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UKeiG CPD: Presentation skills for Information Professionals

When: Friday 28 June 2019
from 10.00 AM to 4.30 PM
Where: CILIP Headquarters, London
7 Ridgmount Street
London WC1E 7AE
United Kingdom
Presenter: Ned Potter
Contact: Gary Horrocks

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UKeiG CPD Course: Presentation skills for Information Professionals

Friday, 28th June 2019 - 10 am to 4:30 pm

Effective presentation skills are essential for library and information professionals, enabling them to market and promote their services internally and externally, to deliver training courses, participate in conferences and attend job interviews.

This is a practical, hands-on workshop designed to help you create and deliver fantastic presentations. The advice, tips and tricks are evidence-based, rooted in research and immediately applicable in the workplace. 


Who should attend?

This course is essential for any library, IT or information professional keen to stay ahead of the game by upgrading their knowledge of the latest resources and tools that support the creation of presentations It will be of interest to staff at all levels if they are actively involved in training, presenting and communicating any aspect of the IT, library and information service It will be invaluable to any professional keen to improve engagement with users


Previous delegate feedback

“Practical techniques I could immediately incorporate into my day-to-day work.”

"Fantastic course, wonderful trainer. One of the best courses I have ever attended! The presentation and pace were perfect with plenty of time to try things out.”

"Ned is an expert and an engaging speaker. It was a very supportive atmosphere for learning. Very, very relevant.”

Course outline and topics

The morning session covers the golden rules of creating presentations, finding amazing images without breaking copyright laws or spending any money, and creating PowerPoint presentations in three different styles. The three styles vary in complexity and flexibility, so you can choose which to use for a given presentation.

The afternoon introduces Prezi (a zooming presentation tool), Microsoft’s Sway (“PowerPoint on Steroids”) and Kahoot (an interactive quiz tool), covering when and when not to use them, and how to use them most effectively.

The final section of the day centres around researching presentations, delivering talks and teaching, and conquering nerves.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Effectively present to a diverse audience
  • Create dynamic and interactive presentations using the very latest digital applications
  • Seamlessly incorporate images, graphics and video into your content
  • Aggregate content from multiple desktop and web-based resources

Further information about course content is available from

Related knowledge and skills (See PSKB categories)

Customer Focus, Service Design & Marketing – IT & Communication


Ned Potter

Ned Potter is an Academic Liaison Librarian and Trainer. He has presented at library events in the UK, US, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa among other places, and his presentations have been viewed over 1.5 million times online. Ned has run the presentation skills training at the British Library and the Bodleian Libraries, as well as for UKeIG, and can be found online at

Ticket Information

Cost (including lunch, refreshments and course documentation)

UKeiG/CILIP members £180 + VAT

Non-members £220 + VAT

Credit and debit cards are the preferred method of payment. Invoices are available on request.

Venue Details

CILIP Head Office

7 Ridgmount Street

London WC1E 7AE

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