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Presentation Skills for Beginners

This practical training programme offers those with little or no experience with presentations the opportunity develop their skills and expertise to become confident and accomplished presenters.

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  • Format: Bespoke training


Course Overview?

Presentation Skills for Beginners offers those with little or no experience in presenting the opportunity to enhance your skills and expertise to become an accomplished presenter. The course is ideal for anyone who needs to present to anyone from colleagues to clients at any level.

Key benefits?

  • Techniques to give you greater confidence before presenting
  • Increase your credibility and presence in front of your audience
  • Know how to keep to the point and use notes to guide you
  • Ability to create physical and vocal impact from the start and keep it going
  • Build rapport with a mixed audience and keep them engaged
  • A structure that makes presentation preparation quick and easy
  • Practical exercises to increase confidence

Sample Programme

Introduction – to develop group rapport and aims of the day

  • What makes a good presenter
  • What can go awry and why

Structure a presentation

  • Know how to do an audience profile
  • Techniques to motivate and persuade
  • Define your key message
  • Select your main points.

Engage your audience

  • Learn about the Spice Rack™ – techniques to engage your listeners
  • Close your presentation with impact
  • Get an attention grabbing opening

Manage your nerves

  • Learn physical and mental techniques – such as visualisation and breathing – to help you relax and focus

Develop a clear and commanding voice

  • Increase vocal projection and clarity
  • Learn how to develop emphasis and vocal expression
  • Learn how the pause brings power to your delivery

Making a calm and confident entrance

  • Combining posture, breathing and pause to create an opening that will increase confidence and control of your delivery

Create a strong physical presence

  • Move and gesture confidently
  • Use movement and pause to add impact and animation to your delivery and content
  • Establish direct and even eye contact

Use Visual Aids to support the content

  • Tips on how to improve the clarity of your message with your visuals

Putting it all together

  • Individual Presentations with feedback of strengths and areas for development

Next Steps

  • Review of what you’ve learnt today
  • Techniques to continue your development
  • Complete your Personal Action Plan

The recommended trainer

Alison Kemp is a highly experienced trainer and coach in interpersonal skills and communication techniques focussing mostly on technical professionals. She graduated from London Guildhall School of Music & Drama and is a Master practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), which covers key skills in personal and organisational development. Most recently Alison is also instrumental in developing and lecturing an online Post-Graduate Diploma in Creative and Innovative Leadership in Africa for Blake Hall Business School and works with Cass Business School on the Executive Development Programmes. With her combined experience in the arts and business world, Alison’s constructive and stimulating approach leads delegates to regularly regard her workshops as highly practical, informative and inspiring.

We don't have any currently scheduled dates for this course but we can customise it to your requirements and deliver it on an in-house basis for any number of your staff or colleagues.

See below or contact us to discuss your requirements.

Multiple colleagues?
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Run this course conveniently and cost-effectively in-house for your staff and colleagues

Aleksandra BEER
Training expert

+44 (0)20 7749 4749