Presenting Effectively

Go from ‘good’ to ‘great’ with your presentations at work.
Full day


Many people in a range of different roles are expected to deliver presentations at work. This might be progress reports for projects you are involved in, briefings to your teams, presenting reports to board members or senior colleagues, or sales pitches to customers. People will judge your competence as a professional by the quality of your presentations .

In our effort to include all the important points we want to convey it is easy to fall into the trap of creating a slide set with lists of bullet points- and lose our audience’s attention ( possibly even their goodwill) by the fourth or fifth slide.

So how do we make our presentations engaging, well structured, and full of variety- as well as memorably conveying the main points we want our audience to absorb and remember?

This course will give you a clear set of success criteria to work towards and some easy tips and techniques to achieve them. We keep our participant groups small to give everyone the chance to practice a real work presentation in front of the group and get relevant and helpful feedback to raise your game as a presenter.

You don’t have to be a natural performer to be a great presenter and this course will show you how.

What you'll learn

  • What makes a great presentation – the 5 key elements
  • Handling audience questions with confidence
  • Techniques from some of the world’s best presenters
  • How to develop your own personal style and come across with presence and conviction
  • How to design brilliant slides that compliment and reinforce your verbal delivery rather than distract from it
  • Tips for presenting to boards and senior teams
  • The challenges that different topics pose- and how to overcome them

Who is it for?

This is for anyone who is new to presenting as well as those who want a refresher to improve their presentation skills.

Your facilitator

Sarah Hobbs

Sarah is the co-founder of Vondel Professional Development, and is an engaging and highly qualified business and training consultant who specialises in making finance easily comprehensible for non-financial professionals. She has worked with a variety of clients across both the private and public sector including HMRC, Ince & Co, Wolseley, United Biscuits, PwC, Knight Frank, Mothercare, Nabarro, Norton Rose, BMJ Publishing and Barclays Bank.

Shona Ward
Shona Ward

Shona loves to help people make changes in their people skills that produce big results. She is a Managing Partner of the Learning Curve Network and has been designing and delivering interactive training events since 1987. She began her career providing individual counselling and psychotherapy in Further Education, Health and Social services and uses this background in psychology to make her training effective and long lasting. She provides management development, staff event facilitation and interpersonal skills training across multiple sectors and has worked with manufacturing companies, language schools, insurance companies, publishers, utility companies, housing associations, NHS Trusts, and universities . Our clients say that she is engaging, informative, and inspires confidence.


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04/06/24 9:30 - 17:00
£590.00 (ex VAT)
09/07/24 9:00 - 17:00
£590.00 (ex VAT)