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Presentation Skills  >  Half-Day Course

Charismatic Presentations

Training course in presenting effectively

Delivering powerful, memorable presentations

Half Day Course

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  • Learn to master your nerves
  • Deliver your core messages clearly
  • Speak with confidence and pride


This half-day workshop is an opportunity to learn the skills of talking in front of an audience, with a feeling of confidence and purpose. The training covers how to control nerves, the role of voice and body language in making a positive first impression, as well as question handling techniques. The event is ‘coaching’ based and the live practice sessions quickly help to build the capability to be in control of the ‘room’ while making a lively, engaging presentation.

Learning objectives

By attending this highly interactive and practical half-day course you will:

  • Master powerful techniques for opening and closing a talk
  • Discover simple, yet elegant, confidence building techniques
  • Acquire strategies for engaging with the audience
  • Learn how to use visual aids effectively
  • Become comfortable fielding questions

Who should attend?

This course is for anyone who wants to improve their ability to make a presentation with confidence, power and pride.


60-second presentation skills seminar

A high level summary of what it takes to give a high quality presentation

  • The central goal
  • Four key principles

Exercise: assessing your current level of presentation skills

Content and structure

Great presentations start with thought provoking content and a logical structure, so getting the presentation design ‘right’ is the first step in the process.

  • Goal setting
  • Knowing your audience
  • Four rules for structuring visual aids

Exercise: developing your headline

Opening and closing a presentation

Appreciating how to make a strong initial impact and leave a positive lasting impression on the audience.

  • The acceptance prophesy
  • Credibility statements
  • Commanding the stage
  • 7-Step introduction method
  • 3-Step closing method

Exercise: practice at ‘commanding the stage’ and the 7-step introduction method

Building presenter confidence

Gaining an insight as to how to develop your self-confidence when presenting.

  • Fake it to make it
  • Muscle tensing
  • Resource anchoring

Exercise: practising the Resource Anchoring Technique

Core presenting techniques

Connecting with the audience and delivering your message with power and pride.

  • Eye contact
  • Voice control
  • Signposts
  • Body language and gestures

Exercise: practising voice control

Presenting using visual aids

Understanding how to use slides during a talk.

  • Look down; look up
  • Read, rotate, repeat

Exercise: practising the Look Down; Look Up Technique

Question handling techniques

Tools for dealing with questions.

  • Keep it short and simple
  • Answering a question with a question
  • Broadening the discussion
  • Car parking

Exercise: dealing with the “worst possible question”


Feedback is based upon peer review using Boulden Assessment Checklists. Completing the assessment checklists is not only valuable to the people involved in a given role play or case study, it also helps those completing them to gain an in-depth understanding of the building blocks that make up effective feedback techniques.

Remote Training

All of our workshops can be delivered as Remote Training via e-learning modules plus Zoom based virtual workshops. Please see our Virtual Training page for more information.


Further information on this course is available by contacting
Boulden Management Consultants:
via our Contact form
Tel: 0844 394 8877