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Essential Presentation Skills


(2 Days Duration)

This session is designed for anyone who has the responsibility of presenting to audiences of varying sizes and either lacks confidence or has never received any formal training in this area. We will explore the process of presentation skills from researching and gathering material and ensuring you have the right presentation for the right audience, to developing your personal style and building confidence to a level where the whole process no longer holds any fear for you. The session will be 70% practical. As part of pre-session preparation, delegates will be required to prepare a short presentation for delivery at the beginning of the day.

Core behaviour/competencies developed during this module:

  • Building personal confidence and adapting to audiences
  • Developing your personal style
  • Using visual aids and technology
  • Preparation, controlling structure and timing
  • Use of words and body language


  • Welcome, introduction & review personal objectives.
    – Delegates must come prepared with a short presentation (info from joining instructions)
  • Presentations to video
    – Group and individual feedback/analysis
  • Analysing your A.U.D.I.E.N.C.E. ~ The key to successful presenting
  • The characteristics of an effective presenting
  • The process for preparation
    – Setting objectives for your presentation
  • Gathering information and materials
  • The 7 steps to a dynamic presentation
  • Using visual aids effectively
    Using the flip chart, OHP’ and Data Projectors
  • Delegate exercises ~ short presentations with feedback & analysis
  • Tips for remembering material
  • How to deal with nerves
  • Verbal & non-verbal communication
    Use of language and making your body speak
    The do’s and don’ts of gestures
    How to eliminate verbal clutter and the 4 ways to let yourself be heard
  • What not to do when making a presentation
  • Winning over your audience
  • Handling a difficult/hostile audience
  • Dealing with the Q & A session
  • Quick tips for everyday situations
  • Review personal objectives, summary & close