Presentation Skills Training

Delivering a brilliant, memorable and interactive presentation requires a number of skills including effective planning, choosing the right delivery method(s), developing outstanding customised content, professional group facilitation, the efficient use of technology, effective communication skills and more.

The PD Training Presentation Skills Training Course provides you with this in-depth knowledge and skill building in the planning, preparation and delivery of truly engaging presentations. You'll learn how to use specific tools and techniques for presentation creation and delivery, which will enable you to conduct powerful presentations that engage your audience every time.

As part of this professional development training event, you will have an opportunity to develop and present to your peers and receive feedback from the group.

This practical and engaging training course is available now throughout Australia including Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide,, Canberra and Perth.

Please click on the Public Class tab below to view our Presentation Skills Training course schedule by city or click the In-House Training tab to receive a free quote for courses delivered at your preferred location.

Presentation Skills Training
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Team Communication Training 0.5 day course View schedule
Delivering Constructive Criticism Training 1.0 day course View schedule
Business Process Management 2.0 day course View schedule
Inter-Cultural Communication Skills Training 1.0 day course View schedule
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Business Writing for the Digital Era 1.0 day course View schedule
Business Writing Essentials for the Modern Workplace 1.0 day course June 28
Email Etiquette Training - 3hours 0.5 day course July 8
Body Language Training - 3hours 0.5 day course July 25
Active Listening Training - The secret of great communicators! - 3 hours 0.5 day course June 26
Crucial Conversations 1.0 day course July 3
Crucial Conversations - 3hours 0.5 day course View schedule

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Your Learning Outcomes

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Perform a needs analysis and prepare an outline for a presentation
  • Select the most suitable delivery method based on the audience, the environment & the message being delivered
  • Understand how to optimise verbal and non-verbal communication skills when presenting
  • Gain insight into effective techniques for calming nerves
  • Learn to create fantastic flip charts to support the key messages
  • Create targeted PowerPoint presentations
  • Realise the benefits of rehearsal
Duration: 2.0 day course Live Online Experts


Presentation Skills Training Reviews:

CUA Australia

"Scott had prepared a tailored program based on a conversation we had prior to the commencement of the original date and it was spot on with what we were after."

"Scott presented very professionally and made the day both very informative and extremely fun! The team was able to have a great time as well as picking up on valuable skills which we will be able to use not only as we give presentations but also in our general communications. The examples and experience which was shared was first rate and extremely relevant."

"The value in the day came as there were some exercises which we undertook which allowed us develop more as a team and also provided some great examples of the types of behaviours and practices we should employ daily. We have even discussed introducing a couple of the activities into our weekly meetings to keep the skills sharp."

"At lunch we were able to discuss the nature of our upcoming presentations with the trainer and he tailored the rest of the afternoon to meet the needs we had."


Kingspan Insulated Panels Pty Ltd

"Extremely well-presented content in a short period. Have recommended that we take further modules with Joseph."

"I thought Joe did a great job in getting the salient points across in the given time constraints. I thought that the course was a very good refresher and I learnt a few new things along the way."

-Kingspan Insulated Panels Pty Ltd

City of Gold Coast

"Having only ever executed a presentation in an open forum once, should the need for me arise to give a presentation and using powerpoint (which I haven't done at all in the past), I now know the basic skills required. The course trainer was very capable at conveying her messaging and keep the participants involved and interested in the subject matter."

-City of Gold Coast

Family and Community Services Aboriginal Housing Office

"Jen's passion for the subject matter and her vast experience as a communication expert made the course a truly valuable use of my time."

"Jen was amazing! I learnt lots and look forward to reviewing the additional personalised information she provided on the day. She has given got me excited about teaching new things to my team!"

-The Pharmacy Guild Of Australia

BackOffice Associates Australia Pty Ltd

"I got a valuable training from Joe. He is so enthusiastic in delivering and coaching facilitation and presentation skills to BOA. Appreciate the all the content and structure from him."

"Joseph introduced us to a number of communication concepts that are otherwise either not well-known or taken for granted by many people. In doing this, he also roasted nearly every company's ability to present a PowerPoint, including our own, and everyone loved listening to his commentary."

-BackOffice Associates Australia Pty Ltd

Stihl Pty Ltd

Connect very well and took a lot out of what was said. Compared to other presentation skills course, I felt I took the most out of this one. It wasn't dry and remained interesting throughout the presentation.

-Stihl Pty Ltd

Schindler Lifts

"Peter was a very enthusiastic trainer and catered to our individual area's for improvement. I would strongly recommend Peter to conduct more training for our organisation. I have already heard positive feedback about one of the participants who had to deliver a presentation to his management group. Chalk and Cheese compared to previous presentations."

-Schindler Lifts

 ToyotaFleet Management

"As there were only 2 people in the course, the trainer tailor made it for us which was great. Fantastic trainer, she is full of life and keep us engaged. Well done and thank you :)"

-Toyota Fleet Management

Download Course Outline (PDF)

To be a successful, professional presenter you need to be able to capture your audience and take them on the journey by using effective presentations, story-telling, interactive facilitation and of course engaging content. Good information, great ideas or the best of intentions only gets you half-way there. 

