(08) Presentation Skills for Heads and Senior Leaders, (The Grand Connaught Rooms, London, 7 November 2017)


This course aims to:

Enable senior school leaders to develop the key skills required to make effective speeches and presentations.

This course is for:

Heads, aspiring Heads, and all those in schools who are required to make speeches and  presentations.

Course outline: 

09:45 - 10:00

   Arrival, registration and coffee

10:00 – 10:15

   Welcome, introduction and objectives for the day:

  Preparing, practising and giving a presentation

10:15 – 11:15

   Session 1: Understanding your audience

Paper exercise to look at and raise awareness of accommodating different communication styles by understanding your own preferred style

11:15 – 11:30



11:30 – 12:00

   Session 2: Creating a positive first impression

Body language, building rapport and positive personal projection (introduction to the ‘bridge’ model)

12:00 – 1:00

   Session 3: Structuring the presentation

  • Defining the purpose
  • Gathering content and ideas (consider presentation aids)
  • Structure the content (tell them what you are going to tell them, tell them, tell them what you’ve told them!)
  • Develop how to present it (incorporating communication and learning styles)
  • Handling questions
  • Plan and practise (understanding the concentration curve)

1:00 – 1:45


1:45 – 2:30

   Session 4: Giving the presentation – preparation session

Prepare in pairs- delivering individually

2:30 – 4:00

   Session 5: Delivering presentations and group feedback

(With working tea)

4:00 – 4:15

   Session 6: Reflective diaries for personal on-going   assessment    

4:15 – 4:30

    Questions and close