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Learn how to Speak in Public with More Confidence and Conviction on our
Effective Presentation Skills course

  • Want to improve your public speaking?
  • Want to be more successful delivering a speech?
  • Want to make more of an impact in front of an audience?
  • Want to finally master your fear of public speaking?

And do you want to do something about it today?

Liz Banks - Skillstudio

Hi there, I'm Liz Banks, Welcome to Skillstudio

Can you try and remember back to the last time you met someone you thought was a really good public speaker or presenter.

Was it something about their voice? Their smile? The confidence they exuded? The descriptive language they used? The clear structure they used? Or was it a combination of all that and more?

And have you ever thought you'd really like to be able to present like that as well?

Good public speakers are born with that skill ... fact or fiction?

Have you ever thought that good presenters and public speakers are simply born with that skill?

And that it was only really gifted people who could come across like that?

OK so when was the last time you heard a new born baby speak like that?

Good presentation skills can be developed by anyone - fact!

The ability to present and speak in public with more impact is a skill that can be developed by almost anyone in the right learning environment.

Some people however simply assume that they can't change the way they are. And because they believe this they dont try and change. But it doesn't have to be like this.

We are passionate about helping you maximise your impact

And that's where Skillstudio can help you. We are passionate about helping you maximise your impact in front of an audience.

All our trainers are passionate about helping you excel in your presentation and public speaking skills.

Effective Presentation Skills - our two day course

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

The course is ideal for people who already have experience of presenting or public speaking and now want to work on their delivery skills. You will be asked to prepare two short presentations (of roughly 5 minutes duration) before the course, each of which will be delivered several times over the two days.

Public speaking training - with a difference

Liz Banks - Skillstudio Many of our training techniques have been derived from the theatre and performing arts, where performing in front of an audience is everything.

We have taken these ideas and adapted them for the "real world" to ensure that you get the most out of your time with us as you develop your confidence and new skills.

We guarantee you'll notice a difference.


You will be surprised at your progress on our course

Our focus is to help you:-

  • build up your confidence
  • get more power and conviction in your voice, and most importantly
  • maximise your impact in front of your audience

And from experience, you'll be surprised at how much you can progress during two days of intensive training.

A unique learning experience

Our workshops 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.

All our training consultants have been carefully selected to ensure a consistently high level of training is provided at all times. They are all highly experienced and are passionate about their work. They are also able to bring out the best in people and will ensure that you develop new skills in a unique and supportive learning environment.

And, since they all have a good sense of humour, we ensure that the training is an enjoyable experience for you as well as being a rewarding one!

So what have some previous course attendees said about us?

Client Testimonial

"Thank you again for an excellent course last week. I have not enjoyed a course so much before. I will be recommending you to my head office. I am amazed at the improvement in all of us in just 2 days. given the correct prepration, I am 110% more confident to undertake a presentation after completing the course."

Project Manager, Rethinking Construction

... more testimonials

Complete the public speaking 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 will also leave the workshop with a buzz and with a great sense of achievement. You will also have:-

  • Developed a more confident and persuasive voice
  • Learnt how to control your nervous energy
  • Learnt how to connect with your audience
  • Learnt how to enhance your message
  • Become a significantly better presenter
  • and have actually enjoyed the experience!

So what does the training actually cover over the two days?


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

Presentation practice

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

Using the 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
  • Use of 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 throughout the presentation delivery

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

With Skillstudio the learning doesn't end when the course ends

Each workshop comes with a FREE Followup Service by telephone or email.

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

But don't just take our word for it

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.

... more testimonials

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.

 Workshop Location

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(*All prices quoted above exclude VAT.)

Click here for offer terms and conditions and details of other special offers available for courses not listed above.

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 Public Speaking course.

To book a place on one of these courses just click on the appropriate course start date and you'll be taken to our online booking page.

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

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.

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

Got some further questions before making a decision?

If you have some further questions you'd like to ask, we'd be more than happy to answer them 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 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 please remember, our in-house courses can be tailored to your specific requirements.

Got some friends or colleagues who might be interested?

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

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 voiec and
  • 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.

Alternatively, call us on +44 (0)8456 444 150

or email us at:

Speak to you soon.

Other Training Available from Skillstudio

First Presentation Skills Training for people who have little or no experience of presenting and who need to take the plunge in the near future.

Advanced Presentation Skills Training for highly experienced presenters who want to fine tune their delivery style and speak with more power and conviction.

Effective Communications Skills Training for people who want to make more of an personal impact at work.

One to One Coaching in presentation skills; communication skills; interview technique, vocal skills, elocution and accent softening.


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