Professional Presentation Skills

The best presenters gear their presentations to the needs of their audience. They begin by identifying the objectives, key ideas and benefits – a task which isn’t always as straightforward as you might think.

Designed to take the mystery and misery out of presenting, this course will help you to create engaging content, speak confidently and perfect your delivery.

Booking info:

  • 2 days
  • £390+VAT
  • 9:30am - 4:30pm
Introduction

Learn how to create the perfect presentation that will captivate your audience and get your message across. During this two-day course, you’ll cover the following topics:

·       Knowing your subject

·       Researching your audience

·       Structure and planning

·       Providing added value

·       Connecting with your audience

·       How to make a difference

·       Preparing the environment

·       Using notes

·       Visual aids – avoiding the perils and pitfalls

·       Managing curve balls

·       The secrets of controlling nervousness

·       Practising your delivery and timing

·       Understanding why pace is so important

·       Image and appearance, stance and mannerisms

·       Speaking to small groups

·       Handling large audiences

·       Fielding questions

Prior to the course, it’s recommended that you think about the subject of your presentation (work or leisure related), and bring along any information that you may wish to use in preparation.

Why attend?

Presenting to a crowded room can be a nerve-wracking experience. This course will help you to deal with nerves and speak with confidence and conviction – so your message is heard loud and clear.

The course is ideal for anyone who has to present regularly as part of their job.

Features and benefits

Whether you are presenting to a small group or a large audience, you will learn how to create a strong message, that your audience will relate to. At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Structuring your message: Successful presenters spend time on planning the title, opening statement and overall message. It’s important to keep the audience engaged with interesting and relevant content. There is a clear structure to follow when you present and having an effective conclusion will give you extra confidence and your presentation greater impact.
  • Use technical aids: During this workshop, you’ll learn the advantages and pitfalls of every technical aid – and how to make the most of your presentation space.
  • Be adaptable: Even with the best planning in the world, at times presenters are faced with unexpected changes. Good presenters know their subject inside out, and can adapt to these changes to ensure the right message is delivered.
  • Delivery technique: Learn the secrets of great delivery and how to plan and prepare a presentation. On day two you’ll have the chance to present your presentation to the rest of the group.
Further training

We can provide a wide range of other professional courses that will help you to improve your communication skills. Here are just some of the programmes which we offer:

  • Communications Skills
  • Business Negotiations
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Details

Achieve added impact, when you discover how to structure your message

Inexperienced presenters often skip this stage. Successful presenters spend time on planning the title, opening statement and preparing a clear message.  It’s important to keep the audience engaged with interesting and relevant content.  There is a clear structure to follow when you present and having an effective conclusion will give you extra confidence and your presentation greater impact.

Gain confidence in the use of your presentation space and technical aids

Technical aids exist merely to emphasise the message. During this workshop you’ll learn the advantages and pitfalls of every technical aid – and how to make the most of your presentation space.

Adapt with confidence  - ‘Oh it’s going Pete Tong’

Even with the best planning in the world at time presenters are faced with unexpected changes.   The workshop explores the impact of changes, such as environment, resources, audience size, level of knowledge, objectives, and allotted time that presenters can find themselves in.  Good presenters know their subject inside out and can adapt to these changes to ensure the right message is delivered and still meet  the audience’s expectations.

Discover ways to improve your delivery technique – and become more persuasive

Successful presenters put rehearsal as their number one priority. They speak with conviction and create interest. If you can appeal to the audience you can better influence them. Be memorable for the right reasons. During this workshop you’ll learn the secrets of great delivery and plan and prepare a presentation. On day two you will have the chance to present your presentation to the rest of the group.

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