If you are willing, you will conquer your fears - even the very hardened of us did so. My confidence grew, my stance was stronger, I projected myself further.
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First Steps Presentation Skills Courses
Overcome your fear of public speaking with this beginners course
Who should attend this course?
Faced with a presentation you get:
- Sweaty palms
- Dry throat
- Wobbly knees
- Pounding heart
- Butterflies stampeding
- That terrified feeling
- Feel sick!
This one day course is designed just for you! Whether it is panic, or just that you are new to presenting, the symptoms above are not uncommon.
How many attendees will there be on the training course?
The course is run in small groups of no more than 8 people who are all feeling as nervous as you are.
Attending the course
Conducted in a relaxed atmosphere, you will see instant results as the day progresses.
All courses should be fun and this course is no exception. Conquer that fear and reap the benefits by investing in yourself.
How the 'First Steps' training course will improve your presentation skills
The course will include:
- Preparing yourself to speak - physically and mentally to control those nerves
- How to build a presentation that makes sense, delivers the message and is memorable
- How to avoid feeling awkward
- How to speak confidently from your opening words onwards
- How to use your voice and gestures when presenting
- How to deal with difficult situations
- 10 Golden Tips to ensure your presentation is positive and interesting
- Personal constructive feedback to improve your technique quickly and easily
- Handouts to remind you of the course including a free copy of '99 ways to control nerves when speaking'
It takes just one phone call or email to start the ball rolling.
Further information about the 'First Steps Presentation Skills' Courses
What our clients have to say about our 'First Steps' training courses
After attending the First Steps course I just wanted to thank you for helping me find the confidence in myself to speak in public without the panic I've felt previously. With your advice and guidance, I was able to deliver a presentation without experiencing the fears that have daunted me for so long. It was a really inspiring and enjoyable day and I hope to meet you again for the two day course in the near future.
Kathy Codling, Occupational Medicine, London
I must say that I could not have done it [presentation] without you and the beginner's course. At the beginning of this year, I would have absolutely fallen to pieces if anyone mentioned having to do a presentation. Just the word instilled fear into me! Now, however, and subsequent to the course and being hypnotised, I realised that I can do it. I actually quite enjoyed it once I got going and am sure that I could do it again if I had to.
Bottom line is thank you, thank you for all your help! – TW, UBS
I feel I have learnt more in 1 day than I could have learnt in a week. I have definitely started to rebuild my confidence. – T. Salmonte
This has been one of the best courses I’ve been on, I feel 100 times better than I did yesterday. – J. Clark
I just wanted to write to say that I did find the course to be both extremely beneficial and enjoyable…Thank you again, especially for putting me at ease and making me laugh when faced with one of my greatest fears. – J . Barnaby
I attended your first steps presentation course a week ago. I gave the presentation which I've been dreading for weeks today - and it went well. Thank you so much for all the tips and positive feedback I received from you during the course. It really paid off today! – MJ, Mencap
Just a quick courtesy email to say thank you to you and your colleague for the presentation course you provided that my son attended. He thoroughly enjoyed it and got a lot out of it. He is away on holiday now and asked me to contact you to say thank you and to let you know the outcome.His presentation for his assessment went magnificently and I am pleased to say that he has been selected. The course gave him confidence and a good foundation to work with.
Firstly, a big thanks for the first steps course - it was a great course and I gained so much within that one day! This made me look forward to my next presentation even more - knowing how great it will be!
Much better and more gentle than I had expected. I would like to do the next stage.
I feel I have improved a lot and will now be able to control my nerves.
Most useful was overcoming nerves and anxiety.
It was a good size group.
Having attended a one day 'Introduction Course' I would whole heartily recommend this training to anyone who finds speaking in public difficult - before this course I dreaded it! I was initially nervous about the day itself but my fears were soon dispelled. Ian quickly put the group at ease through a number of exercises which gradually built our confidence over the day. The final task being asked to make presentation to the group. Previously this would have terrified everyone but after the days training we all felt much better about doing this and the improvement in everyone was staggering.
My main reason for attending the course was that I was due to give a best man speak to over 100 people in two weeks time. I'm pleased to say that the speech went very well. A large number of people complimented me, saying how natural they thought the delivery was. Several close friends were amazed. I would have no hesitation in recommending this course and Ian to anyone looking to improve their confidence and presenting skills.
Top Executives, middle management, those just starting out, students and everyone in-between. Whatever level you are at in your career, you will be at home on our courses.
"I must say that I could not have done it [presentation] without you and the beginner's course. At the beginning of this year, I would have absolutely fallen to pieces if anyone mentioned having to do a presentation. Just the word instilled fear into me! Now, however, and subsequent to the course and being hypnotised, I realised that I can do it. I actually quite enjoyed it once I got going and am sure that I could do it again if I had to. Bottom line is thank you, thank you for all your help!" TW, UBS
This course will make rapid strides to improve your presentations and move you to another level. Building on your experience, we will focus on a number of aspects that will immediately make a difference to your presentations.
"The second best course ever - the first was first steps, also by Ian." RJ