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, Parramatta, 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.

Your Learning Outcomes
Presentation Skills Training Course

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Learn to design effective & engaging presentations
  • Select the most suitable delivery method based on the audience, the environment & the message being delivered
  • Master powerful & effective verbal & non-verbal communication techniques
  • Gain insight into effective techniques for calming nerves
  • Learn to create fantastic flip charts to support the key messages
  • Learn the effective use of colours
  • Create compelling PowerPoint presentations
  • Use videos and audio to enhance the experience
  • Learn different tricks to add diversity & interest to engage the audience
  • Learn to pump it up a notch to deliver higher energy presentations
Duration: 2.0 day course


Presentation Skills Training Course Reviews:

"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."


"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."

"In short I would recommend the course to anyone, we were extremely happy with Scott as a presenter, the relevancy and the content were exactly what we were after."

"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."



"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


"I have genuinely walked away feeling more confident that the next presentation I conduct will be of a higher quality."

-Total Tools Importing


"Joseph had a wealth of knowledge and conveyed it in an easy to absorb way."

-Weleda Australia


"I really enjoyed the small class, it made me feel more comfortable in the learning. The trainer was great and interactive and made me feel more confident."

-Iron Mountain


"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


"Kate Smyth was great. Practised what she preached, to prove that the tips she was presenting were effective."

"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


"Siobhan was fantastic and we were not left to day dream like most all day courses. The content was great and I thoroughly enjoyed the entire day."

-Mitchell Shire Council


"Fantastic examples, engagement with attendees and made everything easy to learn and take the daunting aspect away."



"It was a great course for those new to Minute Taking providing the foundations for getting started and what to expect in a variety of settings. The Facilitator was very knowledgeable on the topic and very engaging."

-Mentis Assist


"Anne is a very good trainer as she keep encourage us to speak and gave us important feedback. I feel like more comfortable to present in public."

"Anne's teaching style is the best (5 out of 5 stars). Lots of interaction in a friendly and supportive environment. Never felt left out or bored in the classroom."

-Custom Fleet


"Working with Anne over the two days was great. I really gained a lot from partaking in the course, and hopefully can continue to build on some of the skills addressed."



"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 tips on design was very useful."

"Loved how practical it was and really appreciated all the advice and templates provided by Jen."

-The Pharmacy Guild Of Australia


"Deidre was very captivating and had the attention of the room throughout the course."



"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


"The course was great and I learnt a lot from it."



"Fantastic trainer, she is full of life and keep us engaged. Well done and thank you :)"

"As there were only 2 people in the course, the trainer tailor made it for us which was great."

-Toyota Fleet Management


"Suzie was great- full of knowledge and commitment to every single one of us. She adopted to our individual needs and made us feel valuable and personal."

-Campus Living Villages


"The training was excellent, the trainer was knowledgeable and able to deliver the outcomes in an achievable format."

-FACS Housing Services


"Great course and I was really surprised by the ongoing support and advice the trainer offered to us."

-Department of Home Affairs


"A lot of ground was covered during the day, yet Jen was able to adapt the agenda flow to meet our specific needs into the exercises, and incorporate our questions without breaking the content flow."

"Jen had wonderful real world anecdotes that resonated with our needs."

"A well structure course, appropriately focused on the key messages, given it was abbreviated to suit the availability of the attendees."

Jacobs Australia


Johnson Controls logo
Being my first course, I found the info and trainer to be exceptionally involved.

-Johnson Controls

IGA Metcash logo
I found it to be useful, everyone should do it. Joseph is a phenomenal presenter!


EPA Victoria logo
I found the course very beneficial, considering the time constraints Scott managed to present a very comprehensive and informative session.

-EPA Victoria

EPA Victoria logo
Scott was a quality presenter. Keep him in mind for future training needs.

-EPA Victoria

Stihl logo
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

BR Enclosures logo
I found it very interesting and learnt a lot.

-B&R Enclosures

BR Enclosures logo
Some brilliant concepts and methods that can be used in future meetings.

-B&R Enclosures

BR Enclosures logo
The course was done on a very professional basis and was the best course I have done for a long time. Derrick was excellent in his approach and professional attitude and helped well with the questions.

-B&R Enclosures

RailCorp logo
Jessica was a total delight and I enjoyed learning from her. She helped me point out where I need to work hard and she was very very good.


