Public Speaking And PR Courses From The Experts

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PR Consultant, Anthony Garvey, is involved in two courses in The Meadowlands Hotel starting this week.

THERE are two courses starting up soon for anyone who is interested in improving their public speaking skills and wants to learn how the media works.

An eight-week public speaking and presentation course will be held at The Meadowlands Hotel starting this Saturday, October 4, 10am – midday

Aimed at anyone who wants to improve their presenting skills, this course is taught by three award-winning speakers: Chairman of Writers’ Week, Sean Lyons; Toastmaster and teacher, Justin McCarthy and Public Relations Consultant, Anthony Garvey.

The course covers a wide range of topics including structuring a presentation, delivering sales pitches that get results, using new technology effectively, presenting with flair, thinking on your feet, connecting with your audience and much, much more.

By the end of this eight-week course, the organisers say participants will be more confident in their presenting skills.

It will run in the Meadowlands Hotel from 10am to midday every Saturday morning beginning on October 4 and finishing on November 29, with a break for mid-term. Cost: €495

More details about this course can be found on

A ten-week Public Relations & Marketing course, will also be held at the same venue starting this Thursday night, October 2, from 7.30pm – 9.30pm.

Aimed at anyone who wants to understand the importance of marketing to their business or is interested in how the media works, this course is certified by the Irish Academy of Public Relations.

Topics include:

• Understanding digital media and online PR

• Creating photography that works

• How to write a press release that gets coverage

• Putting together a winning newsletter or ezine

• Securing sponsorship for your organisation

• Getting the best from exhibitions and conferences

• Delivering PR for Charities and Voluntary Organisations

The course also covers journalism, event management, crisis PR and much much more!

Cost is €350 and includes exam fee and registration with Irish Academy of Public Relations.

This is the fourth year the popular course has run in Kerry and is delivered by PR consultant Anthony Garvey, along with a number of guest lecturers for certain topics.

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