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  • Maidstone

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    • 3rd Feb 2022
    • 9:30am - 4:30pm
    • £295.00 (+ VAT)

In-house training

  • This training course can be tailor-made and delivered in-house for up to 8 people. Held online via our virtual classroom or where safe to do so, at your premises or a nearby venue.
  • £1195 (+VAT & Travel)

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Why book this course?

If you’ve ever seen a TV show where someone is advised to ‘imagine the audience in their underwear’, you’ll know that a lot of people struggle with public speaking. From worrying about how you’ll come across, to projecting your voice, to forgetting what to say next, speaking to an audience can be a catalyst for all kinds of anxieties.

Our Effective Presentation Skills course will help you to minimise the nerves that come with presenting, enabling you to take control and deliver an impactful and inspiring message. Our practical training will enhance your public speaking skills, providing you with a structure and confidence that will invigorate your audience and enhance your presentations.

Who is the course for?

The Effective Presentation Skills course is ideal for anyone who has to make a presentation and wants to bolster their confidence and speaking technique.

The skills learned on this course will help to improve your confidence in pressure situations, and speak with greater clarity and assertiveness, making it equally useful for interviews, assessments and reviews.

What content will the course cover?

  • What is a presentation?

  • What skills and techniques make a ‘great’ presenter?

  • The golden rules of powerful presentations

  • Establishing clear outcomes – key messages

  • Structuring your presentation for success – planning what to say

  • Using presentation aids to full effect

  • Understanding the audience and their needs

  • Controlling the nerves

  • Gaining buy-in and motivating to action

  • Tips for presenting powerfully in the digital age

  • Action plans for success

What will I get out of the training?

You will learn the fundamentals of great presenting, from preparation through to delivery. Our course blends key skills with opportunities to practice your structure and delivery, helping you to understand your audience, set objectives and control your nerves. We’ll also look at presenting in the digital age, with advice on successfully communicating via conference call, webinar, Skype or Zoom.

What is the duration of this course?

This is a 1 day course.

The timings and format for our courses are as follows:

  • Scheduled training courses held virtually

Unless specified, courses commence at 9:30am and finish at approximately 4:00pm.  The day is broken up into modules, both online and offline to ensure engagement and interaction.  We also ensure that there are plenty of comfort breaks throughout the day.

  • Scheduled training courses held at one of our venues

Courses commences at 9:30am and finish at approximately 4:30pm.
On all our scheduled courses, a hot lunch is included, and refreshments are provided throughout the day.

  • In-house & bespoke courses, held virtually or at a venue of your choice

For all in-house training courses, we will adapt the timings and format for the day around the needs of your team and business. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Who will train me?

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Director & Principal Trainer

Suzanne Shaw

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What is my experience?

I have been fortunate enough to have worked across the globe, with over 20 years in senior management and training roles. Throughout this time, I have gained a wealth of experience working across a diverse range of teams, cultures, and industries.

My roles in learning and development have been across both the private and public sector. These included working as a European Training Manager, based in Italy, as well as Senior Lecturer, delivering customer service training to NVQ's levels 2 & 3. Whilst working as Head of Training at a Kent based consultancy, I also headed up the delivery of ILM programmes and became the Internal Verifier for all courses up to level 7.

In 2006 I launched my own Training and Business Consultancy, allowing me to incorporate my knowledge of Business Management with Training. My focus since then has been on developing and delivering bespoke Personal Development and Management training courses for not only SME’s but right through to large corporations and public sector.

What is my area of expertise?

I oversee the Kent Trainers training programmes, including the Leadership and Management programmes, which are accredited by The Institute of Leadership and Management. I maintain a keen interest in keeping our focus on delivering high quality, consistently relevant courses.

Specialist areas I cover include:
Management and Leadership
Performance Management
Customer Service
Team Development
Coaching and Mentoring
Personal Development

Why I love inspiring others?

I have a passion and enthusiasm for training which I believe is crucial to any training environment.  I believe in giving inspiring, thought provoking training that is not only engaging but can be utilised in real life, whether that is in business or life in general.