Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Mumbai | Tuljapur | Guwahati | Hyderabad

One-Day Program in Presentation and Public Speaking Skills


Aug. 21, 2018

Venue: Green Room, Naoroji Campus, TISS Mumbai

TISS and The Communiqué initiative to provide development sector professionals a work-based, results-oriented skill-set in presentation and public speaking skills.


Workshop on Presentation and Public Speaking Skills for Development Communicators.


While good public speaking skills can open doors, poor ones can close them. The good news is that speaking in public is a learnable skill! Becoming an effective presenter and public speaker is about understanding your audience, preparing your content, delivering confidently, and controlling the environment. Using tried and tested principles on the effective use of ice breakers, visuals, story-telling, body language, and voice modulation, the module facilitates participants to become more confident and able communicators.


  • Learn strategies to become a better public speaker.
  • Know what goes into the presentation checklist.
  • Explore the impact of body language and voice modulation whilst presenting.
  • Learn how to use visuals in presentations.
  • Become familiar with the 5 presentation structures.


Learning is through discussions, videos, presentations by participants, and live feedback sessions.

Target Audience

  • Development sector professionals whose jobs demand effective presentation and public speaking skills.
  • TISS Masters and PhD students in preparation for their careers.


  • Rs. 5,000 + 18% GST per participant.
  • Includes workshop material, lunch and tea/coffee; does not include participant’s accommodation and transport.

Faculty Bio

Rama Arya is the Founder and Executive Director of The Communiqué, a consultancy passionate about building capacity in communication. Rama designs and runs communication training programs and workshops (both onsite and webinars) building on her over 20 years of experience in development communication, PR, and external relations with international organizations, think-tanks and the private sector. Organizations she has held programs for include the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Value360 Communications, New Delhi, and Centre for Youth and Social Development (CYSD), Bhubaneswar, amongst others. An MA in PR, Rama has lived and worked in nine different countries giving her a vast global exposure.

How to Apply:

Download and fill the Application Form and send it to devcomm@tiss.edu by Thursday, 16 August, 2018.

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