Presentation skills

Course overview

The emphasis of this programme will be on participatory learning. During the day participants will give at least one presentation and receive feedback from the trainer and other participants. Where available, presentations may be subject to video playback in order to assist with learning.

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This course is designed for staff who may be involved in giving presentations and wish to improve their presentation skills, or for whom this has been identified as part of their PDP.

  1. Understand best practice when preparing and delivering material 
  2. Improve your skill and performance when presenting to different audiences 
  3. Improve your level of confidence through practice 
  4. Offer and receive constructive feedback on your presentation skills
  • Purpose of the presentation 
  • Considering your audience 
  • Overcoming fear 
  • Preparing presentations 
  • Using visual aids 
  • Practice presentations


Presentation Skills Programme

Important – pre-course information and preparation

I am looking forward to meeting you and working with you to improve your presentation skills. This one-day programme is designed for Barts Health staff who are new to presenting and want to improve their skill as part of their job role.

During the programme you will get the opportunity to present and receive feedback, and to do this you need to prepare 1 presentation before attending of about 10-15 minutes.

You may not be permitted to attend the course if you do not complete the pre-course task.

Please forward the slides to prior to the session so we can ensure you will be able to access them on the day. If you bring a spare copy please do so on an encrypted memory stick so that the Trust computers are able to access this. Please do not assume you will be able to log in to your Barts account from the training room.

My suggestion is that you focus the presentation on a work-based area that you are likely to be presenting on in the future – however, the topic is open. You can use slides that you have already prepared for other purposes, but I strongly advise that you tailor your materials to meet the needs of a mixed audience and the time slot available. 

A laptop, white boards and flipcharts will be available for you – should you need any other equipment please contact the Learning & Development department to see if we are able to support you.

Please note that on certain sites we may use video equipment to record and play back your presentation in order to better inform your learning.

Best wishes,

Learning & Development Facilitator

If you have any questions or would like to discuss any aspects of the course please contact:

Learning and Development

Education Centre, Burdett House, Mile End Hospital

0208 223 8436

All session 9.00-17.00