Presenting with Impact



This course is designed to provide you with the skills and confidence to create and deliver highly effective presentations. This course is highly interactive, engaging, and challenging and is delivered with an emphasis on learning in a relaxed and enjoyable manner.

Course Duration

Classroom: 1 day

Online: 2 half days


Course Aims

The aims of this course are as follows:

  • To provide attendees with the skills to create effective presentations
  • To provide attendees with the confidence to deliver presentations effectively
  • To recognise elements in a presentation that help get your message across
  • To recognise pitfalls that can hinder the effectiveness of your presentation
  • To introduce the T.R.U.E. Presentation Template


Course Content

The course content will cover the following areas:

  • The 4 essential criteria of great presentations
    • What great presentations must be able to do
  • Pre-Presentation
    • The 2 questions you must answer before you start creating your presentation
    • The importance of brainstorming
    • Deciding on your message
    • Bringing clarity to your message
  • Presentation Openings
    • Presentation opening objectives
    • 7 attention grabbing openings
    • 3 common openings to avoid.
  • The body of your presentation
    • How to choose the key points to support your message
    • How to connect with your audience
    • 10 ways to keep your audience engaged during your presentation
  • Presentation Structure
    • The importance of effective presentation Structure
    • 7 effective presentation Structures
    • Choosing the right presentation structure
  • Presentation Closings
    • 3 ways to close a presentation effectively
    • The importance of closing well
    • How not to close a presentation?
  • Presentation Delivery
    • The importance of good eye contact
    • Getting comfortable making eye contact
    • Getting comfortable with Gestures
    • Body language confidence
    • Identifying your speaking pace
    • Creating the right speaking tone
    • Inflection and vocal variety
    • The importance of pausing
    • Identifying your speaking style
  • Using Visual Aids
    • The do’s and don’ts of using power point slides
    • How to use flip charts effectively
    • When and why to use handouts
    • Using props effectively
  • Handling nerves
    • Understanding nerves
    • Recognising it’s ok to be nervous
    • Techniques for controlling nerves
    • Creating the right speaking tone
    • Projecting confidence as a presenter




This course is delivered by Eric Fitzpatrick, ARK Speaking & Training

Eric is a Sales Presentations Trainer, Executive Speaking Coach and Conference Speaker. He has spoken, coached and trained in the USA, the UK and throughout Ireland and for the last few years has been recognised as one of the leading speakers in Britain and Ireland. He has contributed to radio programmes (RTE Radio 1, 98fm) on the subject of Public Speaking, using humour as a tool for business, and has written articles for numerous magazines on the subject of delivering great speeches and presentations. He is a member of the Sales Institute of Ireland, the Professional Speakers Association, and the Irish Institute of Training and Development.