Find out about this Presentation Skills Training Course Outline:

The need to present effectively has never been greater in this fast paced world of UK Grocery Retailing. A good presentation and a bad presentation can be the difference between business won and business lost. This CPD accredited Presentation Skills training understands that a presentation might just be two people at a table, but that the presentation has to get the message across well.

This is a Presentation Skills training course of 1+1 classroom days, 6 months apart, with support in between training days designed to make the learning stick. You will experience our unique training method Sticky Learning ®, the course will be delivered by a world class tutor that has worked in the UK Grocery Industry, and our ROI guarantee is included.

This training course will change the way Learners deliver impactful presentations, internally and externally, to convey key messages and engage the audience. Unsure if you need Presentation Skills training?

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Learning Objectives

By the end of this Presentation Skills training course the Learner will be able to:

  • Prepare thoroughly for a presentation.
  • Perform more confidently when presenting.
  • Engage the audience more by using fewer words and with a stronger message.
  • Recognise when presenting with real influence, when they are not, and why.
  • Use tools and techniques to increase the strength of presentations.
  • Assess whether the audience are engaged and what to do if they are not.
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Topics Covered In Presentation Training

These 2 days, 6 months apart, will greatly help the Learner to understand the strengths & weaknesses of their current presentation ability. They are highly practical sessions; rich in both peer and tutor feedback.  Every opportunity will be offered to practise, practise, practise within a supportive, and enjoyable, environment.

  • Refresh on ‘Learning To Learn’.
  • Creating an impactful handshake
  • First Impression impact
  • Antidotes to pre-presentation nerves
  • Power of positive belief on performance
  • Affirmations: the 4 P’s (Present, Positive, Personal, Precise)
  • Anchoring and Visualisation techniques
  • Identifying a presentation’s ‘end in mind’
  • All about the Audience – staying ‘other focussed’.
  • Reading the Room
  • Powerful Structures: Introductory Impact; Main Body Rule of 3; Powerful Endings
  • Verbal techniques that add ‘Oooomph’
  • Dealing with Questions
  • Increasing non-verbal impact
  • Effective breathing
  • Dealing with ‘difficult’ audience members
  • Presentation Delivery and Feedback

For top tips on Presentation Skills read our Presentation Skills, e.g. ‘3 ways you can check that your presentation will deliver with maximum influence‘.

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Ideal Learners for Presentation Training Courses

For everyone that is aware that the effectiveness of their presentations is the difference between business won and business lost.

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Testimonials for our Skills Course

“I loved the days because I was able to share my own presentation and then with constructive feedback from the tutor and the other people, I was able to leave the programme a much better presenter”. For more testimonials visit written testimonials or video testimonials.

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Making the Learning Stick

Hopefully the term ‘Sticky Learning ®’ has intrigued you, whilst you probably guessed a sense of what it is about. In short Sticky Learning ® is our own unique method that we have developed to help Learners Realise more of what they have learnt, be able to Recall more of what they have learnt, and Retain more of what they have learnt. In 2016 we further upgraded this unique training method to include habits formation as a big part of helping Learners to use more of what they have learnt. This is good for our clients because it means that the money they spend with us is better invested than with other training providers because the learning is used for longer.

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Training Course Duration

At MBM we no longer offer 1 day courses due to their limited effect. Our Sticky Learning ® unique training method enables Learners to learn more, learn more quickly, and learn more easily. Sticky Learning ® is a key part of the 6 month training course consisting of pre-work, Learning To Learn 1/2 day training course, a Foundation 1 day training course, and an Advanced 1 day training course (6 months after the Foundation training course). In between the Foundation training course and the Advanced training course, the Learner will be challenged to complete ‘Sticky Pieces’, which appeals to the 70:20:10 learning model. These are desk based activities that help the Learner to change their behaviour long term by identifying a habit that they wish to adopt to embed the new skill. The Learner is also given:

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Training Course World Class Tutor for Effective Presentation Skills

Presentation Skills Training Your tutor for the Presentation Skills training course is Sally Booth. Sally remains a retailer at heart, having worked for 14 years with one of the big four UK supermarkets, both as a Line Manager and within the Training function, she has practiced what she preaches regarding People Development. Sally is passionate about bringing learning to life and enables participants to really experience a new skill and work on it live in the room so that they can see it, hear it, think it and feel it.

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Learners Per Course in the Presentation Skills Course

10 Learners because this drives enough discussion between the learners to explore the skill well, whilst not too many that any one learner gets ‘lost’ in the debate. Ideally 10 because we have found that on this particular training course, due to the nature of presenting, fewer Learners get much more from the training course. If you do not have up to 10 please checkout our 121 Executive Coaching, which can help just you to learn this skill.


  • For 10 Learners the cost is £225 per Learner per day.
  • The total cost for up to 10 Learners for the training course of 2 days, including Sticky Pieces, and the 5 level evaluation ‘Chain of Evidence’, is £4,500, plus vat.
  • Either held on-site at the client’s premises, or an off-site venue can booked and charged back to the client
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Presentation Skills Course – Measuring Return on Investment

There are many evaluation methods for training, each trying to find the holy grail of return on investment. We use Donald Kirkpatrick’s four level training evaluation model as a base because it has stood the test of time, since 1953. Level 1: Reaction: How did the Learners react to the training? Level 2: Learning: How much learning did the Learners get? Level 3: Behaviour: How much have the Learners used the learning? Level 4: Results: How much effect did the Learner’s learning have on performance? Few training providers measure the return on investment beyond the level 1 reaction. We have added one further level: Level 5: Sponsor: How much did we achieve the sponsor’s objectives? Read more about our 5 level evaluation tool and see an example report – ‘Chain of Evidence’.

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Presentation Skills Training – Learning Needs to be Intriguing

To this end of ‘Learning needs to be intriguing’ we name each one of our training courses after a relevant film and we’ll make reference to this on the course. For our Presentation Skills training course we chose ‘The King’s Speech‘ because one of the most challenging parts of presenting effectively is to have the confidence to present effectively. This film from 2010, rated R, stars Colin Firth who plays King George VI, who hires a speech therapist to cope with a stammer.

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