Presentation Skills Workshop

Example Overview

Presenting and public speaking is often quoted as being one of the highest rating events to fill people with fear, stress and dread! Below is a sample of what we can do.

With some coaching and a few skills, presenting becomes more natural and enjoyable. Inspire Development have shared and developed these skills with many delegates. Our workshops can be designed around your presentations and needs.

Who will benefit

Inspire Development deliver programmes for all levels of presenting experience, from those who have never presented to those who present as a profession.


Workshops are designed to help participants create more engaging presentations and introduces a variety of tools to increases both confidence and impact.

Example Objectives

  • Understand how to structure a presentation for lasting impact
  • Learn how to harness any nervous energy to enthuse your audience and feel more confident
  • Know how to use your voice to gain and maintain interest
  • Understand memory techniques - How to ensure the audience remember key messages of your presentation long after it is over
  • Practice using body language to create rapport and as a visual aid
  • Be able to confidently and competently handle questions from an audience of customers or peers
  • Practice use of visual aids to enhance presentations

Example Content

  • Using our body language to add emotion and emphasis
  • Structure for impact
  • Confidence enhancing techniques
  • Effective use of eye contact
  • Using language to create Rapport
  • Stage anchoring
  • Several short practice and feedback sessions
  • The call to action


Client Feedback

From a recent client, Asia Gwatkin, Performance Development Executive, Daiichi-Sankyo UK Ltd

"This course really helps you build your confidence and makes you much more aware of your own style and skills in front of an audience. Everyone on the course came away having learned a huge amount, keen to put it all into practice.

This was probably the most useful and enjoyable course I have ever attended and would strongly recommend that anyone who ever needs to present in front of an audience, whatever their level of skill, attend."

What aspects will you find most useful?

  • The whole presentation
  • The structure helped my confidence
  • Following the structure ? benefit at start
  • Learning about the importance of a structure in turn will help my confidence
  • Expanded structure
  • General planning of a presentation, insights into body language
  • Attention grabber
  • Retention grabber
  • Constant practice ? development presentations throughout the day
What suggestions, if any, for improvement do you have?
  • It was well run
What will you do differently as a result of this training?
  • Cannot fault it ? has helped me a lot increase my confidence and awareness of how factors can affect it
  • Pay more attention to how I present
  • Ensure structure of presentation fits the model presented by Howard.
  • Become comfortable and familiar with this style and periodically check back to course notes
  • Present with confidence
  • Interact/involve audience
  • Use all additional bits above
  • Use less PowerPoints
  • Think a lot more about my presentation before structure it.
  • Ensure I have a benefit at start WIIFM them (audience)
If someone asks you to describe the main benefits of attending this course, what would you say?
  • Covers a wide range of aspects, but opportunity to focus on what you really need.
  • Good understanding of what a presentation should include and how to improve. Constructive criticism.
  • It helped me overcome the fear, which is what was holding me back.
  • Confidence builder !!!
  • Constructive feedback
  • Development of presentation skills
  • Improves your ability and confidence to make presentation
Any other comments?
  • Thank you
  • Thanks very much. Had a lot of fun and have learnt a lot


Top Tips


  • Ensure your dress is appropriate, the norm is slightly smarter than your audience.
  • Use an attention grabbing statement or fact to open your presentation.
  • We normally talk too fast when presenting, so slow down a bit.
  • Have a structure such as ?tell them what you are going to tell them? tell them tell? them what you told them?
  • Practice then practice some more.
  • Remember that 55% of your message is conveyed by your body language.
  • If presenting to a small group make eye contact with them all.
  • Decide when you are going to answer questions and let the audience know in advance.
  • If using a flip chart, remember Touch, Turn, Talk.
  • If selling or asking for action, ensure you include a call to action at the end of the presentation.