Presentation skills

Presenting with Impact

Mastering the skills of effective presentation is a key aspect of professional development. Whatever your level, you may be required to present and we will work with you to develop the essential skills and techniques involved in designing and delivering dynamic presentations.

Our Presentation Skills course, available as a half or full day session, is relevant across a range of sectors, and our clients include the likes of RBS, Cushman & Wakefield, global law firm DLA Piper and award winning architects Foster + Partners.

Few people are naturally at ease in front of an audience. Being able to hold a room, no matter how dry your presentation material, and to engage your listeners with assurance is a key objective of our presentation skills course.

The course explores techniques and skills which enable participants to deliver engaging presentations to any audience and focuses on preparation, content and delivery.

Participants will be asked to prepare in advance and deliver a short presentation. This will be filmed for feedback purposes. On this course, we focus on:

    • Analysis of Successful Presentation Skills
      Learning to recognise the objective of a presentation and how to inject it with energy and enthusiasm is the key to effective speaking.
    • Planning and Preparation
      Effective presentations come with a narrative, not a list of facts and figures. By appreciating how to prepare properly and build structure you can better communicate.
    • Delivery – Voice and Impact
      We all have experience of being bored to tears by a monotone speaker. Learning to relax and use your voice and timing effectively will engage an audience.
    • Body Language
      Good speakers command the attention of their audience. We teach techniques that will improve your body language and the way you conduct yourself in front of a room.
    • Visual aids
      For every great slide show, there are many bad ones. Learn traps to avoid, ways to make your visuals stand out and how to get people to listen to you at the same time.

“One of the most useful courses I’ve ever done. I highly recommend anyone who wishes to improve his/her presentation skills to do this course. It was brilliant.”

Piotr Matys – Rabobank International (Director)

“Excellent, very practical and relevant.  Would love to do it again.”

Caroline Coulter – CMS Cameron McKenna (Senior Associate)

“I can’t rave enough about this training. It was the best professional development I have ever had.  I have participated in similar activities in the past but none that have been so well presented or as well targeted.”

Elizabeth McKinnon, GC, Australian Conservation Federation