Presentation skills course


Business presentation

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one-day course
Learn how to improve your business presentation skills, to present with impact.

A one-day presentation skills training course which can be tailored to your needs, with practical exercises aimed at improving your public speaking techniques.

Target Audience

This training course is perfect for those with experience of presenting, who want to improve their communication delivery style and the impact of their business presentations.

We also run presentation skills training courses for those new to making presentations, as well as offering advanced presentation techniques, public speaking training and coaching. Furthermore, for individuals who make sales presentations, we will adapt the course to meet your specific needs and assign you one of our sales training consultants.

For those wanting to acquire advanced presentation skills quickly, we can extend this training to two consecutive days or provide a follow up training day with some additional coaching.

Course Aim

This practical one-day presentation skills course will improve participants’ public speaking skills and knowledge. The training includes effective presentation techniques to enable delegates to present professionally and confidently, as well as engage well with the audience.

In addition, participants will have the opportunity to make three short presentations and will receive feedback on their current presentation style, as well as ideas to enhance their delivery.

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Course Objectives

By the end of this one day presentation skills training, the participants will have:

  • Practised projecting and vary the pitch, pace and tone of their voice to gain and retain audience interest and reinforce the presentation messages, when public speaking
  • Used posture and movement to give additional impact to verbal messages rather than distract or irritate the audience
  • Reviewed how to prepare presentations and visual aids to be interesting, persuasive and to communicate key messages
  • Identified the best ways to interact with the audience, control and handle challenging individuals
  • Applied their learning to a work presentation and received feedback on their style and impact in presenting

Course Overview

  • Projection
    • Body Language and Voice
    • Voice – Pace and Projection
    • Presentation, exercise in pairs, facilitated whole group discussion
  • Posture
    • Body language and movement
    • How should we stand?
    • Gestures and body movement
    • Personal mannerisms
    • Individual exercise, facilitator demonstration, facilitated group discussion
  • Pace, Projection and Posture Practise
    • Individual preparation
    • Using pace, projection and posture in our presentation
    • Individual presentation, facilitated group feedback and coaching
  • Preparation – key tips
    • Setting objectives
    • Making it interesting
    • Key messages
    • Visual aids
    • Small group exercise, facilitated learning review, presentation tips
  • Performance – Interaction and Control
    • Interacting with the audience
    • Maintaining control during the presentation
    • Dealing with difficult audience behaviour
    • Group discussion, presentation, pairs exercise
  • Final presentation
    • Preparation
    • Individual work related presentation
    • Individual presentation, facilitated group feedback and coaching
  • Action planning and reflection
    • Review of learning and action planning, course feedback
    • Individual reflection, action planning exercise with co-coaching, facilitated group review 

The presentation skills training will be supported with:

  • An optional participant pre-course questionnaire and/or pre-course reading on effective presentation skills
  • A colour printed workbook with presentation tips, techniques and space for personal notes

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Really positive experience – I really enjoyed it and feel a great deal more confident about future presentations.
Louisa Nolan, Registration Officer, FDAH


Good structure, bite size sections with practical examples and practice. A good mix making an enjoyable but educational day.
Neil Brooks, Commercialisation Product Manager, HTC Europe


Very engaging and informative. Great use of interactive tasks which helped the whole group relax into what most people find a painful experience, presenting.
Lindsay Knight, CPM Support, HTC Europe


Made good fun, made me really think about what I do and how I look when I present.
Claire Langley, HR Business Partner, Cineworld Cinemas


Kim is a fantastic trainer especially in this area as she is such a confident and engaging presenter.
Christopher Allen, Media Designer, College of Estate Management


Very good – group orientated and supportive. All were very nervous but facilitator put us all at ease.
Carole Fogg, Assignments Office, College of Estate Management


Excellent training – very informative. Will definitely use this going forward.
Rich Hall, Account Manager, Smith Stone Walters


Very good and fun course. Learnt a lot and will use this going forward to provide better presentations to clients.
Jennifer Eaten, Senior Account Manager, Smith Stone Walters

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Our presentation skills courses are delivered as “in-house training” at your business premises anywhere in the UK, or at a venue of your choice. Contact us for pricing or to discuss your needs.

Training Dates

Flexible to suit client needs.

In-House Training Locations

We can deliver in-house presentation skills training to companies across the UK, with local trainers in the following locations:

  • London and the South East
  • The Thames Valley – including Reading, Slough, Maidenhead, Oxford and Swindon
  • Cambridge
  • Exeter
  • Norwich and East Anglia
  • Leeds and Bradford (funding for training may be available to eligible businesses in these areas of West Yorkshire)
  • Manchester and the North West
  • Southampton and Bournemouth
  • Birmingham and the Midlands
  • Nottingham
  • Bristol
  • Cardiff and South Wales
  • Devon, Cornwall and the South West
  • Newcastle
  • Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scotland

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