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Presentation Skills Workshop

2 Part Course  |  Learn the process of presentation skills starting with the basics, moving towards 'black belt' techniques and creating appealing presentations to deliver with confidence

Businessmen and women collaborating on a presentation to a client

A one-day presentation skill course delivered over two-half days in a virtual class from 9:30am to 1:00pm UK time

Presentation Skills Workshop: Part One

Training Essentials - The Presenter: You

  • What makes formal presentations so scary?
  • Successful presenter qualities
  • Some tricks of the trade
  • The 2, 20, 2, 20 Rule
  • Be aware of “distractors”
  • Preparing by carrying out ‘essential checks’
  • What are you going to say, why and to whom?
  • Presenting the ‘right’ image
  • Acknowledging and overcoming nerves
  • Using relaxation techniques before the presentation 
  • Using mannerisms and gestures to enhance the impact
  • Ice Breaker: Either singly or in pairs, each delegate will be asked to select an item in the room and then stand in front of the group to tell us in only a minute, why we need it or would want to buy it.

Training Essentials - The Material: What Are You Going to Say?

  • This course on presentation skills investigates the concept of "recency" covering three main points:
  • Strong opening, strong content, strong close
  • Writing the basic outline
  • The “business card” technique
  • Editing to keep presentations simple, punchy and “on message”
  • Establishing a clear purpose and ensuring the presentation reflects this
  • Getting the audience’s attention
  • Identifying the key points without going into too much detail
  • Creating strong openings and closings
  • Knowing the pros and cons of different visual aids
  • Moving towards making it big, bold and brilliant but with expectations of the audience as an anchor/driver
  • Exercise: Participants can work in pairs if preferred. A high-profile and well-known subject will be allocated to each member of the group (can be changed if you don’t like your topic). Each member of the presentation skills workshop will prepare a 5-minute flip chart presentation to tell us about the topic. These will continue one or two at a time between each session. The group will be asked to give positive feedback to each presenter

Training Essentials - The Audience: Who Will You Be Saying it to?

  • Who is the audience?
  • What are their expectations?
  • We'll cover how to be engaged and if applicable entertaining (but not too much!)
  • Knowing your audience well enough to develop appealing presentations
  • How to build rapport right from the outset
  • Getting and keeping the audience on your side
  • Working with questions
  • Handling difficult people
  • Understanding group dynamics in business
  • Dealing with very senior or important audiences/members
  • Exercise: Presentations as above

Presentation Skills Workshop: Part Two

Next Steps: Delivery Methods

  • The three-stage technique
  • The basics
  • The essentials including eye contact, movement, audience engagement and involvement
  • Successful presentations encourage rhetorical questions whilst helping you avoid overuse 
  • Varying tone, pitch and delivery style
  • Having a prompt that looks professional and does its job dealing with nerves and 'fluffing your lines'
  • Watching the audience to gauge engagement and impact
  • Listening and hearing: they aren't the same thing
  • Asking questions if you need to generate engagement
  • Communicating with confidence, fluency and conviction are referred to throughout presentation skills workshops
    Example: Participants can work in pairs if preferred, to prepare a presentation based on their own product or service to the group. The group will give positive feedback after each. Presentations are completed either one or two at a time.

Next Step – Presentation Communication Skills

  • Presentation skills training assesses how to keep the audience engaged using business communication presentation skills
  • How to 'know your stuff' and memorise key parts of the presentation
  • Preparing mentally
  • Physical relaxation techniques
  • Appearing confident in front of the crowd
  • Non-Verbal Communication Skills – 'reading the audience'
  • Body language during presentations – yours and theirs
  • The signals you send to others
  • Why it's not WHAT you say, it's HOW you say it
  • Presenting your case with an impact
  • Exercise: Presentations as above   

Perfecting Your Skills

  • Only when you feel able to
  • Make them laugh a little
  • Asking the audience a question to encourage discussion
  • Dealing with questions
  • Creating fantastic flip charts
  • Creating compelling PowerPoint presentations
  • How to 'WOW' your audience
  • Vibrant Videos and Amazing Audio
  • Presentation skills training wraps up with a final exercise: Presentations as above

Course Conclusion – Summary & Wind Up

Presentation skills workshops at Redcliffe Training are delivered by a highly knowledgeable and seasoned director. With over 40 years of experience dedicated to the banking and financial sector, this trainer has spent the majority of his career in senior management and director roles. Specialising in Corporate Finance, Retail, Banking and Compliance, our trainer fully understands what’s required for successful delivery in this important session.

