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Developing Powerful Presentations

Note: Free e-learning revision is available with this course: 12 months of access for each delegate on scheduled public (open) classes and standard on-site/private classes (not available for bespoke courses) .


This is a one-day training course structured into 13 modules


This intensive one-day workshop teaches delegates how to build a presentation that, through clear objectives, audience targeting and a defined structure, will be easy to deliver, simple to follow and effective in its outcome. Delegates are invited to bring their own subject for presentation to the training so that they may take a tangible benefit back to their workplace.


Anyone who has to deliver presentations to people in any environment, and wants to give themselves the assurance that what they deliver will be targeted, organised, targeted and productive. This workshop will be of enormous benefit to anyone who needs to deliver a presentation and wants the reassurance that it is built according to Best Practice rules.

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Course Content

MODULE 1:  Introduction and Course Overview
MODULE 2:  Preparing Your Presentation: Overview
Learning outcomes:
Learn how to set clear, focused objectives by understanding your topic and your audience, and then build the structure.
Topics covered:
  • Setting Your Objectives (Answering the WHY)
  • Knowing Your Audience (Answering the WHO)
  • Building the Structure (Answering the WHAT)
MODULE 3:  Setting Your Objectives
Learning outcomes:
The keys to understanding purpose, identifying desired outcome and the style that will be most effective are well discussed in this section.
Topics covered:
  • What Are You Trying To Do?
  • Identifying your Objective
  • Discussion
MODULE 4:  Knowing Your Audience
Learning outcomes:
Examine and define your audience to ensure the greatest impact is through asking the right questions. In this module we cover the most popular.
Topics covered:
  • A Basic Definition of your Audience
  • Understanding Your Audience
  • Focus, Plan, and Convey
  • Audience Profile
MODULE 5:  Making Your Listener Hear You
Learning outcomes:
Review key themes and discover interesting opportunities to engage your audience on common ground, and be more effective in your presentation style.
Topics covered:
  • Key Themes
  • Finding Common Ground
  • Key Sentences
MODULE 6:  Factual Content
Learning outcomes:
Being informed, having an open mind and delivering hard facts can add value and dimension to any presentation. In this module we look at the how and why.
Topics covered:
  • The Need for Factual Content
  • Researching the Facts
MODULE 7:  Building the Structure
Learning outcomes:
Understand the consequences of poor planning through to the benefits of cohesion, aims and adaptability. Structure can consist of three key protocols that are easily defined.
Topics covered:
  • The Consequences of Bad Preparation
  • The Three Benefits of a Plan
  • Presentation Structure: an Overview
MODULE 8:  The Introduction
Learning outcomes:
Looking at the key points and purpose can all be part of an opening statement, whether dramatic, personal or simply introductions. Review the options open to you.
Topics covered:
  • Four Points to Remember about Introductions
  • The Opening Statement
  • Following the Opening Statement
MODULE 9:  The Main Body of Your Presentation
Learning outcomes:
The power of threes and building on value principles. A simple five step process, and in this section how five processes can lead to expansion.
Topics covered:
  • The Power of Threes
  • Building a Basic Plan
MODULE 10:  Expanding a Basic Plan
Learning outcomes:
Infilling and amplifying a presentation with evidence or arguments that reinforce the points you make.
Topics covered:
  • Using Symbols
  • Opposites
MODULE 11:  The Conclusion
Learning outcomes:
The ending is an opportunity to recapture theme and summarise, to be dramatic turn of statement or a general cohesive summary, in this module the options are yours.
Topics covered:
  • Writing a Good Ending
  • General Points About Endings
  • Closing Your Presentations: Some Alternatives
MODULE 12:  Timing Your Presentation
Learning outcomes:
Learn how to avoid the pitfalls of distractions which cause you to over-run, and ways to stay on track
Topics covered:
  • How to prevent over-running
MODULE 13:  Your Personal Action Plan

Exams & Certification

With your Presentation Skills training course, you get a free workbook, so you can review and revise afterwards to reinforce your knowledge.  

With all Presentation Skills courses, you are also given 12 months access to free e-learning revision which will further help you to reinforce the lessons you have learned.

Every delegate on a Presentation Skills course also gets a Training Attendance Certificate.

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