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Presentation Skills - Making an effective impact on your audience


This Presentation Skills Training Courses is for anyone who wants to build their confidence when presenting to groups of people.

Having to make a presentation in front of a group can be nerve wracking, no matter how small or familiar the group may be. There is no doubt that it involves a high level of confidence and a lot of preparation. If you think of stage performance there are weeks of rehearsals put in beforehand? So why should it be any different for your presentation? This course will help you plan your presentation and deal with any nervousness, so you not only make a natural and interesting presentation, but a memorable one too.

What is covered in this Presentation Skills Course?

  • Dealing With Your Nerves:
    • What makes you nervous as a speaker?- invaluable tips on how to relax yourself on the platform.
  • Preparing for the Presentation:
    • ‘Failing to prepare is preparing to fail’- Guidelines on how to make the most of your preparation time.
    • Learn the tricks of delivering an effective introduction so that you grab the attention of your audience.
    • How to structure your presentation so it appears natural, with a conversational flow.
    • How to prepare notes which are easy to memorise and use at a glance.
  • How to Influence Your Audience:
    • Tips on how to encourage your audience to be involved and ask questions.
    • How to keep the presentation interesting so your audience pay attention for the duration.
    • Tips on using appropriate humour, if you’re brave enough.
    • How and when to include visual aids to emphasise a point.
  • Learn the power of Body Language and Tone of Voice:
    • Learn power words that demand attention.
    • Discover how to project your voice so you are heard clearly at the back of the room.
    • How to achieve a colourful delivery with impact.
    • How to use body language to emphasise a point and keep the audience interested.
  • Dealing with the unexpected:
    • How to handle aggressive questions calmly while remaining composure.
    • What to do if there is a problem with visual aids or other demonstrations.