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Developing Powerful Presentations
Developing Powerful Presentations


The best source of Presentation Skills Training Courses

A hands-on one-day course with free e-learning revision after your training and pre-course online skills testing. Free bespoke course design is also available for private classes if the content needs to be adjusted
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CPD accredited course

Note: this Developing Powerful Presentations course is CPD certified.
It is delivered as a classroom course with FREE post-course ONLINE revision.
This means that not only has it been rigorously assessed in terms of content and quality, but it comes with a FREE CPD Certification certificate, as well as an Activia diploma of completion.
We are a corporate member of the CPD: the highest level of association available.


Full details of modules and topics covered in this one-day course

Blended learning

Note: Free e-learning revision is available with this course: 12 months of access for each delegate on scheduled public (open) classes and standard on-site/private classes (not available for bespoke courses) .


This is a one-day training course structured into 13 modules

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.
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.


One extra sale, one decision that is made in your favour - just one successful result - will repay the cost of this course many times over. The boost you get to your skill levels and self confidence is unquantifiable!

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MODULE 1:  Introduction and Course Overview
MODULE 2:  Preparing Your Presentation: Overview
Learning outcomes:
Learn how to set clear, focused objectives by understanding your topic and your audience, and then build the structure.
Topics covered:
  • Setting Your Objectives (Answering the WHY)
  • Knowing Your Audience (Answering the WHO)
  • Building the Structure (Answering the WHAT)
MODULE 3:  Setting Your Objectives
Learning outcomes:
The keys to understanding purpose, identifying desired outcome and the style that will be most effective are well discussed in this section.
Topics covered:
  • What Are You Trying To Do?
  • Identifying your Objective
  • Discussion
MODULE 4:  Knowing Your Audience
Learning outcomes:
Examine and define your audience to ensure the greatest impact is through asking the right questions. In this module we cover the most popular.
Topics covered:
  • A Basic Definition of your Audience
  • Understanding Your Audience
  • Focus, Plan, and Convey
  • Audience Profile
MODULE 5:  Making Your Listener Hear You
Learning outcomes:
Review key themes and discover interesting opportunities to engage your audience on common ground, and be more effective in your presentation style.
Topics covered:
  • Key Themes
  • Finding Common Ground
  • Key Sentences
MODULE 6:  Factual Content
Learning outcomes:
Being informed, having an open mind and delivering hard facts can add value and dimension to any presentation. In this module we look at the how and why.
Topics covered:
  • The Need for Factual Content
  • Researching the Facts
MODULE 7:  Building the Structure
Learning outcomes:
Understand the consequences of poor planning through to the benefits of cohesion, aims and adaptability. Structure can consist of three key protocols that are easily defined.
Topics covered:
  • The Consequences of Bad Preparation
  • The Three Benefits of a Plan
  • Presentation Structure: an Overview
MODULE 8:  The Introduction
Learning outcomes:
Looking at the key points and purpose can all be part of an opening statement, whether dramatic, personal or simply introductions. Review the options open to you.
Topics covered:
  • Four Points to Remember about Introductions
  • The Opening Statement
  • Following the Opening Statement
MODULE 9:  The Main Body of Your Presentation
Learning outcomes:
The power of threes and building on value principles. A simple five step process, and in this section how five processes can lead to expansion.
Topics covered:
  • The Power of Threes
  • Building a Basic Plan
MODULE 10:  Expanding a Basic Plan
Learning outcomes:
Infilling and amplifying a presentation with evidence or arguments that reinforce the points you make.
Topics covered:
  • Using Symbols
  • Opposites
MODULE 11:  The Conclusion
Learning outcomes:
The ending is an opportunity to recapture theme and summarise, to be dramatic turn of statement or a general cohesive summary, in this module the options are yours.
Topics covered:
  • Writing a Good Ending
  • General Points About Endings
  • Closing Your Presentations: Some Alternatives
MODULE 12:  Timing Your Presentation
Learning outcomes:
Learn how to avoid the pitfalls of distractions which cause you to over-run, and ways to stay on track
Topics covered:
  • How to prevent over-running
MODULE 13:  Your Personal Action Plan

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Developing Powerful Presentations
Sep 27, 2019
Birmingham Queensway
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Manchester Piccadilly
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Leeds West One
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Tower Bridge
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Presentation Skills Fast Track

[Duration: one day]

Presentation Skills Fast Track

  • Course Introduction and Overview
  • Preparing Your Presentation: Overview
  • Setting Your Objectives
  • Knowing Your Audience
  • Building the Structure
  • Timing Your Presentation
  • Overview of Communication
  • Controlling Your Nerves
  • Our Body Language
  • The Importance of Voice
  • Presentation Practice

