Our Presenting with Impact course is flexible, and can work with groups from about 10-21, with 2 or 3 trainers accordingly. If you are able to provide rooms and refreshments, this will keep the cost down.

Contact: Barbara Govan


Communication and public speaking skills

Increasing the impact of research is not only desirable, it often a requirement. This course shows you how to simplify your work for different audiences, how find the subjects and stories within your work that will get attention, and how to present it in person with impact.


  • One-to-one training with experienced communications professionals
  • Practicing your presentation on camera three times with feed back from the Screenhouse team
  • Developing your content with journalists
  • Lunch and refreshments


  • Raise the profile and impact of your research
  • Communicate effectively on any platform from grant evaluation panels, to lecture theatres, conferences, networking events, award ceremonies and job promotion boards
  • Learn to analyse your work to find stories people will find compelling
  • Discover how to simplify and compress your message without losing the point
  • Understand different audiences - from seminars to media
  • Voice training to improve presentation skills
  • Practice and refine your delivery on camera


  • Anyone working in STEMM from Higher Education to Industry or the Public Sector
  • Researchers and support staff
  • Suitable for all levels from PhD to Professor


Screenhouse provides three trainers and camera equipment. You provide a venue and refreshments, and a group of delegates keen to take part.

  • Groups from 10-21 delagates
  • Full day course (half day taster or refresher sessions available)

Fees vary according to group size - this course is best for groups from 10 to 21. For the on-camera sessions we break the group into sub-groups of 5-7, who circulate between trainers.

For more information, course outline, and to book a place contact


Barbara Govan

Journalist and producer. Barbara has been a reporter for radio stations in Preston and Manchester, and an on-screen TV reporter for ITV Granada and Yorkshire. Her career as a producer has included news, magazine shows, and documentaries, including her award-winning Timewatch: The Hidden Children.

Paul Bader

Producer and Director. Since leaving science research (he was in genetics) Paul has worked in TV for over 30 years. He is best known for science programmes he has made for UK and US channels. For a full list, explore our Broadcast pages. Paul has worked across TV at all levels from network to local, and in genres from science to history to popular factual. Has received many awards for his science communication work.

Victoria Pritchard

Voice coach and RSC trained actor. Worked with the legendary voice coach Dame Cicely Berry. Victoria’s communication training workshops have taken her around the world. She works with companies, public bodies, and individuals (to cabinet level in the UK), helping people to communicate with confidence. You may have spotted her in Emmerdale, Eastenders, Hollyoaks, and Holby City.