• Presentation Skills – Soft Skills Workshop Autumn/ Winter Series 2024

  • 11/10/2024

  • 09:00

  • 15:30

  • 6.5

  • SCSI Office, 38 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Dublin, D02 EV61

  • The SCSI Education Team welcome Sonya Meekel back this autumn / winter as part of our 2024 soft skills workshop series for an expanded, in-person, workshop on Presentation Skills. During this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to put into practice the skills learned throughout the day to deliver a short presentation in a supportive environment and receive some helpful feedback to refine your skills further.

    Are you interested in improving your presentation skills, making you a more engaging speaker and better communicator?

    Perhaps, you are preparing to undertake your Final Assessment interview over the coming months or have recently started a new graduate role after your degree?

    Then why not book your place at our upcoming Presentation Skills workshop with Sonya Meekel this October .

    The in- person workshop will show you the most important aspects to building an effective presentation, from planning & preparation, to the inclusion of visual aids, as well as the actual delivery.


    What will the workshop cover?

    • What are the components of an effective presentation?
    • Ways to capture an audience
    • Powerful Communication- using your voice, tone and body language
    • Preparation Strategies
    • Presentation aids- graphs, colour, physical objects
    • Preparing yourself- practice, appearance, confidence
    • Doing the presentation- audience rapport, speaking clearly, managing nerves, closing

    About the trainer

    Sonya Meekel MBA, MSc, M.A, P.G Dip.Proj Man, P.G Dip Ed, BSc Eng  C.Eng, M.I.E.I.,

    Sonya has over 20 years’ experience in the Construction Industry, and is currently a lecturer in TU Dublin.  She has previously worked as a Design Build Consultant Engineer, and a Project Manager. Sonya graduated from DIT with an honours degree in Structural Engineering, and has since continued her studies extensively, having recently completed a MBA with TU Dublin.


    The delivery of graduates to the Construction Industry prepared for the competitive world is an area of great passion for Sonya. The most recent research from her MBA was the Strategic Imperatives of Soft Skill Training and Development, which she has embedded into her role as Work Placement Coordinator for the Construction Management Programme within TU Dublin.  A passion for Sonya is ensuring that graduates entering the construction industry are fully prepared for its competitive and challenging environment.


    Sonya has a strong commitment to research and scholarly activity.  She lectures in Construction Management at TU Dublin, College of Engineering and Built Environment, where she specialises in People Management, Soft Skill Development and Health and Safety.


    Further Training

    If you are eager to enhance your soft skills through additional training, then our Negotiating Skills Online Workshop could be just for you. We invite you to view our upcoming offerings at events calendar  or contact Education@scsi.ie for more information about our training offering.

    CPD Hours

    Completion of this full workshop offers 6.5 CPD hours for SCSI members.


    SCSI members can avail of an early bird 10% discount on tickets booked before Friday, 6th September 2024. 



  • SCSI Education Team

  • Education Team

  • 01 6445500

  • education@scsi.ie

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