Planners, and particularly middle-tier managers, often find themselves thrust into the spotlight by having to make presentations to Planning Committees, Area Committees, pressure groups, other stakeholders etc. These presentations often represent "make or break" occasions and how they go can have a significant impact on the quality of the outcome being sought. However, it is still unusual to find that those presenting have received any kind of formal training in presentation skills.
It is with this in mind that TRA was recently commissioned to deliver an in-house training session for Bath and North East Somerset, entitled Presentation Skills for Planners.
This interactive workshop helps to raise participants' awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses and provides some tried and tested tips and techniques to help them get their message across.
The session was delivered by TRA Presenter, Chris Weetman, and received some very positive feedback from participants:
- I now feel more confident in presenting and am more conscious of my presenting style and what I need to improve on. A useful day.
- The training has helped to further develop my confidence and understanding of presenting. The session had been well organised and was very useful.
- Very informative and well delivered. Good responses to questions and encouraged debate.
- Initially terrifying, but helpful! Lots of good advice given.
- Really enjoyed the training, felt involved as it was really interactive and ‘hands-on’.
- Very good way to get the team thinking about future presentations.
- Good chance to practice presentation skills and receive constructive feedback.
If you think that officers in your department would benefit from attending the above course and you would like to receive more information, such as an outline programme, then please contact Angela Holmes who would be happy to provide you with a detailed quotation.
Please remember that the prices we quote are ‘all-in’ so there are no hidden extras and our clients are aware from the outset what they can expect to pay at the invoicing stage.