Presentation Skills

Presentation Skills

@ Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Delivered Online Midlothian

30th August, 2022 10:00-15:00 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 particularly the use of visual aids. Here you will be taught how to prepare and deliver highly polished, engaging and professional presentations. You’ll also spend a little bit of time looking at presenting online, the course doesn’t cover how to use platforms eg Zoom, Teams etc but it will help you recognise the challenges of engaging with your audience when you are not in the same room with tips and techniques to hold their attention. 

Who should attend?

The workshop is suitable for individuals who have some experience of presenting and who 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.  This is an intermediate level course with advanced elements.

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
  • 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
Train your team:

This course can be delivered on site for corporate teams and tailored to your specific requirements. For details contact

The ECC training experience:
  • Expert trainers - Passionate specialists who keep up to date with the latest trends in their field
  • Quality delivery - Trainers are assessed annually on the quality of their delivery and delegate engagement
  • Practical training methods - Theory and practical based training to take back to the office
  • Small class sizes - No more than 15 people to ensure you get the most from our trainers
  • Wide breadth of topics - ECC offer over 40 different essential business training courses covering everything from Leadership and Management through to Digital and International Trade
  • 3 learning levels – Beginner /Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced
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