RailCorp logo
The trainer was extremely good. She is an asset to your company.


RailCorp logo
It was good to hear constructive feedback re our presentations but also that of others.


WA government logo
Coming from someone who has never had any training like this I found it very useful, insightful and fun, whilst easy to understand.

-Dept. of Commerce

Petrosys logo
I registered another staff member for this course - our internal course evaluation which the participant completed was exceptionally positive with no negatives at all.

-Petrosys Pty Ltd

CIMIC logo
Great course, really helpful, entertaining & casual approach to the delivery of the content.

-CIMIC Group Ldt (formerly Leighton Holdings)

More happy clients

Course Outline
Presentation Skills Training Course

Download Presentation Skills Training Course Outline


To be a successful, professional presenter you need to be able to capture your audience and take them on the journey with you 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.


Presentation Skills Training Course - Lesson 1
Getting Started
  • Workshop Objectives
Presentation Skills Training Course - Lesson 2
Presentation Preparation
  • Conducting Needs Analysis
  • Initial Outline Layout
  • Research, Write and Edit
Presentation Skills Training Course - Lesson 3
Delivery Method Options
  • Types of Delivery Methods
  • More Advanced Methods
  • Basic Things to Keep in Mind
Presentation Skills Training Course - Lesson 4
Communication Skills - Verbal
  • Active Listening Techniques
  • Questioning Techniques
  • Powerful Communicating Tips
Presentation Skills Training Course - Lesson 5
Communication Skills - Non-Verbal
  • Body Language Explained
  • Your External Body language
  • Other's External Body Language
Presentation Skills Training Course - Lesson 6
Overcoming Stage Fright
  • Pre-Event Planning
  • Mental Preparation
  • Physical Relaxation Techniques
  • Exuding Confidence to the Audience
Presentation Skills Training Course - Lesson 7
Create Effective Flip Charts
  • Suggested Tools
  • Flip Chart Advantages
  • Effective Use of Colours
  • Always Have a 'Plan B'
Presentation Skills Training Course - Lesson 8
Create Compelling Presentations with PowerPoint
  • Suggested Tools
  • PowerPoint Tips
  • Always Have a 'Plan B''
Presentation Skills Training Course - Lesson 9
Creative Use of Whiteboards
  • Wall Mounted vs Electronic
  • Suggested Tools
  • Effective Use of Colours
  • Always Have a 'Plan B'
Presentation Skills Training Course - Lesson 10
Vibrant Videos and Amazing Audio
  • Suggested Tools
  • Video and Audio Tips
  • Always Have a 'Plan B'
Presentation Skills Training Course - Lesson 11
Pumping it up a Notch
  • Making Them Laugh
  • Engaging with Questions
  • Promoting Audience Interaction
  • Managing Questions and Comments
Presentation Skills Training Course - Lesson 12
Wrapping Up
  • Words from the Wise

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

Delivery Options for In-house training

Live Online & Hybrid
live online & hybrid
1-hour Motivator
one hour motivator
3-hour Power Sessions
3 hour power session
Full-day training
full day training

We're flexible and will always work with you to get the best outcome and learner experience.

Let's discuss the best option for you, and how to get maximise outcomes in the shortest amount of time.

At your workplace At your workplace
In our Training Rooms In our Training Rooms
 In our Online Training  Room - the HIVE In our Online Training Room

We’ll make things easier so you can focus on adding more value

We provide the Training Management Centre which is an information hub before, during and after training.
(Let us know if there’s parts you don’t want to use)

Invites people to training

(So you don’t have to)

Invite People icon

Generates Sign in Sheet

(So you don’t have to)

Generate Sign In Sheet Icon

Generates Branded Flyer

If you if you want to ‘promote’ internally

Generate Branded Flyer Example

PDF’s of Certificates

(can be co-branded with your logo)

Completion Certificate Included

Collects and Reports feedback

(So you don’t have to)

Feedback Report Example

Complete Results Dashboard

(including trainer insights)

Results Dashboard Example

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.

My Action Plan
Participants encouraged to create

Want to get clear on impacts and measure success? Our system and expert consultants support you.

Our systems and people make it easy to identify how you’ll be able to measure impacts,
and then report on the success in the weeks or months after training.

