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Presentation Skills

AFTRS-Australian Film Television and Radio School (AH Account)

About the Course

Delivering exceptional presentations requires both content that connects to the audience and good technical presentation skills. This intensive one-day workshop will teach you how to understand your audience and craft the content to create an engaging presentation that has impact.

What You Will Learn

Using real-life work scenarios, you will learn the craft of how to structure your presentation and the techniques of how to deliver it effectively.

The class size for this workshop is small to ensure that you get individual advice on how to:

• control your nerves and find your authentic voice for impromptu and rehearsed speeches; 
• present in different environments using props, microphones and lecterns; 
• use body language, gesture, voice and eye contact to engage your audience and communicate more effectively;
• present effectively for video, webcast or Skype through intensive on-camera exercises.

You will collaborate with other participants and give feedback on their performances to help each other define what a good presentation looks and feels like.

AFTRS Presentation Skills courses are taught by media industry veterans who are both journalists and presenters and who understand how to prepare and craft the content of a presentation. AFTRS’ Presentation Skills differs from most actor-taught presentation training as it covers the skills related to both the substance and the style of presenting, as well as teaching the importance of the audience experience.

Morning tea and lunch is included in the course cost.

AFTRS Open’s Presentation Skills course is run regularly at our state-of-the-art facilitiesin the Entertainment Quarter, next to Fox Studios in Moore Park, Sydney. You can book in as an individual online, or orgnaise a taiored course for your company on a date that suits you on 1300 065 281.

Who Should Do this course

This course is suitable for anyone wanting to improve the way they present, from inexperienced public speakers to competent presenters. To get the most out of the Presentation Skills workshop we recommend that you complete the Applied Storytelling workshop before taking this course.

What will you need?

You will be presenting a speech, so please come with a topic and some notes.

About the Course lecturer

Tracey Spicer, one of Australia's most respected and versatile TV anchors, has conducted corporate presentation training in Australia and Southeast Asia for more than a decade.

Tracey has trained hundreds of corporate executives in the finer points of presentation, on stage, to camera, or in the workplace. She is a sought-after keynote speaker, with this year's TEDx talk going viral, attracting almost three-quarter-of-a-million hits. Tracey has taught the Advanced TV Presenting course at AFTRS for the past three years.Now, Tracey brings her special skill set to AFTRS for this course.

Student Feedback:

"Brilliant! As someone who is not a confident speaker I have learnt a range of skills and exercises to help improve in this area. I now know my weaknesses (and strengths) and where I need to spend time to improve even more."

"I was taken out of my comfort zone and pushed to improve. While this was daunting it was done in a very supportive and constructive environment and I feel like I learnt a lot in just one day."

"Loved the course. Tracey is a fabulous presenter - knowledgeable, highly skilled and personable."

"Tracey is golden. Her energy level and focus is unrelenting. She has that rare gift of making you feel that your mistakes are small - and worthy!"


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