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Public Speaking


Course Objective:

Our Public Speaking and Presentation skills training course will help you present with confidence in different settings and will help you understand how audiences can be engaged and enable you to develop a presentation that achieves your aims.

It is fun and effective with plenty of opportunities to practice.

Who is this course for?

This course will help you develop your public speaking and presentation skills and confidence in a safe, learning setting. You may be new to giving talks, presentations, or you may be someone who currently gives presentations but has had no formal training. This is the training for you!


Over the course you will;

  • Have taken some large steps to becoming a good presenter
  • Made at least 2 presentations to an audience
  • Be able to control nerves and deal with common fears
  • Be able to speak more confidently in front of an audience
  • Know how to develop ideas for a presentation
  • Know how to plan and structure a presentation and
  • Have enjoyed the experience!

You’ll leave the workshop with your own personal development plan and a toolkit of techniques to turn that plan into action. You will also leave the workshop with a buzz and a great sense of achievement.

Course Outline


  • Building group rapport
  • Warm up exercises

Introduction to presenting

  • Good & bad habits
  • Dealing with common fears

Preparing to speak

  • Dealing with nerves
  • Building self confidence
  • Creating a confident impression
  • Carrying out the ‘essential checks’
  • Presenting the ‘right’ image
  • Effectively using stories and humour

Presentation Delivery Skills

  • Improving your voice
  • Speaking with confidence
  • Using confident body language
  • Using mannerisms and gestures to enhance impact

Planning the Presentation or Speech

  • The key elements to good structure
  • Defining your purpose
  • Making a strong opening
  • Selecting key points
  • Closing effectively

The Material

  • Developing and communicating clear messages
  • Structuring the presentation
  • Knowing the pros and cons of different visual aids
  • Making it big, bold and brilliant!
  • Effectively using PowerPoint


  • Knowing your audience to develop presentations that appeal
  • Building rapport
  • Getting and keeping them on your side
  • Working with questions
  • Handling difficult people
  • Understanding group dynamics

Presentation Practice

  • Delivering a short presentation
  • Evaluating presentations

General feedback session

  • Individual evaluations by course tutor
  • Personal action plans
  • End of course evaluations

We will diagnose your strengths and weaknesses and help you to develop a presentation style that plays to your strengths and is right for you.

Our promise

We hope you will profit from our experience as we will:

  • Help provide a structured approach to your presentation
  • Help you implement new ideas that will add value
  • Help to overcome anxiety
  • Learn how to practice with your fellow delegates

Most importantly make this a fun and interactive training programme and to give the tools and confidence to deliver presentations.


A lunchtime session was held with Simon who presented a ‘bite sized’ overview of Marketing on a Shoestring. The session was well received by all of those who attended, and the feedback was very positive.  Comments ranging from ‘Engaging’, ‘Good Quality Content’ and ‘Very Good Introduction to Marketing’.  A session that I would recommend to others and I know Simon has received some enquiries as a direct result of this session.

Marie Banks

I took particular interest in one of Simons seminars ” Marketing on a Shoestring” and he presented this to 40 of our clients at our South Yorkshire Business Centre. The feedback was fantastic with all attendees taking away very useful hints and tips for their business. I would have no hesitation in recommending Simon Shepherd @Client Marketing to any SME looking for training on sales & marketing.

Kevin Elliot

We recently commissioned Client Marketing to undertake 2 days of Sales training with 3 members of the team and the results have been outstanding. On the afternoon of the training one of the sales team converted a warm prospect into a new client that purchased a £15K website. The feedback from the team has been excellent and the results speak for themselves and the sales team are upbeat and visibly more relaxed when reviewing new opportunities. I have no hesitation in recommending Simon and Client Marketing to any business looking to increase the success rate of their sales tea and develop a sales process that works.

Andrew Firth

Simon delivered a fabulously interactive and fun training session. The staff were over the moon and have been implementing all the things they learned. We are absolutely delighted and are keen to get some more training for our other departments.

Karen Want

Get in touch

Client Marketing

Client Marketing Ltd
Croft Way
Sherburn In Elmet
North Yorkshire

0113 208 9849