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Present with more confidence & conviction on our Effective Presentation Skills course

Liz Banks - Skillstudio

Hi there, I'm Liz Banks. Can you remember back to the last time you met someone you thought was a really engaging public speaker or presenter?

Was it something about their voice? The clarity of their message? Their smile? Their confidence? The way they stood maybe? Or was it a combination of all these?

Have you ever wished you could present like that too?

Well that's exactly where we can help you!

Effective Presentation Skills - our two day course

Effective Presentation Skills is an intensive two-day training course which will help you to deliver presentations more effectively and successfully.

The course is ideal if you already have experience of presenting or public speaking and now want to work on your presentation delivery skills. You will be asked to prepare two short presentations (lasting roughly 5 minutes each) before the course, both of which you will deliver several times over the two days.

Listen to Liz introduce the course

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Complete the course and see the results for yourself

You'll leave the workshop with your own personal development plan and a toolkit of techniques to turn that plan into action. You'll also leave with a great sense of achievement.

In just two days you'll:-

  • Master control of your nerves when speaking in public
  • Develop a more confident and persuasive vocal style
  • Use body language to build rapport and keep your audience interested
  • Use language techniques to ensure that your key message is understood
  • Plan and structure your presentations creatively for maximum impact
  • Learn how to use powerful interactive techniques to control your audience

and have actually enjoyed the experience!

Effective Presentation skills training - with a difference

We use a powerful combination of proven drama techniques with a pragmatic, business-focused approach to help develop your confidence and presentation skills on our workshops.

Your workshop also includes a significant element of voice coaching to ensure that when you speak, you are able to command your audience through your voice. You'll quickly discover that you can achieve so much more with your voice than you ever thought possible.

Our workshops always provide a unique learning experience in a supportive environment. This allows you to quickly build your confidence as you experiment and learn through practical experience.

Your highly experienced trainers

We hand pick all our training consultants to ensure a consistently high level of training at all times.

They are also able to bring out the best in you and will ensure that you develop new skills in a unique and supportive learning environment.

And, since they all are very approachable with good senses of humour, we ensure that your training is an enjoyable experience for you as well as being a rewarding one!

We guarantee you'll notice a difference.

You'll find the presentation course enjoyable yet extremely beneficial

Client Testimonials

"Found this was the best course I’ve been on. Feel confident going back to work and putting into practice."
HBOS plc

"The trainer obviously has lots of experience and was spot on about everyone’s issues. The flow was the right pace, I was never bored. Very enjoyable experience."
British Council

" I felt that as well as looking at the group needs, James was able to give me feedback specific to me so that I could take away issues for me personally to work on."
RAF Wyton

"Very enjoyable, comfortable environment, enthusiastic trainer, useful feedback. Very effective training methods. Kept my interest the whole way through."
Komori UK

"Really valuable exercises, good fun and will really benefit me in the future."
BP plc

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What does the Effective Presentation course cover?


  • Exercises to develop group rapport
  • Self perception of how others see you
  • Exercises to build confidence and warm up your voice

Presentation practice

  • First delivery of presentation one (roughly 5 minutes)
  • Feedback on strengths and areas for improvement

Using your voice effectively

  • Developing greater awareness of the voice
  • Speaking more confidently
  • Developing a more expressive voice

Creating a stronger presence

  • Creating an immediate impression
  • Awareness of the effect of body language
  • Using gesture to enhance your message
  • Using eye contact to build confidence and rapport

Presentation practice

  • Second delivery of presentation one
  • Feedback through group discussion

Planning presentation two

  • Structuring a presentation quickly
  • Opening and ending the presentation effectively
  • Maintaining a strong focus while delivering your presentation

Developing greater impact

  • Exercises to develop more conviction in the voice
  • Exercises for a more assertive delivery style

Influencing your audience

  • Building rapport with your audience
  • Using language to influence your audience
  • Getting your message across in 60 seconds
  • Techniques to aid audience recall

Dealing with questions

  • Managing the question and answer session
  • Dealing with difficult questions

Presentation practice

  • Modifying the material
  • Rehearsing presentation two

Developing spontaneity

  • Thinking on your feet
  • Interacting with the audience

Presentation Practice

  • Final delivery of presentation two
  • Evaluation through group discussion

General feedback session

  • Individual evaluations by course tutor
  • Personal action plans

You'll carry on learning after your presenting course

Each workshop comes with a FREE Follow Up Service by telephone and email.

We will also give you a valuable course manual that is packed with further practical advice and exercises to help you consolidate what you've just learned and to ensure that you have the tools available to develop your skills further.

