Presenting made Brilliant.

Course Details

  • Date Wed, 25th September 2024
  • Time 10:00 to 14:00
  • Duration 1 day
  • LocationThe Lir Academy, The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art, Trinity Technology and Enterprise Campus, Pearse Street, (at Grand Canal Quay)
  • Trainers Maria Tecce, The Lir Academy

Course Aims

Presentations at work are a reality for almost all of us but we rarely have the opportunity to engage in performance focused presentation skills training that can take our communications skills training to the next level.

Presenting Made Brilliant is ideal for anyone who is looking to improve their public speaking skills – it’s a public speaking course will help your team members become more powerful and confident communicators allowing them to connect with, influence and inspire audiences with ease.

Course Content

At th end of this course, participants will :

  • Learn how to deliver impactful & authentic presentations that engage and connect with any audience.
  • Relieve nerves and anxiety using breathing, grounding and tension release exercises used by professional actors.
  • Develop a greater understanding of the role of the Body, Breath and Voice in public speaking.
  • Learn how to build an emotional connection with an audience
  • Develop a confident and credible physical presence when public speaking
  • Understand how to use the voice to influence and inspire
  • Learn how to adapt vocal styles to suit your message and audience.
  • Learn how to open and close presentations convincingly
  • Learn how to structure your presentation to deliver maximum impact
  • Understand how to leave any  audience with key messages resonating in their minds


Maria Tecce, The Lir Academy

Maria's career as a professional actor, singer, and writer spans 20 years - and led her on the road to becoming an Executive Voice Coach 15 years ago.  A regular contributor on Irish radio and television with appearances alongside John Murray, Miriam O'Callaghan, Pat Kenny &. Ryan Tubridy - Maria was also a writer and performer with legendary Irish comedy trio The Nualas. She works as a facilitator and storyteller for Roddy Doyle's organization Fighting Words, and has presented her own radio program on RTE Radio 1.

Throughout her career, she has worked with artists as diverse as Jim Sheridan, Ken Loach, Angela Lansbury, Patsy Kensit, Mia Farrow, Martin Shaw, Keith Carradine and Dionne Warwick, and has worked as a performer and presenter for The Gate Theatre, RTE Concert Orchestra, BBC, RTE, Shakespeare &. Company in Boston, and Lincoln Center in New York.

Maria has adapted her skills and techniques as a professional performer; to coach professionals in performance&. public speaking within the corporate market. Maria takes tried and tested skills and techniques found in the world of Business Psychology, Theatre, and Performance and adapts them for the professional and corporate market - equipping her clients with the skill sets required to become clear, captivating, and memorable communicators - allowing them to breathe colour and life back into their business communications and presentations.
Maria's corporate clients include Google, Diageo, Novartis, KPMG, Deloitte, Websummit, Stryker, Ericsson, Volkswagen, Grant Thornton, and Linkedln.



Who is this content for?

All those working in the Independent Radio Sector who are involved in delivering presentations as part of their role. 

Training Method

This course will be highly interactive and will be delivered in person. Bookings are limited to 8-10 participants.