Master the Art of Presenting - Boost your confidence, increase your productivity and enhance your career prospects
In one form or another Presenting has become an intrinsic part of our business life.
Whether it's a few colleagues around a table or 200 strangers at a conference, this course will prepare you for anything and everything that might happen.
We'll boost your confidence so you can enjoy presenting and engage your audiences.
It's limited to six delegates which gives you a lot of personal attention.
And plenty of opportunities to practice.
- What Already Works For You
- How Great Presentation Works
- Face to Face Communication
- What Happens to You
- Managing Nerves
- Determining Areas to Develop
- 'Back-Pocket' Hints and Tips
- Flair and Presence
- Effective Support Materials
- Making Presentations Engaging
- Building Confidence
- Feeling Wrong-Footed
- Practising Extensively
What Our Delegates Say
"The course was really inspiring. It brought out the best in me and I have used the skills I learned in both my working and personal life. I will be forever grateful to both Tom and Bill."
Joe Paley - Acquisitions Coordinator - Entertainment One
"I really enjoyed the course, I liked the way you and Simon made us all feel really relaxed and the fact that it's done in small groups, plus the many activities that you do throughout the 2 days were good as well."
Emma Wheway - Account Manager - QAD
“I would definitely recommend this course.
If Carlsberg did presentation courses, they would probably be delivered just like this.”
Daniel Reece (MSc IENG MIET) - Business Planning and SLA Manager - RWE Generation
We tailor all our courses to reflect the needs of the delegates on the day.
The course content may include many of the exercises listed below, and any additional material that the trainers feel is relevant.
During the opening session, we combine a look at the fundamentals of presenting, with an assessment of each person's experience and what they would now like to achieve from the course.
We start with a good look at the dynamic in which you have to present.
This section gives an in-depth understanding of the arenas in which presenting takes place: the physical space, body language, audience interaction, etc.
It is based on the mnemonic
as an easy to remember guide to the main points of presenting.
"The use of the Individual’s best skills to convey a clear Message, well Prepared, with good Audience interaction, presented with Conviction and supported by the right Technical backup."
Your first presentation is a short unscripted talk to camera.
We'll examine the experience in some detail to see just what happens physically, psychologically and emotionally when we have to present.
Next, we'll review the recordings looking specifically for positive factors.
We'll look for things that are already working that can be relied upon and developed.
We'll also look at what you might consider flaws to see if we can turn them to your advantage.
When you identify what works about someone's style and develop that, the things that don't work very well diminish.
This presentation and all the rest of your work during the day will be recorded.
However, there will be no other play-back other than this.
- Feedback and Individual style
- The difference between how we think we are doing and how we really are doing
- Body language
- The psychology of presenting
- The myths and rules about what you are and are not allowed to do.
This will be the non-business presentation you've been asked to prepare.
Here we will cover:
- How audiences and presenters interact
- How to make use of that interaction
- The real reasons for presenting
- Ways of getting ideas across that are entertaining and stimulating
- The relationship between nervous energy and expressive capacity
- A reinforcement of the reasons for presenting
A series of short exercises designed to stretch people's awareness and capacity:
- Presence - An exercise in audience contact
- Everyday objects - An exercise in overlaying an ordinary text with an extraordinary message
- Passion - An exercise in the use of passion to communicate
- Talking up and talking down
- Turning points - An exercise in using personal material to produce empathy and strong feeling in an audience
Each delegate to present the business presentation they were asked to include in their preparation.
We will be working here to reinforce what is already working for each presenter and adding the ideas and concepts looked at earlier in the day.
You'll be asked to review and revise your presentation overnight.
We start with any thoughts and insights.
You'll pick three things you particularly like about your presenting style.
You'll then make a short presentation featuring and demonstrating those qualities.
A brief discussion on the various arenas in which participants present.
This is to get a picture of some of the challenges that arise in certain settings and with different audiences.
Here we look at the dynamics of 'working a table'.
This will include the different types of questions you can ask, how to work the 'geography' of a table, how to open things up or close them down.
Media and Structure
- An exercise that looks at the various media available during a presentation.
- A look at the uses of modular vs. linear structure
30 Second Presentation
This is a simple, easy to use model, that allows people to put across a powerful presentation in 30 seconds.
Putting ideas across in ways that create maximum impact.
Here we look at the use of analogy and memorable images to enhance factual information.
To demonstrate how effective analogies can be, we have a light-hearted exercise where people have to deal with being wrong-footed by the rest of the delegates who deliberately misunderstand what they say.
Finally, you have time to re-write and re-present your business presentations, looking to include anything from the course you found particularly useful.
We will spend a short time reviewing the course, reminding the participants of what was covered.
You'll be asked to identify:
- What you know you will take from the two days
- What you know you will use
- What support or development you need over the coming months
- What you need to do to ensure you practise
We would highly recommend that people do some kind of presentation as soon as possible to reinforce the work of the course.
Two-Day Presentation Course
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The Presentation Skills - Impact Factory team:
- Caitlin ShannonCaitlin has insight, natural warmth and bags of energy to engage with delegates and bring the work to life
- Dom KracmarDom is a firm believer in the Impact Factory ethos of giving people space and time to explore and discover things for themselves.
- Kate ArneilKate is involved with Performance Management, Conflict Management, Presentation and Communication Skills Training.
- Katy MillerKaty's fascination with the interplay between our external and internal lives has found expression through the Impact Factory's ethos and methods of working.
- Maria PetersMaria has a real talent for transforming complex learning concepts into exciting educational experiences.
- Ottillie ParfittOttillie draws on her considerable skills and creative background in her work with Personal Impact, Presentation and Customer Service.
- Tom BodellTom's expertise is in Presentation Skills, Communication Skills and Storytelling. He also has a fondness for Time Management.
Attend this presentation course risk-free
We are so confident in our trainers and the quality of our Presentation Skills Courses that we guarantee it will make an impact.
If you attend this training and believe you have not benefited, let us know and we can arrange a refund or a free placement on a more suitable course.
Training Course Accreditation
To ensure that the courses you attend are of the highest quality, offering the best professional tuition possible,
all our Open Courses are evaluated and accredited.
This accredited course is suitable for corporate and public sector Continuing Professional Development Plans and Portfolios.