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Presentation Skills
2 Day Course
Course Objectives:

To enable individuals to: £1300 per day for up to 8 delegates

  • successfully prepare, plan and structure a presentation
  • establish credibility and interest from the start
  • connect with the audience and maintain their attention
  • fine tune delivery style to create maximum impact
  • use visual aids to enhance the message
  • channel nervous energy to present enthusiastically
  • handle difficult audiences confidently and effectively
  • enjoy presenting
Course details:
  • Researching the presentation

  • ensuring the presentation is relevant
    understanding what you need to convey
    realising what your audience needs
    defining your 'aim statement'

  • Preparing a relevant presentation

  • tailoring content to match audience profile
    developing the key points
    planning the beginning, middle and end
    creating clear, concise presentations
    ensuring that the message is heard
    keeping on track within the time allowed
    practicing the performance mentally

  • Using visual aids effectively

  • ensuring slides are clear, concise and relevant
    clarifying and re-enforcing the message
    avoiding common mistakes
    'signposting' the route for the audience
    helping the audience understand using analogies
    using build, customisation and transitions
    explaining complex slides eg graphs

  • Persuasive presentations

  • using motivational titles
    structuring to persuade and convince
    stimulating curiosity
    building desire and anticipation
    gaining audience commitment and enthusiasm

  • Positive first impressions

  • starting positively
    using 'impact introductions'
    engaging the audience from the start
    using the introduction to motivate

  • Presenting professionally

  • building rapport with the audience
    keeping the audience 'hooked'
    captivating your audience
    conveying a powerful message
    providing a logical structure for the audience
    using pace, pause and voice effectively
    using space, movement and gesture
    speaking with authority
    using notes inconspicuously
    ending on a high

  • Managing nerves

  • developing a confident voice
    practicing relaxation techniques
    using positive imagery
    channelling nervous energy

  • Handling difficult audiences

  • handling difficult people
    dealing with objections
    taking and controlling questions
    thinking on your feet
    obtaining audience involvement
    Tailoring the Course Content:

    Catalyst will endeavour, with your help and approval, to tailor the course content as much as possible. We can do this by:

    • Incorporating your organisation's documentation
    • Referring to your organisation's policies, guides and procedures
    • Agreeing pre-course and post-course work
    • Tailoring exercises and the course manual to suit your requirements


    For further details on how Catalyst can tailor your course see Tailored Courses.


    This highly participative workshop is designed to enable attendees to project a polished, professional image. For details of our Presentation Skills for Beginners courses, please click here. The trainers who facilitate these courses have extensive presenting experience and are keen to give pragmatic advice.

    Pre-course Preparation:
    Some pre-course work is integral to this course. Details can be found by clicking the following link: Pre-course preparation.
    Who should attend?:

    This course is intended for anyone who has to stand up and deliver presentations. 





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