Nowadays, managers are expected to deliver professional and convincing presentations. What is more, the challenges of our global economy require that today’s managers are able to deliver their presentations to an international audience in English - comfortably and convincingly. In order to meet this challenge, they have to master not only the linguistic aspects of presenting in English but also pay attention to the cross-cultural differences in presentation styles.

Our training is suited to managers who work internationally and who would like to enhance their presentation skills in English. In this two-day course you will interactively work on presentations and improve your style, form and confidence when presenting in English.

In our two-day intensive training you will

  • Understand the elements of winning presentations
  • Learn and practice relevant English phrases and expressions for presentations
  • Develop an awareness of cross-cultural differences in presentation styles
  • Train and enhance your presentation skills in English
  • Learn how to visualize your presentation with the use of PowerPoint for international audiences
  • Become aware of your strengths in presenting and raise your comfort level when presenting in English

The discussions and lectures are lively and interactive. A short business PowerPoint in English will be created presented, filmed, and analyzed. This is a chance to learn the important phrases needed to present in English, while paying attention to the appropriate form, style, and visualization for an appealing and effective presentation in English.

Planning and Preparation

  • Developing presentation objectives
  • Catching the audience’s attention
  • Effective Openings
  • Understanding presentation styles and audience expectations in different cultures 

Structure and Development

  • Models of structure for English presentations
  • Checklist for openings and conclusions
  • Tips for the main points
  • Learning and applying useful English presentation phrases

Rhetorical Devices and Body Language

  • Applying rhetorical and stylistic devices in English
  • Appreciating the importance of non-verbal communication
  • Understanding intercultural differences in the use of body language

Dealing with an Audience

  • Understanding audience expectations in an international setting
  • Establishing rapport
  • Handling questions

Use of Media

  • Tips for PowerPoint and body language
  • Creating “visual” slides in English
  • Understanding cross-cultural differences in the use of visual aids