Presentation Skills

Join us on Thursday 7th June, 10am – 4pm, at Squire Patton Boggs, 7 Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4YH

Expat Academy Presentation Skills

Free to Expat Academy members
£600 + VAT to non-members

Being able to present confidently in front of an audience in a clear and engaging way is an essential business skill.  Confident speakers have much greater impact than those who are nervous and cannot articulate what they need to convey.  Being a confident speaker is hugely empowering.

Mastering the art of public speaking will help you be a better leader – in the business environment you need both written and oral communication skills.  This one-day course will equip you with the skills and tools you need to deliver effective presentations with confidence to international audiences.  You will receive individual feedback on your presentation style and tips on ways to improve.

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What to expect on 7th June

Introduction and objectives
Diagnostic task: your strengths and weaknesses
What makes a good presentation? And a good presenter?

Using your voice
Activity: How do I sound?
Intonation to maintain interest
Pacing and pausing
Activity: Practice exercises

Re-examining your use of English for presenting
Signposting and linking
Language for emphasis and impact
Global English
Activity: Practice exercises

Re-examining your use of English for presenting
Signposting and linking
Language for emphasis and impact
Global English
Activity: Practice exercises

Understanding your audience
Identifying audience expectations and needs
Clarifying your purpose and objective for the presentation
Activity: Intercultural communication styles
Direct and indirect, high and low context communications
Attitudes to time and space, status and hierarchy
Group vs. individual focus

Preparing your presentation
Tailoring key messages for a specific audience
Choosing your presentation structure, style and format
Preparing and working with notes and slides

Delivering your presentation
Effective opening and closing
Using humour and anecdote
Improving your ‘active’ listening skills
Handling difficult questions from your audience
Dealing with silence

Action planning and Final Q&A

What previous attendees thought of the day:

“The presentation skills session really has helped! I’m so used to having my hands together now when I present that it doesn’t seem so odd! I do it whenever I can.” Davina Fernandes, Magrath

“I signed up to this training with some trepidation knowing that I would be pushed outside my comfort zone.I needn’t have worried, Bo the trainer was hugely encouraging and gave excellent advice on body language, structuring  your presentation, understanding your audience etc. We practised what we had learnt through the day and although daunting at first, the group supported each other and we could all see the vast improvements we had made.I thoroughly enjoyed the day and left feeling more confident. Thank you.” Zoe Bennett, Sthree

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