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Delivering Presentations with the Right Amount of Confidence

One Day Course


This course focuses on building confidence in delivering presentations. It examines ways to manage stress so that it plays a positive role in the process, considers what we can anticipate and how to deal with unexpected “gremlins” that could derail our delivery. It assembles a “resource cupboard” of stress management techniques, including understanding the essential elements of communication that affect presentations and how to use them to convey a level of warm assurance.

One-day course outline:
  • Welcome and introductions.
  • Course objectives and individual objectives.
  • The crucial role of preparation – what can we control?
  • Audience attitude.
  • Your inner dialogue – intervening with unproductive thoughts.
  • The positive effects of stress and how to harness them.
  • Techniques to manage stress in the build up to presentations and whilst “waiting in the wings”.
  • Troubleshooting guide – what can go wrong, anticipation and responses.
  • Quick presentation warm up.
  • How communication works, what can distort a message.
  • Presenting yourself with confidence – posture and gesture, facial expression.
  • First impressions.
  • Confident voice – how to sound more assured.
  • Words that convey a confident attitude.
  • Communication “leaks”.
  • Shaping speech for easier listening.
  • Delivering to the group – each participant to deliver a presentation.
  • Summary and action planning.

Benefits of the training:
  • Increased confidence to deliver presentations.
  • Revival and enhancement of existing strengths.
  • Improved presentation style.
  • Increased ability to manage the stress around delivering presentations.

© Candida Bowman 2019

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