Presenting from a Stage

Deliver a professional presentation with style and impact

For: Professionals who present at networking events, seminars and conferences

Level: Beginner to intermediate

Time: 1 day or two half-days (face-to-face courses only)

Few things make someone’s throat go dry like the news that they have to give a presentation at an event or conference. But it shouldn’t be like this.

After all, presentations are simply a way to share your thoughts and ideas with a group of people.

Presenting from a Stage is specifically designed for professionals who need to give presentations to their clients, senior managers and colleagues.

It directly addresses the anxieties of many speakers: What should I say? How can I make sure I don’t bore or baffle my audience? How can I control my nerves?  And what on earth should I do with my hands?

This is a highly interactive course. Your team will give short presentations so they can practise the techniques as they learn them.

Your team will be able to:

  • Deliver impactful presentations that work for them and their audience
  • Manage their nerves before and during their presentation
  • Save time on their preparations by using tried-and-tested techniques

Content for Presenting from a Stage

Preparing their content

  • Clarifying their objective so they start with the end in mind
  • Thinking about their audience and their needs
  • Developing a powerful idea that delivers their message
  • Structuring their content using tried-and-tested templates
  • Telling stories that support their argument

Preparing their materials

  • Writing notes that will prompt their memories
  • Creating slides that enhance their message, but don’t compete with their delivery
  • Adding images, videos and props to make their presentations more intriguing

Preparing themselves

  • Warming up their voice
  • Transforming nerves into excitement
  • Handling things that go wrong, like technology failures
  • Developing their own speaking styles
  • Using humour appropriately and professionally

Engaging with their audience

  • Getting on stage with confidence
  • Using eye contact and gestures to hold their audience’s attention
  • Leaving the stage with grace
  • Addressing a challenging audience
  • Handling Q & As with poise

Learning options for Presenting from a Stage

  • Training only
  • Combine with reviews of your people’s presentations
  • Combining with coaching for individual team members
  • Combine with a consulting project to develop common standards, processes and tools for all your presentations

My training is based on my 20 years’ experience as a business writer and communications professional.

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I’m based in London and work with clients
across the UK and internationally.

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If you’d like to have a chat about Presenting from a Stage for your team, please send me a message.