Short Courses

Effective Presentation Skills

Learn practical tools and techniques to present with confidence to all audiences.

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Learn practical tools and techniques to present with confidence to all audiences.

As an engineer, you need to engage technical and non-technical audiences with confidence. This could be in workshops, client briefs, team meetings or at seminars.

After completing this course, you'll know how to:

  • prepare and structure a clear presentation
  • adjust your presentation to reflect group size, venue, and how you'll communicate with the group
  • anticipate objections, alternative views and questions
  • use performance tools such as body stance, stage presence and storytelling to deliver a presentation with greater impact
  • manage your performance nerves by drawing on the techniques shared during the course.

You'll practice a series of mini-presentations on a topic of your choice during the course.

You'll get practical feedback on your presentation structure and presentation style from your fellow students and course facilitator. Your facilitator will also give you feedback on your performance skills, such as vocal tone and stage presence. You'll have the confidence to present with impact to get the outcome you want.

This course can be combined with Effective Communication and/or Negotiation Skills and Influencing Strategies courses for a comprehensive Communications workshop. Enquire now via the 'For Business' tab to find out more.

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1 Day
Additional Information

Please register at least two weeks before the scheduled course start date.

We can customise this course for groups of six or more.

You choose the time, place, duration and format.

Find out how we can help you and your team by clicking on the button below to request a quote or calling us directly on +61 3 9321 1700.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes

  • Identify your key messages
  • What makes a professional presentation
  • Structure your presentation well - storytelling, beginnings and endings, and using metaphors
  • Tailor your presentation to your audience, venue and medium
  • Presenting with influence and impact
  • Prepare slides
  • Use physical performance skills - body stance and stage presence
  • Answer questions with confidence
  • Manage performance nerves
  • The importance of preparation and practice
Is this course for you?

Is this course for you?

This course is for early-career engineers who would like to improve their presentation skills. It's particularly useful for:

  • associate engineers
  • engineers
  • graduate engineers
  • project officers
  • consultants
  • technicians
  • technical officers.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Pre-course work

Chose a work-related presentation topic. You'll use this during the course to build a three-minute presentation.

Topics we'll cover

Topics we'll cover

  • Finding your concept - why you're presenting
  • Structuring your presentation
  • Meeting your audience's needs
  • Persuading your audience
  • Presenting to a small group - peer-to-peer feedback
  • Presenting to the whole group - facilitator and group feedback
Towards chartered

Towards chartered

Take this course to build skills and knowledge in the following Engineers Australia Chartered status competencies*:

8. Communication

Learn more about Chartered Status.

*Completing this course does not automatically guarantee you a competency. However, you will gain the base knowledge you need to develop these specific Chartered competencies.

Grace O'Malley
Alison Jardie
The course was very informative and engaging. The instructor lead by example the entire time - she applied all her teachings while presenting to us.
participant, 2019
I learnt techniques that will allow me to be more effective and result driven in my presentations.
Jackson, 2019
The knowledge gained around how to construct a presentation and key takeaways like the 'big idea' and tricks to engaging the mind.
Steve, 2019
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