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Presentation Skills

  • 5 CPD Hours
 Apex Building, Blackthorn Road Sandyford Business District D18 (map)

This practical one-day training course will show you exactly what is required to get up in front of any number of people and deliver a highly effective and interesting presentation. We will show you the exact key components to building a highly effective presentation, and how to ensure your audience is engaged from the start until the end. You will learn how to maximise impact by using your voice, tone and body language, and we will show you the importance of engaging and interacting with your audience, and the best approaches.

You will leave this CPD course armed with the skills and confidence to allow you to deliver highly informative and memorable presentations, whatever the setting, that you will be able to put into practice immediately. On top of what you learn during the day, you will also receive the course material to take home, so you can continue to access this information when preparing your next presentation or speech. Attendees will also gain 5 structured CPD hours to add to their yearly requirements (if applicable).

Course Content

  • The key characteristics of effective speakers
  • Psychology behind speaking fear, how to convert anxiety to positive power
  • Planning the basic structure of your presentation – PowerPoint do’s and don’ts / tips and tricks
  • Simple design basics
  • Fundamental ways to capture the attention of your audience
  • Dynamic Speech Structure: How to grip them from the start, stay engaged, and conclude with impact
  • The power of the pause
  • How to interact with your audience to deliver more memorable and effective presentations
  • Handling questions with ease
  • Using the right kind of visuals
  • Body language – Key techniques
  • Practice, discussion and feedback

Who Should Attend?

This course is vital for anyone who presents as part of their role or those who are looking to improve their practical presentations skills and/or build on their confidence when speaking in public.

Do I Need to Prepare Anything?

You will never get better by staying in your comfort zone, however we like to make things as comfortable as possible! So, we will ask you to deliver a small 5 minute presentation of your choosing on the day, in a safe and good-natured environment where everyone is equally learning (and equally nervous), and you will receive specific pointers on what you do right, and also what you could improve. We really learn best by “doing”, and this process will be absolutely huge in improving your skills and confidence going forward.


On completion, you will receive your CMG MasterClass Certificate as well as your CPD Certificate containing 5 Structured CPD Hours. Please note certificates are issued only at the end of the training course to participants who complete the full five hours.


This course costs €375 (Early-bird) normal rate is €475. Includes course documentation and light refreshments. While the course fee does not include lunch, we do provide freshly made sandwiches, coffee and a range of teas and fresh juice for those who require a light lunch. Alternatively you can avail of the local food stores and coffee shops opposite the training centre for hot food or alternative lunch options.