Presentation Skills

Posted on October 12th, 2020

Presentation Skills

Dynamic presentation skills training, with emphasis on individual tuition and video coaching, to help participants communicate naturally and effectively on their feet or screen.

In every organisation there is a critical shortage of good presenters. Many people have excellent ideas, and they have the enthusiasm. But when they stand up, they lose them both.

This presentation skills course is the solution. The emphasis throughout is on individual tuition. Video recordings are used so participants can see themselves as others see them. The theme is theory, practice, theory, practice.

The overall thrust is to help participants communicate naturally, to be ‘themselves’ when they present.

“I always thought I looked nervous when I presented and to know that I don’t has given me a new confidence.  I wish someone had filmed me 10 years ago.  I have techniques to help me feel prepared and less nervous.”

CR, Designer, Mad About Design.

The techniques we use have a proven track record in the presentation room, the conference room and the training room. They are equally effective with an audience of one or of hundreds.

Whatever level of presentation skill you have now, our strongest advice to you is to develop it further. No skill opens more doors, creates more visibility or motivates more effectively.

It's easier than it looks, much easier. You just have to work at it, polish it and do it over and over. Even people whose knees knock and hands shake before the smallest group can learn how to speak well. This presentation skills course will show you how.

"Excellent. Was very thorough. Four presentations is a really good number to see development. Filming is a fantastic way to view and share constructive feedback." - ET, Associate Director, RSM.

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Dynamic presentation skills training, with emphasis on individual tuition and video coaching, to help participants communicate naturally and effectively on their feet or screen.

In every organisation there is a critical shortage of good presenters. Many people have excellent ideas, and they have the enthusiasm. But when they stand up, they lose them both. This presentation skills course is the solution.

At the end of the course participants will:

  • Know how to structure and deliver an effective, exciting presentation.
  • Feel more confident and at ease on their feet or screen.
  • Have received individual coaching and advice on all aspects of their presentation skills.

  • How to overcome nervous tension and apprehension.
  • How to prepare notes which are easy to use.
  • How to structure a presentation. How to build the central theme.
  • How to keep people on the edge of their seats. What’s missing when people are bored.
  • How to sell on your feet or screen. Techniques which motivate the audience to accept your idea/training/service.
  • The importance of enthusiasm. It’s a fact of life: how we say things is often more important than what we say.
  • How to close for action.
  • How to use stories, analogies and examples to breathe life and fun into your presentation.
  • How to answer questions, how to deal with hecklers and whisperers.
  • How to use your eyes. Good eye communication builds confidence and trust.
  • How and when to use visual aids.
  • PowerPoint, flipcharts and visualisers.
  • How to use your hands to illustrate, reinforce and punctuate.
  • How to stand. How to move.
  • How to use your voice. Pitch, pause and pace. The importance of warming your voice up before a presentation.

Dates: Select a date from the drop down menu below
Time: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Fee: £695 + VAT
Course Location: Virtual delivery

In-company programmes are available both in-person & virtual.

“The content was very good, dynamic and varied, but also in depth to cover topics and gain a full understanding. Nick was the best trainer I have experienced, kept the room captivated and at ease for two days.” – AB, CEO, Phaidon International.

 

“Practice, practice, practice! Course content was excellently delivered, lots of information but not over-whelming and we got to practice throughout.  Has given me more confidence and ideas for how to deliver to my team.  I love that Nick sees it as coaching rather than teaching so he develops what we already are/have.” – HC, Assistant Manager, Gina Conway Aveda.

 

“Structured brilliantly, allowing participants to grow into the course. Excellent set of skills and techniques passed on by Nick. Everything that is given to you is explained and logical.” – CB, Territory Manager, James Hardie.

 

“Very practical, with direct feedback, 100% useful for the job. Provided more confidence for presentations to be given in the future. How to bring over a message, how to attract and keep attention.” – AT,
IT Services Delivery, Donaldson

 

“Not a PowerPoint in sight!  This course has empowered me, given me the real skills to incorporate day to day, not just when presenting but when communicating in the workplace.” – DL, Business Development Manager, Axis Communications.

 

“Just the right combination of explanation and exercise.  Individual attention that helped different people with various learning goals”. – TP, TPA Manager, E.ON.

 

“Building confidence, getting to see yourself and self-coach.  It was great actually seeing yourself improve over the 2 days.”- R.H, Consultant, Detica.

