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Burges Salmon

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Presenting in Meetings

Presenting in Meetings

Target Audience

Senior secretaries and support staff who need to make presentations and speeches at meetings.

Course Objectives

Prepare and structure concise notes
Deliver positive and effective presentations
Handle questions confidently


Presentation, group work and participation through highly practical structured sessions.

Important notes

Some pre-course work is required. Also, sessions can be captured on video tape. Please contact us if you would like to discuss this feature.

Course Contents

Welcome and introductions

Course objectives and overview

Where do I begin?

  • Techniques for planning and preparing for a presentation
  • In five easy stages, how to brainstorm, structure, select and organise your material
  • What must be told, what should be told, what could you tell your audience
  • How to use illustrations to good effect


  • How shall I deliver this?
  • How to start and finish
  • Beginning, middle and end
  • Using humour
  • Watch your body language!

What are notes?

  • How to use them
  • The best use of cards
  • Prompts and aids when presenting

Dealing with nerves and building confidence

  • Calming the butterflies
  • Voice projection
  • Tone, pace, volume
  • Articulation and fillers
  • Breathing exercises
  • Relaxation exercises

The people side of presenting

  • Answering questions
  • Handling awkward situations
  • Making promises

Putting it all together

  • Practical session where participants deliver a presentation

Action session

  • How do I improve my next presentation?

Summary and close