Confident and effective presentations (5 CPD hours)
(Former name: Presentation skills: how to make confident and effective presentations 1 day course)
Giving a presentation can be a scary prospect - but our presentation skills training will give you the confidence and skills to become an effective speaker. And you will even have fun at the same time!
Our Confident and effective presentations is a practical and fun presentation skills course, with lots of tips for calming your nerves, developing your material and increasing your impact. We keep the group size small, with no more than eight or nine delegates, so you will get lots of personal attention, including video and feedback.
“I actually felt a sense of excitement I never thought I would feel about presentations. The trainer fed back fairly and gave confidence to everyone. ”
— JG, Diabetes UK
“I definitely feel more confident, especially compared to the beginning of the day. I have a list of things I can do to better prepare and combat nerves.”
— HP, Leadership Foundation
“Having never delivered presentations until a few weeks ago, this course was incredibly valuable as a self assessment. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and learnt many useful tips and tricks.”
— LD, London Borough of Newham
“The trainer was excellent: very engaging with the group, approachable and knew her subject very well. Best training I have been on. ”
— LE, Prostate Cancer UK
“This is by far the best place I have attended a course - friendly and helpful staff and great services. ”
— SH, IDA Bass Kidney Foundation
Course dates and location
This course takes place at the Centre's Central London training suite with easy access to tube and mainline rail stations.
Please note: we allow a maximum of three people per organisation on our Individual training courses.
Our next available course dates for individuals are:
- 27 September, 2019
- 22 October, 2019
- 4 November, 2019
- 19 December, 2019
- 2 January, 2020
- 13 February, 2020
- 16 March, 2020
This course starts at 10am and will finish by 4.30pm. Lunch and refreshments are provided.
Alternatively, we can deliver this course at your venue, for your team, on a date and time that suits you. If you have four or more people who would like to attend this course then Group training could be the most cost-effective option. Contact one of our Training Coordinators on 020 7490 3030 or email for more information and a quote.
Presentation Skills Training Courses in London
The course looks at presentation skills from every angle, from preparation and rehearsal to the development of a presentation style. Over the day you will cover:
- knowing what you want to achieve and finding the right way of doing it
- developing and communicating clear messages
- understanding how best to inform and motivate your audience
- gathering your material
- keeping it simple and to the point
- what to put in and what to leave out
- structuring your presentation
- tips to make your presentation lively and effective
- handling nerves
- developing your confidence
- the power of positive thinking
- developing an upbeat personal presence
- body language
- dressing for success
- voice projection
- a year of free support
We will diagnose your strengths and weaknesses and help you to develop a presentation style that plays to your strengths and is right for you.
If you are already reasonably experienced at giving presentations but want a masterclass to improve your style and get new ideas to increase impact then our Impactful presentations course might be better for you. Not sure which is the right course for you? Check out our blog article about which presentation and communication skills course you need depending on your experience and audience.
"I have recommended this course to everyone I know! The trainer was incredibly helpful and informative, and I learnt so much. I have taken my crib-sheet of tips with me whenever I have made presentations since, and I would like to think it has made a massive difference...if nothing else it has strongly improved my confidence. THANK YOU!" KT, Friends of the Elderly
Who is this course for?
This course will help you develop presentation skills and confidence in a safe, learning setting. You may be new to giving presentations, or you may be someone who currently gives presentations but has had no formal training. This is the training for you!
The Centre works with people from all sectors including the public sector, voluntary sector, corporate sector and private sector.
What will this course help me do: learning outcomes?
Our Confident and effective presentations course, will help you present with confidence in different settings - from conferences to committee meetings, from fundraising pitches to stakeholder gatherings. It will help you understand how audiences can be motivated and persuaded, and will enable you to develop a presentation that achieves your aims.
Other courses to consider
We have a range of personal effectiveness and communication skills courses that work well with this course, including Influencing skills, Radio and Television interviews and Developing your personal brand.
If you already have some experience giving presentations and want to improve your delivery and wow your audience then our two-day presentation skills course - Impactful presentation skills: two-day masterclass - might be more suitable for you. Alternatively, if you are a leader or senior manager who would like to develop your self-awareness, authenticity and impact when communicating to one person or 1,000, our Powerful communication skills for leaders course is the course for you.
You may also be interested in purchasing the Centre's published book: How to become a brilliant presenter.
- £295 plus VAT small charity price (applies to registered charities with an annual turnover of less than £3m)
- £395 plus VAT not-for-profit price (applies to all other charities and all other not-for-profit organisations, including public sector and housing)
- £445 plus VAT standard price (applies to all other organisations)