The Business of Presenting
4 days onsite at Preston House - Autumn 2023
4 days onsite at Preston House - Autumn 2023

' We had snakes in Raiders of the Lost Ark and bugs in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. But supposedly man's greatest fear is public speaking. That'll be in our next picture' Stephen Speilberg. 

Are you required to present in the course of your work?
Do you have to plan, organise and deliver workshops?
Do you lie awake at night growing an ulcer when you think about the big or small presentation?
Would you rather reroof your house in the middle of a 'Storm Helena' than actually give that presentation?
Do you hide behind those never ending slides while your audience goes to sleep?
Do you suspect that there has to be a better way, but just don't know how? 

If so, our course is tailor made for you. Presenting and running workshops is now an essential skill in the modern workplace and no matter what position you are in, it will no doubt at some point require that you present something to someone in your working day. 

Learn to become a sensational presenter with sparkling skills which will leave both you and your audience energised and enthusiastic.
Remember, your audience should be in someway different after your presentation or workshop, an altered point of view, a new perspective, increased knowledge, challenged belief, new skills. 

This course will introduce you to a world where presenting becomes something that both you and your audiences anticipate with eagerness and energy. Knock slides out of the park and learn how to use your own and your audiences innate intelligence, curiosity and good humour instead.

We guarantee that you will never, ever dread a presentation again. In fact, you will become known as the 'go to' presenter because everyone has so much fun when you are doing it.

Course Information
  • Duration:
  • 4 days over four weeks

  • Date(s):
  • Autumn 2023

  • Schedule:
  • 9.30am - 5.30pm
    Breaks for coffee/ light lunch.

  • Cost:
  • €1,240.00

  • Facilitator:
  • Blathnaid Bergin

  • Venue:
  • Course will be held in Preston House, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois in Autumn 2023.

Who should do this course?

Team Leaders
Communications Officers

Anyone and everyone who has to present information in the course of their work, be that an annual report, the results of a survey, a new work practice, a statutory talk, a pep talk or any situation where by you have to stand in front of a group and present ideas.

Course content

How the brain works - how we learn best and why.
How to present in any situation with ease, fluency, confidence and competence.
How to set up and run a great workshop which is fun for both the presenter and audience.
Why the brain responds so badly to poor presentations.
Why the brain must be fully engaged for a presentation to 'stick'.
How to present without relying on slide decks.
How to use your and your audiences talents to enhance your presentation.
The importance of building your presentation around a few ( very few) Key Points.
How to ask questions.
The Power of Words - Trigger words - good and bad.
How to present yourself.
How to build your Presentation Magic Kit.
The importance of 'Story Telling'
Reading Body Language.
How to ensure that your audience will be fundamentally changed at the end of your presentation or workshop.
How to really enjoy it.

What will I have when I am finished the course?

Knowledge, confidence, competence, a complete lack of fear around presenting to anyone, anytime, anywhere.

What is included in the price?

All course materials, light lunch, tea and coffee breaks.

Skillnet Funding

Up to 40% Skillnet funding may be available for eligible employees or self-employed network members that are residents within the Republic of Ireland. Please contact NOTS Skillnet on 071 9640688 or for more information on joining the network and apply for the funding.