What is the course about?
To develop the skills needed for a persuasive presentation.
To develop the skills needed to ‘pitch’ for new business.
To sell through the power of the spoken word.
What will we cover?
Executing your presentation for the maximum impact.
Pitching your business to potential clients.
Using slides and supporting material to the greatest effect.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Create and deliver a powerful presentation.
Plan and deliver a persuasive business ‘pitch’.
Organise slides and supporting material to the best effect.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students whose first language is not English will need to be fully competent in speaking, reading and writing in English.
In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Speak English fluently.
• Communicate in group situations.
• Give and receive constructive feedback.
• Read and respond to a range of texts.
• Take course notes for your own use.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course will comprise talks, discussion, demonstrations and practice in structuring and delivering a persuasive presentation and business ‘pitch’. During the course, participants will have the opportunity to work on a presentation and ‘pitch’ their choice. You will have the opportunity to organise powerful supporting material.
As part of the course content, your tutor may record your image for initial and ongoing assessment purposes. You are entitled to decline to participate in the recording of your image.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
All materials are devised and produced by the tutor.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Communicating at Work: Influencing, Motivating.
Communicate with Confidence through Voice and Body Language.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details