Presentation coaching

Want to improve your presentation skills?
I will help you become a more confident and effective presenter, so you can wow your clients and smash that deal or make that sale.

FROM £20

20 years public speaking experience

presentation skills - public speaking

  • powerpoint

Practical guidance and suggestions to improve the structure of your presentations and enhance the design and layout of your slides.

  • communication

Help with improving your tone, intonation, rhythm, pace, control and body language. Ensuring you sound more confident and relaxed.

  • roleplay

PLAN, PRACTICE, PERFORM
The 3 P’s! We will work together on the first 2 with real life roleplay, so you are confident and ready for the third one.

TESTIMONIALS

"Del is a very versatile English teacher, he is helping me on my accent reduction and business presentation skills which are key in my line of work. I been in IT consulting for last 16 years in London but never learned subtle details of giving a great presentation. Del is helping me on my Tonality, pacing my speech with slides, body language etc. I highly recommend Del not just in English speaking but also Business Presentation skills for whole holistic approach."
Simple English Student
Ravi
UPFIELD
"The best teacher I have had in my 15 years of college and university. I live and work in England and I have improved a lot with the classes. Nobody had taught me the pronunciation as well or the expressions colloquial, despite living in this country.

The use of Skype is perfect and takes advantage of every min. I’ve told all my friends."
Simple English Student
Elena
THE CHRISTIE
"Del is great teacher with big experience. He helped me improve my English specially Common English. I am glad to know him. Thanks for all Del 😉"
Online English teacher client
Jaraslav
PB TISK
"Del is a qualified english teacher. He helped me and my colleague to prepare for the business conference. To work with him was easy and enjoyable. If you are searching for a good teacher of english, Del is a good choice."
Online English teacher client
Anastasia
FDF GROUP

What Are Presentation Skills?

They are the skills you need to deliver engaging and effective presentations to a variety of audiences. These skills cover a range of areas such as the design of your slides, the structure of your presentation, the tone of your voice and body language.

The key to a good presentation is to get your message across in a clear, concise and effective way. Many people find this challenging and stressful, especially if English is not their mother tongue.

Overcoming Fear

We’ve all had butterflies when speaking publically. Your stomach ties itself in knots and you feel tense, dry mouth and strained breathing.
I heard a good anecdote from a very experienced and confident public speaker, “I still get butterflies when I give presentations but now I just make them fly in formation.” Yes, we can get control of our fear and we can even use that adrenalin to our advantage.

The first step to controlling anything is to first understand it.

The cause of fear is (a feeling of) insecurity and/or an unfamiliar or uncontrollable threat.

Regarding presentations and public speaking, this is usually due to:

  • Lack of confidence, and/or
  • Lack of control (or a feeling of not having control) – over the situation, other people (the audience) and our own reactions and feelings
  • And (in some cases) possibly a bad memory or experience from our past.

These effects are heightened according to the size of the audience, and potentially also the nature of the audience/situation. Imagine giving a presentation to a class of 25 six-year-old children, then, imagine giving a similar presentation to a group of 25 rich and influential businessmen. We would probably be more nervous and anxious with the group of adults. So audience size isn’t the be-all and end-all; situation and audience play a big part too.

Anxiety & Stress

The cause of anxiety and stress is probably due to the heightened need to perform, impress, control etc.

Low confidence and control usually stem from:

  • Inadequate preparation / rehearsal, and/or
  • Low experience.

Preparation and rehearsal are usually very manageable elements. Presentations which do not work well have usually not been properly prepared and rehearsed.

Experience can be gained simply by practising public speaking as often as possible in comfortable surroundings and situations and then, moving on to less comfortable surroundings and audiences.

So, experience is manageable also, although this may be more difficult to achieve.

Need Help?

This is where I come in – Using tried and tested methods, I will help you to prepare and rehearse your presentation or public speech. We will hone your verbal and non-verbal communication skills and sharpen your delivery so that you gain the confidence needed to be a successful public speaker and presenter.

Losing Your Audience

A key point to remember is: if what you’re doing or saying is not working, do something else.

One of the worst feelings as a presenter is that you have lost your audience. We’ve all seen it happen and the presenter just stumbles on regardless as people check their phones and start staring into space. Usually, the people present at your presentation are there by choice. So they want or need to listen to what you have to say. They have given you control, you ARE in control. If you see that something isn’t working then change things up a bit, they won’t know. After all, you are the ‘expert’.

You can do this by:

  • Asking questions from your audience to gain their attention and make them do some thinking. This is also useful to see if they have been listening and how much they have understood. It also engages them and helps them to focus more.
  • Skip through some less relevant and important slides to ones they may be more interested in.
  • Ask the audience if you have missed something that they were hoping to hear or have clarified.
  • Say that people are looking sleepy and suggest a break or a leg stretch.

Identify Your Audience

One of the most overlooked aspects of presenting is discerning who the audience will be and preparing accordingly.

An easy example is the illustration earlier of the class of kids and a group of adults. We wouldn’t pitch our presentation the same way to both groups, if we did, then one group would be overwhelmed and the other would feel condescended to.

This is where preparation is the key! You’ve all heard the analogy – fail to plan, plan to fail. It’s very true, especially in the presentation world.

It is essential to identify the characteristics, knowledge and needs of your audience so that you are delivering the ‘right’ presentation to the ‘right’ audience. By spending time getting to know your audience beforehand, you will be able to deliver your presentation more engagingly and beneficially. Ask yourself questions such as, ‘What is the purpose of my presentation? What are the main points I want my audience to take away from it?’ This will help your preparation to be more focussed and ultimately to be more beneficial and enjoyable to your audience.

Get Started Today!

I have nearly 20 years of public speaking and presenting experience, speaking regularly to groups of around 70-100 and even doing a presentation in front of 700!

Many of the things I’ve learned about effective presentations have come through making mistakes. Let me share my experience with you so you don’t have to make the same mistakes, enabling you to be able to improve your presentation skills and deliver better presentations.

If you want to boost your confidence and become a more effective presenter or public speaker then I can definitely help you achieve that goal in a short period of time. Give me a call today on +44 7954 438 937 for a free 15 min consultation and let’s get the ball rolling.