Presentation Skills

Program Overview

Effective presenters can weave what seems like magic; they articulate complex information, connect with people and inspire them at the same time. We draw on our experience in T.V, theatre and teaching to distill a set of tools and practices that can improve effectiveness as a presenter. 

We use storytelling to help people understand the narrative behind their vision and their actions. We use a combination of improvisational theatre and speaking skills to help participants craft a story that speaks to a leadership purpose or conveys information in meaningful ways.

The Polykala presentation skills training is divided into three parts that culminate into a practice session with personalised feedback and coaching. We begin by exploring the body and voice as the basic tools of presentation. Next, storytelling and the key considerations of presentation are presented. We examine how visual aids can be used to anchor and animate presentations. Participants will be invited to present throughout the 1-2 day program and receive sensitive personalised feedback. 

This is a practical, highly involved training program. It is for people who want to take their presentation skills to the next level. Participants will be on their feet learning by doing, reflecting and refining. 

Key Outcomes

  • 1. Increased confidence in planning for and delivering engaging presentations.
  • 2. Deeper understanding of the key elements of compelling presentations.
  • 3. Increased ability to use storytelling to scaffold memorable presentations.
  • 4. Greater proficiency in ‘reading’ audience needs and calibrating content for a variety of contexts.

Topics Covered

Presentation structure and key considerations

The art of storytelling for engagement

Navigating the emotions around presenting

Presentation practice with expert feedback

"Polykala has a very interactive, personable and refreshing facilitation style. They are expert storytellers. Both their online and in-person sessions are very engaging and we get great feedback from staff. Employees walk away from their sessions with a great understanding of the subject every time."
Suhasini Sachdev – Learning and Organisation Development Advisor, Glen Eira City Council


Glen Eira City Council

“Polykala have been extremely good at facilitating informative and engaging sessions – every single time.” Suhasini Sachdev - Learning

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Program Information

Presentation Skills

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  • Delivery mode: In person / Online
  • Workshop length: Half day / Full day / Multi day
  • 2 expert facilitators
  • 10-25 participants
  • Participant evaluation

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