A crucial skill of all public sector leaders is the ability to deliver presentations with impact.

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.

This intensive two-day training course, focuses on enhancing your presentation skills – with a particular emphasis on structure, speech segmentation, and handling an audience.

On this Presenting with Impact course, receive constant expert feedback and coaching throughout, in order to build upon your existing skills and become an influential presenter.

This course helps you develop and enhance your communication skills so that you are able to plan and deliver effective formal and informal pitches to internal and external groups, colleagues, customers and public audiences.

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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Anne Walsh
Communications Coach

Anne Walsh is a Dialect, Voice and Vocal Communications Coach with extensive one-to-one and group business coaching experience in the private, corporate, public and charitable sectors with clients from the fields of Finance, Law, HR, Music, Publishing, Politics, Property, Local Government, Psychotherapy, Science, Medicine, Media, Art, Health and Well-being, IT, Teaching, Accountancy, Consultancy, Interior Design, Fashion, Journalism, Research, Secretarial and Administration, Higher Education (Lecturers and MA\PhD students.)

She was Voice and Communications Trainer at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama from 2008-2012 and designed and delivered in-house training in London, nationally, and in Europe, ...

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Learning Outcomes

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

Enquire About In-House Training

To speak to someone about a bespoke training programme, please contact us:
0800 542 9414
[email protected]


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  • Day 1
  • Day 2
09:15 - 09:45


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


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


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

  • Build spontaneity and dynamism into your verbal communication
  • Energise talks you’ve given before and ensure the audience is fully engaged and absorbed
09:15 - 09:30


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


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



Delegate Price
£990 + VAT


Delegate Price
£890 + VAT


Delegate Price
£890 + VAT


Delegate Price
£1190 + VAT


Hallam Conference Centre

44 Hallam St, Marylebone,, London , W1W 6JJ