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Improve Your Talks, Presentations and Speeches

Are you comfortable when giving talks, presentations and pitching for money – and are they impactful and persuasive?

Enrol on this intensive course and you will learn how to: plan and deliver an effective talk, engage an audience, make a strong impression and impact, and manage potential challenges.

You’ll learn how to structure your material for the best impact and present to different audiences. The course will cover the essential skills necessary to plan and build presentations, then to deliver them in the most effective way

This course will be held online using Zoom

What will I learn?

By the end of this session you will learn how to:

  • plan and deliver an effective talk
  • engage an audience
  • make a strong impression and impact
  • manage potential challenges.

Trainer profile

Course tutor Robert Bullard (perfecttext.org) is a communications expert.  He has 10+ years media experience, is an author and trainer on writing skills, and has written widely for national newspapers/magazines. He also trains for OCVA in Copywriting and Report Writing.

Robert is committed to supporting the Third Sector – having worked for it as a manager, board member and now an active volunteer – and to groups in Oxfordshire, where he lives.

Benefits to you

You will leave the session with practical tools and ideas for delivering talks and presentations and an increased awareness of how to effectively engage with your audience.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for anyone involved in delivering presentations or talks to different audiences. You may be looking for some new ideas, or skills to address  particular challenges/issues. Or you might just want a refresher course – and the chance to brush up, and improve, on your presentation skills.

Delegates should bring their mobile phone, to record and practise their skills

Feedback from previous attendees

Thursday 28th October 2021

10.00 am – 12.00 pm


  • £35 per person for OCVA Members
  • £50 per person from a charitable organisation who are not OCVA members
  • £65 per person from a non-charitable organisation


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

  1. Complete the Google bookings form and register your details
  2. Make payment via PayPal within two working days of registering for the course. We’re using PayPal for this event. Select ‘pay with a debit or credit card ‘ if you don’t have a PayPal account (there’s no need to sign in to PayPal).

Step 1:

Step 2:

Choose payment type:

£ 35.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Charitable Organisations*
£ 50.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Non charitable rate
£ 65.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Course details at a glance

Date: Thursday 28th October 2021
Time: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
Cost: £35 – £65

Enquiries contact

When contacting us please state the name of the course your correspondence is in relation to.

Email training@ocva.org.uk or call us on 01865 251946

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