Measure metrics your way

Do you already have a training management system and wish they were automatically up to date?

Training APIs

It’s surprisingly easy to make it so that your system can automatically be up to date with all the training record details you need.

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 Course


  • Time: 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Small classes, average 5 people, max 16
  • Lunch and refreshments included
  • Pay on Invoice or by Credit Card


  • Certificate of Completion (always available in the App)
  • Comprehensive courseware as books (& available in the App)


learn more

Location Date 1 Date 2 Date 3 Date 4
Karstens Conference Centre, Canada House, Level 1, 111 Harrington Street Sydney NSW 2000
May 19
2.0 day course
Filling fast
July 30
2.0 day course
Filling fast
September 3
2.0 day course
Filling fast
November 16
2.0 day course
Filling fast
Karstens Conference Centre, 123 Queen Street Melbourne VIC 3000
May 19
2.0 day course
Filling fast
July 30
2.0 day course
Filling fast
September 3
2.0 day course
Filling fast
November 16
2.0 day course
Filling fast
PD Training Pty Ltd, Level 2, 21 Mary Street Brisbane QLD 4000
May 19
2.0 day course
Filling fast
July 30
2.0 day course
Filling fast
September 3
2.0 day course
Filling fast
November 16
2.0 day course
Filling fast
Karstens Conference Centre, Level 1, 111 St. Georges Terrace Perth WA 6000
May 19
2.0 day course
Filling fast
July 30
2.0 day course
Filling fast
September 3
2.0 day course
Filling fast
November 16
2.0 day course
Filling fast
International Visualisation Centre, 19 Young Street Adelaide SA 5000
May 19
2.0 day course
Filling fast
July 30
2.0 day course
Filling fast
September 3
2.0 day course
Filling fast
November 16
2.0 day course
Filling fast
Wizard Corporate Training, 15 Moore St Canberra ACT 2601
May 19
2.0 day course
Filling fast
July 30
2.0 day course
Filling fast
September 3
2.0 day course
Filling fast
November 16
2.0 day course
Filling fast

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

PDT Activities and discussion

To Be Engaged All Day

Activities and discussion for engaged learning all day.

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.

Confidence of booking

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.

Embed Learning A great training course is only the beginning to lasting change.

To help you get lasting change from training we engage your participants

Before training

Pre course activity & chat with the trainer about personal learning goals

During training

At the course conclusion participants are encouraged to add an action plan and select an accountability buddy

After training

  • Participants can access course materials and extension content + more
  • If they picked an accountability buddy, they will have that meeting as well

We welcome your participants for Refresher Training on our public classes at no cost for 12-months (subject to availability)

All made easy via our orgmenta participant app

More ways we can help achieve lasting change include:

1. Make it Stick Packs - 6 months of 10-15 minute activities to run at meetings

Designed to be easy to use for Team Leaders, Managers, Trainers or other nominated Learning Champions these packs have 6 simple and quick activities to reinforce learning from the original course.

When you choose this option, we provide your nominated Learning Champions with a 90-minute session in how to run the activities so they have the resources and confidence to integrate these into your normal team meetings or as stand alone lunch 'n' learn sessions.

Make it Stick packs are available for all PDT Signature Series courses.

2. Follow-Up Coaching by our Trainers

Our Trainers can come back onsite and run coaching and reinforcment sessions for your team members. These sessions are most commonly 90-minutes long, and are designed to help people share and collaborate, helping them gain insights and confidence to apply what they learned so you see value from the investment in training with a lasting change.

Our purpose is to deliver lasting impact, and we believe this is a powerful step in achieving lasting change, so to encourage you to give your people that extra opportunity to really see change, if you book a follow up session within 90-days of the original course date, we’ll come back onsite for 1/2 price.

3. Physical Products - visual reminders to keep key concepts alive

Many of the 'aha' moments in courses can come from the increased awareness of ourselves and our colleagues, these come through the REACH Profiles that is integrated into many of our courses.

The insights lead us to better recognise our tendencies and strengths, understand how to be more mindful of adapting to the needs and preferences of our team and our customers.

The insights are put into practice by appreciating the benefits of our diversity and either learning to adapt or implementing a strengths-based management approach.

We have a great range of high quality products that can keep these impactful moments top of mind back in the workplace.