So we will continue to help you develop your presentation skills even after the course has completed!

Hear Liz explain more about how the course will really benefit you

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You'll be astounded by your improvement over the two days

Client Testimonial

"I would like to thank you for an extremely enjoyable experience on the recent Effective Presentation Skills training. I was fairly wary of attending the course and my nerves were all over the place before it started. However, with the exercises and approach to the training I found that the difference in all trainees from day one to day two was astounding; ... I learnt so much ... I never thought I would say that I cannot wait until I give my next formal presentation to try out my effective presentation skills ..."

Director, MicroCompass Systems Ltd.

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Save money with our SPECIAL Offers

Some of our scheduled courses have special offer prices - and are listed in the table below.

If you'd like to book at the special offer price, click on the Book Nowbutton below and you'll then be taken to our online booking form - with your course discount already applied.

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(*All prices quoted above exclude VAT.)

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Public Workshop Schedule

Our public training courses take place throughout the year in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow & Edinburgh.

* Please note that the dates quoted in the calendar below are the start dates of each 2-day Presentation Skills course.

To book your place on any of these courses, simply click on one of the dates in the calendar below and you'll then be taken to our online booking system.

(To take advantage of any of the special offers above please remember to use the relevantBook Nowbutton.)

(If there are no course dates listed immediately above please click here.

You'll be amazed at your progress

Our aim on the Effective Presentation Skills course is to help you:-

You'll be delighted at how much you can progress during your two days of intensive training.

Want to take the next step and book your place?

Why not take the next step today and book your place on one of our public workshops.

Our two-day public courses are competitively priced at £697 + VAT (£836.40 including VAT) per delegate, which includes refreshments and a sandwich lunch on the day.
Liz Banks - Skillstudio

To book your place, simply click here and you'll be taken to our online booking system.

Or, you can call us on +44 (0)8456 444 150 or Email us at We will email a booking form out to you in MS Word format.

Hear Liz answer some of your commonly asked questions

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Enhance your presentation skills and become more successful at work

Client Testimonial

"Well the presentation went brilliantly, I even surprised myself. I got the job too! They said my presentation skills were first class, I came across extremely confidently, and it was really interesting. They were surprised to learn that it hadn't come naturally and that I needed training, but I assured them things were very different before your course!!"


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Further questions before making a decision?

If there's anything else you'd like to ask, we'd be more than happy to answer your questions via telephone or email. So get in touch today.

Telephone:- +44 (0)8456 444 150


Like a copy of our presentation course brochure?

Effective Presentation Skills course brochureYou can download our course brochure in Adobe Acrobat format by clicking on the small picture on the right.

If you haven't got an Adobe Acrobat viewer on your computer, you can download it (for free) by clicking here.

If you'd prefer us to email or post you a copy of the brochure, please get in touch and we'll send it on to you by return.

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Interested in some in-company presentation skills training?

Our in-company two-day course (anywhere in the UK) costs from just £2890 + VAT and expenses for up to 8 delegates.

Call us on +44 (0)8456 444 150 or email us at to check availability and to discuss things further.

And remember, all our in-house courses can be tailored to exactly what you need.

Do you have friends or colleagues who might be interested?

If you have friends or colleagues who might want to improve their presenting or public speaking skills, then click here to let them know about us

An enjoyable and highly effective confidence building experience

Client Testimonials

"Really useful for gaining confidence and tackling nerves. James was fantastic and gave lots of useful tips and feedback. Am now actually looking forward to doing next presentation."
Precise Public Affairs

"I found it immensely helpful and the trainer was very good, always helpful and encouraging plus very professional."

"The workshop has built my confidence which was a real problem before the training. The trainer was brilliant."

"Enjoyed the two days - found Mike’s style to be very helpful and encouraging. Found the course very informative - learning the different techniques on how to structure and deliver presentations effectively."
Greggs plc

"Very helpful to know the others suffer the same nerves and that with the same training and techniques there are ways to move away from the nerves."
Egmont UK

"James’s delivery was really good and he managed to incorporate all the concerns and fears of the group, and found all the techniques to alleviate them."
Children’s Services Department

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So if you really want to present with more confidence ...

      We know we can help you:-

  • Build up your confidence
  • Make the most of your voice
  • Present with conviction
  • Maximise your impact in front of an audience

Liz Banks - Skillstudio

So book your place today ...

To book your place simply click here and you'll be taken to our online booking system.

Or call us on +44 (0)8456 444 150

or email us at:

Speak to you soon.

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