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Essential Presentation Skills Course

Course Aims

This intensive one-day workshop teaches delegates the essential skills necessary to plan and build presentations, then to deliver them in the most effective way.

Who Should Attend

Anyone who needs to present to audiences in any environment. The course focuses on a wide range of topics and will be extremely useful to new and experienced presenters alike.

Course Outline

Preparing Your Presentation: Overview

  • Setting Your Objectives (Answering the WHY)
  • Knowing Your Audience (Answering the WHO)
  • Building the Structure (Answering the WHAT)

Setting Your Objectives

  • What Are You Trying To Do?
  • Identifying your Objective
  • Discussion

Knowing Your Audience

  • A Basic Definition of your Audience
  • Understanding Your Audience
  • Focus, Plan, and Convey
  • Audience Profile

Building the Structure

  • The Consequences of Bad Preparation
  • The Three Benefits of a Plan
  • Presentation Structure: an Overview

Timing Your Presentation

  • How to prevent over-running

Overview of Communication

  • The Three Parts of Communication
  • Your Competition

Controlling Your Nerves

  • Overcoming Your Fears
  • Thinking Positive
  • Being Realistic
  • Taking Control
  • Sticky Situations
  • Paying Attention to Your Appearance
  • Tips to Combat Nerves
  • Nervousness Presentation

Our Body Language

  • First Impressions
  • Non Verbal Factors of Communication
  • Avoiding the Traps

The Importance of Voice

  • Factors Affecting the Voice
  • Achieving Optimum Conditions for Speech
  • Using Your Voice


  • Presentation Preparation
  • Presentation Delivery
  • Presentation Evaluation
Training Location

8 Northumberland Avenue, Embankment, London WC2N 5AP (At the Club Quarters in the Grand Hotel)


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