Virtual Presenting

Using the ‘tricks of the trade,’ this course will equip those who are new to virtual presenting with a complete toolkit of the knowledge and skills needed. Presenting virtually uses many of the skills of face-to-face presentations but there are additional techniques you’ll need to master.


So many of us have to present reports, updates, business cases or change briefings to colleagues, senior teams and boards. We have all had the experience of sitting through boring virtual presentations but can sometimes find it a struggle to know how to put our topic over in an exciting way when many people in our audience are staring at screens for hours on end.

Many of us can fall into the trap of speaking too fast or losing track of what we want to say when we are trying to present efficiently. Unfortunately, we can easily end up losing our audience’s attention. Using ideas from some of the world’s best presenters, this course will help you deliver a wide range of effective online presentations in a way that adds a personal touch and keeps you and your audience engaged for your whole virtual presentation.

You will be given many tools to help you at every point- from the early planning stage right through to how to deliver a powerful wrap up at the end. We will give you ideas for the different types of presentations that you might be called on to deliver.

Every presentation and every audience is different. We will give you an opportunity to give one of your presentations a ‘make-over’ receiving helpful feedback from a supportive group of colleagues, as well as the facilitators.

The group size is strictly limited to 6 participants to ensure personal attention for the main presentation practice.

What you'll learn

On this practical and interactive programme, you will learn about

  • The three secrets of looking more professional on screen with very little effort.
  • How to plan a virtual presentation efficiently and successfully
  • How to manage the technical stuff and reduce distractions for yourself and your audience
  • How to start and finish well.
  • How to judge your verbal pace and avoid ‘death by PowerPoint’
  • How to use tools and additional apps to involve your audience
  • How to ‘wow’ your audience and keep their attention.
  • Handling interactions and questions with confidence
  • The secrets of presenting successfully to Boards
  • Presentation practice and feedback

Who is it for?

  • You are required to give virtual presentations as part of your job.
  • You already deliver virtual presentations but think you could do with a ‘Masterclass’ to widen your repertoire and vary your style.
  • You want to increase the effectiveness of your presentations for particular audiences.
  • You have to deliver complex subjects and need some ideas on how to make them ‘audience friendly’.

Your facilitator

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.


It was an excellent 2 x 1/2 day sessions, led by Shona Ward. It was practical and informative and I would recommend to anyone who is planning to deliver L&D virtually.
I attended the Virtual Presenting course which I've given 5 stars. Lots of really useful tips and techniques which can be used for both virtual and face to face presentations. The course trainer Shona was excellent and really put us at ease, while also giving constructive feedback. I will be recommending this course to colleagues.
Shona was a brilliant instructor and the course had a great mix of theoretical, practical and role play learning bringing it all together. Picked up some great tips and tricks to improve my presenting - would highly recommend!
Highly Recommended
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