 

“It has given me the structure and confidence to believe I have the skill set now to give an engaging and informative Presentation.  Nick is the perfect trainer and gives great guidance but still lets us find our ways.” – VS, Head of Account Management, Tuskerdirect.

 

“I’m looking forward to my next presentation!” – FW, Customer Service Manager, Minesoft.

 

“Excellent!  Nick Evans was a fantastic course leader, will send more staff!”– ST, Director, Thomson Reuters.

 

“Engaging course with enthusiastic trainer.  Felt like training rather than lecturing – made me realise that some simple techniques can be extremely effective.  A great confidence booster!” – HC, Account Director, Perform Group.

 

“It broke down the components of doing a presentation so that it didn’t seem so daunting.  It gave me lots of tips to use both during the presentation and in preparing for it.” – MR, Consultant, Go Pensions.

 

“When I arrived I was dreading it, but because of a great coach (Nick Evans) who didn’t teach but rather coached and helped me analyse my own performance, I feel I have come out a changed person.  The course wasn’t too long or over intense and also it engaged you physically and mentally, I now feel I can pass ideas on to others.” – AD, Client Services Executive, Rentrak.

 

“Excellent.Provides a risk free environment to practise and review presentation skills.  It also linked theory input with practical sessions.” – RF, General Manager, Holiday Inn.

 

“Really useful to get the opportunity to practise and experiment with new presentational skills and get feedback on it. The programme was engaging and suitably challenging.” – AH, Consultant, Detica.

 

“Completely new light on presentation skills.  Practical but incredibly supportive and nonthreatening environment … a revelation for me and nothing I had ever seen before.  Copyright it!” – GJ, Director, RSM.

 

“I was taken from a state of unstructured, underprepared nervousness to a state of calm control, with effective message structure and delivery that engaged far more people in a true listening state.” – JD, Director, Phaidon International

 

“Usually on courses the mind can wander, but I was totally engaged from the start. This area really needed sorting out for me and I got everything, and more, out of the course that I wanted. Nick was fantastic as ever.” – DH, Utiligroup, Business Development Manager

 

“The core skills were so easily broken down into easy bite size chunks. Easy to digest and immediately put into practice. It pushes you out of your comfort zone but you quickly realise your comfort zone can be so much bigger.” – AC, Associate Director, RSM

 

“Excellent. Suggested techniques I had never thought of before and specific ways to deal with things I find difficult e.g. breathing” – CH, Pensions Analyst, Go Pensions

 

“The content and delivery and practical application/video presentations were fantastic.” – CB, Industry Liaison, Ravensbourne

 

“Really easy to follow and understand. I learnt a massive amount and felt that my confidence was boosted throughout.” – EW, Area Rep, Lintbells

 

“Without a doubt the best course I’ve ever attended. I have taken so much away from this. Nick is very informative, great content and gives you confidence.” – SS, Account Manager, Althea

 

“The trainer was a fantastic coach and very engaging. I felt very comfortable… and being recorded was a helpful task and not as bad as imagined!” – DG, Account Executive, Cherry Thinking

 

“Fantastic coaching skills from the trainer. Lots of useful thoughts & tips which are all actionable. Good and useful constructive feedback given to each of us who were presenting.” – LM, Principal Research Analyst, ISF

 

“Charismatic coach, very enjoyable style with practical (not daunting) tips to improve skills” – TO, Senior Consultant, Go Pensions

 

“Highlights better ways to structure presentations and what to think about that I didn’t consider before.” – JS, Account Manager, Resinex UK Ltd

 

“Never a dull moment throughout the course. Nick was enthusiastic, patient and very attentive to all our learning requirements. Presenting for the second time is very useful after going through all the improvement techniques.” TA, Bid Manager, Althea 

 

“Great tips on how to improve presentations. Very actionable, definitive take aways to go away an improve upon. Nick is personable and engaging, he is flexible to different people’s styles. It was really beneficial to repeat the presentation with improvements!” – RA, Research Consultant, ISF

 

“Useful, practical and implementable tips and tricks on how to make small changes to create a better presentation. The filming works so well, it really hits home when you see yourself. Very interactive session!” HP, Account Director, Cherry Thinking

 

“Great content and Nick was very supportive. While the videoing makes you nervous, it also shows your successes and makes you realise that you don’t need to feel so nervous! Watching the second presentations back showed you how much everyone had learnt!” SB, Solutions Specialist, Althea 

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Presentation Skills

Many people have excellent ideas and enthusiasm, but when they stand up, they lose them both. This one-day presentation skills programme is the solution.
£695 + VAT.

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