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Presentation Skills WorkshopRegion: Gauteng
ProComm House, 108 Bram Fischer Drive, Ferndale, Randburg
29 - 30 August 2017
8:30 – 16:00
08:00 to start promptly at 08:30
CPD Points:

Very few things in life are as daunting as delivering a presentation, especially if the stakes are high. Effective presentation skills are critical in today’s business environment and can contribute significantly to both individual and business success. The ability to communicate information clearly and accurately as intended takes training, skill and practise. Whether you are pitching for a new contract or making an announcement, you have to get your message across.

This two-day programme is aimed at communication professionals and managers who need to add impact and confidence to their presentations. Develop the skill to put together a persuasive business message supported by well-designed and relevant slides. Delivering a presentation does not have to be a daunting task; it can be a lot of fun. Learn and perfect the most important presentation skills that will give you the confidence to present with impact and ease.

Participants will be given sound guidelines on each aspect of good presentations, from the preparation and research phases through the structuring of effective presentations and finally the delivery of the presentation. These will include the use of body language, voice control, managing questions, dealing with nervousness and the preparation of visual aids.

The course is interactive and practical. Delegates will have the opportunity to do two presentations and receive detailed feedback after each. Particular emphasis is placed on developing the delegate’s ability to apply the knowledge and to practice and hone the newly acquired skills as the workshop unfolds.

The content of this workshop covers two key activities: (1) preparing your presentation and (2) delivering it with impact.

Preparing for your presentation

  • The planning process
      • Developing the key theme, angle and messages
      • Analysing the audience
      • Collecting material
  • Structuring the presentation
      • Opening with impact: first impressions count
      • Effective body structure, sequencing and flow
      • Strong endings
  • Creating impact
      • Applying useful tools
      • Establishing a theme
      • Humour and audience participation
  • Use of visual aids – guidelines, use of colour and design elements

Presenting with confidence

  • Dress rules and principles
  • Non-verbal techniques to complement delivery
    • Eye contact, facial expressions, posture, hands and body
  • Verbal techniques
    • Voice control, pitch, resonance, pace and emphasis
  • Overcoming stage fright
    • Nerves and relaxation techniques
  • Dealing with the unexpected
  • Using the venue to your advantage
  • Dealing with questions and answers

About our facilitator:

Peter van der SchyffPeter van der Schyff is a freelance writer and communication specialist, managing his own public relations consultancy, Pringle-Scott Communication, in Johannesburg. He has established himself as an accomplished writer, proof reader and editor of English and Afrikaans texts with numerous clients.

He holds degrees in law, communication and industrial psychology. Peter is a Chartered Public Relations Practitioner (CPRP) and active member of the Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA) where he has been lecturing on a part-time basis on all facets of corporate and media communication since 1987.

Between 2007 and 2014, Peter acted as both Judge and Chief Judge for the PRISA PRISM Awards, Southern Africa’s most prestigious awards for excellence in Public Relations and communication projects. During 2008/9 he was chairman of PRISA’s Gauteng Region and a member of the board of PRISA.

In May 2010 Peter received the PRISA President’s Award for his contributions to the public relations and communication profession in South Africa. Earlier, in 1997 Peter was recognised for his presentation skills when he was named Communicator of the Year by International Training in Communication (ITC).

CPD Programme Fees 2017:
The PRISA CPD programme adheres to the criteria required by SAQA for a recognised professional body. The programme is put together following the Global Alliance best practice professional development framework. Services Seta SDL no 950721458
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Duration: 2 days
CPD Points: 15
*Early bird PRISA Member: R4490.00
Late PRISA member: R4710.00
*Early bird non member: R4970.00
Late non member: R5230.00
PRISA registered student: R2560.00
  1. Accommodation NOT included in any of the fees
  2. Fees subject to change

*Early bird: Book and pay before 14 August 2017

Student and member fee rate/s only applicable if PRISA membership fees are paid in full at time of booking.

PRISA is the SAQA recognised professional body for the public relations and communication management industry and the CPD programme adheres to SAQA requirements and global best practice guidelines.

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Telephone: (011) 326 1262 / 011 326 1626
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ProComm House, 108 Bram Fischer Drive, Ferndale
PO Box 2825, Pinegowrie, 2123, Johannesburg, South Africa