(34) Presentation Skills for Heads and Senior Leaders, (The Amba Hotel, Marble Arch, London, 16 May 2018)


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.

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