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Douglas Brown PR

Taking pride in giving third sector and public bodies a voice.

This workshop is designed for people new to making presentations or speaking in public. It covers preparation and structure of presentations, use of support tools such as PowerPoint, public speaking hints and tips and advice on controlling nerves.


There is an option to make this a full day workshop with the opportunity for delegates to create and present their own presentations with feedback.


Up to 15 delegates


From £250 for a half day or £400 for a full day including presentation exercise

What have previous clients said about this course....


Reading Voluntary Action -

Comments included;  "He's been really good to listen to. Funny and engaging " , "10/10 very knowledgeable" and "10/10 expert" "Very relevant", "Very Helpful".


Voluntary Centre Services North Kesteven (VCS NK) -

Comments included; "Excellent and very professional 10/10", "Interesting, engaging, relevant, well prepared and informative. 10/10". Groups representated included the British Red Cross, Age Concern and the Citizen's Advice Bureau.

Public Relations and Marketing skills for not for profit organisations

This day long workshop is perfect for people new to organising events or people wishing to develop their skills. This workshop covers types of events, planning techniques, hints and tips for running a smooth event, getting media coverage and follow up work. The day includes an exercise to offer delegates an opportunity to plan out an event.


Up to 8 delegates


From £400

What have previous clients said about this course....


Southend Association of Voluntary Services -

An event management workshop for staff and volunteers of local groups including Brainwave Children's Therapy Centre and Leigh-on Sea Town Council. "10 out of 10 - Douglas put everything over in a very clear and concise way. Excellent, thank you".

A day long workshop for people wanting to produce newsletters and other publications. The workshop covers the duties of an editor, clear writing skills, the basics of design and desk top publishing.


If IT facilities are available this course can be delivered with hands on DTP work for delegates.  


Up to 8 delegates


From £400

A half day workshop for people launching new organisations covering the creation and management of its identity and “corporate personality”. The workshop will look at why branding is important, how to go about naming organisations, developing a visual appearance and the practicalities of applying a brand.


Up to 8 delegates


From £250


This half day or day long workshop is aimed at people working in organisations which have a degree of risk attached to their operation, particularly those working in the social care sector or providing activities in which participants might get injured. Whilst we all hope nothing will go wrong, accidents do happen and things do occur which will reflect badly on an organisation's reputation. This workshop is designed to address the communications issues which can arise when something goes wrong ensuring that a problem doesn’t become a crisis. There is also an option to extend this to a full day workshop including a table top exercise in dealing with the communications implications of a crisis scenario.


Up to 8 delegates


From £250 for a half day or £400 for a full day including group exercise

What have previous clients said about this course....


Voluntary Centre Services North Kesteven (VCS NK) -

A workshop on producing effective newsletters and other publications for a range of locally based community groups - "Just wanted to send you a quick email to thank you for the training on Monday, it was very worthwhile and was full of useful hints and tips that I can hopefully start incorporating within our newsletter."

Crisis Communication

In an increasingly competitive world, where we are bombarded by thousands of messages daily, it is more important than ever for not for profit organisations to use every tool at their disposal to tell the people who matter what a great job they are doing.


But good communication doesn't happen by chance - it takes skill, application and dedication. These workshops draw on 30 years in PR in the not for profit sector and are designed to help organisations find their voice to make friends and influence people.


The workshops listed below are Presentation skills, Event Management, Producing Effective Publications, Brand Development and Crisis Communication - but I have also delivered bespoke courses on topics ranging from effective use of email to internal communication.


If you don't see it below please drop me a line.

Presentation skills

Producing effective publications

Developing a brand for an organisation

Event Management

To book email or call 07876044318


To book email or call 07876044318

To book email or call 07876044318

To book email or call 07876044318

To book email or call 07876044318