Quite a while back I designed some transferrable skills training courses for science Ph.D. students.
They were generally sceptical and I had them locked up in a hotel in the middle of nowhere for three and a half days.
This was was given at Barony Castle which was my favourite venue.
I used to introduce the course like this as a silent presentation, timing the slides to my perceptions as to what was going on in the audience of around 30 students. An academic who was not spouting off!!
Here is the introduction slide pack: INTRO 2a