Presentation – Rise to the Challenge

You cannot hide when you speak. This is exactly why many people are scared of public speaking. The course is meant for people for whom it’s important not only to say something, but to be heard. People whose words have an impact. People for whom it is important to be accurate and focussed in the spoken word.  

At times, we meet high level professionals who have consciously bypassed positions to avoid public speaking. This sacrifice is in vain: the fear can be reduced by immersing oneself in the aim, content and method of the speech. By learning the basics of rhetoric, we can accurately understand the conditions for a powerful speech. 

The training offered has been created as an aggregate of theoretical and practical activities. You will receive constructive analysis and suggestions from a professional trainer while repeatedly practicing the various techniques for developing a presentation and delivering it, and will understand your own weaknesses and strengths better.

Aim of the course:  To develop one's public speaking skills and convincingly communicate one's point to different audiences.


  • A more purposeful communication with clients, colleagues, employees;
  • Greater self-confidence;
  • More polished articulation.

Duration: 2 days, 12 hours.

Working method: Brief lectures, practical tasks individually and in small groups.  During the practical activities, participants will have the opportunity to find out the strong side in their argumentation and presentation style and improve their weaker side.

Presentations by participants will be filmed. At the conclusion of the course, participants will be given their personal video recording.

Target audience: Medium and higher level managers, anyone who needs to "sell ideas" both in a conversation and addressing an audience.


1. Architecture of presentation: How to sell your ideas:

  • Lecture: the reasons for speaking: what effect goals and the target audience have on the structure of the presentation;
  • How to start and finish – and how not to;
  • Practical work: how to create attractive reports. Formula for creating reports on the offers of or solutions by your business;
  • Practical work: brief presentation by the participants on a theme important to them;
  • How to develop your main message briefly and to the point;
  • How to stir the audience;
  • Practical training: participants present their arguments.

2. Selling an idea during a conversation with one or several partners:

  • Brief lecture: decisive factors of success: visual, vocal, and verbal (with an emphasis on the visual);
  • Participants come with their homework done: key points of the conversation;
  • Practical work: improvement of key points;
  • What is the hook? What makes the listener remember you? How to find quotes and similes?
  • Video training: practice session: conversation modelling; corrections by teacher.

3. Selling your idea to a large audience:

  • Exercises for posture, voice, and diction; for stress reduction;
  • Participants come with homework: first three minutes of addressing a large audience;
  • Arguments are sharpened;
  • Intensive video training: presentation.

4. Special challenges – PowerPoint and difficult questions:

  • Lecture on PowerPoint presentations: successes and failures;
  • Changes in participants' PowerPoint presentations, based on the formulae of rhetoric;
  • Video training: PowerPoint – how to speak effectively using PowerPoint;
  • Lecture on techniques to be used when the audience asks difficult questions;
  • Video training: hot chair – participants are trained to spontaneously use convincing arguments;

5. Summary. Participant receives printed material and a personal video recording.

 TRIVIUMS training centre, Blaumaņa 11/13 - 12, IV, Riga

Participation fees include handouts, coffee breaks and lunch.

For company training, the programme can be adapted for the specifics and needs of the company.

  • Main conclusions from the training or 3 things you will definitely use from now on:

    • Body language, structured content, exercises.
    • Correct body language. Structure of talk. Answers to difficult questions.
    • Exercises. Thinking before answering questions without any rush. Use of PP.
    • Before the presentation, warm up physically and prepare for talk; pay attention to body language, speaking volume, and eye contact. 
    • Individual advice of the teacher. Body language – an important part of the talk. Hooking the audience.
    • Body language is of crucial importance. Before the presentation, prepare carefully. It is possible to fight and overcame the fear of presentation. 
    • Structure of presentation. Body language. Training.
    • Self-control, exercises, experience of others.
    • Public is of principal importance. Less is more. Personal attitude.
    • Breathing, formulating the thought using "boxes"; continuing to perfect presentation skills.

    What did you like best in this seminar?

    • Practical exercises, smarting experience.
    • Lectures (rather than practical work).
    • I really enjoy trainers work -> process of learning. Thanks a lot!
    • Banuta’s attitude, approach, knowledge.. all about her :)
    • Body language skills, story-telling techniques. 
    • Banuta, Banuta and Banuta. She is an excellent coach. Thanks.
    • Discussions and practice.
    • Banuta’s experience and personality. 
    • Printouts and materials.

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