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This course is available as an in house group training course in the UK and worldwide. We can tailor the content to fit your specific needs.
Group training costs from £1,850 +VAT per day for up to 20 delegates (international training price varies).
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Learn practical tools that you can use in real-life situations.
  • Confidently communicate your message
  • Manage your nerves
  • Improve your body language
  • Project your voice
  • Handle any difficult delegates
  • Properly prepare yourself
  • How to make sure they remember what you said
Learn in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere with people who are facing similar situations.

Presentation Skills - Confident Speaking - 1 day course

Course Pricing and Availability

This course is available as an in house group training course in the UK and worldwide. We can tailor the content to fit your specific needs.
Group training costs from £1,850 +VAT per day for up to 20 delegates (international training price varies).

Please view our other popular open courses at venues in: London, Birmingham, Manchester, Heathrow, Central London, Bristol, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Leeds, Nottingham and Dubai, UAE.

Please note all our training courses include three months additional FREE telephone coaching.

Course Timings: Start 09:00 - Finish 16:30. Lunch at 13:00, Tea Breaks at 11:00 and 15:00, giving you an opportunity to check emails and make calls.
6 trainer-led hours, additional 2-3 via post-course portal independent learning

About the Course

Some people hate making presentations. They find it nerve-wracking.

But there are times, when you need to make presentations. You need to present information, ideas or proposals to other people.

Currently, you may not feel confident to stand up and present yourself in such a setting. But you are required to do so, and you are expected to be good.

This course therefore is designed to help you to master yourself and your material, so that your presentations are regarded as well structured, persuasive, and even inspirational!

Course Overview

The popular course will help you:

Day One - Morning

  • Communication as a transfer of information and emotion
  • You need to communicate your information
  • You need to communicate your POSITIVE emotions
  • You need to NOT communicate your NEGATIVE emotions
  • The three channels of communication:
  • Words, Voice tones, Body language
  • Your words convey your content
  • Your voice tones and body language convey your emotions

Day One - Afternoon

  • Notes to improve on your content
  • Notes to improve on your voice tones
  • Notes to improve on your body language
  • Notes to improve your levels of confidence
  • Practice exercises and learn by doing
  • Write your improvement action plan

The course content was informative and interesting with content varied, to include specific questions we required answering which was good. The trainer's presentation was very good as always, Chris manages to get a good balance between informative and interesting without boredom settling in.

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Presentation Skills - Confident Speaking Course Content

Presentation Skills AM

What is communication?

Communication is defined as "a transfer of information and emotion from one mind to another."

As a presenter, you need to transfer your information into the minds of others.

That means you need to transfer your:

  • Facts
  • Figures
  • Proposals
  • Ideas
  • Products
  • Services
  • Recommendations

Into the minds of others, without any loss of meaning or any misunderstanding. This means that you need to prepare your message in advance.

As a presenter you need to transfer your positive emotions:

Confidence in your message
Confidence in yourself

As a presenter you need to NOT transfer any negative emotions:

You need to appear NOT to be:

There are three major channels of communication

The three channels are words, tones, and body language.

  • Words = What you say
  • Tone = How you sound
  • Body language = How you look

Words = What you say

Your words communicate your explicit content.

It is vital that you prepare your content.

  • Prepare your content by sorting it into categories
  • Put the categories into the right order
  • Limit the amount
  • Make your key points obvious

Presentation Skills PM

Voice tones

Your voice tones are the musical elements of your communication.

Your voice tones are about your:

  • Pace
  • Pitch
  • Volume
  • Rhythm
  • Accent (Dialect)
  • The Sound of Silence

Body language

Your body language is your visual impact: How you look to your audience.

Your body language has a big impact on the mind of your listeners.

Your body language includes things such as your:

  • Posture
  • Appearance
  • Facial expression
  • Hand gestures
  • Arm gestures
  • Whether you move about or not?
  • Visual aids

More notes on content

Tricks to aid the memory
To a degree, you need to memorise the basic structure of your own content
You need to organise your material to make it easier for your audience to remember

Notes to help you to Handle difficult delegates
Notes to help you to answer difficult questions.

How to handle nerves and build more confidence

Here is how to manage your nerves:

Remember that the audience does not know how you feel unless you tell them.
Act confidently; even if you don’t feel it.

Focus your mind on delivering the message:
Do NOT focus on yourself or how your audience is reacting to you.
If you are feeling nervous, then consciously slow down your pace, stand up straighter; and speak slightly louder. Then nobody will ever know how you are feeling.

We don't mind if you are nervous: so long as you keep going!

The more presentation you do, the easier it gets.

Practice sessions

Delegates learn by doing.

Feedback and advice.

Action planning

The Training Method

The training method follows this general pattern - the training is very interactive and interesting:

  1. The trainer gives a clear explanation of the point in question with specific examples.
  2. Then, the delegates practice by doing an exercise with each other.
  3. The delegates practice by doing an exercise with the trainer.
  4. All points are supported with full written notes to take away.
  5. Delegates are asked to write down an associated action, for each point made.
    (At the end of the day, we have about twenty such actions, from which the delegates choose six which are the most personally meaningful).

Note: we do not believe in placing people in any situation of embarrassment by demanding that they 'perform' in front of the whole group. So you can relax: come on this course and be at ease; ready to learn new skills!

I felt I have benefited from this time management course today. I feel it has taught me to rethink and improve my way of working and time managing in the workplace and personally. The trainer presented very well, easily explained to the extent of understanding the course. Overall happy with today and I would recommend to anyone.

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Price for open training course

Contact us for open course training availability. Open Course cost includes:

  • Full day of quality training
  • Tea, coffee and cakes
  • Lunch
  • Full colour course notes
  • Written action plan
  • Certificate
  • Additional training material by means of monthly updates
  • Access to the Post Course Portal

Plus 3 months free telephone coaching

To answer any on-going questions, you will also receive email and telephone support from your trainer after you have attended the course. Whilst you are implementing what you have learned we will be there to help you if you need us for advice, guidance and coaching.

After the course, how can you to keep the training-momentum going?

We understand that it is important to keep the momentum of the training going, in the weeks after the course. The ideas and methods that you learnt during the course need to be implemented, not just for the two weeks after the course, but for all time!

In order to make that happen, we will give you continued, on-going support after the training course has finished. The support comes in the form of the Post Course Portal.

The Post Course Portal is a web page that contains a review of all the course material, plus the following:

  • Newsletters containing training blogs and articles, which will provide you with ongoing training and good ideas, whenever you need them.
  • Fun questionnaires that are designed to tease out your strengths and weaknesses and then give you ideas as to how you might improve your performance.
  • Decision matrices that will allow you to make decisions and prioritise tasks into the correct order.
  • Summary diagrams and mind maps from the course.
  • Conflict scripts that give you examples of how the conflict method can be used, in real life situations.
  • Free eBook the effective leader manager.

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Price for in house training course

In House Course: from £1,850 +VAT per day (international training price varies) for up to 20 delegates (download in-house prospectus)

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