SPEAK Digital Badge


Successful Presentations- Effectively Articulating Knowledge (SPEAK) 


Time: 4-5pm

Facilitators: UCC Skills Centre

Location: MS Teams

To Apply: Email traininganddevelopment@ucc.ie, outlining why this Presentation Skills programme is relevant to you in your role (400 word limit). 

Deadline to apply: Monday 7th March, 5pm


One must attend all sessions in order to obtain the digital badge.  

The SPEAK Programme is delivered over 7 weeks (dates below) by the UCC Skills Centre and is specifically designed for staff who are anxious and lacking in confidence in giving presentations. Each session will deliver a specific element of presentation skills, allowing the participant to become aware of the broad spectrum of performance in everyday life.  Participants will develop specific techniques to enhance presentation skills and visual communication. These techniques include:

  • the development of an expanded range of physical and vocal expressivity,
  • expanded approaches to audience awareness and
  • increased awareness of non-verbal and non-physical communication.

Learning outcomes: Identify the core elements of an effective presentation; Effectively use the voice, body, and the performing space to best engage with an audience; Use a combination of improvisation, scripting, and storyboarding to effectively deliver a message to an audience; Design excellent visuals that effectively engage with the message delivery; Be more confident in the delivery of a presentation.

Workshops will cover:

  • Presentation skills overview and the barriers to effective communication
  • Authenticity in Performance
  • Stage Presence
  • Storytelling
  • Digital Skills Maker
  • Peer review presentations

Dates & Times:

Tuesday 15th March 2022, 4-5pm

Tuesday 22nd March 2022, 4-5pm

Tuesday 29th March 2022, 4-5pm

Tuesday 5th April 2022, 4-5pm

Tuesday 12th April 2022, 4-5pm

Tuesday 26th April 2022, 4-5pm

Tuesday 3rd May 2022, 4-5pm


Participant Feedback

  • I enjoyed the course very much, everyone was supportive to each other and the facilitator was very knowledgeable. 
  • The facilitator was reassuring and very personable
  • Overall a fabulous course, co-ordinators and content


Updated: Feb '22

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