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Course Description

‘Effective Presentation and Public Speaking Skills’ is a practical course designed to give delegates the confidence to make successful presentations that will be remembered. It offers delegates the opportunity to develop both their public speaking and presentation skills.

The course looks at how to plan & prepare for presentations, how to structure presentations and how to create impact; maintaining the audience’s interest and meeting their needs.

Who Does The Course Suit?

Any person required to make presentations & speeches at any level, and/or anyone wishing to improve their presentation techniques.

What delegates will gain from the course:

  • The ability to plan & prepare for effective presentations and/or public speaking
  • A clear understanding of the structure of presentations
  • Confidence in presenting within their own work situations
  • How to create impact and maintain interest
  • Insights into audiences; how to motivate them & meet their needs.

Course Outline

9.30 Welcome, Introduction & Course Objectives

Effective Presentations and Public Speaking
Who is your audience and what do they expect?
What qualities are required?
The importance of effective presenting

Image and Substance
Understanding the 2 key principles to successful presentations - Structure and Impact
‘An Exercise in Presentation’; a brief delegate exercise.

Principles of Presentation – Substance
Structuring what to say - Preparation & Planning for Presentation

Using presentation aids

Principles of Presentation – Image
Giving Impact to the message & maintaining audience attention
Dealing with nerves

13.00– 13.45 Lunch Break

Delegates Presentations and Feedback*

Delegates give a presentation. After each presentation there is a feedback and discussion session

16.30-16.45 Workshop Summary, Review of Key Learning, Personal Action Plans and   Close

*Delegates attending this course are required to prepare a brief presentation in advance to give on the day.

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