As a former Institute of Banking Lecturer, he gained distinctions at the exam level. A subject matter expert on all retail, corporate and global banking including risk management and regulatory compliance aspects, our trainer has lectured extensively to leading global financial institutions and smaller bespoke specialists.

Our presentation skills workshop leader has delivered extensive programs in the USA, across Europe, MENA, Africa and Hong Kong. As an accredited Master Trainer at the world’s largest, global trade finance bank, delegates gain the very best from our presentation workshops.

Starting with the premise that all participants can present, our presentation training workshop teases such abilities to the surface whilst providing participants with the techniques and tools required to deliver the perfect message.

Throughout the course, we spend considerable time building presentation confidence whilst introducing new techniques.

  • Open to everyone looking to further their knowledge, this course is particularly suited to finance professionals and those working in similar industries. During this session, we will:
  • Convince you that we can all present and it’s purely nerves and self-doubt holding us back
  • Take delegates through a highly interactive learning experience, starting with presentation skills basics and moving towards the more comprehensive delivery methods
  • Presentation skills workshops determine the qualities required to become competent in presenting
  • Learn tried and tested techniques otherwise known as ‘tricks of the trade’
  • Recognise the many presentation forms including delivery via podium, desktop, in-person and more
  • Cover, highlight and instil the true importance of preparation, practice and experience as key components when improving presentation skills
  • Appreciate the importance of understanding the audience without it proving a terrifying experience
  • Create appealing presentations
  • Identify areas of personal development
  • Master how to physically and mentally prepare
  • Manage and deal with audience questions confidently and professionally
  • Finally, at Redcliffe Training, our presentation skills workshops help participants to believe in themselves

  • Presentation skills courses at Redcliffe Training are interactive and fun leaving fear and embarrassment behind
  • This course helps understand why the prospect of presenting daunts many. Sessions are designed with confidence growth at the forefront
  • Each delegate is given the opportunity to participate in two fun, ‘unthreatening’ presentations and a final one that’s business-specific
  • Nobody is expected to feel uncomfortable and may work alone or in pairs
  • Our trainer understands the fear of failure surrounding presentations, delivering constructive feedback positively, and with tact
  • With over two decades of experience, Redcliffe is an established training resource with a growing reputation through consistent positive feedback
  • Delivering presentation skills workshops and courses dedicated to financial services for over twenty years, we understand business nuances and the requirements for specific course content
  • Your programme director is a hands-on practitioner who rose to the main board director level during a long and distinguished career
  • Your course trainer is an individual with real industry experience
  • At Redcliffe Training we are judged by results and these speak for themselves

As a crucial skill, arguably everyone will benefit from attending our presentation skills workshop. Remember, we begin courses with the belief that every participant can present. Our sessions help you to locate these abilities whilst providing the right tools and techniques to further them. Specifically, sessions are a must-know for:

  • Any team members regularly delivering formal presentations as part of their duties
  • Individuals dealing with colleagues and internal business areas whereby change occurs via presentations
  • Sales role representatives
  • Compliance and risk staff looking to achieve more effective business responses
  • Senior, middle and line managers who are required to ‘make things happen’
  • Personnel staff
  • Individuals wishing to refresh and enhance existing abilities will grow in knowledge and confidence with this presentation training workshop

Our presentation skills workshop begins with an understanding of how this area can prove daunting. This session aims to provide a safe, online, interactive space to further enhance existing skills enjoyably and effectively. As the course progresses, delegates' confidence levels noticeably rise and this is fulfilling to witness.

Misleadingly referred to as a ‘killer skill’, the art of presentation is not a realm inhabited only by so-called ‘masters’. Everyone possesses the skills to present and to do this successfully, no matter how overwhelming situations appear. So what’s the secret? Quite simply it’s hard work, preparation and practice followed by further hard work. So-called ‘masters’ make this art look easy because, behind the scenes, they are working hard planning, practising and repeating (a mantra you’ll become used to hearing throughout presentation skills training).

To get the very best from such training. sessions should provide an enjoyable learning experience within a comfortable environment. This session begins with some basics and fun opening exercises to build confidence. From here we will reveal some helpful tricks of the trade and finish with a final presentation. By this end stage, all participants will have delivered a polished, professional presentation with individual areas for improvements clear. All delegates are given the opportunity and encouraged to complete and deliver a minimum of three. Constructive, positive feedback is given by the training facilitator and encouraged by attendees throughout presentation skills workshops.

  • Everyone gave their opinions and input throughout. The instructor was very thorough and was very personable, made me feel very welcome.
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