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Presentation Skills Training Courses

Training Courses in Presentation Skills

Improve your confidence and effectiveness in front of people
Presentation Skills Training Courses from Activia

About Presentation Skills training

FREE eLearning revision

With our latest Presentation Skills courses, you get free eLearning revision for 14 days after your class so you can reinforce the knowledge you have gained.
Use the right hand menu on this page to click on the course you want for more information.
Access is simple: go to www.activia.co.uk/login and log in using your email address.   This will give you free access to our eLearning revision modules.
Note: These have been developed and written exclusively by Activia to maximise effectiveness, by matching the eLearning exactly to what you cover in class.   We hope you have fun, on the day of the course and with honing your knowledge afterwards!

Whether you or your staff are complete beginners or looking to improve on existing skills, we have a range of Presentation Skills training courses that will help you to become a more confident, effective and engaging presenter.

With Activia, you can check your skill level (see the button on the right) which ensures you book on the correct course.   This facility is also invaluable when putting together training programmes or bespoke courses for numbers of delegates.

We can also tailor your Presentation Skills training to your needs (click the button on the right) or to your company project requirements, taking you from first principles to whatever level you want to achieve.

Overcoming Nerves – This may be your biggest fear about speaking in front of people, but did you know there are ways that you can deal with this?
Delivering Presentations with Confidence teaches you how to combat your inhibitions, and boosts your confidence by showing you how to make your presentations memorable, entertaining, and effective.

Getting the Content Right – It's not what you say, but how you say it, and if your presentation is put together well, you will be able to deliver it with confidence.
Developing Powerful Presentations teaches you how to structure your content so it is easy to follow ... and deliver.

Fast Track Training – We also run two shorter courses that take the essential elements of building and delivering presentations, to be delivered in shorter time scales.
Presentation Skills Fast Track gives a one-day overview that also includes a practice presentation.
Presentation Skills Basics is a high-energy half-day course that deals with the concepts of giving presentations.

Using Powerpoint – Microsoft Powerpoint can provide an incredibly useful extra dimension to your presentation.

All courses can be delivered as Private (closed) courses, at our centres or at your offices, on a date to suit you.
Our one-day Essential Presentation Skills course is also scheduled as a Public (Open) class at most of our centres.

Related Courses

You will find related training courses in our Sales & Business Development section.

Feedback from delegates on our Presentation Skills courses

Average Review 4.3/5 based on 33 reviews.

"Very good - helpful as well as enjoyable day"     Tony Hough     Mar 23 2015    

"I would like you to feedback that I thought Janet was excellent in delivery and content of the course."     Craig Stringfellow     Mar 10 2015    

"Thoroughly enjoyed the course and found it very helpful and educational"     Allan Clarke     Mar 3 2015    

"I thought the course went really well. The tutor was very friendly, willing to answer questions and offer suggestions. Overall, it was very interesting and I got a lot out of it."     Priya Punj     Mar 2 2015    

"I really enjoyed the course and found that Janet (course leader) was really supportive and understanding to my needs."     Carwen Jones     Jan 13 2015    

"I was very impressed with Meena the course instructor on the way she presented the course and made it easy to understand and made me at ease. Giving a presentation would always make me very nervous and now should make me feel more comfortable using what I have learned. "     Manir Butt     Jan 13 2015    

"Delivering Presentations with Confidence was an excellent course; I learnt so much and now gives me a positive foundation to work with. Presentations were not my strong point I tend to get very nervous but the way Seema explained things made me more positive. I would like to thank Seema for everything she has done for me, and would recommend this course to my colleagues. "     Manir Butt     Jan 13 2015    

"Excellent trainer!"     Katy Gallear     Nov 21 2014    

"Graham was an excellent trainer, very enthusiastic and encouraging. I learnt a lot from him and now feel better prepared for giving a presentation. "     Carla Shelton     Oct 22 2014    

"The course tutor made things more interesting than I had originally anticipated. Making for an informative and engaging day. "     Matt Ince     Jul 22 2014    

"Thank you."     Stuart McCallum     Jul 15 2014    

"I thought the trainer Louise was excellent and her knowledge and experience really shone throughout the day. The course was kept as light hearted as possible which made for an enjoyable day."     Nick Press     Jun 10 2014    

"Vivienne was excellent, she was patient and gave us confidence and encouragement. Vivienne is an accolade to you."     Lynn Watts-Plumpkin     Apr 29 2014    

"I enjoyed the day and had to put into practice the next day so my confidence was still up."     Gail Moore     Mar 31 2014    

"Thank you."     Penny Bradley     Mar 31 2014    

"The course was useful and well constructed."     Ariane Blake     Feb 19 2014    

"The course was delivered well and I feel everyone in attendance got something from it"     Steve Walsh     Feb 10 2014    

"The Tutor was really nice and helpful"     Alison Williams     Feb 10 2014    

"Very Satisfied"     Stephen Harnett     Jan 24 2014    

"Trainer was very good, gave great feedbcak and was very knowledgable"     Fiona Clarke     Jan 24 2014    

Presentation Skills Fast Track

Course Outline

Duration: this is a one-day training course

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FREE eLearning revision

Note: FREE eLearning revision is available with this course.   Click the "About Presentation Skills" button at the top of the right hand menu for more details.

