Confident Communication

Confident Communication

Aimed at anyone who needs to communicate/present with confidence, including technical people and introverts. This course is based around interaction and feedback. By the end of the session delegates will have the confidence to speak in their own character, the ability to write great content and techniques for engaging their audience.

Dates 9 Jul 2018 - This event is in the past.
Opening times 09:00am - 05:00pm
Venue Eagle Labs, 7-8 Clifton Court, Cherry Hinton Road, CB1 7BN
Organiser name Sarah L Gleadell
01223 760108
Availability 8 places available.

Event details:

Confident Communication

Presenting with Confidence


  • Speaking confidence
  • The ability to create great material

By the end of the course, participants will know how to:

  • Structure clear, simple material
  • Use Powerpoint correctly
  • Engage the audience with an effective delivery
  • Handle their nerves

Target audience

  • This is for anyone who fears giving presentations 
  • No previous knowledge or experience is required. However, bring a presentation with you to get the most out of the session
  • This will benefit those who are now speaking to larger groups of people

Programme overview

The course is all about writing strong material and delivering it in a way that grabs your audience's attention

Course structure/methodology

  • The best way to learn is by doing - everyone speaks in front of the group a few times. I push people gently out of their comfort zone to achieve the maximum benefit.  
  • I use Powerpoint slides as a loose basis, with demonstrations and discussions of all the techniques 
  • We deliver the presentations in the afternoon so that delegates can alter their material if necessary after the morning section.
  • I send each delegate my written individual feedback a week later to reinforce what was said in the session. I also email them a sheet of useful general advice and a sheet with a collection of links to relevant resources such as books and TED talks
  • The training is based on my stand-up comedy experience - the style is interactive and fun. I believe in being 'present' and giving participants tailored, practical advice in a safe environment

Benefits/Unique selling points

  • This course is interactive and experiential, from a trainer with significant experience in stand-up comedy and computer game development. 
  • The company will see that their staff return from the session armed with tools that make their presentations simple, memorable and easier to deliver, resulting in true confidence.

Your trainer

Jon Torrens has worked as a designer at games companies including Sony and Electronic Arts, and as a professional stand-up comic for a few years, so he knows how to engage and motivate. Occasionally he can be funny too. 

Now, as a coach and speaker, Jon teaches confident communication, using his personal skills to both show and tell. He has delivered communication skills training for Cambridge University and for a variety of tech companies and software developers in Cambridge and London.

A unique combination of insights from the worlds of computer game design and stand-up comedy enables even the most introverted of his clients to deliver presentations that enhance their professional persona and both delight and motivate their audiences. 

Maximum number: 8 delegates

Course duration: 1 day

CPD Points: 6.5

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