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Overview

The success of any presentation is dependent on the speaker’s ability to deliver a clear message, captivate their audience and leave a lasting impact which is a crucial skill for all public sector professionals.

Our expertly designed Presenting with Impact course covers key aspects of giving a compelling presentation, with a particular emphasis on structure, speech segmentation and handling a remote or face-to-face audience.

Throughout this interactive two-day training course, receive individual specialist feedback and coaching to build upon your existing skills and become an influential presenter.

Come prepared with a 3 – 5-minute work-related presentation and a dozen 4×6 index cards, which will be used during the course to enhance your communication skills and deliver effective formal or informal pitches.

What previous delegates said about Presenting with Impact:

“Everything about this training course was excellent; the course content to the tutor delivering it. I am pleased with my course learning over the two days and the hints/ tips/ skills I have picked up / developed.” – Senior Visits Officer, Department for International Trade

“A great course to gain essential skills in presenting with impact to influence and inform others. Gained new skills and techniques I can use for the future.” –Assistant Director, Havering Council

“I found this course hugely enjoyable and useful. I’d recommend it to anyone who wants to build their confidence and gain advanced presentation skills. Probably the most practically useful course I’ve ever done.”- Postgraduate Recruitment Manager, University of Bristol

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Sandra Miller
Communication Skills Training Consultant

Sandra Miller is a RADA trained Actor and now works extensively in the corporate sector providing coaching, consultancy and training in communication skills.

Her area of specialist expertise covers Presentation Skills, Interview Techniques, Handling People in Difficult Situations, Storytelling and Influential Communications.

Her clients include many ‘blue chip’ organisations including the BBC, BBC Worldwide, Bristol Water, Friends Provident, Financial Reporting Council, Unilever, Vocalink, Elavon Merchant Services etc. In the public sector clients include the NHS and many District, Borough and City Councils and Universities including working with Politicians and Academics and Civil Servants.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Enhance your presentation skills to deliver impact
  • Develop your ability to handle questions and your audience
  • Understand the 7 key components of excellent communication skills
  • Establish key practices in planning and structuring your presentation
  • Benefit from individual coaching throughout the course to perfect your skills
  • Receive expert advice and feedback on your existing presentation style to develop further
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

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To speak to someone about a bespoke training programme, please contact us:
0800 542 9414
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Agenda

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  • Day 1
  • Day 2
09:15 - 09:45

Registration

09:45 - 10:15

First Impressions

  • Understand the impact of first impressions
  • Focus on how you can improve initial impressions
10:15 - 11:00

The 7 Ingredients of Excellent Communication

  • Learn the 7 key ingredients to effective verbal communication
  • Start to include them into how you think about speaking
11:00 - 11:15

Morning Break

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11:15 - 13:00

Establishing Your Learning Needs

  • Prepare a 3-5 minute presentation
  • Delegates present their presentation and receive feedback and coaching
13:00 - 13:45

Lunch

13:45 - 14:30

Preparation and Structure

  • Unlock how you prepare and structure your speech and presentations
14:30 - 15:00

The Opening

  • Focus on the first words you speak and how they affect perception
    Set Homework for Day Two
15:00 - 15:15

Building Confidence

  • Develop a robust, confident style
  • Use relaxation, breathing and voice work to strengthen the foundations of your verbal skills
15:50 - 16:10

Spontaneity Exercises

  • Build spontaneity and dynamism into your verbal communication
  • Energise talks you’ve given before and ensure the audience is fully engaged and absorbed
16:10 - 16:15

Review and Close

09:15 - 09:30

Registration

09:30 - 10:00

Introduction Session

  • Welcome back/reflection on learning from Day One (discussion)
  • Overview of Day Two
10:00 - 10:30

Breaking the Fear Barrier

10:30 - 11:00

The Closing Segment

  • What do you want the audience to go away with?
  • Ideas for closing ‘well’ (discussion)
11:00 - 11:15

Morning Break

11:15 - 12:30

Handling the Audience

  • Generating audience participation/questions (discussion)
  • Deliver a 1 minute speech and answer questions from the audience – focus on handling the audience and closing effectively
  • Practice with feedback/coaching
12:30 - 13:15

Lunch

13:15 - 14:15

Spontaneity Exercises and Vocal Warm Up

  • To encourage variety of delivery
  • Practice with feedback/coaching
  • Learn the importance of voice in presenting a speech
  • Use techniques to prepare your voice
14:15 - 15:45

Final Presentations

  • Give a final presentation
  • Compare to earlier work and gauge progress
  • Take concrete lessons from throughout the day and put them into practice
15:45 - 16:10

Action Planning and Evaluation

  • Build a plan to take learning forward and make sure that the lessons learned are put into practice in the workplace
  • Maximise the impact of the day by selecting achievable aims and objectives for personal verbal development
16:10 - 16:15

Review and Close

Venue

Central London

Testimonials

“Excellent course – went really quickly. Sandie was fabulous, engaging and very experience. Her acting background shone through and was a huge plus – it’s the best trainer I have experience for a long time”
Presenting with Impact Executive Director Neighbourhoods and Wellbeing, Mosscare St Vincent’s Housing Group
“Everything about this training course was excellent; the course content to the tutor delivering it. I am pleased with my course learning over the two days and the hints/ tips/ skills I have picked up / developed.”
Presenting with Impact Senior Visits Officer, Department for International Trade
“A very challenging and rewarding course enabling you to rehearse and develop your presentation skill”
Presenting with Impact Head Teacher, Coldfall Primary School
“I found this course hugely enjoyable and useful. I’d recommend it to anyone who wants to build their confidence and gain advanced presentation skills. Probably the most practically useful course I’ve ever done.”-
Presenting with Impact Postgraduate Recruitment Manager, University of Bristol
“A great course to gain essential skills in presenting with impact to influence and inform others. Gained new skills and techniques I can use for the future.”
Presenting with Impact Assistant Director, Havering Council