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Presentation Skills Workshop

2 Part Course  |  Learn the process of presentation skills, beginning with the basics and moving eventually towards the 'black belt' techniques and creating presentations that appeal with confidence.

Businessmen and women collaborating on a presentation to a client

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

Part One

Presentation Skills Workshop 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.

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

  • The concept of "recency" - three things!
  • 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: Working 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 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

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

  • Who is the audience?
  • What are their expectations?
  • Being engaging and if applicable entertaining… but not too much
  • Knowing your audience well enough to develop appealing presentations
  • Building 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

Part Two

Next Steps: Delivery Methods

  • The three-stage technique
  • The basics
  • The essentials – eye contact, movement, audience engagement and involvement
  • Successful presentation skills workshops 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
    Example: Each delegate working in pairs if preferred, will be asked to prepare a presentation based on their own product or service (the delegate to choose) and will be asked to present it to the group. The group will give positive feedback after each presentation. These will be completed either one or two at a time.

Next Step – Presentation Communication Skills

  • How we can keep the audience engaged using business communication presentation skills
  • Knowing your stuff and memorising 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
  • Ask them a question encouraging discussion
  • Dealing with questions
  • Creating fantastic flip charts
  • Creating compelling PowerPoint presentations
  • WOW your audience
  • Vibrant Videos and Amazing Audio
  • 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, this trainer fully understands what’s required for delivery in this important session.

As a former Institute of Banking Lecturer, this trainer gained distinctions at 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 trainer 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.

Presentation skills workshop training at Redcliffe begins with the premise that all participants have the ability to present. Throughout the day, we will spend considerable time building presentation confidence whilst introducing you to 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 live, online presentation skills workshop, we will:
  • Convince delegates 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, moving towards the more comprehensive delivery methods
  • Determine the qualities required to become competent in presenting
  • Learn tried and tested presentation 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
  • During this presentation skills workshop we will identify areas of personal development
  • Master how to physically and mentally prepare
  • Manage and deal with audience questions confidently and professionally
  • Finally, learn to believe in yourself

  • Presentation skills workshop training at Redcliffe Training are interactive and fun leaving fear and embarrassment behind
  • Understanding many are daunted by the prospect of presenting, sessions are designed with confidence growth at the forefront
  • Each delegate is given the opportunity to participate two fun, ‘unthreatening’ presentations and a final business-specific
  • Nobody is expected to feel uncomfortable and may work alone or in pairs accordingly
  • Our trainer understands the fear of failure surrounding presentations, delivering constructive feedback positively, and with tact
  • With over two decades of training industry experience, Redcliffe is an established resource with a growing reputation through consistent positive feedback
  • Delivering to many organisations 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 main board director level during a long and distinguished career
  • At Redcliffe Training trainers are individuals with real industry experience
  • We’re judged by results and these speak for themselves

As a crucial skill, arguably everyone would benefit from, presentation skills workshops are specifically 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 required to ‘make things happen’
  • Personnel staff
  • Individuals wishing to refresh and enhance existing skills

Presentation skills workshops at Redcliffe Training understand such areas can prove daunting. The aim of this session is 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 are 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 presenting look easy and this is because, behind the scenes they are working hard planning, practising and repeating.

To get the very best from such training it should be an enjoyable learning experience. This session begins with some basics and fun opening exercises to build confidence. Revealing some helpful tricks of the trade we will finish with a final presentation. By this final stage all participants will have delivered a polished, professional, presentation with personal improvements clear. All delegates are given the opportunity to complete a minimum of three presentations. Constructive, positive feedback is given by the training facilitator and encouraged from attendees.

  • 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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