Expert Presentation Skills

This two-day presentation skills workshop considers the importance of preparation before giving a presentation, speech or talk – being sure you know what you want to say and organising your material. You will discuss and examine the use of audio-visual aids (such as PowerPoint slides), effective self-presentation and will have an opportunity to deliver a short presentation to your group.

This workshop is currently available online as Face-to-Face Live Online Learning using Zoom for public bookings. We are able to offer classroom sessions for private bookings only — please get in touch for availability.

Course Overview

Due to COVID-19, our public programme is currently only being held online through our Face-to-Face Live Online learning sessions. We have had to adjust the course content slightly so it can be delivered online — please see below for the updated course outline.

However, we are now able to offer classroom training sessions for private bookings. Please get in touch for more information, pricing and availability.

 

This live online workshop will take place across two full days consisting of multiple 2 hour interactive online sessions with independent work in between.

What you will learn

The course will enable you to:

  • Set clear objectives for your presentation
  • Choose and apply the appropriate structure, style and strategy to plan and deliver their presentation
  • Understand and utilise a range of skills and techniques to make their presentation more effective
  • Deliver a presentation clearly and competently

Advanced preparation

Please bring along a 5-10 minute pre-prepared presentation on any subject of your choice ready to deliver at the start of the programme to the other participants.

Themes covered

  • Practice delivering your pre-prepared presentation and receive feedback on what you did well and what could be even better
  • Identify what makes a great presentation
  • Ensure you have clear purpose for every presentation
  • Identifying a through-line for your presentation
  • Structure a presentation effectively
  • Discover Guy Kawasaki’s 10,20, 30 rule for PowerPoint presentations and avoid ‘death by PowerPoint’
  • Recognise the power of stories and practice telling your own stories
  • Ensure your non-verbal communication and body language back up your message
  • Deliberately choose your body language to boost your credibility or approachability as required
  • Handling nerves and using your body language to boost your confidence
  • Using pauses and intonation to emphasise your message
  • Discover practical tips for involving and engaging your audience
  • Identify how to make your presentation memorable
  • Personal action plan beyond the programme

What You Will Learn

The course will enable you to:

  • Set clear objectives for your presentation
  • Choose and apply the appropriate structure, style and strategy to plan and deliver their presentation
  • Understand and utilise a range of skills and techniques to make their presentation more effective
  • Deliver a presentation clearly and competently

Advanced preparation

Please bring along a 5-10 minute pre-prepared presentation on any subject of your choice ready to deliver at the start of the programme to the other participants.

Themes Covered

  • Practice delivering your pre-prepared presentation and receive feedback on what you did well and what could be even better
  • Identify what makes a great presentation
  • Ensure you have clear purpose for every presentation
  • Identifying a through-line for your presentation
  • Structure a presentation effectively
  • Discover Guy Kawasaki’s 10,20, 30 rule for PowerPoint presentations and avoid ‘death by PowerPoint’
  • Recognise the power of stories and practice telling your own stories
  • Ensure your non-verbal communication and body language back up your message
  • Deliberately choose your body language to boost your credibility or approachability as required
  • Handling nerves and using your body language to boost your confidence
  • Using pauses and intonation to emphasise your message
  • Discover practical tips for involving and engaging your audience
  • Identify how to make your presentation memorable
  • Personal action plan beyond the programme
5 out of 5 stars

Quick sessions that gave a burst of energy and purposefulness to the day. I enjoyed the sessions and have applied the techniques to my working habits, it will take time but they are already having a positive impact on my productivity.

Sallie Gregson12 days ago

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Looking for a private group event for your team, or even your whole organisation?

We can organise a date that works for you, and we can tailor the content to your team. Our private workshops can be held online, inhouse at your workplace or here at Happy's HQ in Aldgate, Central London (following current government guidelines).

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The Small Print

For Face-to-Face Live Online Learning

All learners will need to install Zoom on their machines. Full technical requirements are on the Zoom website. Your link will be included in your joining instructions once you have booked your place — if you haven't received this email then please contact our team.

Each day of the course will be delivered via a combination of face-to-face live online Zoom sessions and self-guided study. You should reserve the full day in your diary for the learning. This will allow you to join the interactive workshops and have time to reflect and do the assignments in between. 

Learners should log into the training session 10 minutes before the start time to ensure that they have downloaded and set up Zoom correctly. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals.

Your active participation is expected: everyone will be heard and seen throughout, just as they would be if we were in a room together. To be heard, hear and seen you will need a microphone, speakers and camera — if you have a modern laptop that’s all you will need. Remember, you’ll need a quiet place to call from and a decent internet connection is a must.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.

For classroom sessions

Each day of the course will run from 10am to 4:30pm (lunch is served 1pm to 1:45pm — we offer a choice of 3 cold bowl dishes). Please be careful to arrive by 9.45am for registration and refreshments. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals. If you arrive over 30 minutes late you may be asked to leave and attend another day.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.

The happy Guarantee

We want everyone to go away from our courses feeling as though they have learnt useful, practical skills that they can use straight away when they go back to work.

If you don’t feel that your training has been useful or if you are unhappy in any way, please get in touch with our Customer Services team within 30 days of the course. We will be happy to offer you additional support and training free of charge to help you to gain the skills you need, or if you’d prefer, a full refund.

Coronavirus Update

Due to COVID-19, our public programme is currently only being held online through our Face-to-Face Live Online learning sessions. However, we are now able to offer classroom training sessions for private bookings. Please get in touch for more information, pricing and availability.

For the latest government guidance, please visit the gov.uk website.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will advise all clients if the situation changes.

If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to arrange some online training, our friendly team are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. You can leave a message on 020 7375 7300 or email us at hello@happy.co.uk.

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Did you know...

...giving a presentation doesn't mean that you have to do all the talking?

The most effective presentations are those that engage the entire room in a discussion. 

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