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Delivering Talks with Confidence

​​​​The webinar and workshop aim to teach you practical public speaking skills. 

Introductory webinar in June​​

The June 2024 lunch-time webinar will provide postgraduates with an introduction to the basics of delivering talks with confidence. Sign up via the link at the bottom of this page.

Time: 13:00-14:30​​

Intensive in-person workshop in August​

The aim of the August 2024 online workshop will be to introduce participants to basic public speaking skills, to improve their oral presentations and to deliver academic knowledge/research content to different audiences. On completion of the workshop, participants will have a good understanding of:

  • The different types of academic speeches.
  • Techniques to apply and to adapt for different speech/presentation delivery.
  • Techniques to prepare for Q & A sessions.
  • Activities to explore the type of speaker/communicator they are and areas to improve.

Time: 09:00-15:00 ​

Please note, as this is an interactive workshop you must be available to attend the full day.


This workshop opportunity is funded by the Postgraduate Office.​​ There is no cost involved for registered SU postgraduates who sign up and attend, however, in the case of late cancellations or non-attendance, applicants will be responsible for the full workshop fee since late cancellations and non-attendance have considerable cost implications for our office.  

Target audience​​

Registered SU postgraduates.​

Contact and booking details

Please note that we will confirm your successful registration on receipt. Booking is essential and places are limited. Participants must be available to attend the live sessions on the day. 

Click on the workshop sign-up link(s) below to secure your place(s).

​​The Postgraduate Skills Development Programme reserves the right to reshedule or to cancel a workshop if there is not enough interest. Registrations close five days before a workshop or when the workshop has reached capacity. 

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 For enquiries please email pgskills@sun.ac.za.