Presentation Skills Course Overview

Learn the art of presenting with confidence and purpose at our Presentation Skills course. Engage with your audience to increase attention and retention of your presentation.

Presenting is not PowerPoint! You can do it without PowerPoint. Ian Fraser

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Course duration


Target audience

Anyone wishing to improve their presentation skills.

Presentation Skills Course Objectives

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Understand where nervousness comes from and implement practices to overcome those feelings
  • Understand how an audience remembers a presentation and how to cater to the audience learning styles to increase retention
  • Plan a presentation using a Powerful introduction, a body and a conclusion
  • Use body language, voice and breathing techniques when presenting
  • Understand the importance and use of visual aids
  • Ad-lib, tell stories and use emotional triggers to deliver powerful and memorable presentations


  • Why do we get nervous
  • Overcoming nerves

Audience retention

  • Context
  • Chunking information
  • Audience breaks
  • Story telling

Learning styles

  • Auditory
  • Visual
  • Kinaesthetic

Remember our presentation

  • Improving memory
  • Method of Loci

Start a presentation

  • Tell a story
  • A quotation
  • Imagine this
  • An unusual statistic
  • Ask a question
  • Humour

Presentation Body

  • Presentation structure

Closing a presentation

  • What to include

Questioning skills

  • Why use questions
  • Types of questions
  • Audience questions

Being prepared

  • Know your objectives
  • Know the environment
  • Know the audience
  • Audience checklist

Voice and Body Language

  • Voice techniques
  • Posture
  • Eye contact
  • Gestures
  • Facial expressions
  • Where to stand

Visual Aids

  • White board & flip charts
  • Handouts
  • Show and tell

Presenting with PowerPoint

  • Text, text and more text
  • Focus on visuals
  • No reading
  • Colour
  • Slide show length
  • Running PowerPoint

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