Content covered

Course Introduction and Overview
Preparing Your Presentation: Overview
• Setting Your Objectives (Answering the WHY)  • Knowing Your Audience (Answering the WHO)  • Building the Structure (Answering the WHAT) 
Setting Your Objectives
• What Are You Trying To Do?  • Identifying your Objective  • Discussion 
Knowing Your Audience
• A Basic Definition of your Audience  • Understanding Your Audience  • Focus, Plan, and Convey  • Audience Profile 
Building the Structure
• The Consequences of Bad Preparation  • The Three Benefits of a Plan  • Presentation Structure: an Overview 
Timing Your Presentation
• How to prevent over-running 
Overview of Communication
• The Three Parts of Communication  • Your Competition 
Controlling Your Nerves
• Overcoming Your Fears  • Thinking Positive  • Being Realistic  • Taking Control  • Sticky Situations  • Paying Attention to Your Appearance  • Tips to Combat Nerves  • Nervousness Presentation 
Our Body Language
• First Impressions  • Non Verbal Factors of Communication  • Avoiding the Traps 
The Importance of Voice
• Factors Affecting the Voice  • Achieving Optimum Conditions for Speech  • Using Your Voice 
Presentations
• Presentation Preparation  • Presentation Delivery  • Presentation Evaluation 

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Developing Powerful Presentations

Course Outline

Duration: this is a one-day training course

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FREE eLearning revision

Note: FREE eLearning revision is available with this course.   Click the "About Presentation Skills" button at the top of the right hand menu for more details.

ILM Endorsed Training Course

Note: This exclusive training course has been developed by Activia and endorsed by the ILM – Europe's foremost provider of leadership and management qualifications. The training can be delivered as a stand-alone course, and an ILM award certificate provided at a small additional charge. Alternatively it can count towards an ILM-endorsed award for management training.

Content covered

Introduction and Course Overview
Preparing Your Presentation: Overview
• Setting Your Objectives (Answering the WHY)  • Knowing Your Audience (Answering the WHO)  • Building the Structure (Answering the WHAT) 
Setting Your Objectives
• What Are You Trying To Do?  • Identifying your Objective  • Discussion 
Knowing Your Audience
• A Basic Definition of your Audience  • Understanding Your Audience  • Focus, Plan, and Convey  • Audience Profile 
Making Your Listener Hear You
• Key Themes  • Finding Common Ground  • Key Sentences 
Factual Content
• The Need for Factual Content  • Researching the Facts 
Building the Structure
• The Consequences of Bad Preparation  • The Three Benefits of a Plan  • Presentation Structure: an Overview 
The Introduction
• Four Points to Remember about Introductions  • The Opening Statement  • Following the Opening Statement 
The Main Body of Your Presentation
• The Power of Threes  • Building a Basic Plan 
Expanding a Basic Plan
• Using Symbols  • Opposites 
The Conclusion
• Writing a Good Ending  • General Points About Endings  • Closing Your Presentations: Some Alternatives 
Timing Your Presentation
• How to prevent over-running 
A Personal Action Plan

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Delivering Presentations with Confidence

Course Outline

Duration: this is a one-day training course

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FREE eLearning revision

Note: FREE eLearning revision is available with this course.   Click the "About Presentation Skills" button at the top of the right hand menu for more details.

ILM Endorsed Training Course

Note: This exclusive training course has been developed by Activia and endorsed by the ILM – Europe's foremost provider of leadership and management qualifications. The training can be delivered as a stand-alone course, and an ILM award certificate provided at a small additional charge. Alternatively it can count towards an ILM-endorsed award for management training.

