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Personal development

Confident presenting

We have designed this interactive workshop to provide an understanding of the principles of presenting and engaging an audience.

2 days

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Members: £1,095 + VAT
Non-members: £1,350 + VAT
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Course Location & Date
Confident presenting
£1,095.00 Plus vat
Non Members:
£1,350.00 Plus vat


We have designed this interactive workshop to provide an understanding of the principles of presenting and engaging an audience.

Public speaking, engaging audiences and speaking with confidence is not an activity that we are often faced with. The new business reality places demands on us to ensure that we are active in meetings, client pitches and team briefings which all require us to be able to speak confidently, assertively and ensure that our messages are understood.

This interactive workshop is designed to provide an understanding of the principles of presenting and engaging an audience. We cover the platform techniques required to engage an audience and deliver a powerful message using both visual and nonvisual aids. Throughout the workshop, you will present and practise the new skills and will leave with a video recording of your presentation with feedback from the tutor and group.

This course typically runs with maximum numbers of six delegates per trainer so there's time for each of you to create a recorded presentation.

Who should attend?

This programme is suitable for engineers and non-engineers at all levels.

How will I benefit?

After this course you will be able to:

• Understand the purpose and value of powerful presentations.
• Analyse audience needs and create presentations accordingly.
• Set objectives and plan an appropriate structure.
• Use your improved platform skills to answer audience questions with confidences.
• Create an action plan to fine tune your presentation skills following feedback from the facilitator.
Contributes 14 CPD hours

Enjoyed being able to practice in the environment, also the personal approach reaching out to individual strengths and weaknesses. Very useful feedback.

Robert Swift Northumbria University

Key topics

• Planning your presentation.
• Preparing your presentation. 
• Confident presenting.
• Using visual aids.
• Platform skills.
• Final preparation.
• Individual presentations.

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: C, D and E

  1. Responsibility, management or leadership - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Provide Technical and commercial leadership’
  2. Communication and inter-personal skills - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills’
  3. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’

Meet our trainers

These trainers regularly teach Confident presenting.

  • Paul Taylor

    Paul Taylor

    Paul Taylor has spent the last 20 years developing and delivering leadership programmes for global corporations. Getting up close and working with individuals urgently seeking answers to real-world challenges led him to delve deeper into how to achieve results and career success.

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At a glance

  • Duration:
    2 days
  • Location:
  • CPD Hours:
  • UK-Spec:
    C, D, E

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This course is a module of:

Level 3 in Principles of Management and Leadership


This qualification gives you a broader knowledge of management skills while focusing on the specific areas appropriate to you and your workplace.

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Available dates for Confident presenting

2 day course

15-16 Nov 2023 Bring a colleague for free.
27-28 Jun 2024 Bring a colleague for free
20% discount available until 27 April
6-7 Nov 2024 Bring a colleague for free
20% discount available until 6 September

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