Positioning yourself and your ideas in a consistently positive and professional manner enables you to make a professional impression the first time and every time.  Raw information is logical, but being logical does not capture or hold anyone’s attention for too long. Persuasive presentations start with raw information, then opinions are added and enhanced with creative imagery and given personality by the presenter. The more of the mind you tickle, the more retention and motivation you reap. 

This 2-day Presentation Skills Training Program will teach you how to prepare effective presentations, and how to utilise the best method(s) for delivering your message while maintaining your audience's interest at all times.


Course Outline for Presentation Skills Training

Topic 1
Why present?
  • Welcome
  • The purpose of presenting
  • My presentation style
  • Module 1 Reflection
Topic 2
Researching your topic and organising information
  • Primary and secondary research
  • Selecting content
  • Giving form to your presentation
  • Module 2 Reflection
Topic 3
Writing your presentation
  • Starting with an outline
  • Which words to use
  • Writing the introduction
  • What to include in the body
  • Writing the conclusion
  • Editing
  • Module 3 Reflection
Topic 4
Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication Skills
  • Listening and hearing
  • Asking and fielding questions
  • Body language
  • Module 4 Reflection
Topic 5
Overcoming Nervousness
  • Preparing mentally
  • Physical relaxation techniques
  • Rehearsing your presentation
  • Module 5 Reflection
Topic 6
Using Visual Aids
  • Fantastic flip charts
  • Creating compelling PowerPoint presentations
  • Vibrant video and amazing audio
  • Module 6 Reflection
Topic 7
Time to present
  • Presentation - take 2
  • Module 7 Reflection

In-House Training - We’ll focus on what matters most to you and tailor to your context

Face-to-Face, Live Online, or Hybrid Class Tailored to Your Needs

When you want a tailored learning experience targeting exactly what you want without bringing everyone physically together, the best choice is a Live Online Class run by PDT.

We tailor the content and activities to be specific to your current needs and the needs of the people and run the course in our usual activity-based workshop style training, however, the participants can all be offsite, or some can be in the room with others offsite.

Unless you have a preferred tools we use 'Zoom for Education' that includes enhanced collaboration features such as One-click content sharing, real-time co-annotation (people can work together in activity files), and digital whiteboarding, we also include things like live polls and group chats so you virtually have the same collaborative learning experience of attending a course in a room with other people.

live online & hybrid

We have delivered these 100's (if not 1000's) of times, and get great outcomes. We achieve great outcomes because we keep our learner centric approach - just because it’s delivered through a screen to some or all participants doesn’t mean it needs to be less tailored or less personalised.

You still have an expert trainer who talks to you prior to the session and tailors the delivery to use your terminology, ensure activities are relevant and directly applicable and ensures an engaging learning experience that provide people with skills and techniques they can apply the very next day.

A hybrid class is with some people connecting online, and some people physically together in the same room.

Live Online Participant Feedback:

90% Overall Trainer Rating

88% Delivery was Adapted to me Personally

75% I Would Recommend this Course to Someone Else

Face to Face Options With Everyone in the same room

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We provide the Training Management Centre which is an information hub before, during and after training.
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Completion Certificate Included

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What are people going to do differently?

At the completion of training participants are encouraged to create an action plan, and invite an accountability buddy via their Orgmenta App.

In your Training Management Centre you have transparency to the action plans so you can see what people are going to do differently.

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More than just a training provider - we are your Learning and Development Partner, we look forward to working with you, talk to one of our friendly expert consultants today.

Public Class Dates for Presentation Skills Training


  • Time: 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Small classes, average 5 people, max 16
  • Lunch and refreshments included
  • Certificate of Completion (always available in the App)
  • Comprehensive courseware as books (& available in the App)
  • Pay on Invoice or by Credit Card


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When you book a Public Class with PD Training you can expect:

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To Be Engaged All Day

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Real world trainer

An outstanding trainer

On average PDT trainers have 15 years industry experience and 7 years training experience.

Tailored training

Focussed on you

We always tailor activities and scenarios to be relevant to you.

Transfer policy

100% Transfer Policy

If an unforseen event prevents public class attendance, no problem. Transfer to new person, course, date or city.

Refresher course

Refresher Course $0

In-House and Public Class participants are welcome to join a public class in the same topic for 12 months.

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Acclaimed Provider

The confidence of booking with an acclaimed multi national training company.

eLearning and video

Multi-modal Reinforcement

Support, reinforcement & extension eLearning and videos in the App.

Outstanding learning that people can do in the flow of work

  • Fresh targeted video-based microlearning content with interactive lessons and quizzes included.
  • Rigourous review process
  • Only $11.00 per course per person per year.
  • Or get the $110.00 bundle and save.
Bite Size learning that people love

This course provides powerful lessons providing strategies for effective presentations from managing your own stage fright to planning your content and understanding your audience. If you make presentations that matter, this course will benefit you.

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