Content covered

Introduction and Course Overview
Overview of Communication
• The Three Parts of Communication  • Your Competition 
Presentation: First Impressions
• First impressions last 
Controlling Your Nerves
• Overcoming Your Fears  • Thinking Positive  • Being Realistic  • Taking Control  • Sticky Situations  • Paying Attention to Your Appearance  • Tips to Combat Nerves  • Nervousness Presentation 
Our Body Language
• First Impressions  • Non Verbal Factors of Communication  • Avoiding the Body Language Traps 
Handling Questions and Answers
• Asking Questions  • Types of Questions  • How to Ask Questions  • Handling Delegatesí Answers  • Dealing with Room Questions  • Managing the Question-and-Answer Period 
Conversational Style
• The Importance of Communication Skills  • Starting Conversations  • Developing a Good Conversational Style 
Rules for Effective Speaking
• The Use of Words  • Good Manners 
The Importance of Voice
• Factors Affecting the Voice  • Achieving Optimum Conditions for Speech  • Using Your Voice 
Presentation Practice
• Presentation Preparation  • Presentation Delivery  • Presentation Evaluation 

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Presentation Skills Basics (Half Day)

Course Outline

Duration: this is a half-day training course

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Content covered

Introduction and Course Overview
Overview of Communication
• The Three Parts of Communication  • Your Competition 
Presentation: First Impressions
• First impressions last 
Controlling Your Nerves
• Overcoming Your Fears  • Thinking Positive  • Being Realistic  • Taking Control  • Sticky Situations  • Paying Attention to Your Appearance  • Tips to Combat Nerves  • Nervousness Presentation 
Our Body Language
• First Impressions  • Non Verbal Factors of Communication  • Avoiding the Traps 
The Importance of Voice
• Factors Affecting the Voice  • Achieving Optimum Conditions for Speech  • Using Your Voice 
A Personal Action Plan

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Prices for Presentation Skills training

Please note : all prices exclude VAT.

Scheduled public classes

[The simplest and most cost-effective option for 1, 2 or 3 delegates]
If you book in advance, Early Bird prices start at just £149
•  Presentation Skills Fast Track
 
First delegate: £179
2nd delegate: £159
3rd delegate +: £139 each
•  Developing Powerful Presentations
 
First delegate: £249
2nd delegate: £219
3rd delegate +: £189 each
•  Delivering Presentations with Confidence
 
First delegate: £249
2nd delegate: £219
3rd delegate +: £189 each
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Training at your offices

[A convenient and very cost-effective option for groups of delegates]
•  Presentation Skills Fast Track
 
First delegate: £449
Extra delegates: £45 each
(Price per day)
•  Developing Powerful Presentations
 
First delegate: £449
Extra delegates: £45 each
(Price per day)
•  Delivering Presentations with Confidence
 
First delegate: £449
Extra delegates: £45 each
(Price per day)
•  Presentation Skills Basics (Half Day)
 
First delegate: £179
Extra delegates: £30 each
(Price per ½-day)
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Scheduled dates for our public classes

Prices vary, and in general, the earlier you book, the lower the price.
Our small class sizes mean that classes are often full, so it's usually best to book as soon as you can.   So don't be disappointed by leaving it too late!

If you see classes at higher prices set to run over the next few days, these are empty classes and if you book, you may be the only delegate attending.

NOTE : prices are per delegate and exclude VAT.

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Presentation Skills

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Presentation Skills Fast Track
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May 28, 2015
Nottingham
 
**Full**
Jun 9, 2015
Reading Green Park
£179
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Jun 11, 2015
Leeds
£165
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Jun 11, 2015
Milton Keynes
£179
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Jun 16, 2015
Tower Bridge
£179
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Jun 18, 2015
Birmingham City Centre
£179
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Jun 23, 2015
Bristol
£179
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Jun 25, 2015
Manchester Princess Street
£179
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Jul 2, 2015
London Baker Street W1
£179
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Jul 2, 2015
Slough
£179
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Jul 7, 2015
Nottingham
£179
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Jul 21, 2015
Leeds
£169
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Jul 21, 2015
Milton Keynes
£169
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Jul 23, 2015
Reading Green Park
£169
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Jul 28, 2015
Birmingham City Centre
£159
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Jul 30, 2015
Tower Bridge
£159
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Aug 4, 2015
Manchester Princess Street
£159
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Aug 6, 2015
Bristol
£159
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Aug 11, 2015
London Baker Street W1
£159
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Aug 11, 2015
Slough
£159
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Aug 20, 2015
Nottingham
£149
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Developing Powerful Presentations
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May 27, 2015
Birmingham City Centre
 
**Full**
Jun 1, 2015
Bristol
£219
Book Now
Jun 1, 2015
Manchester Princess Street
 
**Full**
Jun 8, 2015
London Baker Street W1
£249
Book Now
Jun 8, 2015
Slough
£249
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Jun 15, 2015
Nottingham
£249
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Jun 29, 2015
Reading Green Park
£249
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Jun 29, 2015
Milton Keynes
£249
Book Now
Jun 29, 2015
Leeds
 
