Presenting in Meetings

Present ideas and information persuasively in meetings

For: Executives, managers and junior professionals who present in meetings

Level: Beginner to intermediate

Time: 1 day or 2 half-days (face-to-face or virtual)

Many professionals give most of their presentations around meeting tables or on video conferences – not from a stage.

They still have to inform, persuade and sell. But they don’t have the inherent advantages of a speaker on a stage. Instead, they have to establish their authority while participating in the meeting.

Presenting in Meetings draws upon traditional presentation skills, but applies them to this important setting.

Your team will learn how to plan and shape their presentation. They’ll practise presenting in two and threes so they come across as a cohesive group. And they’ll learn to listen effectively and answer questions gracefully.

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

Your team will be able to:

  • Command their audience’s attention by developing a powerful presence
  • Structure their message so their audience understands and remembers it
  • Prepare their presentations efficiently – in advance or on the fly

Content for Presenting in Meetings

Working out what to say

  • Defining their purpose
  • Considering their audience’s needs and interests
  • Developing their core message

Shaping their content

  • Developing a powerful idea that delivers their message
  • Structuring their content efficiently using templates
  • Winning and keeping their audience’s attention with strong openings and closings
  • Allowing for the impact of different contexts on their presentations, especially video calls

Developing the skills needed to present during meetings

  • Presenting effectively in pairs, trios and groups
  • Using active listening so clients feel heard
  • Summarising and moving on
  • Handling pushback gracefully

Delivering their presentation with impact

  • Managing their face – expressiveness and eye contact
  • Managing their voice – vocal variety, pace and pauses
  • Managing their body – posture and gestures

Learning options for Presenting in Meetings

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

Your training programme will include implementation resources and support to help your team make fast progress with their presenting skills.

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“This was a fab session. It was tailored to our industry and business which made it really useful. It gave us things we can start using straight away.”

“Very engaging. I felt comfortable even when I was out of my comfort zone.”

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Participants, George P. Johnson Experience Marketing

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 in Meetings for your team, please send me a message.