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Presentation Skills - Introduction

1 Day


The course is designed for those involved in giving talks, speeches or presentations to clients, staff, peers or superiors and who have had no formal training previously. We aim to help the participants understand how to prepare and deliver an effective presentation.

Programme Objectives

  • Set aims and objectives for their presentations
  • Analyse the audience’s background, previous knowledge and needs in order to tailor the presentation content and style
  • Prepare the presentation venue
  • Use appropriate visual aids to support the presentation content
  • Five step preparation model incorporating brainstorming, selection and structure, illustration, opening and closing and speaker notes
  • Use techniques for overcoming nerves and building confidence
  • Plan and deliver a brief presentation and receive feedback
  • Demonstrate appropriate body language and vocal style of delivery
  • Build rapport with the audience to encourage interaction where appropriate
  • Deal with audience questions

Programme Content

Improving Confidence

  • Handling nerves
  • Correct use of body language and posture


  • Knowing the audience
  • Structure; beginnings and endings
  • Avoiding misuse of jargon
  • Rehearsing

 The Presentation

  • The location
  • Using your voice and the mechanics of speaking
  • Use of visual aids
  • Interaction with the audience
  • Dealing with questions
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