this course, please register online or email community@mepra.org
For any additional inquiries, please call Sabrina De Palma, our Executive Director, on +971 55 5318 920

Facilitator: Luan de Burgh is a recognised business communication expert and has worked with a wide variety of clients in the worlds of business, politics, media, sport and entertainment.

He has an MA in Voice & Speech (University of London, CSSD) and specialises in public speaking, presentation and impact and influence and draws on his extensive experience to deliver speeches in the UK, USA, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, Russia and Asia which are engaging, entertaining and informative.

He is a regular commentator in the media on communication, often on the BBC, as well as writing extensively on communication in business and has lectured at BPP, London University and RADA amongst other places.

Luan’s first book on Speaking in Public will be published later this year.

Accreditation: MEPRA has partnered with UK’s Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) to establish a continuous professional development (CPD) program. MEPRA members will receive access to CIPR’s CPD platform, which includes more than 1,200 learning resources and enables practitioners to map their training journey and earn their way to becoming MEPRA and CIPR Accredited Public Relations Practitioners. This course is worth 10 CPD points. For more information on CPD and accreditation click here.

Please note that there are no cancellations & refund upon confirmation.

Agenda and speakers

  • 2/15/18 9:00 - 2/15/18 4:30
    Presenting with Impact

    Luan de Burgh

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