Presentation Skills course

Today, presentation skills are needed in most professions. This entails getting ones message across effectively and clearly. This entry level course is for learners who have never attended presentation skills courses, or who have not put what they have learnt into practice. It has been developed to improve participants’ perceptions, confidence, and approach needed to deliver competent professional presentations. The course looks at the communication chain, and covers body language, pace, rhythm, cultural differences and listening skills, as well as other skills required in order to present an interesting and compelling presentation.   

The learners have the opportunity to give a short presentation, which is replayed with feedback.

This course takes place over a period of four days, for four hours a day. It can be held over 2 full days, but we recommend the 4-day option. Depending on numbers, this course can be held over 3 days or 6 days, for four hours per day.

Basic Course Outline:

  • Vocal Skills including tone, emphasis, pace and rhythm, and and how these can change listeners’ perceptions
  • Pronunciation and projection – intercostal diaphragmatic breathing, and intelligibility
  • The communication chain
  • Preparation, planning and presenting
  • Understanding cultural differences
  • Reducing nerves
  • Dealing with questions
  • The importance of active listening
  • Body language and reading the audience       

 Benefits and Outcomes:

    By the end of the course the learner will be able to:

  • connect with the audience by being able to relax and relate to them
  • keep it simple by focussing on the main message
  • concentrate on the needs of the audience
  • be aware of the importance of the clarity of speech and enunciation, and the ability to project ones voice when necessary
  • answer questions that are posed, thoroughly
  • feel confident and use appropriate body language which will build rapport with the audience members
  • use media effectively to enhance the presentation
  • ENJOY giving presentations

Mission statement

SmartWorx Training is a national corporate training provider of English, and guide in business instruction and training. We offer executive training solutions to front and back of house employees.

Our Mission is to empower, train, enhance and cultivate business professionals by providing learners with a platform whereby they have the tools to advance both their careers and social environment, in terms of both commitment and performance. Language and culture both play a vital role in the South African context, on which SmartWorx Training focuses in our courses, through a process that is both enjoyable and enlightening. We strive to have our learners ultimately communicating effectively in the English language by having taken ownership of their career advancement.

About Us

SmartWorx Training is a company that develops and facilitates programmes and soft-skills courses relating to English communication, verbal and written, in the social and business environment. We also offer communication, telephone, time management, presentation, and telephone skills courses.



SmartWorx Training Pty (Ltd)

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