The Reluctant Presenter

Emphasis Training Limited
Course summary
2 days
Corporate Training for Teams
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Course description

The reluctant presenter – in-house training

This two-day presentation-skills course from Emphasis Training has been designed to benefit those who struggle with nerves when they have to present, which can hold them back from sharing expertise and ideas with a wider audience. This presentations course will build confidence and transform participants into outstanding presenters by drawing on the experience of those who have previously overcome their own fears.

Emphasis Training also ask individuals to complete an analysis exercise that means they can identify and work with each participant's particular strengths and styles. This exercise includes a questionnaire that draws out the details and likely preferences of their audience. And it incorporates an opportunity for participants to send in a slide deck for review.

From this, Emphasis produce an action plan that shows participants which areas to focus on both during the course and afterwards, as they start putting their new skills into practice.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course will benefit any individual who may be asked to speak in front of internal or external audiences at work.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

By the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • use a style of presentation that suits their subject and the type of audiences they are dealing with
  • make the most of their natural personality to deliver in a way that plays to their strengths and that they’ll find most comfortable
  • define and refine a brief so they are clear on what they want people to know, feel and do as a result of the talk
  • make sure they have the right content, and structure their talk in the best way to convince their audience
  • develop the words and pictures needed to bring the subject to life
  • use their voice to project meaning and presence
  • manage and enhance non-verbal communication, including gesture, eye contact, dress and movement
  • encourage and manage positive audience reaction

Training Course Content

Day 1


  • Why this course?
  • The presentation challenge
  • Preparing to prepare

The presentation as a journey: DRIVE

Stage 1: Deciding on your destination

  • Establishing your objectives
  • Thinking about your audience

Stage 2: Researching and organising

  • Drawing a mindmap

Stage 3: Integrating your presentation

  • Creating a logical structure
  • Applying the Six Ps model

Stage 4: Visualising your presentation

  • Preparing your introduction and conclusion
  • Thinking about scripting options
  • Using visual aids

Feedback on your sample script

Day 2

Stage 5: Executing your presentation

  • Using your voice and body language effectively
  • Creating the right environment
  • Handling questions

Social styles

  • Feedback and implications
  • Understanding your audience profile

Final presentations

  • Planning and rehearsal

Performance and review

Conclusions and action planning

Why choose Emphasis Training Limited

Running tailored training and consultancy since 1998

More than 60,000 delegates from 6,000 organisations worldwide

Delegates rate our training 9/10, with an average NPS rating of 64


Contact Emphasis for more information and pricing details.

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Emphasis Training

Emphasis Training – business-writing training and consultancy trusted by over 6,000 organisations and 60,000 delegates worldwide.

With over 20 years of experience delivering business-writing and communication-skills training, Emphasis has built an unrivalled reputation, reaching over 60,000 satisfied delegates across the globe. Today, everyone from individuals to entire companies can learn effective business writing and communication skills...

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BN1 3WB Brighton East Sussex

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Average rating 5

Based on 5 reviews

Philip Jones
A very useful course with some key tips and video feedback.
Jess Lowe
I really enjoyed watching the video of my presentation and hearing the feedback. Lots of tips on structuring the message.
Richard Pelling
It was useful to see myself on video and there were some valuable thinking tools to help with strucutre.
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