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NEPIC Business Presentation & Storytelling Skills Workshop for SMEs

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November 29, 2018

Port Training Centre | Quay Road
Blyth, Northumberland NE24 3PA United Kingdom

9:30 am - 3:30 pm

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“Make Your Voice Heard”

One of the most important skills in business is the ability to get your ideas and value across to others. We often do this through presentations, but the skills we utilise within a presentation situation are also the ones that let us communicate in a variety of different business settings.

This session will explore some of the barriers to successful communication and suggest techniques and tools to help your voice be heard. 

The session will be split into two parts:

During the morning we will focus on presentation scenarios from different perspectives and draw on the world of storytelling to gain some insights into engaging the audience and making your message stick.

In the afternoon we will examine delivery techniques and give participants the chance to build a presentation from the ground up, putting the skills gained during the morning into practice, and creating a short talk that will be of direct use in future business situations.

By the end of the session, participants will:

  • Have learned to think about presentations differently

  • Gained an understanding of storytelling techniques which can be utilised in a host of communication situations

  • Possess the tools to create a business story, which they can use to promote and pitch their work

  • Understand how to deliver talks and presentations

  • Have built up a resource of speaking techniques to use confidently in future business settings

This workshop is open to NEPIC SME Growth Programme participants only.

Delivered by Duncan Yellowlees.


About Duncan

Duncan has been training performers in one form or another for over a decade; first in theatre, then science communication and now in the art of presenting and strongly believes that although all these forms are different, the skills and fundamental basis are the same. The key is connecting to your audience emotionally as well as logically.

A masters degree in science communication forged a fascination with expert to non-expert communication, how it works and what happens when it goes wrong. Since then he’s thrown himself into the world of communication and presentation, learning about storytelling, psychology, and emotional response.

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