By Alexander McWilliam

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Presentation skills workshops and training programmes

Training Courses

We provide off-the-shelf and bespoke training programmes to develop the essential skills needed to enable your presentations to thrive.

Workshops run from 60-minute bitesize sessions to 3-day retreats, in person or online. We can accommodate group sizes up to 200.

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Presentation Skills

We enhance your presentations by optimising three key areas:

The message

Memorable Messages

If you haven’t got a clear idea of what you are going to say, then your presentation is not going to have a positive impact on your audience.

We give you the tools to enable you to create effective content for your presentations.

Areas include:

  • Important questions to answer before creating a presentation.
  • Conducting an audience analysis.
  • Objectives and through-lines for your presentations.
  • Structuring your presentation and understanding the three pillars to support it.
  • How to make it memorable.
The visual story

Powerful PowerPoint

Let’s face it, ‘Death by PowerPoint’ is a common occurrence whenever slides are involved. However, it doesn’t have to be!

Our training helps you to turn that dull slide deck into one that leaves a lasting impression on your audience!

Areas include:

  • The purpose of visuals.
  • Three types of presentations and which ones to avoid.
  • 12 psychological and cognitive techniques to make visuals more effective and memorable.
  • How to avoid ‘Death-by-PowerPoint.’
  • Top tips and words of caution.
The delivery of presentations

Dynamic Delivery

You may have the best content in the world but if you present it poorly, it won’t matter.

Our coaches draw on over 15 years of coaching and performance experience to guide you through how to improve your personal delivery style.

Areas include:

  • How to use your voice and bodies effectively.
  • The importance of non-verbal communication.
  • How to warm up vocally, physically, and mentally before a presentation.
  • Expanding your comfort zone when it comes to presenting.
  • How to stay calm under pressure.
  • Using storytelling to turn your “plain text” into a more interesting version.

Presenting with confidence

If the thought of giving a presentation in front of others sends a cold chill down your spine, then you’re not alone. A staggering 60% of people fear public speaking!

But what would it mean to you, your team, and your organisation if you could become a more confident presenter? That’s where we can help.

Our founder Alexander McWilliam knows a thing or two about public speaking anxiety –he’s currently working towards his PhD specialising in it!

Areas include:

  • Identifying fears related to presenting.
  • How to utilise a three-pronged approach to overcome them.
  • Pre-performance rituals to reduce unwanted anxiety.
  • Opportunity training to expand your comfort zone and build resourcefulness.
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Other Courses

Pressure Training

Pressure Training

You and your team may feel confident presenting, but when the pressure comes do you rise to the challenge or fall to pieces?

We can help to enhance you and your team’s ability to perform under pressure through a mixture of acting, improvisation, and role-play activities – so that when the pressure comes in real life (as it always will do) you can thrive.

Presentation MOT

Presentation MOT

Have slides but not too sure how effective they are? Or maybe you recently presented, and your slides didn’t have the impact you were hoping for?

We can break those slides down, unpick them, critique them, enhance them, and then put them back together to make a more effective and memorable presentation.

Bespoke Packages

Bespoke Packages

Have an idea of what you need but can’t see it above? / Or maybe you want to combine a few elements together?

We can design and deliver bespoke packages to suit your business needs.

Book a call today to see how we can help.

Looking for something else?

While our speciality is presentation and public speaking, we also offer teambuilding workshops to develop team bonds and ice breakers and energiser sessions to kick start your event and energise your delegates. Want to find out more, book a call today.

Ice Breakers & Energisers

Ice Breakers & Energisers

Running an away day or a conference and need something to inject some energy and fun into the room? Then look no further!

Our team can get everyone up on their feet with a mixture of pair and group exercises to charge up the room and fill it with laughter and energy.

Team Building

Team Building

Successful solo acts are rarely, in fact, solo. Chances are that your job will rely on your ability to interact successfully with a variety of other individuals. Our aim is to build your workforce as an ensemble. A finely tuned unit, capable of taking on any challenges that come in their way. Learn How to:

  • Create an ensemble
  • Break down barriers
  • Build trust and support
  • Develop team bonds
  • Use give and take effectively
  • Have each other's back

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