Presentation Skills Course

Presentation Skills Course

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This presentation skills course will teach you a range of tools and techniques that can be applied to any presentation. These techniques will ensure that you deliver confident, authentic and persuasive presentations that engage your audience. Communicating a clear and compelling message in business is an essential skill. Many of us work well in a one-on-one environment however, presenting to a group can be fear inducing. This presentation skills course is filled with practical exercises to allow you to take an active learning approach. This will ensure that you will be designing and presenting confidently to face even the toughest audiences. In this presentation skills course we will also explore different software options available to you to help connect with your audience and share your powerful presentations.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this presentation skills course you will be able to:

  1. Identify and understand the needs of your audience.
  2. Develop the speaking skills necessary to be an effective presenter.
  3. Plan the key messages you need to communicate.
  4. Gain an understanding of the way people learn and receive communication.
  5. Develop a narrative that your audience can understand and easily digest.
  6. Explore different tools for delivering highly interactive presentations.
  7. Develop body language that empowers you to present your best self every time.
  8. Learn techniques to deal with nerves and use them to your advantage.

Course Content

The following topics will be covered in this presentation skills training course:

Planning your Presentation

  • What key messages are you trying to convey in your presentation?
  • What do you want your audience to do with the information?
  • How much content to include in your presentation.

Designing your Presentation

  • Focusing on the audience and their needs.
  • Developing your narrative.
  • Tools for delivering your presentation.

Presenting to your Audience

  • Considered communication and what is needed to engage your audeince.
  • The art of storytelling and conversation.
  • Body language and presenting.
  • Managing your presentation fears and nerves
  • The benefits of performance anxiety.

Post Presentation Debrief

  • Receiving feedback from your audience.
  • Self-appraisal.

Intended Audience

This presentation skills course is suitable for professional at any stage of their career who are looking to develop their presentation skills and improve their audience engagement. This presentation skills course has been designed for professionals from diverse sectors, including public and private enterprise.

Delivery Style

This presentation skills course will be delivered as an interactive workshop consisting of an instructor-led lecture, group and individual activities. This training approach allows you to work through concepts introduced by the instructor in an application-focused teaching environment. You will challenge your understanding of the concepts and consider their application once back in your individual workplace.

Course Prerequisites

This presentation skills course has no prerequisites and is open to all members of the public.

About your instructor

Ann Brewer

Ann Brewer

Professor Ann Brewer is the Dean, University of Newcastle, Sydney. Her career has spanned organisational behaviour, psychology, education and business as a researcher, lecturer, and author. Her research expertise is people at work including conflict, change, leadership, commitment, stress as well as gender.

Ann is an accredited executive coach with more than 20 years of experience enhancing the performance of individuals, teams and organisations. In that capacity she designs and develops coaching programs for whole-of-organisations as well as 1:1 coaching consultations. She begins with establishing a foundation for each client to clarify their professional aims and values for developing and sustaining leadership resilience. Her coaching strategy is focused on leadership, relationship and culture building as well as dealing with thorny issues and conducting difficult conversations.

Ann’s professional background incorporates diverse programs and initiatives for individual development, team building, organisation design, and facilitation. Her practical approach to leadership and organisation development is derived from her own senior leadership positions.

Her work has been applied in diverse industry sectors such as business, education, industrial relations, human resource management, health administration, public policy, transport and logistics; banking and mining. She has led commercial facing entities including a start-up to success.


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The University of Newcastle, Sydney Campus is a leading provider of short courses in Australia, with industry qualified and experienced educators that bring up-to-date real-world skills directly to the classroom.