REACH to my Team
Visualizer / Reminder

The REACH Team Visualizer/Reminder can be used in multiple ways in both training and in the office. When displayed in a high traffic area REACH will be kept top of mind. Below are guidelines for use of the REACH Team Visualizer / Reminder which is also in downloadable format.

The REACH Team Visualizer / Reminder comes in two sizes of A0 841 x 1189 mm and A1 594 x 841 mm and is made from a sturdy 5mm corflute.

REACH to my Team Visualizer / Reminder guidelines for use

  • For this activity the simplest way to plot all participants on the REACH Grid is by generating TEAM Insights Report from the REACH Ecosystem which will give the position of everyone participating.
  • Place the REACH Team Visualizer / Reminder on a flat surface, preferably a wall, where it is clearly visible. Ask participants to mark their REACH position on the grid with a sticky dot. Recommend that participants put their initials on the sticky dot so they can easily locate themselves later. Each person’s REACH can revealed one at a time in a group activity. This allows for everyone to identify the dynamic that they will have with each other. Are they in the same quadrant or are the polar opposites? How do they "REACH" each other?
  • When you construct this activity with participants who have not seen their REACH score, they begin to develop a sense of self-awareness and their blind spots as well as of those around them.
  • The REACH Team Visualizer / Reminder is a powerful way to keep Team Dynamics and REACH alive. It can be revisited on a regular basis, people can be added, removed or moved by simply adding, removing or moving dots.
Download REACH Team Dynamic Visualiser guidelines

Keep it Alive

REACH Cubes are designed to build empathy and grow an appreciation for thinking differently. They encourage productive and positive interactions in the workplace, workshop or personal development sessions. They can be used in any creative way to grow REACH and below we have provided two recommended activities for use. The REACH Cubes pack comes with 4 REACH Cubes one representing each REACH Quadrant. Each REACH Cube is 7.5 cm squared and are made from durable EVA Foam.

Keep it Alive REACH Cubes Activity 1 – Thinking Outside the Square

When people are participating in activities during REACH workshops, training or personal development sessions provide each participant with a REACH Cube and ask them to complete the activity or interaction Thinking and Behaving based on what REACH Cube was provided to them.

Are they the Advisor focused on detail and doing?

or a Coach focused on People and Action?

This brings a whole new level of empathy building and appreciation for the strength of thinking differently.

Keep it Alive REACH Cubes Activity 2 – Grow Your REACH in your space

After REACH has been introduced using the REACH Training continue to keep REACH alive in the workplace by providing each person with a set of 4 REACH cubes to take back to their work space.

Personal REACH and the REACH of their colleagues can be grown by using these cubes on a regular basis with these great ideas:

The Desk Stack:

Stack your REACH Cubes on your desk and on top of the stack place the cube that is reflecting your current REACH zone. Ensure that you have the side that says “Thanks for dropping by, right now I am in my __________ quadrant” facing outward so those approaching your work space know how you are feeling and acting at that current time. This is designed to help those around you recognise different behaviours/responses they may or may not receive from you based on the situation and REACH zone.

Think Before I Act:

Use your REACH Cubes to be mindful of your interactions with others. Whilst interacting use the cubes to review your behaviours and actions. Take up the cube of the quadrant you currently feel you are in and review these sides: Think before I act: Is this what I need to be right now? Flip the cube over to the side of the profile overview and think about the style in which you are Communicating, Conflict-handling, Delegating etc. Is this what you need to be to REACH the person you are interacting with? If not find the REACH Cube that best suits the situation and maximises your REACH with that person and use the profile overview to help guide your interaction.

Download REACH Cubes Activity File

Learn to REACH

Learn to REACH Labels are a great low-cost substitute for the REACH Caps or REACH Cubes or the more physically interactive REACH Floor Mat. They work well in small and large team activities and can be used as a quick way to identify how others act and think through a different quadrant that is not theirs. They can learn to appreciate the different communication, conflict handling, delegating, planning and learning styles of others and through this increase their REACH.

The REACH Labels are made of a high quality fabric sticky labels that are designed to last all day training sessions.

These work well after training when stuck to people’s monitors or workstations.

View all of the REACH Training and reinforcement products Here
Not exactly what you needed? Try other courses in the Training, Facilitation & Presentation Courses Category

Presentation Skills Training
4.78 out of 5 from 365 responses