Presentation Skills for the Reluctant Presenter

Overcome your fear of public speaking


Occasional anxiety about presenting is a common experience but, for some people, it can be a persistent problem. This workshop is a highly practical one to help overcome anxiety when presenting.

There will be opportunities to learn techniques and practice them, as well as observing and learning from others. You will prepare and deliver a short presentation with the support of your facilitator and colleagues. There will be opportunities to get personalised feedback and address your own issues.  

During the day we will share a wide range of ideas and techniques to improve the style and content of presentations but the main emphasis of the day will be on preparing yourself to deliver any presentation confidently.

The group size is strictly limited to 12 participants.  To ensure personal attention there are 2 trainers providing a 1:6 trainer: participant ratio.

Presentations are recorded but ARE NOT PLAYED BACK in the group.  The recordings are made for you to take away and watch if you choose to and are not used in any way in the workshop.

What you'll learn

On this practical and interactive one-day programme you will:

  • Explore what causes your reluctance to present
  • Learn three tried and tested  techniques for handling nerves during a presentation
  • Acquire three additional tools to build your  confidence  and personal impact that you can use in other situations too
  • Explore your own personal style and delivery- recognising and transforming areas that you find difficult
  • Learn how to deliver an  engaging  presentation for your audience
  • Learn how  to handle your audience with confidence
  • Explore how you come across to others, and discover the small changes that will make a big difference

Who is it for?

This course is for those who:

  • Feel anxious when speaking in front of an audience but are keen to develop your presentation ability
  • You have avoided doing presentations up to now, but can't put it off much longer
  • Just the thought of having to do a presentation makes you nervous
  • Imagine all sorts of presentation nightmares happening to you and it puts you off

Your facilitator

Shona Ward

Shona loves to help people make changes in their people skills that produce big results. She is a Managing Partner of the Learning Curve Network and has been designing and delivering interactive training events since 1987.  She began her career providing individual counselling and psychotherapy in Further Education, Health and Social services and uses this background in psychology to make her training effective and long lasting. She provides management development, staff event facilitation and interpersonal skills training across multiple sectors and has worked with manufacturing companies, language schools, insurance companies, publishers, utility companies, housing associations, NHS Trusts, and universities .  Our clients say that she is engaging, informative, and inspires confidence.

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