Business Presentation Skills Training for UK Companies
Presentation skills are a critically important business skill. They are sometimes overlooked because of other company-specific aspects of business: strategy, marketing, pricing, distribution, product/service features, customer service take most of the limelight and are given to be the reasons for success, challenges, problems or failure in a professional context.
However, better, more professional presentation skills are a vital part of the mix too and play a crucial contribution to improved business performance. For instance, presenting an argument more strongly can be the difference between getting sign-off for your recommendation, or not. The same can be said about getting a complicated message across more confidently, clearly and persuasively. Or making the business story more compelling. Or the presentation of reports more engaging. And the delivery of speeches at a conference more inspiring. And pitching for new business more impactful. You get the picture! The way things are presented in business, what is said and how it is said is just as important as the idea being presented.
It’s not true that it’s not what is said, but how it is said, that is the key. Both are important. The content has to be clear and compelling, and it must be delivered powerfully and persuasively.
Whether delivering company financial results to key internal stakeholders, pitching for new business, meeting with existing clients, presenting to suppliers, peers, the senior leadership team or the board, the ability to present with confidence, present persuasively, or inspiringly is a capability that all business people need. Technology is not about to replace these skills. Most business is still done between people!
secondnature offers a range of tailored business presentation skills training courses in the UK that will not only help your people achieve more in their professional roles but help your business achieve its goals.
The secondnature team have all been senior executives in the commercial world in the UK and around the world, in blue-chip corporates and SMEs and we know all the presentation situations our business partner clients and their teams face because we have been there too. Our proven techniques, expert coaches and professional advice can help transform any business presenter and their presentation.
UK-wide training and coaching
secondnature delivers world-class training and coaching programmes for businesses exclusively in-house at your premises wherever you are in the UK (and we don’t charge any travel or accommodation expenses either). For example, we have recently delivered transformational change in presentation skills in workshops at businesses in Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, London and Manchester.
We believe one size never fits all
At secondnature, we recognise that no two companies are alike, even if they’re in the same industry. So, we tailor all of our innovative suite of presentation skills programmes to suit your specific business culture, operation, needs, goals, and training requirements (at no extra cost too).
Obviously, no two people are alike either, and it’s a core philosophy of ours that everyone requires a personal approach to develop a presentation style that’s as individual as they are so that they’re comfortable and confident using the skills we give them back in their ‘real world’ workplace. That’s why in our group presentation skills training, our 1-to-1 presentation skills coaching, our pitching programme and our conference skills programme each and every participant is given personalised feedback and guidance to develop a style that fits with them so that everyone becomes the best they can be.
Ongoing support for your people
Many trainers turn up, deliver their programme, then walk out of the door never to be heard from again.
secondnature’s approach is different. We care about the skills we impart being embedded in your people’s daily business lives so that they make both a transformative difference in their own development and significantly impact your business’s performance. So, we include a comprehensive and complimentary range of post-programme training support which accompanies all our programmes and is designed to ensure the skills learned by your team are retained for a lifetime – not just a few days after the workshop.
Our comprehensive post-programme support includes:
- Lifetime access to our online Performance Support Centre (PSC) following the programme,
- A suite of three Skills Extension Email Bulletins (‘Remind-Refresh-Reinforce’) sent monthly, for the first 3 months, after the programme,
- A follow-up PSC Reminder Email 6, 12 and 24 months after the programme, reminding them about the Performance Support Centre and its resources,
- A simple Check-in Questionnaire, after 6 months, asking them how they feel their presentations are going,
- Free Remote Coaching support via phone, Skype or email for 90 days after the completion of the workshop.
In UK business – We take people further.
If you’re looking for world-class, market-leading business presentation training for your business anywhere in the UK, get in touch with secondnature today – we’re the UK’s business presentation skills experts.