The aim of this course is to use the ‘4Ps’ model to reflect on the process of planning, preparing and practicing for a delivery to a group or an audience. This one day session gives you an opportunity to discover and/or refresh your existing presentation skills. Whether you present to an audience on a regular basis or infrequently, this session will give you ideas, practical tips and methods that work well for a persuasive presenter.

There will be a number of elements covered in this interactive session:

  • The styles of a presenter. How to recognise the strengths and weaknesses of each style.
  • How to structure a presentation to meet the audience’s needs.
  • The first 30 seconds – gaining your audience’s attention and interest.
  • Using analogies and stories.
  • Being memorable.
  • Managing nerves before and during a presentation.
  • Helping people to listen.
  • Motivate others with your voice.
  • Handling questions and difficult situations.

What will I learn?

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Use the 4Ps model to plan, prepare, practice and present well to an audience.
  • Consider Monroe’s persuasive presenter model to make sure you deliver the right message.
  • Identify your presenter style and ways to reduce any weakness of that style according to an audience.

Trainer Profile

Di Dawson has been delivering face to face and online training over the past 27 year period. She is a qualified teacher and also a competent trainer and has been a consultant and mentor to a number of Further Education providers, voluntary sector organisations and Prison Education providers as part of various educational and technological initiatives. Di feels that good communication skills are absolutely essential for those in the role of imparting knowledge and skills to others and she enjoys supporting delegates to get the most out of their learning experience.

Benefits to you

The day has been designed to be active so you will be encouraged to participate, link the activities to your own context and share your experiences with the group.

Who should attend?

This session is appropriate for any organisation members. Although the context is suitable and relevant for those involved in sales and marketing within a business, this session is ideally aimed at the communication and presentation skills required by managers, supervisors and to anyone with a role to impart information to others in a face to face environment.


Tuesday 13th March 2018


9.45am arrival for tea, coffee and networking for a 10am start. The workshop will finish by 4.30pm.


£80 per person for OCVA Members
£90 per person from a charitable organisation who are not OCVA members
£105 per person from a non-charitable organisation


Oxford Office Furniture Training Suite
Floyd’s Row
St Aldates

There is no parking available, although we are able to provide parking for disabled delegates. The venue is also serviced with good transport links including bus and rail services, more information can be found here.

Enquiries contact:

Telephone:  01865 251946
Email: training@ocva.org.uk

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Please note there are two steps to this process and both steps of the process will need to be completed to secure your place.

Step 1: Please register your details with us on the form:

Please note that registration without payment does not constitute a booking. Both are required, and we do check. (Thanks!)

Step 2: Make payment within 2 working days of registering.

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