Presentation Skills Course

Presentation Skills Course

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This presentation skills course will teach you four simple steps that can be applied to any presentation situation to ensure you can deliver a confident, compelling and authentic presentation that will engage your audience. Communicating a clear and compelling message in business is an essential skill and while many of us work well in a one-on-one environment, presenting to a group can be fear inducing to say the least. This presentation skills course is filled with practical exercises to allow you to take an active learning approach, ensuring that you will be designing and presenting confidently to face even the toughest audience. We will also explore different software options to help you connect with the audience, share your presentation and message for lasting impact.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Identify and understand the needs of your audience.
  • Plan the key messages you need to communicate.
  • Gain an understanding of the way people learn and receive communication.
  • Develop a narrative that your audience can understand and easily digest.
  • Explore different tools for delivering your presentations.
  • Develop body language that empowers you to present your best self every time.
  • Learn techniques to deal with nerves and use them to your advantage.

Course Content

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

Planning your Presentation

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

Designing your Presentation

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


  • Considered communication.
  • The art of storytelling & conversation.
  • Body language and presenting.
  • The benefits of performance anxiety.


  • Receiving feedback.
  • Self-appraisal.

Intended Audience

This presentation skills course is suitable for all professional, at any stage of their career, who are looking to gain presentation skills and for those who wish to improve their presentation skills and delivery. 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.

Course Features

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