Presentation Skills

Training Course Information

People, whose job requires them to give formal presentations to groups.
Participants may already have practical experience and wish to update or refresh their skills or may be about to undertake presentations as an additional responsibility.

Programme objective

At the end of this programme, participants will have enhanced their existing knowledge and experience of making presentations to groups of people or will have acquired sufficient knowledge to enable them to take on the challenges of formal presentations to groups within the workplace and elsewhere.

Programme Duration

The programme duration is one day with a second day option.

Group size

Participant groups – Maximum fifteen people.


The training process is a combination of formal presentations, group activity, case study review, syndicate or group activity and related feedback.

Programme Content

Part 1

General or plenary session.

  • Basic concepts.
  • Defining a purpose or objective for the presentation.
  • Research and information gathering.
  • Preparation and planning.
  • General organisation and approach including:
  • Type and nature of presentation.
  • Format.
  • Role of participants.
  • Interaction of and with participants.
  • Type and application of handouts.
  • Use of visual aids including; Power point, flip charts etc.
  • Oral presentation skills including:
  • Voice projection.
  • Contact skills.
  • Use of notes.
  • Use of microphones and sound systems.
  • Pre-presentation preparation including:
  • Set up of presentation area.
  • Set up and testing of equipment and facilities.
  • Essential do’s and don’ts.
  • Pitfalls and how to avoid them.
  • What to do when things go wrong.

Part 2

Group or syndicate sessions.

Participants work in groups reviewing relevant case studies and engaging in preparation and planning activity related to the presentations types featured in the case study.

Part 3

A plenary session in which the participants review the outcomes of part 2 and reinforce the learning achieved in parts 1 and 2.

Part 4

  • Questions and answers.
  • Conclusion.

Additional options

If the client wishes participants to gain practical experience in the preparation and presentation of a short piece of work, this can be facilitated by extending this programme to two or depending on number of participants, a three day programme.

Each participant will make a short presentation to the general group of participants which will be videoed and reviewed. They will receive a DVD copy of their presentation for their own use as part of the handout materials.

Number of Participants:

Participant 1

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