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 remote or face-to-face audience.

On this specifically designed Presenting with Impact virtual course, receive constant expert feedback and coaching throughout, in order 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 ins index cards which will be used at times during the course. All times (other than start and finish times) are subject to change depending on the needs of the delegates on the day.

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.

Unlocking the Power of Virtual

Our virtual courses have been designed with you in mind. From group exercises in breakout rooms to live chat, whiteboards and interactive polls, we use a range of tools and techniques to ensure that you can connect with your trainer; network and share best practice with your peers and leave the day with the skills you need.

Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you to continue to connect, learn and grow. Click here to discover more!

Please note we will use Zoom to virtually deliver this course.

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

About the Chair: Sandra Miller
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.

Sandra has worked in the corporate world for thirty years doing role-plays for Assessment and Development Centres. Clients include companies such as BMW, Deloitte Touche, Freshfields, KPMG etc

Sandra trained at Manchester University (BA Honours in Drama) and at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She has performed extensively in the West End and in repertory and touring theatres throughout the UK. She has made numerous corporate training videos and voice-overs and appeared on television, radio and the internet.

Her Clients regard her as down to earth and as someone who brings a great sense of humour and warmth to the learning.

09:25 - 09:30

Registration

09:30 - 10:00

Ice Breaker and Clarification of Learning Objectives

  • The Chair will discuss delegate experiences to identify personal objectives for the day and tailor the course to specific requirements
10:00 - 10:30

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
10:30 - 10:45

Morning Break

10:45 - 12:30

Establishing Your Learning Needs

  • Delegates present their pre-prepared presentation and receive feedback and coaching
12:30 - 13:15

Lunch

13:15 - 13:30

Reflection Session

  • Trainer will review the day’s learning and the next stages of the course
  • Delegates will have time to ask questions and share views with one another
13:30 - 14:15

Preparation and Structure

  • Structure your presentation/pitch/speech
  • How to focus your subject matter effectively
  • The use of language
  • The use of visual aids
  • The use of memory aids
14:15 - 14:20

Set homework

14:20 - 15:00

The Opening

  • Focus on the first words you speak and how they create impact
  • Write and deliver
15:00 - 15:15

Afternoon Break

15:15 - 15:50

Building Confidence

  • Use relaxation, breathing and voice work to develop your vocal skills
15:50 - 16:05

Passion Exercise

  • Energise your presentation style to ensure your audience is fully engaged
16:05 - 16:15

Round Up and Key Takeaways

09:30 - 09:45

Welcome back

09:45 - 10:05

Breaking the Fear Barrier

  • Welcome back/reflection on learning from Day One (discussion)
  • Overview of Day Two
10:05 - 10:30

The Closing Segment

  • What do you want the audience to go away with?
  • Ideas for closing
10:30 - 10:45

Morning Break

10:45 - 11:00

Handling questions

11:00 - 11:15

Set one-minute speech

  • 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
11:15 - 12:30

Deliver one-minute speech with questions

  • Focus on handling the audience effectively and closing well
12:30 - 13:15

Lunch

13:15 - 13:30

Reflection Session

  • Trainer will review the day’s learning and the next stages of the course
  • Delegates will have time to ask questions and share views with one another
13:30 - 14:00

Spontaneity Exercises

  • Use vocal techniques to vary your tone
  • Appreciate the value of using silence
14:00 - 14:45

Final delivery

  • Delegates deliver their “homework’ presentations
14:45 - 15:00

Tea Break

15:00 - 15:45

Final delivery continued

15:45 - 16:00

Final Q & A

16:00 - 16:15

Action planning

16:15 - 16:30

Round Up and Key Takeaways

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…

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Virtual

Q: Can I make a provisional booking?

A: Unfortunately, we do not accept provisional bookings. Registrations are subject to our terms and conditions. View terms and conditions here

Q: Can I book without a purchase order number?

A: Yes. Simply email enquiries@moderngov.com after you have booked the course, with your Purchase Order Number. Please quote your order number and the course you are booked onto.

Q: Is lunch included?

A: Yes, a two-course hot buffet is served at lunch. Tea and coffee are served throughout the day.

Q: I have special dietary requirements, how can I request this?

A: Special dietary requirements can be catered for, please ensure you include this in the further information box when registering your place. If you have forgotten to add this, you can also send your requirements to enquiries@moderngov.com or call 0800 542 9440. Please let us know as soon as possible so we can ensure your needs are met.

Q: I have just registered for the course, when will I receive the joining instructions?

A: You will receive the joining instructions and reminders, 6 weeks, 2 weeks and 3 days before the course date. Please check your spam box to see whether the joining instructions were sent there, if not please call 0800 542 9440 so we can have these sent to you immediately.

Q: I can no longer attend the course, can a colleague attend in my place?

A: Substitutions may be made at any time but must be made no later than 48 hours prior to the event. Please call 0800 542 9440 or email enquiries@moderngov.com with the replacement's details.

Q: What is your cancellation policy?

A: Cancellations must be received in writing 30 working days before the date of the event and will be subject to a £195+VAT administration fee. Cancellations received after this time will be subject to the full delegate fee.

Q: Why haven’t I received the speaker’s presentation?

A: Speakers presentations are sent a week after the event date. Please contact a member of the UMG team on 0800 542 9440 or enquiries@moderngov.com if it has been more than a week.

Q: Will there be WI-FI?

A: Yes, all our venues have the latest technology, offer full audio visual support and WI-FI.

Q: Can’t find what you are looking for?

A: Why not contact a member of the UMG team on 0800 542 9440 or email enquiries@moderngov.com.