Confidence and Presentation workshop

IAPI Training

Tuesday 9th July

09:30 to 17:30

Studio 6, Dance House, Foley Street,


The workshop is for people who are giving pitches already, or about to start do so. It will look at developing creativity and communication skills through theatre based exercises, including trust exercises and improvisation.

A series of highly motivational exercises will be used in a safe and positive environment. These are designed to encourage you to realise your full potential in the artificial circumstances of a pitching session so that, by the end of the day, you will have an increased sense of self-awareness, particularly when making pitches.

The exercises will also explore how you relate to others, helping to heighten and develop skills in the following areas:

• Self-confidence and the ability to influence others
• Trust (trusting others and gaining the trust of others)
• Listening and reacting skills (knowing when to listen and when to speak)
• Communication skills within a team and with a client
• Spontaneity skills within a prepared pitch
• Perception/sensitivity/empathy within the team and with a client
• Working in teams with both new and established colleagues
• Thinking creatively/laterally

PS Come dressed in sweats/casual clothes as you will be moving around a bit – no heels!

Workshop Facilitator

Jim Culleton is the Artistic Director of Fishamble: The New Play Company, for which he has directed many award winning productions in Ireland and internationally. He has also directed for other companies, including the Abbey, the Gaiety and RTE.

His most recent show, Tiny Plays for Ireland 2, concluded at Project Arts Centre on March 30th. He's in rehearsals for the world premiere of Shush which opens in the Abbey theatre in June.

He is an Adjunct Lecturer at TCD and has taught for many other universities including NYU, University of Notre Dame and UCD, where Fishamble is the Theatre-Company-in-Association.

Jim has facilitated courses in Teamwork, Communication, Presentation Skills and Inspirational Leadership for

• Tourism Ireland
• Roche Pharmaceuticals
• Ulster Bank
• The Courts Service
• Voluntary Health Insurance
• Accenture
• Allianz
• Lecturers, Politicians, TV Presenters


"I left the workshop having had a fun filled day, way out of my comfort zone, but with learnings that I know I can put into practice when needed. It's such a personal workshop in ways, I'm sure that each person will take something unique from it." Sara Al Uzaizi, Digital Strategy Director , Target McConnells

"I thought it was a great day, these things usually feel longer than a normal working day and this didn’t, it was pacey enough and covered lots without being too crammed” Dave Winterlich, Managing Director, Carat

“A very entertaining and useful course.” Paul Moran, Managing Director, Mediaworks

"I really enjoyed it and feel like we learnt a lot. Will be looking forward to putting to use in next pitch! "Niamh O’Kennedy, Director and Head of Activation, Ogilvy

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Contact IAPI

12 Clanwilliam Square, Grand Canal Quay,
Dublin 2, D02 CD51, Ireland.
T: 01 676 5991

Hours are 9am - 1pm and 2pm till 5:30pm (Mon - Thurs) and 5pm (Friday)