Dee Clayton - Simply Amazing Training

How To Make Effective Presentations

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Executive Summary

How To Make Effective Presentations

Key Points:

  • Be calm and confident: Use breathing exercises and positive self-talk to manage nerves
  • Use the CLEAR approach: Clarify, Link, Evidence, Apply, Reiterate
  • Avoid common mistakes: Rushing, poor body language, and failing to engage your audience
  • Practice relentlessly: Rehearse your presentation multiple times to ensure fluency and confidence


I am really excited to announce that I’ve teamed up with Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry to deliver a one-day training on presentation skills. We will focus on delivering Effective Presentations – ones that work and do what you want them to!

The course is suitable for people who aren’t yet speaking frequently as well as more experienced presenters… If you want to feel more comfortable giving business presentations and get better results from your talks, meetings or seminars then come and join us. Generally I only offer this type of course to companies with up to 6 participants of their own, so it’s really nice to be able to open it up to the public for anyone to book – you don’t even need to be a Chamber members to attend (though I’d highly recommend joining anyway of course!)

This Presentation Skills Training Course is ideally suited for Business Owners, Managers and Team Leaders who need to be able to present to/at Internal team meetings, Customer meetings, Board meetings, Industry Events, Conferences, project update meetings or sales meetings or for those who make new business pitches.

During the presentation skills course we’ll cover:

  • How to be calm and confident when speaking
  • The CLEAR presentations approach – what 5 steps you need to know to be an effective Presenter
  • Common mistakes people make in business presentations and how to avoid them
  • “How big is your monkey?” (an introduction to the multi-award winning Public Speaking Monkeys approach)
  • How to answer “tricky” questions with ease
  • How to structure any talk (even at the last minute with only a few minutes preparation time
  • How to practice closing a presentation with impact
  • What steps you need to apply to increase sales, improve response rates or attract new clients through presenting
  • Tips on using PowerPoint appropriately – to add to your message not bore people to tears!
  • Helping audiences know, like and believe you!

The cours e takes place on 15 Nov, from 9am to 5pm at The University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield – Get in touch to be the first to learn of new course dates for 2014!!

Places on the course are limited so to book your place contact Jodie Reid on Tel: 01707 398400 or Email:

The price for Members is £199 and Non-members is £250.

What did delegates say about this course? 

  • “Learnt not to be so worried about what other people are going to say or getting asked a question I don’t know”
  • “Very clear about the topic and also entertaining”
  • “I will use the grid, body language tips and tips for memorable presentations”
  • “I liked standing up and then receiving feedback”
  • “I think it was perfect. I shall be recommending this to colleagues”
  • “I’ve got better awareness of areas to improve”

Author: Dee Clayton

Dee Clayton - Simply Amazing TrainingDee Clayton, an acclaimed coach and winner of the prestigious Overall National UK NBW Award in 2022, has over 30 years of experience in communication. With over half of her career as an author, mentor, and trainer. Dee offers a distinctive blend of skills and insights. Her mission is clear: to empower high-performing individuals to excel further, while guiding their teams to unprecedented success. Connect with Dee via LinkedIn.

Posted by Dee Clayton on 15 Aug 2013

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