Delivering Presentations with the Right Amount of Confidence


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 2007 - 2019



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