Presentation Skills | Training Course | IDM
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You will learn how to:

  • Prepare well: bring together you, your material and your audience
  • Practise effectively: rehearse to strengthen your delivery
  • Perform on the day: deliver with impact
  • Become personally confident: in yourself and your capabilities as a presenter

Course Categories: Business Skills

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1 day (7 CPD hours)

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Course Information

First steps

  • Introductions and goal setting: what do you want to be different after this session?
  • Defining success: what does a successful presentation look, sound and feel like?
  • Setting goals and getting on purpose: asking the right questions to set you off in the right direction

Preparation and practise

  • You: Understanding your communication style
  • Your audience: Understanding their communication style
  • Your content: Pulling together the pieces of your idea
  • Practise: What good practise looks like

Practical Matters

  • Slide rules: how to create good slides that compliment your presentation
  • Good Questions: handling questions well
  • Staying on track: keeping to pace and to time


  • Now that your audience is not in the same room: performing well on video
  • Developing your vocal toolkit: the four tools of effective voice
  • Practical: the opportunity to test the tools for yourself

Personal confidence

  • The purpose of fear: why it's a good thing and how to harness it
  • Anxiety: three types of anxiety, find yours.
  • Adrenalin: take control of your energy and let it work for you
  • Practical techniques for managing nerves and strengthening self-belief

And what's more....

  • Rounding off the day, a one-hour facilitated discussion
  • Pull together your learning
  • Recognise what's new
  • Raise and discuss what's unresolved
  • Discover the answer

Next steps

  • Review of your goals: what difference will you make with what you've learned?
  • What's next: what else do you need to do?
  • Barriers to change: what might get in the way?
  • Removing the barriers: how will you approach the barriers?
  • Your action plan: leave with development goals for you as a presenter.

Why the topic is important

In the world in which we now live and work, many things about presentations remain the same. For the presenter, there is the chance to prepare and deliver information that can make a difference to others. And their audience has an opportunity to gain from what they see and hear, leave with something useful to them.

The opportunities to present have increased with our access to and increasing familiarity with video communication. These occasions now sit alongside face to face in real life as opportunities to present and make an impact. The good news is that when it comes to presentations there is a core approach to creating successful outcomes whatever the scenario.

That said, there are differences. This workshop will focus on how to go about making a successful presentation, whether in real life or over a screen. And it will highlight the differences and share practical ways to manage the situation to make it work for you. In both cases you're looking to create a moment where you can convey your idea, hear others and have everyone contribute and leave with value. This session will show you how to prepare, perform and build your personal confidence to enable you to do this.

What will the course do to support your marketing activities

It will enable you to get your ideas understood more readily, perform well and with impact when it comes to presentations and to create more successful outcomes as a result through:

  • Building a sound approach to preparation and practise
  • Understanding yourself and your audience more fully
  • Developing flexibility in your style and approach
  • Making an impact presenting over video
  • Developing confidence in your skills to deliver your material

You should consider attending this course if:

You are currently presenting and want to strengthen your approach. You may be just starting to present, and looking to make sense of your experiences. You may have a few presentations in the bank, and be aware of what you want to improve. And finally, you may have been presenting for a while but not refreshed your skills recently. Whatever your position, this workshop has what you need to make progress.

You are presenting information with which you are very familiar, to an audience who is unfamiliar with this information. This session will give you the tools and insight that will help you to bridge the gap.

You have become aware that your presentation approach and style could use some work. Perhaps you are about to step up in your career or have recently done so and being able to present well has become more important for your ongoing professional success. Or perhaps your presentation style is holding you back, and with a different approach, you would gain access to new opportunities.

John Scarrott

John Scarrott is a Communication Skills Trainer and PCC credentialed Coach. He works with marketing and communications professionals to hone their communication skills and approach to personal impact, chairing meetings and delivering impactful presentations and public speaking. Alongside his work for the IDM, he is the presentation skills and public speaking trainer for the Association of Association Executives. He has a track record of success working with a range of professionals across a number of technical sectors including the Royal Society of Biology, the Institute of Financial Accountants and the British Veterinary Nursing Association.

London (W1W 8SS)

Very very good and useful. I feel the day has helped me develop and in turn will allow me to reach my professional goals.

Zoe Stephenson

John's presentation training was great value. It was insightful and taught me many parts to a successful presentation that I had not previously even considered.

Melody Cheung
Support Tree

I really enjoyed the course and would highly recommend it to my collegues!

David Jacobs,

John is a great and enthusiastic speaker, who got everyone relaxed and motivated to do better! Wonderful to work with!

The course was very well structured, the size of the group was perfect. I liked that everyone gave each other feedback and there was a lot of interaction. Great course!

Franziska Braumer,
Altair Media

Presentation skills will help you seize opportunities to better present and grow throughout your whole career.

Geraldine Proust,

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