Effective & Professional Presentation Techniques

Course Information

  • Course Code: BC933
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Price: £225.00
  • Times: 09:30-16:30
  • Delivery Type: PT

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Presentation & public speaking skills are very useful in many aspects of work and life.  Effective presentations are important in business and many other genres.  Developing the confidence and capability to give good presentations, and to stand up in front of an audience and speak well, are also extremely helpful competencies for self-development and social situations.

What will I study?

This course provides:

  • a guide to the process of creating effective presentations,
  • tips and techniques for successfully delivering presentations
  • explanation and methods for reducing presentation fears and stresses and building confidence
  • how to put a good presentation together using PowerPoint and how to deliver it successfully


By undertaking this unit, students will better understand aspects of the following:



Planning, Delivery & Evaluation


  1. Plan a professional presentation
  • Relevance of objectives, audience and contexts in relation to presentations
  • Understanding the level of knowledge and expectations of the audience
  • Research, evaluation and logical grouping of valid and relevant information
  • Difference between fact and opinion
  • Options and constraints applicable to presentation such as time, duration, venue, equipment, language
  • Use of standard computer software, such as Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Non-IT visual aids for presentations such as OHTs, models, handouts


  1. Deliver a professional presentation
  • Presentation techniques
  • Techniques for effective and flexible delivery
  • Techniques for controlling and responding to questions


  1. Evaluate own ability to make professional presentations
  • Evaluation techniques (self and others)
  • Performance improvement




Powerpoint – creating, enhancing and how to make your presentation a success


  • Creating and Enhancing PowerPoint Presentations
    • Backgrounds
    • Styles
    • Working with Visual Elements
    • Images


  • Expanding on PowerPoint Basics
    • Enhancing existing PowerPoint Presentations
    • Modify Backgrounds
    • Understanding Styles


  • Understanding Visual Elements
    • Editing Images
    • Expanding on PowerPoint Basics
    • Tailoring PowerPoint to your company’s needs
    • Hiding elements
    • Using your own Images
    • Packaging PowerPoint


  • Theory behind public speaking
  • Creating successful business presentations


Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course, all welcome.

How will I be assessed?

Practice on the day

What can I do next?
For more information

For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 29 25 00 or email business@blackburn.ac.uk

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