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Presentations Skills Course

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Can anyone recommend a 1 or 2 day Presentations Skills Course? I've had a look on line and there are quite a few available but I think personal recommendations are always best.

  • Why was it good?
  • What was the most memorable thing you learned?

Unusual suggestions also welcome!

Thanks in anticipation

Steve

13 Responses

  1. Need a course?

     Hi,

    Do you think you really need a course?  Presentation skills are something that most people can crack for themselves with a good sniff around the www.  Garr Reynolds, Nancy Duarte et al are good places to look, combine that with a bit of design and lots of practice in front of a video camera and you’ve saved your money.

    Another thing I’d suggest is to get out to as many PechaKucha & Ignite sessions as possible, nothing better than seeing lots of presentations to help you decide what you like and what you really dont.

    If I paid for two days in class and ended up with someone telling me I should avoid looking up and to the left, or some other similar dogmatic nonsense I’d be mightily miffed!

  2. Thanks

    Thanks Mark

    Completely see where you are coming from but my request is not quite as simple as it seems.

    I’m working on a project where attending a Presentation course would be useful for reasons other than learning about presentation skills.

    Steve

  3. Tailor the training to the needs

     Hi Steve

    I’d recommend you commission a tailored course that will deliver exactly what you need, rather than a generic one that could be quite unsuitable.  Presentations come in a wide variety of formats from informal to formal, small and interactive to large and one-way, informational or persuasive, rehearsed to spontaneous, individual or team, and so on.  In 1 or 2 days’ training, you can see huge improvements in the kind of presentation you want to do by focusing on getting the planning and preparation right as well as the delivery.

    Have a read of my Training Zone article ‘The Compelling Presentation’   item/196354 and do get in touch if you think I may be able to help further.  My not-so-unusual suggestion is that I could help you design & deliver a course to meet your needs!

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  4. How about coaching as an option?

     1-2-1 coaching in pres skills can be highly effective. The sessions can be tailored to meet your specific needs and with the right coach a very enjoyable experience.

    Tom Bruno-Magdich

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  5. Thanks

    Thanks for all taking the time to respond.

    Russ – No ūüėČ

    Hilary – Good idea but for the purposes of this I want to attend a 1 size fits all Presentation Skills course

    Tom – Again, good idea but not really what I am after on this ocassion.

    Best regards

     

    Steve

  6. Presentation skills course
    Hi Steve

    Please excuse typos I’m writing this on my phone.

    We run presentation skills open courses in London. They are good fun playful and a bit different, I think…. Well I would wouldn’t I?

    Anyway have a look at this link http://www.oppositeleg.co.uk/open-courses-c83.html and maybe let me know if you’re interested .

    Many thanks
    David

  7. Might these providers be of interest ?

    Hi Steve,

    I can’t personally recommend any of the following, but I did do some searching a few months ago and these 3 providers really stood out as covering some really great content, and being a bit different :-

    http://www.indigobusiness.co.uk/

    http://www.impactfactory.com/

    http://www.naturaltraining.com/

    See what you think.  I’d be interested to know if anyone has had any personal experience of their workshops.

    Lindsay

    Cultivate Training & Development – nurturing people, growing talent

  8. Thanks

    Thanks Lindsay

    Perfect…No 1 seems to take all the boxes I want and will probably go with that.

    Appreciate you taking the time

    Steve

     

  9. Thanks David

    I’m guessing yours is by far the most enjoyable but not really suitable for this particular project.

     

    Many thanks for taking the time

     

    Steve

  10. Try Benjamin Ball http://www.benjaminball.com/

    I used to work with Ben, designing and delivering high quality presentation training to people from all walks of life. He’s now set up his own company and I would always trust him to deliver what clients really need.

    Jonathan Pope

  11. Indigo

    Thanks again for all your suggestions…I’m going to go with Indigo.

    To bring up another point it’s mainly becuase they have the best website so maybe thats a topic for another day!

     

  12. The Pitch Doctor

    A little late for the original request, but I believe that The Pitch Doctor, author of The Pitching Bible, will be running open courses in the New Year (2012).

    http://www.thepitchdoctor.tv

    The Pitch Doctor, aka Paul Boross, speaks at various conferences around the world and has been working with media professionals and corporates. You’ll also catch him on Sky TV’s ‘School of Hard Knocks’.

     

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