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PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLIC SPEAKING
PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLIC SPEAKING 18
Professional skills module 3
2326 February 2016
PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME Module 3: Presentation and Public Speaking Skills
Characteristics of successful presentations;
Chunking and pacing;
Dealing with questions;
Nerves and stage fright;
The purpose of this workshop is to help you improve your performance in delivering presentations and
public speaking both in terms of the English language and communication skills. An important element
of this course is also to address the issue of confidence in order to help you overcome any fears you
may have of speaking in front of an audience. Your own knowledge and experience of the subject will
also be of great value in group discussions and exchanging best practices.
You will be led through a series of input sessions from the trainer which will allow you to reflect on your
current practice and develop areas that you feel need particular attention. There will be plenty of
opportunities to practise each point in various formats e.g. minipresentations, discussions, controlled
exercises. Each minipresentation will have an observer, either the trainer or trainee, who has a list of
criteria to observe and comment on at the end of the activity. The debriefing process is of great importance
and you will be given advice on how to do this constructively in order to support each other in the learning
process. The sessions lead up to the final day where you will be asked to deliver a short 10minute
presentation which will be filmed. The filmed presentation is particularly helpful in highlighting certain
aspects of your performance.
The target group of the workshop are civil servants from the ReSPA Members and Kosovo who in
their work need to, or will need to, give presentations in English to European institutions and other
international organizations. Participants are required to have a good command of written and spoken
This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and ICJ Advisory opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of independence.
This project is implemented by the British Council in partnership with the Regional School of Public Administration and funded by the UK Government through the British Embassy Podgorica. The role of the trainer and the learner
This workshop is based on a “hands on” approach to learning. This means that you will be given
various tasks to help you perform effectively at a European or international level in English.
Therefore, the trainer will:
introduce relevant language;
call on your experience and provide additional tips on preparing and delivering an
allow you plenty of time to practice delivering presentations on topics relevant to your
help you become aware of the importance of voice, pausing, word and sentence stress,
intonation and body language in presentations;
provide guidance on how to overcome stage fright;
highlight the importance of intercultural competency in working in a crosscultural
help you evaluate your own and your peers’ performance.
You, the learner, will need to:
take responsibility for your own learning;
be prepared to work in groups and actively share your opinions;
complete the assignments and respond to the trainer’s feedback;
undertake any classroom activities.
We would like to maintain a relaxed atmosphere on the course if you have any problems or special
requests please feel free to talk to the trainer.
We believe that teaching should be learnercentred and should help participants develop strategies
that work both inside and outside the classroom. We recognise that learners have different aims, world
knowledge, learning styles and experiences and that motivation is crucial to successful learning.
We seek to create an enjoyable learning environment in which participants develop their language,
learning and study skills in order to enable them to use English in as wide a variety of situations as
possible. At the same time, we work to provide opportunities for personal and professional
We value the different approaches, styles, techniques and personalities that each trainer brings to
the classroom and encourage teachers to innovate, experimenting with new ideas and activities.
This project is implemented by the British Council in partnership with the Regional School of Public Administration and funded by the UK Government through the British Embassy Podgorica. Workshop trainers
Louise Chamberlain has been an English language and communication skills trainer since 1992, with
experience in Turkey, Italy, Poland, Belgium, Montenegro and Bosnia. She is currently based in
Brussels as a freelance trainer working largely for the British Council and the Belgian Institute for the
Federal Administration designing and delivering a variety of courses to civil servants and other English
language trainers both within Belgium and abroad. She is particularly interested in the area of
intercultural communication and actively keeps uptodate with training developments to enhance her
own training courses.
Mira Komlenović is an experienced trainer and facilitator with over thirty years of
professional experience in the region. An expert in training of trainers, course design, training and
facilitation and material development. Key areas of expertise: adult training methodology,
intercultural skills and citizenship, communication skills, English language, professional skills (effective
presentations, writing and formal correspondence, telephone communication, productive meetings,
negotiations, lobbying, project idea development, team dynamics, interpersonal communication and
relationship management). A Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner with an extensive
network of contacts and clients across Europe and in various sectors (government, NGO, education,
culture, international organizations, corporate sector).
DRAFT WORKSHOP PROGRAMME
Time/Day Day 1 (23 Feb) Day 2 (24 Feb) Day 3 (25 Feb) Day 4 (26 Feb)
Voice 1: chunking and Presentation Part 1
09:00 – 10:30
experience towards Rhetorical Structures 1
pacing with feedback
Voice 2: Intonation
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break
Body language Presentation Part 2
Rhetorical Structures 2
10:45 – 12:30
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break
Structure and Presentation Part 3
13:30 – 15:00 signposting with feedback
Nerves and stage
15:00 – 15:15 Coffee break
End of Course
15:15 – 17:00
Presentation prep Presentation prep Presentation prep Evaluations and