PRESENTATION SKILLS TRAINING

Become a confident presenter and communicate clearly and effectively.
Delivery: Live online & in-person courses
Price: £395 + VAT
Length: 1 Day

 

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Course overview

This presentation skills course will turn you into an enthusiastic, confident presenter.

Start looking forward to the chance to make a presentation, and learn how to master your nerves.

This is a highly interactive course. You will practice what you are being shown throughout the day.

By the end of this course you will know how to:

  • Design and create a presentation for maximum impact.
  • Learn tried and tested strategies to deal with nerves and stage fright.
  • Use props for added emphasis.

Picture Showing Trainer For This Course, Barbara

Barbara has been designing and delivering leadership and management workshops for over 20 years. She is a member of the ILM, the Institute of Coaching and the Chartered Management Institute.

She started her career in marketing management with Proctor & Gamble and Rank Hovis McDougall before moving into training and 1:1 coaching.

Jo has been a professional development coach and trainer for over 20 years and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD).

She started her career as an engineer before moving to a global pharmaceutical company, where she spent 18 years. While she was there she progressed through a variety of leadership and technical roles across HR, customer service and training.

The Course Trainer
Picture Showing Trainer For This Course, Barbara

Barbara has been designing and delivering leadership and management workshops for over 20 years. She is a member of the ILM, the Institute of Coaching and the Chartered Management Institute.

She started her career in marketing management with Proctor & Gamble and Rank Hovis McDougall before moving into training and 1:1 coaching.

Jo has been a professional development coach and trainer for over 20 years and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD).

She started her career as an engineer before moving to a global pharmaceutical company, where she spent 18 years. While she was there she progressed through a variety of leadership and technical roles across HR, customer service and training.

This course for anyone who would like to improve their presentation skills.

We ask that you bring along a 5-minute presentation that you have made or will be making soon.

This will give you the material to use when you try out what you are learning during the day.

To see our other presentation skills and public speaking courses see: All Presentation & Public Speaking Courses.

Course Details

  • Self-assessing your current level of presentation skills.
  • Identifying your main areas for development.
  • Recognising your workplace needs and opportunities for presenting
  • Tackling nerves
  • Identifying the key purpose of your presentation
  • Knowing what and how to best plan
  • Scoping the structure of an impactful presentation
  • Content: What you should include into your presentation?
  • Contact: How you should interact with your audience?
  • Control: How to control your audience.
  • Getting and keeping the audience’s interest
  • Demonstrating confidence
  • Using your vocal power
  • Displaying positive body language
  • Staying in command
  • Handling questions with authority
  • What should you use?
  • When should you use it?
  • How to control the impact a resource has.
  • Using your key resource: your audience.
  • Committing to your personal action plan.
  • Identifying which specific activities you will do differently tomorrow.
  • Using the Implementation/Impact matrix so that your plan becomes a reality.
Picture Showing Trainer For This Course, Barbara

Barbara has been designing and delivering leadership and management workshops for over 20 years. She is a member of the ILM, the Institute of Coaching and the Chartered Management Institute.

She started her career in marketing management with Proctor & Gamble and Rank Hovis McDougall before moving into training and 1:1 coaching.

Jo has been a professional development coach and trainer for over 20 years and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD).

She started her career as an engineer before moving to a global pharmaceutical company, where she spent 18 years. While she was there she progressed through a variety of leadership and technical roles across HR, customer service and training.

Your Trainer
Picture Showing Trainer For This Course, Barbara

Barbara has been designing and delivering leadership and management workshops for over 20 years. She is a member of the ILM, the Institute of Coaching and the Chartered Management Institute.

She started her career in marketing management with Proctor & Gamble and Rank Hovis McDougall before moving into training and 1:1 coaching.

Jo has been a professional development coach and trainer for over 20 years and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD).

She started her career as an engineer before moving to a global pharmaceutical company, where she spent 18 years. While she was there she progressed through a variety of leadership and technical roles across HR, customer service and training.

London Training Centre
Fleet House, 8 - 12 New Bridge St
London, EC4N 7BE
Tel: 0203 143 8100

Directions

Guildford Training Centre
Surrey Technology Centre, 40 Occam Road
Guildford, GU2 7YG
Tel: 01483 380 390

Directions

We’ll happily create a custom presentatino skills course for you if that is what you would prefer.

Simply let us know exactly what you would like to focus on during the pre-course consultation and we’ll create one just for you.

We will customise it just for you:

  • 1-2-1 or in-house with your colleagues?
  • At your offices or in one of our centres?
  • Focusing only on certain key topics?

We provide everything that you’ll need for a really fun, productive day of presentation skills training.

We ask you to arrive by 9.15am.

This means that you can be comfortably seated and settled in with a cup of coffee or tea and ready to start at 9.30am sharp.

We offer supportive, relaxed classes and some of the nicest instructors on the planet.

We include everything that you will need to have a great training day:

  • Plenty of refreshments and biscuits through the day.
  • Comfortable, fully air-conditions training rooms.
  • A full-colour presentation skills book to take home with you.

We don’t have a dress code. Please come dressed in whatever you are most comfortable wearing.

Presentation Skills FAQs

We will send you a booking confirmation as soon as we process your booking.

This will include full details of your course booking and a full tax invoice.

It should give you all the information that you need.

However, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch, we’re here to help.

We accept credit and debit cards and also direct bank transfers.

No there is no dress code for our courses.

Please come wearing whatever you are most comfortable in.

If you have any special needs please let us know when you book your course.

You can change your course dates up to 14 days before the course start date subject to an administration fee of £95 + VAT.

Changes cannot be made to the booking within 14 days of the course start date.

Please see our full terms and conditions for more details.

No. We provide everything that you need for the training day.

The only additional costs might be travel to and from the training venue, and accommodation overnight, if that is required.

We don’t have a strong view.

We believe that what matters is the thought and planning that goes into the presentation and the delivery on the day.

We suggest you use whichever you are most comfortable using.

As you progress through your career you will do less and manage more.

This means that you work through and with people. Your performance will depend on how well your team performs overall.

This makes clear, effective communication increasingly important as you move into more senior leadership positions.

For more junior management positions conversations will small groups work well. However, as you become more senior you need to be able to communicate with large groups. This means that you have to move to presenting rather than having conversations.

There are many components to presenting well.

A critical one that many people struggle with is nerves.

Learning the tried and tested methods for managing nerves will improve your presentation skills markedly.

If you are able to relax and enjoy making a presentation your delivery will be slower and calmer. Your audience will pick up on that and respond far better to it.

Handling nerves is one of the most common issues we deal with on this presentation skills training course.

There are lots of ways. Simple ones include:

  • Prepare thoroughly. Be confident you’re ready.
  • Reframe your emotions. Think of your nerves as excitement.
  • Be positive. Don’t dwell on what could go wrong. Focus on the impact you’ll make when it goes well.
  • Slow down. Consciously use slow, confident body language and speech. Where you body goes the mind will follow.

Presenting is a practical skill and so this is a very practical course.

We believe that for you to develop new skills you need to practice what you are being taught.

Your trainer will lead you through the tried and tested tactics that go into presenting well step-by-step.

You will then practice these tactics and skills. The experience of putting them into practice and performing in front of classmates will ensure that you really make a big step forward with your skills.

Your trainer will also offer you immediate feedback and analysis so that you will improve throughout the day.

Leadership at heart is all about communication.

If you are communicating with a large group then the most effective way to get your message across loud and clear is to present to them. A conversation won’t work.

Experienced leaders are by default experienced presenters who are happy performing in front of large groups of people.