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Presentation Skills Training

Example of a course outline to help you plan, prepare and deliver compelling and interesting presentations

Presentation Skills Training
Plan, prepare and deliver compelling and interesting presentations

Present With Confidence & Without The Stress


Delivering effective presentations is a common activity that nearly everyone at work has to do in today’s business environment.

There’s something about speaking in front of others that terrifies some people and excites others.

No matter what camp you fall into, this course will help you to develop your confidence to plan and deliver effective and memorable presentations.

This 1 or 2-day in-house course is designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge, techniques and strategies to deliver winning presentations so that you can get your point across in a confident manner and get rid of those nerves and fluffed lines!

Who Will Benefit From The Course?

  • Managers who are responsible for delivering a lot of presentations
  • First time managers/supervisors who will be exposed more and more to giving presentations
  • Senior Managers who want to sharpen their skills and deliver
  • Anyone who finds giving presentations a difficult task!

What Will You Gain From the Course?

  • Develop key presentation skills
  • How to use effective body language and how to manage your space
  • Learn how to build rapport with the audience and how get them on your side
  • How to prepare for any presentation
  • Learn advanced communication techniques to adopt to different listening and learning styles
  • Learn how to overcome your nerves
  • Learn how to answer questions from the floor in an effective manner
  • Learn how to project your voice, tonality and inflection
  • Learn how to make a memorable first impression and keep the presentation interesting
  • Learn how to cut out the waffle!

Course Agenda

Delegates are required to prepare a short presentation prior to attending the course and an outline of another, these were delivered on several occasions resulting in the “finished article” on day 2!

Delegates can be videoed if they want. They get to keep their tapes of the “before” and “after” presentations!



  • Meets and greets!
  • Course Objectives
  • Warm Up Exercise

The Presentations!

  • Introduction
  • Delegates deliver their prepared presentation number 1
  • Evaluate strengths and weaknesses

The Art of Presenting

  • It’s a difficult job “but someone’s gotta do it!”
  • Presentation basics
  • Presentation Content and Presenter Behaviour

Structuring And Planning Your Presentation

  • Define your presentation objectives
  • Preparation
  • Generate ideas for creative delivery
  • Creating a powerful start and finish
  • Introduction
  • Visual Aids
  • Body of the talk
  • The Presentation

The Power of Body Language and Voice

  • Importance of body language and your voice projections
  • Body language exercise
  • The 4 P’s of the Voice

Review of Day 1 and preparation for Day 2




  • Review of Day 1
  • Key learning points

The 2nd Presentations!

  • Delivery of 2nd presentation
  • Evaluate strengths and weaknesses using appraisal sheet
  • Key learning points

Using effective questioning and answer techniques

  • Responding to questions
  • Dealing with resistant views
  • Using influencing language

Effective Communications

  • What makes up an effective communication?
  • The golden rules for effective communication

Internal Representational Systems

  • What is a representational system?
  • How people represent what you say into their own language
  • Techniques and strategies to communicate effectively with people with different systems

Close And Action Planning

We Have Recently Run This Course For:


When Waitrose wanted their staff and suppliers to deliver winning presentations they called us.

There was a requirement for all levels of management to present in a professional manner both to internal groups as well as to external suppliers.

The Solution

A 2 day presentations course was designed and delivered that focused on how to structure presentations and how to deliver them in a confident and convincing way. Advanced communication skills were also covered as were several techniques and strategies for overcoming nerves and answering difficult questions.

Over 120 managers went through the programme in total.

Now their managers can control their nerves and deliver confident and powerful presentations that are crisp, clear and without the waffle!


“The course was exceptional. What I liked about it was that it was very good information, funny, affirming (as individuals and as a group), practical and has benefits far beyond the content. The facilitation was excellent.Thanks for all this. You are an exceptional person Sean and it was great being on the course”

Susan Grant – Manager

“A really BIG THANK YOU Sean. The course was BRILLIANT. I really did appreciate all your help and training getting me over the final hurdle – I couldn’t have done it without your encouragement and input, it was as you say AWESOME”

Ian Daniels – Manager

“After the training had finished my manager could not believe what impact Sean had on me. He thought he had employed another person!”

Phil Hayman – Manager

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All of our in-house, bespoke courses and programmes are CPD Certified.

After we have developed the material for your programme it will go through the CPD Certification process.

What this means is that your managers will receive a CPD Certificate for your specific course/programme.

All of this is completed with no additional cost.

Get In Touch!

If you have got some training requirements in mind please call us on 0333 320 2883 or complete the online form below and tell us about what they are and we’ll get back to you with some options and costs.