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Confident and effective presentations

(Former name: Presentation skills: how to make confident and effective presentations 1 day course)

Course summary

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.

Course dates and location

All our training courses are being delivered virtually. The webinar systems used do not require software download.

Please note: we allow a maximum of three people per organisation on our Individual training courses.

Our next available course dates for individuals are:

  • 9 July, 2024
  • 17 September, 2024
  • 12 November, 2024

We can deliver this course virtually for your organisation, 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.

  • Course outline

    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

    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 skillsRadio 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.

  • Course fee
    • £522 plus VAT not-for-profit price (applies to charities and all other not-for-profit organisations, including public sector and housing)
    • £589 plus VAT standard price (applies to all other organisations)

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