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Presentation Skills for Beginners

2 Day Course
Course Objectives:

To enable individuals to:

  • speak with confidence in front of an audience
  • plan and structure a logical, clear presentation£1300 per day for up to 8 delegates
  • keep the audience interested
  • control nerves
  • deal with common fears
  • enjoy presenting
Course details:
  • Planning the presentation

  • the key elements to a good structure
    defining your purpose
    knowing your audience
    constructing the beginning, middle and end
    mind mapping the content
    selecting key points
    ordering logically

  • Increasing confidence

  • building self confidence
    managing nerves
    dealing with common fears:
    - I'll forget where I am
    - the equipment will break down
    - they won't understand me
    creating a confident impression
    using prompt and cue cards

  • Presentation delivery skills

  • improving your voice
    speaking with confidence
    using convincing body language

  • Presenting with confidence

  • starting positively
    creating a professional impression
    communicating effectively
    keeping on track
    making contact with the audience
    keeping the audience involved
    getting the message across

  • Using visual aids

  • enhancing your presentation
    helping the audience to understand
    explaining complex graphs, charts, diagrams
    using flip charts effectively
    presenting with PowerPoint

  • Managing questions

  • knowing when to take questions
    handling difficult questions eg when:
    - you do not know the answer
    - the audience disagrees
    - when someone is trying to belittle you

  • Concluding

  • ending positively
    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.


    The emphasis of the course is on the practical skills required to make an effective presentation.  The course will take delegates step by step through the process.  It enables delegates to improve their confidence and skills by practicing each element before moving onto the next.  It is a very practical course with the emphasis on learning by doing.

    Who should attend?:

    This course is intended for anyone with limited or no experience of public speaking or those who want to improve their confidence when speaking in front of an audience.  More experienced people might be more suited to our Presentation Skills course.





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