Short course

Dynamic Presentations

Develop a flare for public speaking and authentically engage your audience.


Authentic, dynamic presentation is essential for professionals in all fields. Whether its delivering keynotes or one-on-one pitches, capturing your audience and holding their attention meaningfully is key to success – and increasingly important in order to stand out in our new digital settings.

Delivered in both online or face-to-face modes, this short course will equip you to connect to a crowd and perform at your peak in high pressure, public presentations – whether via your computer, in the meeting room or at the podium.

Drawing on lessons from the great presenters – from the Ancient Greeks to Steve Jobs – and bringing together tactics from performance art, field research and psychology, you will gain the skills and confidence to portray your message effectively and bring your own personal style to presenting.

Who should apply

Dynamic Presentations is ideal for anyone who needs to communicate clearly and authentically to their teams, deliver difficult content or messages, or advocate ideas in a range of settings.

What you will learn

Taught by experts from the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, you will learn the art of rhetoric, persuasion, oral storytelling and vocal performance, and how they help portray your message and connect to your audience.

Key content areas include:

  • Body – how to use your posture and body language to affect how you are perceived
  • Voice – how to project, and resonate, while looking after your vocal cords
  • Authenticity – how to make personal-professional contact, and keep your audience engaged
  • Purpose – how to get to the crux of your message, and speak from the heart
  • Rhetoric – how to structure an argument and utilise simple debating skills
  • Oral storytelling – the art of constructing a compelling narrative
  • Peak performance – perform at optimum settings, using the body’s own systems to keep your nerves in check.

During the course you will prepare, practice and perform a short presentation, using learned techniques and receiving personal coaching and constructive feedback to build your authentic style.

On completion of this course, you will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Understanding of a range of historical and theoretical contexts for performance
  2. An ability to select from a diverse range of performance styles for a targeted public performance
  3. Appropriate performance skills and techniques used for specialist audiences
  4. Use of safe body, voice and communications techniques.

Dynamic Presentations is part of the Artful Communications suite of courses. You can take it on its own or complement it with any other course from this suite, in any order:

Entry requirements

There are no eligibility requirements.


Delivery mode


Total hours

Online via Zoom

2 x 4 hour sessions (over 2 consecutive days)



1 x 8 hour session (1 day); or

2 x 4 hour sessions (over 2 consecutive days)


Payment options

  • To pay by credit card, please enter your card details at the checkout screen when booking into the course.
  • To pay by invoice, please contact student support.
  • If you are experiencing any difficulties with the checkout process, please contact student support.

Upcoming intakes

Thursday 2 September 2021

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