SETA Accreditation No. 6570

Presentation Skills & Public Speaking

Workshop dates:

Johannesburg: For future dates email
Cape Town (Durbanville): For future dates email
Durban (Durban North):  For future dates email

Course Fee: 

Single:  R5,500.00 (R6,270.00 incl. VAT)
Group bookings of 5 delegates or more: R4,800.00 (R5,472.00 incl. VAT) – T&Cs apply.



This two-day workshop has been developed with a view to maximise the overall impact made by speakers / presenters when delivering presentations or speeches. Individuals with different levels of skills, knowledge and ability will benefit from attending this highly interactive session. Delegate’s skills and styles will be analysed and improved to increase confidence when doing presentations or speaking during work meetings or social functions.

The programme will focus on enhancing and refining presentation delivery styles so that individuals have clarity and to ensure positive overall tone. Each delegate’s own communication style will be developed to ensure success while engaging the audience / listeners.

Course Outline

The public speaking dilemma

What makes it so difficult?

Why speak if you can write?

The benefits of sound oral presentations

The purpose of the Presentation

Determining the objective of the presentation

  • What is your desired end result?
  • SMART objectives

Determining the main points that have to be made

Mind Mapping a Presentation

Analysing the audience

Speak to them in their language

  • Demographics: Age and Gender
  • Occupation
  • Geographical area
  • Social background
  • Special interest groups
  • Socio-economic factors
  • Educational level
  • Expected attitude towards the presenter

Collecting your material

  • – Research and Sources
  • – The right material for the audience
  • – Use of statistics, examples, stories, anecdotes, illustrations
  • – Use of graphs for illiterate audiences

Structuring the Speech

  • – Aiming for simplicity
  • – Consider & reconsider sequencing and transitions

Delivering the Speech

  • The Opening
  • Creating rapport
  • Establishing a theme
  • Presenting a structure

The Body

  • Covering the field
  • Paying attention to sequence and transition
  • Providing evidence, statistics, arguments, examples, etc

The End

  • Summarising without saying so
  • Making an impact

On Stage

  • Appearance and dress code
  • Eyes
  • Smile
  • Expression
  • Stance
  • The Hands
  • Your Voice
  • Irritating habits: Um, ah, OK 
  • Nerves and Relaxation
  • Using metaphors & analogies


Managing nerves and hostility

Visual Aids and how to use them

Practical exercises

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