Presentation skills

This has proved to be a popular course as it helps people at all levels in a practice develop confidence when doing presentations : whether in a formal setting with clients, planners or funders, or in smaller, informal groups around the design team table.  

Who this course is for

This course is for anyone who has to deliver presentations or speak in front of an audience.

Course format

The course is designed to help people prepare and deliver their presentations and includes many tips for engaging the audience, dealing with nerves and creating memorable presentations. 

Delegates are required to prepare presentations for delivery during the session. All presentations are videoed and reviewed on the day, alongside discussions as well as teaching, to help delegates improve as the day progresses. 

A printed, bound set of courses notes will be given to each delegate. Following the session, a copy of the video will be available. 

Each day is limited to 8 delegates.

Course content

All in-house courses can be tailored to meet the exact requirements of individual practices, suggested topics include :

  • Planning a presentation
  • Creating relevant content
  • Putting yourself in the receiver’s shoes
  • Preparation and rehearsals
  • Which presentation tools to use and when
  • Delivering the presentation
  • Dealing with nerves
  • Voice and movement
  • What to wear
  • Taking questions and giving answers
  • Two separate videoed presentations per person

CPD

CPD Certificates are issued to all attendees. For architects, all our courses address the RIBA CPD requirements for either Project or Practice Management.