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Advanced Presentation Skills

Advanced Presentation Skills

@ Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce 40 George Street EDINBURGH Midlothian EH2 2LE

26th August, 2019 09:30-16:30 Training 195.00-250.00

This full day workshop will give you all the tools to take your presentation skills to the next level.  If you want to discover how to stand up, command an audience, present with confidence and smash it - then this is for you.

This course is highly participative and challenges current ideas on presenting.  Here you will be taught how to prepare and deliver highly polished, engaging and professional presentations.  The session also covers the use of different technology to help support audience engagement and presentation delivery.

Who should attend?

The workshop is specifically aimed at individuals who may already be experienced presenters, but are looking to improve on the quality, style and content of what they deliver. 

Those wishing to stretch and challenge themselves when it comes to managing their nerves and confidence when presenting will find this training particularly beneficial.   

Learning Outcomes:
  • Structuring, planning and crafting content to suit your audience
  • Presenting information in context
  • Using storyboarding techniques to build a powerful narrative
  • Creating clear, understandable, memorable visual aids / slides and use of technology
  • Using your personal brand and natural personality to achieve freshness, professionalism and clarity
  • Choosing the right words, voice and body language to create stage presence
  • Handling audience participation (including tough questions) effectively
  • Beginning and ending powerfully
  • Relaxing and overcoming nervous tension
  • Maintaining interest, variety and commitment
  • Delivering team presentations
Course Director - Mark MacKenzie Smith:

From air traffic control to owning a brand agency, treading the boards to flying airships, working in the private, public and third sectors, Mark has done some interesting stuff.  He shares his considerable management and training knowledge through his presentation and media training workshops.

His delivery style is relaxed and good humoured, he takes professional and personal life experiences and slots them into practical tried and tested learning sessions creating workshop content that delivers what it promises, and works!

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