**Full**
Jul 6, 2015
Birmingham City Centre
£229
Book Now
Jul 6, 2015
Tower Bridge
£249
Book Now
Jul 13, 2015
Bristol
£239
Book Now
Jul 13, 2015
Manchester Princess Street
£239
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Jul 20, 2015
London Baker Street W1
£239
Book Now
Jul 20, 2015
Slough
£239
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Jul 27, 2015
Nottingham
£229
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Aug 10, 2015
Reading Green Park
£229
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Aug 10, 2015
Milton Keynes
£229
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Aug 10, 2015
Leeds
£229
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Aug 17, 2015
Birmingham City Centre
£219
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Aug 17, 2015
Tower Bridge
£219
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Aug 24, 2015
Bristol
£219
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Aug 24, 2015
Manchester Princess Street
£219
Book Now
Delivering Presentations with Confidence
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May 28, 2015
Birmingham City Centre
£229
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Jun 2, 2015
Manchester Princess Street
 
**Full**
Jun 2, 2015
Bristol
 
**Full**
Jun 9, 2015
London Baker Street W1
 
**Full**
Jun 10, 2015
Slough
£249
Book Now
Jun 16, 2015
Nottingham
 
**Full**
Jun 30, 2015
Reading Green Park
£249
Book Now
Jun 30, 2015
Milton Keynes
£229
Book Now
Jun 30, 2015
Leeds
 
**Full**
Jul 7, 2015
Tower Bridge
£229
Book Now
Jul 7, 2015
Birmingham City Centre
£229
Book Now
Jul 14, 2015
Bristol
£239
Book Now
Jul 14, 2015
Manchester Princess Street
 
**Full**
Jul 21, 2015
London Baker Street W1
£239
Book Now
Jul 21, 2015
Slough
£222
Book Now
Jul 28, 2015
Nottingham
£229
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Aug 11, 2015
Milton Keynes
£229
Book Now
Aug 11, 2015
Reading Green Park
£229
Book Now
Aug 11, 2015
Leeds
£229
Book Now
Aug 18, 2015
Birmingham City Centre
£219
Book Now
Aug 18, 2015
Tower Bridge
£219
Book Now
Aug 25, 2015
Manchester Princess Street
£219
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Aug 25, 2015
Bristol
£219
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Course outlines

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Presentation Skills Fast Track
Developing Powerful Presentations
Delivering Presentations with Confidence
Presentation Skills Basics (Half Day)

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Course Summaries for Presentation Skills Training Courses

Presentation Skills Fast Track

This intensive one-day workshop teaches delegates the essential skills necessary to plan and build presentations, then to deliver them in the most effective way.

Delegates who attend should be: Anyone who needs to present to audiences in any environment. The course focuses on a wide range of topics and will be extremely useful to new and experienced presenters alike.

Developing Powerful Presentations

This intensive one-day workshop teaches delegates how to build a presentation that, through clear objectives, audience targeting and a defined structure, will be easy to deliver, simple to follow and effective in its outcome. Delegates are invited to bring their own subject for presentation to the training so that they may take a tangible benefit back to their workplace.

Delegates who attend should be: Anyone who has to deliver presentations to people in any environment, and wants to give themselves the assurance that what they deliver will be targeted, organised, targeted and productive. This workshop will be of enormous benefit to anyone who needs to deliver a presentation and wants the reassurance that it is built according to Best Practice rules.

Delivering Presentations with Confidence

This workshop is aimed entirely at how to deliver effective presentations. It pays particular attention to the importance of body language, effective speaking and the factors of voice, and has sessions on handling questions and answers, and controlling your nerves. The day ends with the opportunity to put what you have learned into practice by delivering a short presentation in relaxed and supportive surroundings.

Delegates who attend should be: Anyone who needs to present to audiences in any environment. This workshop will benefit newcomers and old hands alike, providing a structured and well-organised framework in which to acquire or develop the skills necessary to deliver effective presentations.

Presentation Skills Basics (Half Day)

This intensive half-day workshop has been designed to improve key skills, and also to help delegates to control their nerves, so they they will deliver much better presentations more easily.

Delegates who attend should be: Anyone who needs to present to audiences in any environment, whether at sales events or in meetings or seminars.

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Presentation Skills Training Courses from Activia

We can provide training courses for Persentation Skills at any of our sixteen centres UK wide, or we can come to your offices – if you have groups of staff, this is a particularly convenient, flexible and cost effective option.

We have been training since 1995 and have continually developed our philosophy of high quality, flexible and cost effective provision of training courses for Persentation Skills.   This means you can be confident that we have the expertise, and the experience, to give all you need with classes for Persentation Skills.

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