Delivering Presentations with Confidence

[Duration: one day]

Delivering Presentations with Confidence

  • Introduction and Course Overview
  • Overview of Communication
  • Presentation: First Impressions
  • Controlling Your Nerves
  • Our Body Language
  • Handling Questions and Answers
  • Conversational Style
  • Rules for Effective Speaking
  • The Importance of Voice
  • Presentation Practice

Presentation Skills Basics (Half Day)

[Duration: half day]

Presentation Skills Basics (Half Day)

  • Introduction and Course Overview
  • Overview of Communication
  • Presentation: First Impressions
  • Controlling Your Nerves
  • Our Body Language
  • The Importance of Voice
  • Your Personal Action Plan



Bev Christopherson
, Apr 12 2019
"Sandy was enlightening and inspirational"

Course rating of 5 stars
Kate Channon
, Apr 12 2019
"Highly recommend"

Course rating of 4 stars
neil scott
, Mar 22 2019
"Katerine was an excellent tutor and content was very good "

Course rating of 4 stars
Hugh Shaw
, Mar 21 2019
"I enjoyed the course and found value in completing it."

Course rating of 5 stars
, Feb 22 2019
"very good trainer! "

Course rating of 5 stars
William Taylor
, Nov 22 2018
"brilliant trainer!"

Course rating of 5 stars
Kirsty Graham
, Oct 5 2017
"I was the only delegate, which could have been intimidating, but Dan put me at ease and I took full opportunity of having a 1-2-1 training day."

Course rating of 5 stars
Nicola Faley
, Jun 14 2017
"Fantastic tutor. Drew from relevant life experiences to ensure that we understood in real life placements"

Course rating of 5 stars
, Jun 14 2017
"The trainer is very good."

Course rating of 4 stars
Leanne Wilkes
, Jun 14 2017
"The two day's have improved my confidence massively when delivering presentations."

Course rating of 5 stars
Steve Upton
, Sep 16 2015
"Graham was pretty good all in all. He made us feel at ease and obviously knows his subject."

Course rating of 4 stars
Priya Punj
, Mar 2 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."

Course rating of 4 stars


Blended learning
FREE Online Revision

With our latest Presentation Skills courses, you get free online revision for a full 12 months after your class so you can reinforce the knowledge you have gained.

Access is simple: go to and log in using your email address.   This will give you free access to our e-learning revision modules.

Note: These have been developed and written exclusively by Activia to maximise effectiveness, by matching the online content exactly to what you cover in class.   We hope you have fun, on the day of the course and with honing your knowledge afterwards!

General Information

All Activia presentation skills training courses have been created, reviewed and developed to ensure up to date provision and constantly improving standards of content. Our Presentation Skills training is interactive and classroom-based which maximises learning through the ability to ask questions and discuss specific issues.

Class Sizes

Maximum class size for Presentation Skills courses is 10 delegates, which ensures that attendees get adequate time for personal attention from the instructor. At some of our centres, the maximum class size is 12 delegates.

Note that we never cancel our scheduled classes -- even if there are only one or two delegates -- so once you have booked, your place is assured.

For training at your offices, we can deliver classes of up to 15 delegates, though with bigger class sizes you must understand that there is less time for questions from delegates, and this may affect the quality of their experience.

How to book
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Decide on the Presentation Skills course you want, the date(s) you can attend, and the number of delegates involved
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Note: With non-credit card bookings you must sign and return a Booking Form before we can confirm your training.

Also note: If you are a private individual you must pay by credit card at the time of booking.

The confirmation process
Course places allocated
Your place is allocated, along with the trainer, workbooks and exercise files if appropriate
Booking confirmation
You receive an official confirmation, with joining instructions (and directions if it's at our centre)
Training invoice
You receive a VAT invoice

Note: Please allow 1 - 2 working days for your confirmation and invoice.

What happens on the day

If you are coming to our centre, dress code is smart casual.   Refreshments in the form of tea/coffee will be provided for morning and afternoon breaks, but please note that we do not provide lunch.   The timetable is as follows:













Note: break times can vary according to the needs of the training, and course duration for smaller class sizes are usually shorter because fewer delegates have fewer questions !

For training at your offices, this itinerary can be varied by prior arrangement.

What you get

With your Presentation Skills training course from Activia, you get a free workbook, so you can review and revise afterwards to reinforce your knowledge. With all courses, you are also given 12 months access to free online revision which will further help you to reinforce the lessons you have learned.

Every delegate on a Presentation Skills course also gets an Activia Training Attendance Certificate.


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