Presentation Skills

Who should attend

Inexperienced presenters who wish to develop their skills and become more confident.
Also experienced presenters who would like to practise and give more polished performances.


Course Overview

Only a small number of people find public speaking easy, but everyone can learn not only to endure presenting but to enjoy it. Learn to Present with style, flair and presence to engage and inspire your audience. Success depends upon being able to present ideas concisely and clearly with confidence and conviction – whether it’s a regular team meeting, a major sales pitch or an update to the board.

The Presentation Skills course looks at all the factors that affect how confidently you deliver any presentation. The course will cover effective presentation techniques to enable delegates to present professionally and confidently, easy to practise tools to help you cope with nerves and get your message across memorably, as well as engaging well with the audience.

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

  • plan and structure a presentation suitable for audience and purpose
  • use techniques for overcoming or coping better with nerves
  • design and use visual aids to best effect
  • handle audience questions and deal with any difficult ‘types’ effectively

After this course, you will be looking forward to your next presentation!

Course Timetable

09:30 - 10:00 Coffee & Course Objectives

10:00 - 10:30 First Impressions
(Body language, dress sense, voice/language and being your natural self.) 

10:30 – 11:00 Personal Presentations
(Delegates introduce themselves through a 3 minute presentation.) 

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee

11:15 - 12:00 Key Elements of a Successful presentation
(Effective openers, the body of the presentation and closing methods.)

12:00 – 12:30 Tips On Giving Effective Presentations
(Tell them about what they want not what you think they want plus other critical points.)

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break

13:30 - 14:00 Setting Out Our Objectives
(What do we really want to achieve with this presentation?)

14:00 - 15:45 Participants To Give Presentations
(Delegates to give a short presentation. This should be a presentation they are required to make as part of their job and should last no longer than 10 minutes.)
Feedback And Constructive Criticism

15:45 – 16:15 Understanding the Audience
(Identifying audience needs, what the audience likes and dislikes.)

16:15 - 16:30 Summary & Action Plans Agreed

Get in contact

Call James now on 0131 625 7151 to get a full detailed course description and the next available dates.

To book your place or for more information, call us on 0131 625 7151, or complete the form below:

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Course Location

This course will be run at the Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue, which is situated in the centre of Edinburgh, just 5 minutes walk from Waverley Station and close to major bus routes, including the airport bus. Discounted parking is available at the St John's Hill NCP Car Park. Our training rooms are light and spacious, all are air conditioned with natural daylight.

Complimentary breakfast and lunch will provided, as well as tea and coffee throughout the day. If you've got any special dietary requirements just let us know, ideally in advance, and we will be pleased to cater for them. Our team will be there on the day to make sure everything goes smoothly. If there's anything you need please ask, because "If we Can we Will".

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