Presentation Skills

For Service Providers ONLY

Join us on Friday 26th October, 10am – 4pm, at Commonwealth Bank of Australia, One New Ludgate, 60 Ludgate Hill, London EC4M 7AW

Expat Academy Presentation Skills

Investment: £600 + VAT

Being able to present confidently in front of an audience in a clear and engaging way is an essential business skill.  Confident speakers have much greater impact than those who are nervous and cannot articulate what they need to convey.  Being a confident speaker is hugely empowering.

Mastering the art of public speaking will help you be a better leader – in the business environment you need both written and oral communication skills.  This one-day course will equip you with the skills and tools you need to deliver effective presentations with confidence to international audiences.  You will receive individual feedback on your presentation style and tips on ways to improve.

Have you thought about attending our Suppliers Networking event taking place straight after this training?

Registration is from 9.45am for a 10.00am start
Course Outline
Introduction and objectives
  • Diagnostic task: your strengths and weaknesses
  • What makes a good presentation? And a good presenter?
Using your voice
  • Activity: How do I sound?
  • Intonation to maintain interest
  • Pacing and pausing
  • Activity: Practice exercises
Re-examining your use of English for presenting
  • Signposting and linking
  • Language for emphasis and impact
  • Global English
  • Activity: Practice exercises
Understanding your audience
  • Identifying audience expectations and needs
  • Clarifying your purpose and objective for the presentation
  • Activity: Intercultural communication styles
  • Direct and indirect, high and low context communications
  • Attitudes to time and space, status and hierarchy
  • Group vs. individual focus
Preparing your presentation
  • Tailoring key messages for a specific audience
  • Choosing your presentation structure, style and format
  • Preparing and working with notes and slides
Delivering your presentation
  • Effective opening and closing
  • Using humour and anecdote
  • Improving your ‘active’ listening skills
  • Handling difficult questions from your audience
  • Dealing with silence
Action Planning and final Q&A


What previous attendees thought of the day:

“The presentation skills session really has helped! I’m so used to having my hands together now when I present that it doesn’t seem so odd! I do it whenever I can.” Davina Fernandes, Magrath

“I signed up to this training with some trepidation knowing that I would be pushed outside my comfort zone.I needn’t have worried, Bo the trainer was hugely encouraging and gave excellent advice on body language, structuring  your presentation, understanding your audience etc. We practised what we had learnt through the day and although daunting at first, the group supported each other and we could all see the vast improvements we had made.I thoroughly enjoyed the day and left feeling more confident. Thank you.”  Zoe Bennett, Sthree

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