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Advanced Presentation Skills

Duration : 2 days 

Advanced Presentation and Public Speaking Skills for Maximum Impact





Staff at all levels in the organization that wants to elevate their presentation and public speaking skills to an advanced level so that they can get the very best results from their leadership, teams and colleagues in pursuit of the organization’s goals.




Effective communication, presentation and public speaking capability is essential for a successful educational, social and professional life. Mastery of the presentation and public speaking is vital for effective leader and leadership and driving personal growth.


Advanced Presentation Skills is a very practical, proven and fun approach to presentation and public speaking that covers all aspects of the presentation process. The program includes an activity called “The Presenter” that allow delegates to practice the key concepts, competencies and skills learned in the traditional knowledge development sessions in a way that provides actionable insights into how new knowledge and skills learned will be used on the job. The program takes a holistic view of presentation and public speaking and introduces the delegate to the knowledge, skills and attitude required to properly approach and confidently deliver their topic to any audience.


The program is well researched, knowledge-based and designed with the individual learner at the centre of the learning process which means that the course is extremely interactive and practical.




By the end of this course delegates will be able to:


✓ Create the right mindset for great presentation

✓ Recognize the fundamentals of presentation

✓ Determine advanced presentation and public speaking skills and techniques

✓ Perfect key presentation and public speaking skills and techniques

✓ Practice presentation process and delivery

✓ Produce drive to self-develop in presentation and public speaking

✓ Produce positive impact on the overall performance of each delegate and the organization






Understanding Presentation and Public Speaking

  • What is Presentation?
  • The Benefits of Effective Presentation


Presentation Competency

  • Characteristics of a World Class Presenter
  • Exercise – Construct a Presenter’s Skill Matrix
  • Activity: “Self- Assessment”

Complete a self-assessment questionnaire.  Result establishes the individual’s major strengths and weaknesses in presentation and public speaking that will be used later on in the course as a basis to set a personal improvement goal.

  • Overcoming Your Limitations


Presentation Strategy

  • Your Presentation Strategy
  • The 3P’s of Presentation (Roadmap)
  • Presentation Framework (Preparation; Structure; Practice; Delivery; Review)
  • The Structure of a Good Presentation (Opening, Middle and End)


  • Activity- “Elevator Speech”

Each delegate presents their opening speech (case study to be given on the day); each session will be filmed for their record and class and trainer feedback will follow to consolidate learning.


Understanding Delivery

  • What is Delivery?
  • Voice
  • Your Presence
  • Body Language


Overcoming Fear and Tension

  • Overcoming Fear and Reducing Tension


  • Activity- “Close with a Bang!”

Each delegate presents their closing speech (case study to be given on the day); each session will be filmed for their record and class and trainer feedback will follow to consolidate learning.




Presentation Control (Advanced)

  • Voice Check and Rules
  • Achieving The Correct Pace
  • Handling Questions and the Challenging Audience
  • Dealing With the Uninterested
  • The Use of Humor


Professional Insights for Best Presentation


Review for Continuous Improvement


  • “The Presenter”

Each delegate is given 10 minutes to deliver and take questions on their presentation entitled “What Motivates Me” prepared as pre-work to the program; these sessions will be filmed for their record. During each presentation the class (the audience) completes a Presentation Observation Sheet that records their observations and comments on each delivery based on the Presentation Framework given earlier in the program. The class then shares this feedback with The Presenter. All Observation Sheets will be collected and given to each presenter along with a copy of the video for their review and self-development.


  • Recognize effective presentation structure and techniques
  • Practice key presentation competencies especially:
    • Structure
    • Presence
    • Pace
    • Handling Questions
    • Managing a Challenging Audience
  • Produce key insights and learning


Key Learning Review

  • Group discussion and professional feedback to consolidate key learning. Delegates will leave the day with a list of development activities to improve their presentation and public speaking competency back at work.




The delegates attending this course will be asked to prepare thought and materials for a 10 minute PowerPoint presentation entitled “What Motivates Me”. This will delivered to the class during “The Presenter” activity scheduled in Day 2.




Each delegate will be asked to complete a pre-course questionnaire to determine their individual learning objectives. These will be used by the trainer to give on track training that is focused on the individual learner attending.




The individual leaves this program with a Personal Action Plan to encourage immediate transfer of training to the job.




To register for this course please review the grey box above. If no public course is listed or the location and dates shown don’t suit you then please request a proposal for this course either as a public training course or if you have 6 delegates or more as an in-company training course by clicking on Request a Proposal.

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