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Business Presentations

A word on Business Presentations from Ron Pollak

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“When we conceived this business presentations course we focused on two facets of being a success in front of a group of people.  The first is the design of the presentation.  Frankly, if you’ve got the design right, you’ll be more confident and you’ll find the delivery far, far easier.

The second area of focus is to provide simple, easily adopted, common sense, presentation-delivery practices.  So often you’ll see people so overcome with their message  (the content) that they lose their audience in its delivery.

If you want to see good delivery learn how to pace your presentation like Tony Blair or Bob Hawke.  Learn how your stance affects people’s perception of you and your message. Understand how important your hand and eye-contact is.  And much, much more!

All business people who need to speak in front of a group of people will benefit from this course – it will help them acquire the know-how, skills and confidence to gain and retain an audience’s attention so that they communicate their message professionally and effectively.

World Class Training

This course is designed to improve presentation skills and deliver some new techniques which will give graduates from this program an edge when they are making a presentation, fielding difficult questions or presenting complex information.

 Learning Outcomes

In this course you will build presentation skills and know-how to help you:

  • think under pressure, assemble information quickly and logically for maximum impact.
  • use key sentences and themes to help listeners understand you.
  • read and control an audience to deliver a clear and convincing message.
  • prepare and plan the logistics of presenting.
  • identify the causes of nervousness and control it.


  • What is Speaking Under Pressure?
  • Planning Your Presentation
    • The PEACE Model
  • The Art of Being a Better Communicator
    • Understanding Yourself
    • People-Reading Guide
    • Understanding Others
  • Icebreakers
    • An Opening Statement
    • Key Ideas
  • Key Themes
    • Key Sentences
    • Following Your Opening
  • The Body
    • Organising Your Presentation
    • Exercise – Selecting a Pattern
  • Taking Questions
    • The Two Key Elements of an Effective Close
    • Time to Practice
  • Other Factors
    • Location
    • Overcoming Nervousness
  • Our Body Language
    • Use Nonverbal Communication
    • Positive/Negative Messages
  • Adding Punch to Your Presentation
    • Visual Aids
  • Reviewing Your Presentation
    • Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation
  • Your Presentation Checklist