Presentation Skills


Presenting and speaking publicly can be a daunting idea and a tough experience unless you have the right tools and approaches as your disposal. To be an effective presenter and to design and deliver an influential and impactful presentation requires us to consider structure, engaging our audience, creating impressive and useful visuals, handling questions, controlling our communication and more. This intensive and practical course will provide attendees with all of the things they need to be confident in their presentations and achieve the results they want.

This intensive and practical training course will provide attendees with everything they need to be effective, impactful and confident presenters.

The course has recently been delivered online as well as in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Russia and the UK.

Course Length:

Three days.


Face-to-face or virtual group course.


Having attended this course, participants will:

1. Understand what makes an effective presenter and presentation and be able to manage all areas of a presentation.

2. Be able to engage using a range of approaches including storytelling (and many others) and influence their audience and manage their verbal, vocal and visual communication as presenters.

3. Know how to create impactful visuals and ways to present their message.

4. Be able to build trust with an audience and to handle difficult questions and unexpected situations in a presentation.

5. Have delivered, reflected on and been given feedback on numerous types of presentation including a pitch, a briefing, a “pecha kucha” style presentation, a report, a proposal and more.

Who Should Attend:

The course is aimed at anyone who needs to develop their competences for presenting and representing in the workplace.

Key Features of the Course:

- Different types of presentation

- Effective presenters and presentations

- Managing structure

- Opening and closing

- Handling and avoiding questions

- Visual design, images, data and metaphors

- Graphics and motion graphics

- Influencing the audience using rhetoric

- Reporting and proposing

- Pitching

- Producing a “pecha kucha” style presentation

- Telling stories

- Engaging the audience

- Delivery of a final presentation

- Personal action planning

Recommended Reading:

Bird, Tom and Cassell, Jeremy (2017) The Leader’s Guide to Presenting. Harlow: Pearson.

Donovan, Jeremey (2014) How to Deliver a TED Talk. New York etc.: McGraw Hill.

Duarte, Nancy (2012) HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations. Boston: Harvard Business Review Press.

Gallo, Carmine (2014) Talk like TED. London: Pan Macmillan.

Powell, Mark (2010) Dynamic Presentations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Soulter, Nick (2007) Persuasive Presentations: How to Get the Response You Need. New York and London: Sterling.

Outline / Technical Proposal:


"Ideas are the currency of the twenty-first century. Some people are exceptionally god at presenting their ideas. Their skill elevates their stature and influence in today's society. There's nothing more inspiring than a bold idea delivered by a great speaker"

- Carmine Gallo


(c) Ben Dobbs, Dublin, 2021.